Friday, January 18, 2013

Dharma For The State? | Jyotirmaya Sharma

Dharma For The State? | Jyotirmaya Sharma:

One of the ironies of our time is that people with jaundiced view begin to analyse events, personalities which are beyond their comprehension. Sanatan Dharma is no religion in the sense Christianity, Islam & the like are. What is called Sanatan Dharma has no single book, no prophet, no messenger; doesn't talk about proselytization or conversion. It doesn't quarrel about the method of worship; one is free to choose his/ her method. Sri Ramkrishna Paramhans was a Sanatani in the true sense of the term. Swami Vivekanand, on the other hand, was concerned with the contempt the Sanatan Dharma was held in by the other religionists and some of the Sanatanis also. Swami Vivekanand wanted to awaken the sleeping Hindu nation like Swami Dayanand Saraswati. These Swamis through Sangathan, lectures, discussions wanted to rouse the Hindu nation, which during 1000 years of alien rule has acquired many faults & shortcomings.  

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