MS DoS and Koran

March 12, 2011

This post examines some similarities between Islam and MS DOS and between Bill Gates and Mohummad. Most of the observations also apply for the other desert faith and its idols – christianity, jesus and bible.

This OS/religion comparison is not far fetched. Imagine the OS as the religious platform – in case of islam, koran, seerah represent the OS kernel though claimed immutable. Applications that sit on Operating System are analogous to socio cultural norms such as family values, fine arts, science, justice et. al. Read the rest of this entry »

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Media Mafia fails to keep the Kashmir Hindu Exile News Wrapped

January 20, 2011

Media is supposed to be a watch dog for citizens. In India, media is corrupted. Main reason for this corruption is control of media by those whose agenda is anti-native. This results in dangerous subversion. What people watch as news is faked reality, carefully calibrated. Sickular agenda effectively contorts what Indian people see as news. Rise of internet has broken the media oligopoly. Thanks to the online efforts of bloggers & tweeple, now more & more Indians are getting a peep into reality.

This empowerment of Indian people among others was celebrated by Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Icon. Amitabh cited a recent article in DNA written by tweeple @Rajeevsrinivasa. Rajeev’s artcile specifically commends the work of tweeple @swathipradeep2 @barbarindian @preeti86 @sandeepweb and @atanudey for their work in de-mystifying sickular canards and exposing deceit. Now #barkhagate, #chormedia, #ibnlies, #mediamafia #radiamedia are part of lexicon.

Yesterday was an important day for Indians. A day when 21 years of Kashmiri Hindu ethnic cleansing by islamists got completed. It was a unique event in the annals of history. Hundreds of Thousands of Kashmiri Hindus, native people of Kashmir, were driven out through coercive threats. State government apparatus failed.  In the true traditions of islamist sickular discourse, the Hindu victims were blamed for their victimhood, a canard disabused by Governor of the state in 1990, Shri Jagmohan. Government apparatus

Indian Government propagating rogue notions of sickularism failed to provide security to Hindu people. Supreme Court was appalled this week that the Govt provides only verbal commitments and no concrete relief to Kashmiri Hindus.

Native Indian people discussed online ethnic cleansing of Hindu people in Kashmir. They even made this major onlne trends while organized sickular media mafia was muted and provided hardly any coverage on the event.

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Dharma Cola and Gurcharan Das

October 6, 2009

Ex Proctor and Gamble Executive Shri Gurcharan Das these days has been evangelizing (and pontificating) on Dharma and Mahabharat(MB) a lot. He has authored a book  ‘The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma’. Either his  father’s native spirit’s calling was tough for Gurcharan to resist or he could not resist an opportunity using PR and his networking links to position his undeserving self as an authority on MB.

This post an outcome of two responses to his blog posts, acts as a reality check – both on the merit of his recent work and its relevance.

On September 27, Gurcharan blogged: Is the middle path the way to peace with Pakistan?”. In the blog Gurcharan wrote MB would advocate middle path of negotiation”. The following responses are not limited to his blog posts but the  wider positions he has taken elsewhere as well.

Gurcharan

Mahabharat as we native Indians know is an engaging text. So any synthesis/analysis based
on it is bound to be interesting.
There are errors in your allegorical references to Mahabharat. You have tried retro
fitting Yudhishtr within cages of your contrived conception. Such an effort howsoever
interesting it might sound is unlikely to be an effective vehicle for propogation of
Dharma. One needs to be careful that they dont end up violating Taittriopanishad’s basic
Dharmic dictum – ‘Satyam Vada’.
Dice game in Sabha Parv was not rigged. MB explicitly points Yudhishtr’s love for game of
dice and his competence in the game (Shakuni of course was better. As an aside ignorant
folks will be surprised to realise that in Vyasa’s MB, Shakuni was not in favor of
Duryodan’s dispossessing Yudhishtr. When first consulted he in fact recommends harmonious
coexistence)
In MB Yudishtr manifests the intent to be anointed Chakravarthin (Some might call this
intent Greed). Hence his Raja Suya Yagn. He voluntarily enters the game and one of his
motivation is he can win Duryodhan’s assets (again some might call this motivation
greed). On these considerations, it is tough to blame either Yudhishtr or for that matter
Duryodhan for his intent to dispossess Yudhishtr of his kingdom considering the
conception of kshatriya dharma. One cant blame China for wanting to be the middle
kingdom, nor US for formulating strategic containment of China.
You have referred to Yudhishtra’s deploying his commitment to “Vaak” as to why he should
not immediately fight it out. In the Yudhishra-Draupadi-Pandav Sambhashan in Vana Parv,
one of the reasons Yudhishtar does not immediately opt for war is because of the strength
of Duriyodan’s mobilisation potential. It was not just the word. He was wanting to build
capability. And as we know in Dron Parv, Yudhishtr and Bhim indeed short sell Dharma.
Pandits have their own reasons why Yudhishtr was not the right person for receiving
Gitacharya’s message. There in lies your possible mistake in depicting Yudhishtr as hero
for voicing realist position.
In the Udyog Parv when confabulations happen on sending emissary to Duryodhan’s court,
Balaram takes the position “Once Yudhishtr has gambled away his assets, he cant demand
them back by right, or by coerceive threat of violence”. So neither the case for war nor
the outcome can be interpreted in digital terms. Duryodhan’s last General ensured Pandav
victory was pyrrihic.
Interpreting native concepts from a western perspective is not a crime. But usually the
spirit of the work is better carried and reflected when the perspective is inside out;
Paul Brunton and Edwin Arnold worked from the inside-out perspective. The outside in
perspective from the likes of Stuart Mill, Macaulay, Nehru introduced Vishama into the
native soceity. It makes me think you could have saved yourself and the reader time, and
delivered superior output by investing a bit of your time by learning what makes Dharma
from native Indian sources. While skepticism on assertions by natives is not necessarily
an error, bypassing them possibly is a serious mistake considering the nature of subject
-Dharma.
Check out the outcome of an effort which strikes heart of the matter and provides far
superior guidelines on practicing art of Dharma than the otherwise engaging effort from
you.
<a href=”http://website.com”>Linked Site</a>
Your amateurish effort articulating Dharma can be a stepping stone for interested readers
towards understanding Dharma. You/reveiwers should desist from presenting your work on
Dharma from an authoritative perspective. It can at best be a kindergarten’s source for
learning about Dharma – work in progress understanding Dharma. Your penchant to
articulate “Mahabharata/Bhisham Pitamaha says do this…do that”..is best avoided on
account of your clear inadequate acquaintance on the subject, lack of subject matter
expertise. There in lie concerns about your book,its narrative.
This is not to denigrate your amateur’s effort. ZIM believes that while there are serious
shortcomings in your narration, by affirming the current relevance of native Indian
tradition and alluding to its superiority over dogmatic totalitarian ones, and by
connecting your corporate experience to Yudhishtra’s challenges, you seem to have made
your book relevant.
ZIM
Food for mind on your blog post: Just as Hastinapur/Indraprasth/Gandhara shenanigans was
fixed by someone from Dwaraka, should Indians again need to look at Gujarat for solution
as Ratan Tata, other nationalist Indians assert?

Mahabharat as we native Indians know is an engaging text. So any synthesis/analysis based on it is bound to be interesting.

There are errors in your allegorical references to Mahabharat. You have tried retro fitting Yudhishtr within cages of your contrived conception as the prima donna of MB. Such an effort howsoever interesting it might sound is unlikely to be an effective vehicle for propogation of Dharma. One needs to be careful that they dont end up violating Taittriopanishad’s basic Dharmic dictum – ‘Satyam Vada’.

Dice game in Sabha Parv was not rigged. MB explicitly points Yudhishtr’s love for game of dice and his competence in the game (Shakuni of course was better. As an aside MB naive folks will be surprised to realise that in Vyasa’s MB, Shakuni was not in favor of Duryodhan’s dispossessing Yudhishtr. When first consulted he in fact recommends to Duryodhan harmonious coexistence)

In MB Yudishtr manifests the intent to be anointed Chakravarthin (Some might call this intent Greed). Hence his motive to do Raja Suya Yagn. He subsequently voluntarily enters the dice game and one of his motivations is he can win Duryodhan’s assets (again some might call this motivation greed). On these considerations, it is tough to blame either Yudhishtr or for that matter Duryodhan for his intent to dispossess Yudhishtr of his kingdom considering the conception of kshatriya dharma. One cant blame China for wanting to be the middle kingdom, nor US for formulating strategic containment of China.

You have referred to Yudhishtra’s deploying his commitment to “Vaak” as to why he should not immediately fight it out. In the Yudhishra-Draupadi-Pandav Sambhashan in Van Parv, one of the reasons Yudhishtar does not immediately opt for war is because of the strength of Duriyodan’s mobilisation potential. It was not just the word. He wanted to build capability. And as we know in Dron Parv, Yudhishtr and Bhim indeed short sell Dharma.

Pandits have their own reasons why Yudhishtr was not the right person for receiving Gitacharya’s message. There in lies your mistake in depicting Yudhishtr as hero for voicing pragmatic position.

In the Udyog Parv when confabulations happen on sending emissary to Duryodhan’s court, Balaram takes the position “Once Yudhishtr has gambled away his assets, he cant demand them back by right, or by coerceive threat of violence”. So neither the case for war nor the outcome can be interpreted in binary terms. Duryodhan’s last General ensured Pandav victory was pyrrihic.

Interpreting native concepts from a western perspective is not a crime. But usually the spirit of the work is better carried and reflected when the perspective is inside out; Rajaji et al. worked from the inside-out perspective and made meaningful contributions. The outside in perspective from the likes of Stuart Mill, Macaulay, Nehru introduced Vishama into the native soceity. It makes one think you could have saved yourself and the reader time, and delivered superior output by investing a bit of your time by learning what makes Dharma from native Indian sources. While skepticism on assertions by natives is not necessarily an error, bypassing them is a serious mistake especially considering the nature of subject -Dharma. Tendency to interpret native texts for non natives usually necessitates confirming to one sine qua non – thorough understanding of native traditions on the text. Pretentious smattering of Sanskrit words can never be a substitute for poor research and ignorance.

Check out the outcome of an effort based on native traditions which strikes the heart of the matter and provides  superior guidelines on practicing art of Dharma than your verbose and shoddy effort.

Your amateurish effort articulating Dharma can be a stepping stone for interested readers towards understanding Dharma. For that to happen, you/reveiwers of your book should desist from presenting your work on Dharma from an authoritative perspective. It can at best be a kindergarten’s source for learning Dharma. Your penchant to articulate “Mahabharata/Bhisham Pitamaha says do this…do that”..is best avoided on account of your clear inadequate acquaintance on the subject, lack of subject matter expertise. Therein lie concerns about your book, its narrative.

This is not to denigrate your amateur’s effort. ZIM believes that while there are serious shortcomings in your narration, by affirming the current relevance of native Indian tradition and alluding to its superiority over dogmatic totalitarian ones, and by connecting your corporate experience to Yudhishtr’s challenges, you seem to have made your rather ordinary book a bit relevant.

ZIM

Food for thought on your blog post: Just as Hastinapur/Indraprasth/Gandhara shenanigans was fixed by someone from Dwaraka, should Indians again need to look at Gujarat for solution asnationalist Indians assert?

Gurcharan also blogged on what he called The Dilemma of a liberal Hindu

ZIM’s response is provided below.

Gurcharan

Namaskar

(BTW There are people offended by this innocuous word Namaskaar, especially the ones that believe Diwali is pollution causing wastage of resources while xmas is celebration of greatest thing that ever happened)

This is an outcome of the xian/islamic civilisational assault that goes on against native Indian beliefs under the garb of secularism. You are perceptive enough to understand that the above assertion is not untrue. Indian Government’s selective targeting of temple control, temple property, attack on Karnataka priests at Pashupatinath temple by communists in Nepal are some of the manifestations of this assault.

When someone equivocates between seculars and Hindutvavadis, s/he is probably guilty of the 1/4th sin that Mahabharat apportions to the silent accomplice to the crime that cites “Hamaam Mein Sab Nange Hain” and refuses to take a Dharmic position. The blog post on Radha Krishna speaks out why the costs of absence of moral clarity on this issue will remain high.

Common natives instinctively seem to understand the moral position and ground realities better than the intellectuals. There are chowkidars of apartments that see with perspicacity, RSS is one force standing between complete islamiisaisation of India/undermining India’s native traditions. Though of course RSS has its short comings.

Heart of the issue in India is that Dharma has a higher chance of success with RSS/BJP on the reins rather than Congress I, which is today a preferred vehicle for isai and islami agendas. Even some business people and leaders like E Sreedharan instinctively seem to grasp this as they publically bat for NaMo, BJP though many do not get it.


What is Dharma for a Hindu?

August 1, 2009

Following five aspects of life recommended in native Indian tradition as the essence of Dharma: Ahimsa Satyam Astheyam Shoucham Indhriya Nigrahaa: Each Hindu by practising the five facets of life will be true to his Dharma, whatever be his tribal, linguistic, caste or economic status. These are the touchstones that act as moral compass, help formulate Hindu behavior.

First is Ahimsa. Ahimsa not only means “not to use physical violence” and “not to kill”. It also means one should not hurt another even in the mind’s plane. So the words one speaks consciously should be such that another should not feel hurt. Dont hurt others is the essence of Ahimsa.

(Corollary: This does not mean one should pontificate ahimsa in a war situation. After extolling virtues of ahimsa, Krishn asks Arjun to fight citing it as his duty and indicates it’ll be a terrible mistake if he abdigates his responsibility. Pacifism in front of a osama’s islam or hitler type catholic bullying, wont be noble acts. That said, in an ordinary situation, everyone cant take to arms and choose violence. Another important corollary of this principle is that abuse of power is considered himsa)

Second is Satyam. What one knows should be communicated to others with accuracy, both in letter and spirit.

(Important corollary here is if one gives another a word, at all times it has to be kept. As Tulsidas famously put it “Raghukul ki Sadaa Rahi Reethi, Praan Jaayee Par Vachan Na Jayee”. This extortation is for everyone, not just Raghukul. Ram though is famous for maintaining Satya under trying circumstances and is set as an example for this)

Third is Astheyam. Greed for someone else’s wealth should be eschewed. One is expected to work hard and earn. Don’t covet what is not yours.

(Important Corollary: While one can donate one’s wealth, noone has the right earn easy money without effort. Hindu texts(Shastras) assert to earn wealth in a righteous way. Businessmen who make God a silent partner and apportion God a share in their ill gotten wealth is not going to make God happy. Similarly Robinhood is a rogue unlike in other frameworks where such behavior may be justified)

Fourth is Shoucham: Cleanliness indeed is an important facet. Now cleanliness is not just one of keeping the body clean. Being of Clean mind is even more important.

(Corollary:  Kaam (desires) and Krodh (angers) of different types can make the mind dirty.  So one has to be vigilant and watch out for these)

Fifth is Indriya Nigraha: One has to regulate the senses by controlling the sense organs – Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, touch and the mind.

(Corollary: If our sense of taste drives us to eat something proven to be unhealthy, one fails to control that sense organ)

‘Dharma is for the stability of society, the maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of humankind. Whatever conduces to the fulfillment of these objects is Dharma, that is definite.’
–          Karna Parva of the Mahabharata. Verse-58 in Chapter 69

Dharma is what contributes for the stability of society, the maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of humankind. -Verse 58, Chapter 69, Karna Parv, Mahabharat

To summarise Hindu Dharma is both universal & respectful for human well-being in the true sense. Focus is on behavior rather than on commands, providing vent for free will. There are no dogmatic hateful schisms:  believer versus heathen, momin versus kaffir, burgeois versus proletariat.

(IMPORTANT COROLLARY:  Since totalitarian dogmas whether atheist like communism or theist like islam, christianity, nurture intolerance towards non-believers of their dogmas, they do not conform to Hindu Dharma’s essence; Such dogmas nurture adharmic creeds, undesirable for societal well being – not just in India, but any place where they operate, and are kept on a pedestal. It is important to realize that koranic/biblical dogma are truth claims (assertive opinions demonstrably false often backed by violence, coercive threats of violence, fear-mongering) and not truth (~Satyam) per se. )