RELIGION : PART- II : Sub : THE CLAIMS OF RELIGION -3. Today the world is not peaceful and happy; but full of fear and animosity with each other; more and more weapons of destruction is accumulated by Super powers; Small nations follow them in the same path; Terrorism is on the increase, Islamic countries is adapting terror groups, sustain them and use on other peaceful nations; Religions, especially Islam and Christianity failed miserably, Super powers are the culprits, cause for destruction of the world; Here the Swamiji's words are highly valuable, Understand what Swamiji said ..
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY WORLD, PARENTS, TEACHERS, CHILDREN, YOUTH AND GOVERNMENTS :
MANUSHYA JANMAM ( TAKING BIRTH AS HUMAN BEING ) IS SACRED, BECAUSE OF GOOD KARMA DONE PREVIOUS BIRTH;
SO IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS TO FOLLOW RIGHTEOUS LIFE, AND PRACTICE TRUTH ..
Islam is becoming more and more violent, cheating the vulnerable citizens in the societies / world communities, and forcible conversions by trapping men and women in particular by way of love jihads, terror groups make islam a tool to act at will of their choice, in as many countries, the major so called super powers, with veto the horrible tool to disrupt the UNITED NATIONS DECISIONS, by taking sides of good terror; others helpless, are silent spectators, leading the world into catastrophe ...
Christianity is totally decaying, as FALSE PROPAGANDA, could not achieve any results now as before; no one respects the priest class because of their royal life and their worst low moral standards plus corruptions, sexuual rackets with nuns and weaker sections of societies; followed by cheatings and conversions by false promises; amassing wealth by corruption; fraud land dealings, etc; -- ( on in the poor / developing countries ...)
Everyone's idea of practical religion is according to his theory of practicality and the standpoint he starts from. There is work. There is the system of worship. There is knowledge.
Listen to Swamiji :
Sub : THE CLAIMS OF RELIGION-3.
(Delivered in New York, 1896)
But fortunately we must inquire into the beyond. This present, this expressed, is only one part of that unexpressed. The sense universe is, as it were, only one portion, one bit of that infinite spiritual universe projected into the plane of sense consciousness. How can this little bit of projection be explained, be understood, without knowing that which is beyond? It is said of Socrates that one day while lecturing at Athens, he met a Brâhmana who had travelled into Greece, and Socrates told the Brahmana that the greatest study for mankind is man. And the Brahmana sharply retorted, "How can you know man until you know God?" This God, this eternally Unknowable, or Absolute, or Infinite, or without name — you may call Him by what name you like — is the rationale, the only explanation, the raison d'etre of that which is known and knowable, this present life. Take anything before you, the most material thing — take any one of these most materialistic sciences, such as chemistry or physics, astronomy or biology — study it, push the study forward and forward, and the gross forms will begin to melt and become finer and finer, until they come to a point where you are bound to make a tremendous leap from these material things into the immaterial. The gross melts into the fine, physics into metaphysics in every department of knowledge.
So with everything we have — our society, our relations With each other, our religion, and what you call ethics. There are attempts at producing a system of ethics from mere grounds of utility. I challenge any man to produce such a rational system of ethics. Do good to others. Why? Because it is the highest utility. Suppose a man says, "I do not care for utility; I want to cut the throats of others and make myself rich." What will you answer? It is out-Heroding Herod! But where is the utility of my doing good to the world? Am I a fool to work my life out that others may be happy? Why shall I myself not be happy, if there is no other sentiency beyond society, no other power in the universe beyond the five senses? What prevents me from cutting the throats of my brothers so long as I can make myself safe from the police, and make myself happy. What will you answer? You are bound to show some utility. When you are pushed from your ground you answer, "My friend, it is good to be good." What is the power in the human mind which says, "It is good to do good", which unfolds before us in glorious view the grandeur of the soul, the beauty of goodness, the all attractive power of goodness, the infinite power of goodness? That is what we call God. Is it not?
To be continued ..
Materialistic civilisation has made man insincere and untruthful. Ruthless, the ship of human is heading fast towards the rock of self-aggrandisement, hatred, aimless living, and eventually self-destruction. The present day world is full of fear, suspicion, crimes, and conflicts, quarrels and struggles. The real ideal religion is forgotten, the spirit of religion is lost, and only a poor external structure remains. Evolve a deeper insight and express it in life.
THE FOOLISH MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS MUST KEEP IN MIND AND AGREE THIS ETERNAL TRUTH ( SANATANA DHARMAM OF BHARATHAM ) AND REFORM THEMSELVES ……….
“He who says he is different from others, even by a hair's breadth, immediately becomes miserable. Happiness belongs to him who knows this oneness, who knows he is one with this universe.”