Sunday, October 30, 2005

Who is a Minority ?

“Let us raise the fundamental question as to who should be called a minority? In reality Minorities are those who migrate from other countries and settle here. In that sense only the Jews and Parsis fall under the category of minority. But they refused to call themselves as minorities and fully integrated themselves in the national mainstream. 99% of the Muslims and 99.9% of the Christians in India have not come from outside. They belong to this land only. They might have changed their religion a few generations ago, but how come that makes them minorities? There is complete freedom of worship in this land because the Hindus believe that truth is one while the learned call it by different names and all those different paths to realise that truth are also equally true. Therefore mere change of religion does neither change one's motherland nor the ancestors. Hence those who are being categorised as minorities today must take a stand that they are not minorities and they are an integral part of this national society.”

So, should there be minority-majority differentiation in India?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

When I Asked God

When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve

When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People

When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others

God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed

- Swami Vivekanand

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Let us recognize reality.

Let us recognize reality. Any invader got away with booty from India - almost none was defeated summarily - perhaps repulsed. In the last three wars with Pakistan, none was a definite victory for India and thechinese war was a massive defeat for India. It is not enough to say we are peace lovers - other peace lovers are goat, sheep, deer, cows and buffallos - they all end up in the stomachs of some carnivores. You don't find a peace loving lion or tiger - they love peace on their terms - not on other terms. The lack of aggression comes from overwhelming vegetarianism practiced among Indians. We need to do some introspection and convert our selves to meat eating - thus - we can equip future generations to be stronger - only when we have a strong body - aggression comes to surface - and only as aggressive tigers - can we survive and thrive. I invite all to do realistic introspection - without hiding behind rhetoric and quoting scriptures. Look at history - if you forget history - you are bound to repeat it .