THE HINDU RELIGION : 5. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -
I should be very glad to see a man who could show me something which is good all the time, and something which is bad all the time. The storm that kills my friend I call evil, but that may have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by killing the bacilli in the air. The Impersonal God we propose is not a relative God; therefore it cannot be said that It is either good or bad, but that It is something beyond, because It is neither good nor evil."
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Sub : THE HINDU RELIGION : 5.
By Swami Vivekananda.
(Summary of a lecture delivered before the Ethical Society, Brooklyn, at the Pouch Gallery in Clinton Avenue, on the 30th December, 1894. Reproduced from the Brooklyn Standard Union.)
We believe in a God, the Father of the universe, infinite and omnipotent.
But if our soul at last becomes perfect, it also must become infinite.
But there is no room for two infinite unconditional beings, and hence we believe in a Personal God, and we ourselves are He.
These are the three stages which every religion has taken.
First we see God in the far beyond, then we come nearer to Him and give Him omnipresence so that we live in Him; and at last we recognise that we are He.
The idea of an Objective God is not untrue — in fact, every idea of God, and hence every religion, is true, as each is but a different stage in the journey, the aim of which is the perfect conception of the Vedas.
Hence, too, we not only tolerate, but we Hindus accept every religion, praying in the mosque of the Mohammedans, worshipping before the fire of the Zoroastrians, and kneeling before the cross of the Christians, knowing that all the religions, from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realise the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of them marking a stage of progress.
We gather all these flowers and bind them with the twine of love, making a wonderful bouquet of worship.
If I am God, then my soul is a temple of the Highest, and my every motion should be a worship — love for love's sake, duty for duty's sake, without hope of reward or fear of punishment.
Thus my religion means expansion, and expansion means realisation and perception in the highest sense — no mumbling words or genuflections.
Man is to become divine, realising the divine more and more from day to day in an endless progress.
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World Christians and Muslims, MUST READ SWAMIJI, KNOW SANATANA DHARMAM OTHERWISE KNOWN AS HINDUISM, BECAUSE OF OUR RISHI PARAMPARA AND UPANISHADIK CULTURE,
WONDER MANY OF US BHARATIYA DO NOT REALISE THIS TRUTH!
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