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Values that always took uturn for convenience…. August 16, 2007

Posted by Thinker in India, Indian Politics, OBC, Religion, Social Concern.
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  • He declared Indian independence as a day of slavery and declared it as a day of mourning. He fought for the separation of Tamil areas of India and Sri Lanka and for the human rights of the oppressed Tamil diaspora. He backed colonial rule and attempted to forge an alliance with both Ambedkar and Jinnah.
  • His comment on Tamil as a “language of barbarians” haunted him later in life. He was a strong proponent of embracing English as the global language and dropping Tamil from academics. To this day, his followers choose to ignore discussions on this topic.
  • Early in his political life, he had derided Tirukkural and an anachronism and a tool for Aryan aggrandisement. At a later point, he embraced it as the true guide and insisted it was a common guide for all religions. When prominent Muslims spoke out and commented that a man-made work, Tirukkural can never equal God-given verses (Qur’an), and his rationalist thought observed silence.
  • Guess who is this great personality whose only ambition is his sadistic pleasure in taking revenge against brahmins. He entered politics to quench his individual hatred against brahmins.

    Guess who is this great leader who lived his values….  only that his values keeps taking complete uturns for his convenience… but still he was living his values… 🙂

    He never believed in Gods… errr… sorry only Hindu gods… he never had a back bone to say to Muslims that their God doesnt exist as per his theory…. 🙂 A man who lived his values…

    At the age of 70 marrying a 18year old girl was a right thing for him! How great his values were….

     Now find what is his name….

    He is popularly called Periyar… Mr EV Ramasamy Naiker…. (Naiker is a caste name!!).

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    Begin with the End in the Mind, But what is the end? July 5, 2007

    Posted by Thinker in India, Philosophy, Religion.
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    What is the reason for our Birth? Is there a purpose that we are serving in this earth? What happens when we die? These are the basic questions that ponders everyone’s mind when they think of Life 🙂

    Before even getting into that, we need to know who we are!. I was thinking about who am I? I could come up with different attributes that i have, but i couldnt come up with a complete fully satisfactory answer!

    Some of the answers that we can think of is:

    1.I am my name (Uh.. not i am not just my name its just an identification!!)

    2. I am son of Mr… (oopss. this is just the relationship that i am mentioniong not me!)

    3. I am a Software Engineer (!!! part of my identity.. not me…).

    4. I am the aggregate of all the attributes mentioned above and more! ( No way.. i am not just my attributes!!).

    So who am i? Who are you?

    Could I say I am my feelings? I am my thoughts? I feel this is appropriate.. as any other explanation is either physical or an property of the physical being.

    If i am my feelings or Thoughts then i die every moment (weird); As and when I am thinking about a word and as soon as i have thought about that word;  its no more a present thought, its a past thought.

    So I am what is my current thought?! But i not limited to that! I can traverse back to my previous thought; when i recollect some happenings in the past. So i am kinda past thoughts and present thoughts? But mere thoughts wouldnt necessarily define me, i only act on certain thoughts that i have and discard some of them; So am i a subset of the thoughts which are actionable??!!

    Still this is a vagaue answer. Who are you and Who I am! Not sure. Not sure what the answer is 🙂

    How to improve the conditions of Brahmans? June 27, 2007

    Posted by Thinker in Brahman, Brahmin, India, Politics, Religion.
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    The current state of Brahmin Community in India is deteriorating.  There is urgency now to fight for the upliftment of the forward (So called Forward as they are actually backward) communities of India. To see the plight of the current brahman community in india check this video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P7Xgc4ljHKM.

    The main reason for the deteriorating situation of the brahman community is our very core value of Tolerance and Non-Violence. I am not advocating violence, atleast we should come out in the street and start protesting for all the injustice that is happening to us. Tolerating injustice as “the Fate” would no longer get us anywhere.

    Some of the things that should help our community to lead a normal life:

    1. Unite all Brahmans in the country.

    2. Form a strong institution that helps develop our community into one of the politically strong and socially strong commuinity.

    3. Form our own network that shall help fellow poor Brahmans in their Livelihood to give them Mental and physical strength to face all the discriminations that they are facing.

    Let me know fellow Brahmans any other ways that you have so that we can help this poor community from discriminations and help uplift this community.

    Namah Sivaye : Namo Narayana

    Aram + Vintham (Aravinthan).

    Actual Backwards should be helped. June 21, 2007

    Posted by Thinker in Indian Politics, OBC, Religion, Social Concern.
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    I would want some policy that would help the backward classes’s state to be improved. Do not mistake this to caste based backwardness which is purely politically motivated. What i am concerned is the improvement of the actual backward people, the poors. THe poor people do not belong to just one or two castes. Every caste has a percentage of poor people whose’s life should be improved and we should help them raise their standards of living.

    We should definetly help them by giving them more moneraty benefits so that they have equal footing to complete with the best in the society. This way by providing them enough scoralships and free tutions, they would be brought to the equal standards that a richer student would get. This help should be provided strictly on the economical factor of the person and should be favoured irrespective of the caste he is born in. Whether he is an SC/ST/Brahmin/OBC, if he does not have enough economic strength to afford education, he/she should be supported by giving access to facilities like books, tution waivers, free tutions so that he would have every resource at his hand to compete.

    Instead of doing such an effort where it would help the actual backward, the rich in the so called SOBC (So called OBC) are depriving the poor of thier basic rights. My suggestion would be to help these Actual Backward classes and the help should reach the needy and not the rich people.

    Happy Avani Avittam or Raksha Bhandan August 9, 2006

    Posted by Thinker in India, Religion.
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    Today is the day where in North India people celibrate the Raksha bandhan. Where a sister ties a Rakhi to his brother praying good health and wealth for him. She is gifted some gifts back by her brother.

    In South India, its the Avani Avittam, where guys who were done UpaNayanam (wearing the Sacred Thread), would have a new thread worn. This is celebrated by the Brahmin Community in South India. This is a two day function where every guy is required to Chant Gayathri Mantram on the second day and in the first day(Today), he is worn a new sacred thread.

    So Happy Raksha Bandan and Avani Avittam.

    Should we have a Monolithic world ? August 4, 2006

    Posted by Thinker in India, Indian Politics, Politics, Religion, Social Concern.
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    How we define Religious Tolerance?

    I guess, religious tolerance is to allow other religions to co-exist and respect that they have their own right to follow their own faith.

    If this is so, why some religions are converting the rest of the world to itself?  Please do not get emotional, lets look at this at a very rational way.

    If we think one religion is very great, that you feel is the best one to follow, would it not automatically observe people to it?

    If this is considered true why do we need conversions?

    I feel, the necessity of conversion should have existed when the religion started(evolved), where you would have very few people following it. So, feeling insecure that it might get destroyed, we convert others to it and prevent our religion from extinction.

    Lets take the case of Christianity:

    Since christianity is the major religion followed by the entire world why would we need to convert others into christianity, if others feel it(Christianity) is good they would automatically start following ours(Christianity) and become a christian!

    Why do we still have the same fear to get all others converted! Why huge machineries with so much funding to make this world a christian world.

    Imagine a monolithick world of single religion ! Would it not be boring! When we have no choice? I would definetly not prefer it!

    I am pained to see the bakbone less Hindus are getting easily converted to christianity for money! (Yes, some missonies offer money if some one gets converted to their religion and this happens in India).

    I feel very bad that at some time we would never have any choice to follow a different faith except christianity.

    How do you feel in such a monolithic world!