Friday, 20 March 2015

Might Is Right ???

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Having glorified Bharatiya Varnashram Dharma. Mananeeya Eknathji brings out the Comparison between Western social systems and Indian social systems. This understanding is important as Swamiji had told us that we need to learn the skill of organisation from West. In fact, what Swamiji meant was we had forgotten the skill of team work, working together in an organised way and hence, those need to be revived. Therefore, understanding the goods and bads of western model is also needed.

Mananeeya Eknathji says : The Western ideology of the social life speaks of the survival of the fittest. If this is strictly followed, then it will lead the cosmos into a chaos. The Law of the jungle, viz. 'might is right' will prevail and life will become distorted and meaningless. Our great seers of the ancient period realized the fact that differences, variations, gradations are the laws of nature and therefore, everybody, whether weak or strong, had an equal right to live in this world. The Westerners, wherever they went with the principle of life for the fittest, have exterminated the tribes and communities and have caused massacres and bloodshed. It never occurred in India, as the life itself was based on the eternal values of a perennial philosophy, firm like a rock unshaken in any cyclone. The Westerners denied the right of existence to those primitive tribes, as according to them, the uncultured and the uncivilized brutes had no reason to live on this earth. Indians accepted everybody's right to live.

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While the "missionaries" with "Christianity" perverted implore the colonial subject to lay up "his treasures in Heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt." the traders and concessionaires and administration acquire his mineral and land resources, destroy his arts, crafts and home industries.

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.
-Bishop Desmond Tutu (God With Us By Thomas Barton)