RELIGION : PART- II : Sub : THE CLAIMS OF RELIGION -4. 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-4.
(Delivered in New York, 1896)
Secondly, I want to tread on a little more delicate ground. I want your attention, and ask you not to make any hasty conclusions from what I say. We cannot do much good to this world. Doing good to the world is very good.
But can we do much good to the world?
Have we done much good these hundreds of years that we have been struggling — have we increased the sum total of the happiness in the world?
Thousands of means have been created every day to conduce to the happiness of the world, and this has been going on for hundreds and thousands of years. I ask you: Is the sum total of the happiness in the world today more than what it divas a century ago?
It cannot be. Each wave that rises in the ocean must be at the expense of a hollow some where. If one nation becomes rich and powerful, it must be at the expense of another nation somewhere. Each piece of machinery that is invented will make twenty people rich and a twenty thousand people poor. It is the law of competition throughout.
The sum total of the energy displayed remains the same throughout. It is, too, a foolhardy task. It is unreasonable to state that we can have happiness without misery. With the increase of all these means, you are increasing the want of the world, and increased wants mean insatiable thirst which will never be quenched. What can fill this want, this thirst?
And so long as there is this thirst, misery is inevitable. It is the very nature of life to be happy and miserable by turns. Then again is this world left to you to do good to it?
Is there no other power working in this universe?
Is God dead and gone, leaving His universe to you and me — the Eternal, the Omnipotent the All-merciful, the Ever-awakened, the One who never sleeps when the universe is sleeping, whose eyes never blink?
This infinite sky is, as it were, His ever-open eye. Is He dead and gone? Is He not acting in this universe? It is going on; you need not be in a hurry; you need not make yourself miserable.
[The Swami here told the story of the man who wanted a ghost to work for him, but who, when he had the ghost, could not keep him employed, until he gave him a curly dog's tail to straighten.]
Such is the case with us, with this doing good to the universe. So, my brothers, we are trying to straighten out the tail of the dog these hundreds and thousands of years. It is like rheumatism. You drive it out from the feet, and it goes to the head; you drive it from the head, and it goes somewhere else.
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.”