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2016: Pledge to keep us away from fundamental organizations, formal religions and priests !

After the departure of Mohammed (last messenger), there is believed to be no direct channel of communication between almighty and human beings.
Hence, it may not be wise to listen to capsules of wisdom prepared by others… instead we have the resposnibility to get it from messages given to various civilisations are around us (Vedas .. Gita .. Torah .. Bible .. Sutras .. Quran .. and other texts not known to us). If we are serious and genuine, our duty is not to find differences, but is to find oneness of the messages…

Most of the messengers tried to discard the dynasty of then powerful priests/establishments and tried to abolish related bogus layers, rituals and formalities. As most of the messages are available in written now, we actually do not need the help of a formal religion or priest to experiment with truth (as Gandhiji did). All such things may prevent us from experiencing our own way…

There is no validity for “rulings of priests/fatwas” and organizations like ISIS, Al-Queda etc. If one is loyal to them, they are not loyal to god and they are just loyal to mere ignorance/lust.
Some of below quotes may make it clear that there is no relationship between their shame acts and message from almighty… and be aware that Quran is not bringing a new religion, it is just endorsing previous messages/commands from same source…

Some verses from Quran (message from almighty revealed to Mohammed via the angel Gabriel/Jibreel)

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in almighty and the last day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve .
2: 62

There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned.
2: 256

.. And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
… And whoever earns a fault or a sin and then throws it on to someone innocent, he has indeed burdened himself with falsehood and a manifest sin.
4: 111,112

When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: “In what (plight) Were ye?” They reply: “Weak and oppressed Were we in the earth.” They say: “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?” Such men will find their abode in Hell,- What an evil refuge! –
4: 97

… whosoever kills an innocent, it shall be as if he killed the whole mankind; and whosoever saves the life of one, saved the life of all mankind …
5: 32

… Those to whom We have given the Book (includes all messengers/apostles/avatars before Mohammed as well) , rejoice at what has been revealed unto you (i.e. the Qur’an) , but there are among the Confederates (from the Jews and pagans) those who reject a part thereof. Say (O Muhammad ): “I am commanded only to worship almighty (Alone) and not to join partners with Him. To Him (Alone) I call and to Him is my return.”
… And thus have We sent it (the Qur’an) down to be a judgement of authority in Arabic. Were you (O Muhammad ) to follow their (vain) desires after the knowledge which has come to you, then you will not have any protector or defender against Allah.
… And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ), and made for them wives and offspring. And it was not for a Messenger to bring a sign except by Allah’s Leave. (For) each and every matter there is a Decree (from Allah).
… Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (i.e., source of all revelations/messages)
13: 36,37,38,39

For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle (with the Command) “Serve almighty and eschew Evil”: of the people were some whom Allah guided and some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).
16: 36

Following the method (of way of worship) formulated/laid out by Mohammed is one of the easiest to be in gods remembrance in all what we do (as it is largely integrated with daily routines than formal rituals).

The following understanding from messages to Indian sub continent also justified this intention.

Increasingly degraded generations, conceived accidentally in lust and growing up wild, swarm all over the world. Political leadership falls into the hands of unprincipled rogues, criminals and terrorists, who use their power to exploit the people. Entire populations are enslaved and put to death. The world teems with fanatics, extremists and spiritual artists, who win huge followings among a people completely dazed by hedonism, as well as by cultural and moral relativism. “Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, physical strength and memory diminish with each passing day.” (Srimad- Bhagavatam 12.2.1)

“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform chanting to worship almighty in his full abundance, ignoring the complexion of his appearance.”
This sankirtana-yajña is more relevant to Kali Youga than other yajñas prescribed for other yugas — derived from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32)

Always singing my divine glories, striving with great determination, and humbly bowing down before me, they constantly worship me in loving devotion.
Bhagavad-Gita (9.14).

Some reference to wander between various “beliefs”, some may contain prejudice content, the game before us is to tap the good/right form them:

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Thoughts, re thoughts: Gandhiji and Conversion

I was reading Gandhijis thoughts on religion and conversion. Surprised by his commitment to truth.

As he righly said, only one who does not know about any religion will obey the foolish act of conversion. One who is open to read atleast one text whole heartedy will clearly understand that all other texts are various forms of it and will understand the nothingness of conversion.

But, I do not really subscribe his practices on induced self control. Self should unknowingly drop its interests in momentary pleasures with out any explicit ask for it.I feel, that will come unknowingly when we gets acknowledged that we truely do not know what we are, why we are, where we are heading.. though we build lots of hypothysis over it….

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India: Social Development

I am working in a private software firm in Kerala. I am married, my wife is also working. We have a small boy as well.

I am a Muslim by birth. But later I understood that, there is only one religion all we see is different flavors of it. I believe and accept the supremacy of god, the supreme (Brahman or Allah), but do not like priests and middlemen. I believe in sacredness of all religious texts – Bhagavat Gita, Vedas, Bible, Quran – I feel they are all saying the same, only rituals are different.

I am reluctant on communist labeled socialist movements in India as most of the time they see things peripherally, theoretically without addressing immediate miseries and think only about long term goals. That is the reason I am happy with BSP, Bahujan Samaj movement. I am not yet part of it.

I believe in a bottom-up approach in development, we should build our nation from houses and villages. I think small steps can create big differences: e.g. keep common cycles in each bus stop, so that for small distances people can use it; it will save energy, keep people healthy. But such initiatives require much education so that people shed their selfishness for some social cause. We should keep our environment clean and beautiful. We should grow flowers on roadsides; because it’s the face of our nation, when we are coming out of houses!

I wish to build a happy nation and have mad ideas of social security and indigenous development. After god giving birth to us in world’s best piece of land and being blessed us with the best knowledge (Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Saints, Scholars, Semitic religious texts etc); I think it will be a sin if we are sitting idle.

We need to spread the message of duty to change India. As a nation we should tell the entire population – “work hard, if you fail we are here for you, do not worry about results but enjoy the work and aim high”. Leadership and media should spread a message of optimism and confidence.
I believe the following are some valid points to uplift India:

1. We need to focus on rural empowerment; rather than creating small number of high profile jobs, we need to create huge number of low profile jobs.
2. We need to develop a wide social security system so that nobody is thrown out of life. Else our concept of nation is not a success.
3. We need to produce all goods internally and our GDP should increase based on our production, rather than FDI or rich people. This requires a radical change in approach.
4. We should bring back the concept of welfare state. State should start multiple companies and organizations and should participate as players in every interest.
5. We should make India a job surplus state, so that we can provide jobs and security to poor countries worldwide. Then only our civilization makes sense.
6. We should revamp our data capturing system on people. We should NOT capture religion and cast officially. It should not figure in official records like SSLC book, professional and nativity certificate etc. Instead it should be maintained in a separate certificate, which is to be used on demand. Religion should be kept out of administration as a personal issue; state should only ensure that there is a freedom of belief.
7. We need to establish discussion houses and knowledge centers throughout India, where all major religious rituals (of all religions) can be practiced. The main objective should be active discussion between beliefs. Lack of communication creates mistrust among beliefs; almost all religions are teaching same things, but people fight each other. This should bring back the era of revisits to all religious texts and we will create a feeling of mutual trust and respect.
8. Another important thing should be focus on co-operative sector. I think we may be able to do wonders with that (e.g. Amul)

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Economic Recession: Prevention and Way Out

I am not a financial expert, but used to view the world with my limited knowledge and unlimited passion. I believe, it is high time for us to think about some preventive measures to avoid frequent financial meltdowns, or we need to develop some mechanisms to automatic restructuring of markets (without war/armed conflicts) to avoid job cuts and related miseries. It may be a natural end of a capital based system, but it will be good, if we can do some thing to reduce its impact on us(whole world). I feel it is worth sharing my thoughts regarding prevention of recession in future as well as on a way out from 2008 recession, which is gripping the world at the time of writing this.
Basically, if we see the bottom line, avoiding all the financial terms, recession is the result of financial credibility loss. The financial world is driven by the fight for the survival and the fittest emerges as winners. As a result of this the wealth gets accumulated in limited points, even though regulatory authorities and taxation are in place. When the economy take measures like job cuts to save individual players or units to survive, it indirectly pumps more distrust and reduces the purchasing power of more people; in-turn adding more to the credibility loss.
It seems once the economy is recovered we can be more preventive. Governing bodies and/or regulators should be more vigil on the purchase power of common public. They should be more supportive, both for helping more people to attain purchasing power and for retaining the purchasing power once it is reached. This can be either by social security measures, or by automatic acquisition of a fixed percentage of shares of profit making institutions, if it controls a considerable meaningful amount of assets to the financial system, specifically for generating more jobs and supporting individuals with income below some bench marks.
It will be better to have little slowdown in profit making at good times to create a society with more purchasing power around than getting in to trouble in cycles (naming it as a cyclic unavoidable phenomenon to escape from the responsibility of tackling it!). Rather than terming such initiatives as protectionist/socialist and discarding such options, such inclusiveness will bring more continuality to the system.
Prevention is better than cure. A stitch in time saves nine. Planting a tree at good times will return its fruits at bad times (a Malayalam proverb; sampathu kalathu ka pathu nattal, aapathu kalathu ka pathu thinnam, means, If in good times 10 seeds are planted , at bad times 10 fruits can be eaten). Our world have a lot of proverbs/lessons to guide us, let us be optimistic.
While the world is going through an economic slowdown, the governing bodies should invest in the customers than investing in the producers/suppliers. It is being understood that suppliers are not able to create their respective customers, or failed to create a purchasing community for their products/services. So the immediate action of the states/authorities is to enable more people with financial security and thus providing them a mind set to involve in more purchases than financially aiding big corporate houses, which have accepted their failure in anticipating and/or preventing a meltdown. Right action can give right signals, right signals can bring joyful results.

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Religions or Beliefs? Time to think again?

Indian philosophical thoughts starts from far past where there is no recorded history are available.
There was no concept of religion in India, but only there were beliefs existed. More or less the whole sub continent was observing customs according to the specifics of their respective regions and lively hoods. It has been evident from the history of Kerala, a southern state which was exposed to the world through trade links directly and indirectly via Arabs, Chinese etc from ancient past. Kerala was not much exposed to any serious external invasions (Iranian, Alexander, Mongolian, English, etc) or direct conflict. In Kerala, before British started controlling the customs via centralized laws, Christianity and Islam co existed with local beliefs. Those who practiced Indian way of worship used to refer Muslims as practitioners of “4th Veda” or “Adharva Veda”, but accepted them as one of the ways of worships. Lot many churches and musjids in north Kerala resembles temples and most of the old festivals shows all inclusiveness. In the neighboring Andaman and Nikobar islands and some parts of Kerala itself we can see that people of different worships lives in same family.
Hence, there are strong reasons to believe that the invaders never understood the existence of belief without religion, as they were never exposed to such openness. Interventions with prejudice pave birth to ‘religions’ in India. It is high time to discard the religions and to go back to beliefs.
In this context I am trying to bring some analogies between Semitic and Indian myths to emphasis the fact that there are no religions, but there are only some differences in rituals, and more or less the aim of such rituals aim the same.
=== Manu Vs Adam ===
According to Indian myths it is believed that Manu is the fore father of human beings. In similar lines Adam is believed to be the fore father of us by Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc.
=== Krishna Vs Moses ===
The stories of Krishna and Moses resemble a lot. Both of them were separated from parents as soon as they are born in a rainy night, interestingly in same way. There was a cruel ruler who was killing all new born baby boys. Krishna/Moses was kept in a basket and left it in a river. They both were born in an oppressed class and become powerful by making popular movements. Both of them brought sacred texts which do not contradict each other.
=== Jambavan / Gabriel / Jibrael ===
According to Indian myths it is believed that Jambavan is an angel, who lives in mountains, who will be present in the word from beginning till end of it, knowing everything. If we observe Middle East, most of the prophets are given sacred texts by an angel called Gabriel (Jibrael). Again it Holy Quran its is mentioned that there is a mother book of knowledge and for every sect (in terms of generations/era) a specific instance of the same is being given. Even sufi believers used to claim that the link between them and god is via Jibrael. Interestingly we have absconding periods for each of the messengers, Moses, Krishna, Yohannan, Jesus, Mohammed etc. They used to be away from the public, frequently before coming with divine messages. It can be assumed that they were in touch with the said angel for their respective copy of the message?!
=== Devas, Devtas, Asuras and Angels, Devils ===
According to Indian mythology there are some creatures which are not human, but serve and exist with the will of the absolute power. They also do their job (karma) and bows to the supreme (Brahman). They are known as Devas and Devtas. There are another sect which acts against the guidelines of supreme and tries to persuade human beings also in same way. They are referred to as Asuras. These both sects belong to same ancestry.
In Semitic religion they are respectively called as Angels and Devils(Satan). Interestingly they were also one sect before differences arose between them.
=== Conclusion ===
Putting things together, I believe that these differences in stories are mainly due to demographic and language changes. As we know most of these were spread orally and there are enough chances of mis-interpretation. This points to the fact there no religions but only one belief which is underlining the supremacy of the almighty, the Parashakthi, the Brahman, the Yahova or the Allah. It’s high time to demolish all religious establishments. It’s a matter of thoughts and not a matter of rules and regulations. Let the states manage rules and regulations. Let the belief be a private affair.

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Throw away money, We can have a better life!

I was thinking a lot about why people are so particular about money. I learned in my schools, only because the barter system of exchange was bulky money was introduced for convenience.

But later, it has proved that invention of money distroyed the necessity of it! Now the world is behind money, only for the sake of making money.

I was observing employed young people around me, including me. We bargains and gets more salary from our employers; except buying a home or some thing like that what useful activity we are doing with it? We lock it some where, you call it insurance, mutual fund, share market, etc; replicate it and again repeat the same.

Instead of this, why can’t the state (which is a collection of us) provide some open ended schemes? If I am having money and do not able to do anything with it; I will give it to the state. If I am ill or not in a position to exist my self, let the state help me.

Instead of spoiling our heads with the permutation combinations of the money multipications, let us think what and all can be done in our surronudings to make it a better place — plant some useful vegitables in road side, make some pickle or some house hold items, organize poor people around us, spend ourself (includinng money) on them and help them to build a better life. This may be a better insurance for our family, since the investment in people will return more than the investment in an insurance company, believe me!

So I think, time has ripened enough to re-look at relevance of money in civic society; the needs should drive us than the profitability.

Thanks for spending time with me. Some times it may be an empty talk; but it worth more than money, is n’t it?

Peace to all (Om Shanthi OR Assalamum Alaikkum)!

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