A THOUGHT NEVER DIES IT MAY LIE DORMANT FOR SOMETIMES IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT CONDUCIVE. AS SOON AS IT GOT FAVORABLE CONDITION IT SPROUT FROM THE ASHES OF RUINS.
May your(M.M KALBURGI) soul rest in peace….RIP
Dharm a notion from where chastity, purity, piousness and all the positivity flows. This is simply what dharm means to me. one of the almost parallel notion of dharm is religion. Yes religion is just one of the parallel notion of dharm, its not a complete Dharm in itself. You may be the follower of any religion be it Hinduism, Islam, Christianity any someone different but it dosen’t mean that you are follower of Dharm too.
30th august 2015 M.M KALBURGI a scholar, a liberal thinker, a social activist, and a teacher by profession was shot dead. Offenders sound that he was writing against Hinduism, which defame the great Hindu religion and Hindu culture. Actually he tried to find out the loopholes in the religion he was among one such scholar who challenges the existing taboo. May be he was right or may be not. I am neither his advocate nor the opponent of Hinduism.
For a while just think that Kalburgi was defaming Hindu religion and then it was obvious that he was hurting the sentiments of followers of the Hinduism too. In case of religion since the childhood we were taught that one should not raise question over the religious issues, the sentiments attached to it must be free from all if and buts to which we are used to. The notion which is unquestionable means that it is absolute and if something is absolute then it must not need to fear from anything or anyone.
Just tell me one thing that if your Dharm is absolute in such a manner and almighty which has been established time immemorable , then how could it be defamed by a men. If your Dharmik(religious) text are really pious and torchbearer then how could it be defamed by the writings of mere man who possess no super power at all like your Dharm. If your Dharm is really a super-power then how could it be defeated by a mere common man.
No I don’t think that your Dharm is such a almighty and powerful. I find it hard to digest that any human being is capable of defaming Dharm, and some how if he does, then trust me it was not Dharm. Rather it would be better to leave it as a super natural power like Dharm can never be defamed by mere man.
Dharm always teaches us to win someone by logic not by sword. Can the self announced crusader of Hinduism tell me that if Kalburgi was defaming Hinduism then what the self proclaimed god man and godess like Asharam bapu and Radhe maa were adding to the reputation of Hinduism. Both of them are just an example we all know how honest we are to our own religion or dharm.
Despite all its fall and fair, Hinduism has always been known for its tolerance such as an incident caste is a slur to the Hinduism and made us stand in the queue of Taliban and ISIS.Trust me those who are afraid of word, pen and keyboard can never protect any religion or Dharm.
Hinduism is a broad concept, it has given space to all one who worship(theist) it and also to them one who don’t(atheist). Just remember that followers of Arya samaj are also Hindu, can crusader of today’s Hinduism kill Dayanand saraswati for not having faith in idol worship? Just go through the pages of history, there is a philosophy of CHARWAK,which in hinduism not the so called crusader can root it out.
Critics who could not be answered with logic are now silenced with guns, but one can only kill the thinker not the ideology.
Now you decide who is defaming DHAR.
By Diwakar Jha
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