Stumbled across this wonderful blog by Maria Wirth .Really heartwarming to see a German at the forefront of highlighting the richness of Indian heritage and culture. Wow! 🙂
Her recent piece tries to uncover the false narrative spun out not only by the media but also by the more powerful people behind them.
Here it goes ..
“Brahman is not what the eyes can see but That whereby the eyes can see. Brahman is not what the mind can think but That whereby the mind can think” (Kena Upanishad).
Profound insights indeed!!
The intellectual elite there were deeply impressed and wanted more of it. Prominent personalities like Voltaire, Mark Twain, Schopenhauer, the Schlegel brothers, Paul Deussen and many others spoke in glowing terms about India’s heritage. In the early 20th century scientists like Heisenberg, Schroedinger, Pauli, Oppenheimer, Einstein or Tesla were in their research inspired by Vedanta and acknowledged it.
Naturally the intellectual elite spoke in glowing terms of this great philosophy i.e. Sanatan Dharma.
“…Teach children all over the world negative aspects about Hinduism (all Indian traditions got an “ism”- ending in the English language which made them look dogmatic) and after some 15 years, the new generation will not even want to know anything about Hinduism. They will be convinced that it is worthless because their teachers said so…. Neither were we told in school that all societies have a caste or class system and that the Vedic analogy of a society being like a human body was actually ingenious…”
The Macauley strategy of replacing the indigenous education with English education really worked. Isnt English the only way one would be able to spread propaganda? Caste system anyone?
India has the most terrible caste system” was, and still is, a strategy to put Hinduism and Hindus down, fairness was not to be expected. Otherwise it would become quickly clear that the sins against humanity by the Whites and Arabs were far greater than those by Indians. Slavery, colonialism, the Christianization of the Americas, the Muslim invasions, and even today discrimination against women, racism especially against Jews and Blacks, cruel oppression and terrorism in the name of religion took the lives of many millions of human beings.
Indians come nowhere near their horrific record and have no need to go on the defensive. Yet unfortunately Hindus fall into the trap and become defensive. They enact more laws in favour of backward castes or women, but they of course cannot satisfy those who do not want to be satisfied.
If Hindu Dharma were better known – and it needs to spread for the benefit of humanity – it will become clear that it was portrayed as the worst option for humanity, because nobody should know that it is actually the BEST option.
Signing off in style with the above.