As the forces of India’s sickening secularism led by Congress framed, jailed and tortured a Military Intelligence officer Lt Col Purohit, and Hindu monks Swami Aseemanand and Sadhvi Pragya for an act of terror that wass carried out by Pakistanis and Rahul Gandhi walked upto the US Ambassador to impress upon him about the dangers of “Hindu terror” as opposed to Jehadi terror – it was an act of dismantling the Indian civilization as we know it.
Let us understand one thing very clearly – the value of Hinduism is not in it being a belief system, but it being the at the level of a civilizational culture a synthesis of India’s spiritual knowledge. Every Sage and every Yogi worked hard to inculcate that knowledge in the culture. Denial and dismantling of that cultural ethos HAS accompanied the planting of belief systems from foreign lands. The coming of those beliefs wasn’t an act of assimilation and acknowledgement of spiritual best practices from this land, but an act of war against it. It was an exercise of conquest over Spiritual ethos by belief systems that focused on annihilation of the other. From Sultanates to the Mughals to the British, that was the central precept.
When a greedy and soul-less “doctor” – Dr. Kafeel Khan – diverted his time and supplies from Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur to his own private clinic and deliberately abandoned his duties by disregarding the communication from the oxygen vendors and then feigned “goodness” by using some of his stolen stuff for the dying kids – it had nothing to do with his religion. It was to do with his own sense of humanity. His lack of any compassion.
However, what the journalists and the so-called intellectuals made out of it by making him a hero simply and ONLY because he is a Muslim – in order to denigrate Yogi Adityanath, was the curse of Indian Secularism. It was a continuation of the antagonism and dismantling of the Indian civilizational ethos. Yogi Adityanath – despite his work for the good of his people and his fight against encephalitis – represented only one thing for those who had no qualms in crucifying the lives and reputations of Purohit, Aseemananda and Pragya.
In a world where slavery, beheadings, organized rape, state sponsored killings and collective hypocrisy cloaked in high tradition is normal and the only way humanity peeks out is by the force of law and order – India still represents an ethos, despite the increasing crime and degeneration, where socially accomplished can relinquish everything and be content to borrow their existence from this planet.
This is the idea of India.
This is what has been under conquest, betrayal and subjugation for long. The demons of greed and power can take any ideological form and use any ruse. Our failure to call it out and accord legitimacy to such exclusivist ideas that have devastated mankind – has been our mental and compulsive Dhritrashtrian-blindness.
On this independence day, let the idea which is represented by Burhan Wani and his ilk, the hero-makers of Kafeel Khan, the saviors of LeT and Jehadis – be resisted and beaten. Indian Civilization was built on the fundamental Spiritual premise of complete, unequivocal and comprehensive Liberation, Moksha. That is not a religion pronouncement, but a scientific and existential reality of every being. We cannot have a free country when we are slaves of our inherent compulsions. When the demons of those compulsions use legitimacy of an ideology and threaten the existential liberation and freedom that is not just the right but the very nature of every being – we are still enslaved.
Let us therefore remember the highest aspirations of the enlightened Sages as articulated in:
असतोमा सद्गमय ।
तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गमय ।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥
ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ।।
asato mā sadgamaya
tamasomā jyotir gamaya
Oṁ śhānti śhānti śhāntiḥ
From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality
Om peace, peace, peace
Happy Independence Day to everyone!