via Daily Prompt: Farce
India, a spiritual hub of the world since ancient times, is loosing touch with its deeply rooted philosophical and religious traditions. A country whose religion and philosophy evolved as an enquiry into the mysteries that lay beyond life and death, is quickly descending into the abyss of materialistic superstitions.
The people of the country who once opened their lands for everyone and accepted each new and different way of life, are now fragmenting and fighting over seemingly “important” religious issues. Hinduism which is considered as the world’s oldest philosophical and spiritual systems has become a Farce of “Cow worships” and impractical rituals and practices.
The face of the modern Hinduism has changed so much that now it has no resemblance whatsoever with the ancient science of soul that delved in the depths of consciousness. True, Indian philosophy has never been static and has changed time to time to incorporate new ideas and thoughts. But the “philosophy” that we see today defies all ancient logic and perturbs the very essence of tolerance and acceptance.
Indian philosophical discipline lay in the control of the emotions and desires, in attaining wisdom and in humble and simple aspirations. This thought was reflected in the all the different philosophies that evolved in India like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc.
It’s time for the “Preachers” of Indian philosophy to actually study what they pretend to be masters at. The common people too should exercise control and logically follow their religion. It will take time and many radical changes before we go back to the amazing humans that we were. But the change will come and maybe then we all can be just in our pride for our religion.
Let’s strive for a tolerant India and World!
ॐ सर्वे सुखिनः भवन्तु सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चित् दुःखभाक् भवेत् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः !!