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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Shashi Tharoor, M F Husain and paintings of Hindu Goddesses

I came to know about Shashi Tharoor when he was in news in relation to the election of UN Secretary General. Similarly, I came to know about M F Husain when he painted Hindu Goddesses in nude. After that I have seen Shashi Tharoor’s articles in Times of India. Today I saw his article on Husain - ‘It is time to stop harassing M F Husain’. This is the second article he has written on Husain. He seems to be hurt on the hurt caused by some people to Husain. This time he has used the word harassment.

I am a Hindu and Husain is a Muslim. I am clear about the practices of Hinduism. I am sure Husain is clear about the practices of Islam. So, let us not bring religion into it. I will like to relate with Husain as one human being to another. Husain is a painter. He creates work of art. In my opinion, if a work of art hurts someone then it is not a work of art. It becomes a tool of violence to hurt others.

I also do not wish to go into arguments of freedom of expression and all that. I leave it to Husain to decide. He is a painter and a good painter is a good human being. He should be able to feel the hurt of others. If he is not able to feel it then he is not a good painter.

Shashi Tharoor is trying to justify the hurt caused by Husain to others, but he is not feeling the hurt of others caused by Husain to others, and that is where the problem lies. Arguments, counter arguments will not stop what he termed as harassment. It will be stopped only by understanding and respecting each others’ feelings, and initiative for that should come from Husain, as it is his work of art which has created the problem.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

What is the religion of God?

Can anybody answer these questions?

Is God Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian?

We have air, water and sunlight. Which portion of these has been sent by Hindu God, Muslim God, Sikh God or Christian God?

When temperature is high, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christians suffer alike. Why can't they ask their own God to send some cold air for them?

If our Gods are different then we should not we ask them to colour our blood differently?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Christian activists disrupts Hindu prayer in U.S. Senate - Relogious intolerance

Three christian protesters disrupted a prayer by a Hindu priest on Thursday at the opening of a U.S. Senate hearing, calling it an abomination and shouting slogans about Jesus Christ.It was the first time the daily prayer that opens Senate proceedings was said by a Hindu priest.

Capitol police said two women and one man were arrested and charged with causing a disruption in the public gallery of the Senate. The three started shouting when guest Chaplain Rajan Zed, a Hindu from Nevada, began his prayer.They shouted "No Lord but Jesus Christ" and "There's only one true God," and used the term "abomination."

Barry Lynn, executive director of religious watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the protest showed the intolerance of the "religious right.... I don't think the Senate should open with prayers, but if it's going to happen, the invocations ought to reflect the diversity of the American people".

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had invited Zed. "I think it speaks well of our country that someone representing the faith of about a billion people comes here and can speak in communication with our heavenly father regarding peace," he said after the disruption.

Zed, sporting a saffron robe, a rudraksh mala round his neck, and a prominent tilak on his forehead, then nervously went through the invocation chosen from the Rig Veda and Bhagavad Gita."Let us pray," he began, "We meditate on the transcendental glory of the deity supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of heaven. May he stimulate and illuminate our minds.Lead us from the unreal to real, from darkness to light, and from death to immortality. May we be protected together. May we be nourished together. May we work together with great vigor. May our study be enlightening."

The sentiments were evidently lost on the fundamentalists.

Sai give them light - Sab Ka Maalik Ek Hai.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Sai will always say ................

Sai Baba always used to say "Allah malik" , "Sab ka Malik ek Hai" which means Allah is the leader of every body and he will look after all of us. The only thing is to believe in God.

They are Allah's criminals, will sure get hell

Those who kill fellow human beings in the name of Allah are criminals in the eyes of Allah. On the day of judgment they will sure be thrown into the fire of hell.

Who can say this? - "Kill those who have no faith in me." Allah or Shaitan? Allah is all loving. He has created human beings to love and not to hate. Even thinking in dreams that Allah wishes us to do this,is a crime against Him. Only a Shaitan can say this. Those who claim that are Allah's followers are in fact the followers of Shaitan.

We are all children of God. We perceive God as Allah, Jesus, Wahe Guru, Bhagwan, Buddha, Mahavira..... We try to reach Him in different ways as taught in our religions. There can be no cause for hatred amongst human beings. When He does not discriminate btween His chikldren then how can we discriminate?

Sab Ka Maalik ek hai. Love all , hate none.

Religious symbols, Left to right: Row 1. Christian, Jewish, Hindu    Row 2. Islamic, Buddhist, Shinto  Row 3. Sikh, Baha'i, Jain
Religious symbols, Left to right:
Row 1. Christian, Jewish, Hindu
Row 2. Islamic, Buddhist, Shinto
Row 3. Sikh, Baha'i, Jain

Monday, July 02, 2007

The saint

I wrote the above poem after reading a story where a saint is teaching a group of villagers. He said that people can not live in isolation within people of their religion only. People belonging to different religions are dependent on each other. Then why fight with each other?

We share the same sunshine, same air, same rains. We can't even cook a piece of bread without the help of the people of other religions. There is nothing in nature which is exclusively for people of a particular religion, and there is nothing sent by God, Allah or Bhagwan exclusively for Christians, Muslims or Hindus. Gods do not discriminate but we do. Is it not against the wish of GOd?