Adyar Gopal Parivar
Only those who are concerned about
God's hand in the creation and maintenance
of the Universe, and those who are
questioning his existence or importance will
be interested in knowing these matters.
The modern educated youth with lots of
ease in carrying out their life, better law and
order than what existed when sages and
others began depicting the need for God for
fear or for love, are very much less
concerned about these God matters.
Our life is need-based and in the modern
democratic scheme of things the most
needed issue is majority as defined in the
demography. We got to label ourselves as
Hindu and get our majority settled.
There was a voting in a publication and the
question was confusing. One has to tick the
choice out of four: 1. I am a Hindu 2. I am a
Muslim. 3. I am a Christian and 4. I am
a human being. The fourth choice was
selected by most of the voters. But the
fourth does not belong to the genre of the
other three. Being a human and following
the Dharma like what is mentioned in our
Scriptures is not enough in the democratic
scheme of things. Being a human is not a
religius label. It is not counted in democracy.
By labeling ourselves as GSB or SSG and
forming a disticnt group can we perforce get
our needs fulfilled under the democratic
scheme. Any scholarship scheme or
beneficial scheme meant for students
regardless of their religious or caste labels
would get more tax benefits, but a particular
religious group would not be benefited.
The modern way of life is secular.
Secularism is what is ingrained in Hinduism.
Hinduism is itself secular. Secularism has
side-lined the need for God in our life.
By Mohan Shenoy
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
A Hindu mind will ultimately establish the
importance of God. Our parents establish God
in our minds.
The woman is the basic element in the bulding
of a society, being the first to create and shape
the baby both physically and mentally. Any
fears a mother carries with her will be taken in
by the baby as it grows. If the mother fears God
then the baby will pick up the signals and begin
to fear God. If the mother visits temples the
baby will also learn to visit the temples. The
mother teaches us basic laws about how to live
during the course of our life. The fear that
accompanies a woman throughout her life viz.
economic dependence on a male relative is
slowly disappearing. This will influence her way
and means of bringing up her child. A modern
child of a modern woman has different views
about God and Creation.
Once the woman is transformed into believing
God as irrelevant in her day to day life
because of her financial security and also
health security which come through the
democratic and secular social order evolving
through the present time, then she will have
nothing to fear of the Unknown.
We forget that the baby's mind is enormously
malleable, but gets influenced by things around
it and the baby develops its own mind and can
not be fully brain-washed as per our wishes.
Most of the past reformers began rebelling
against the wishes and dictats of their parents
at the pre-teen or teen age. At fourteen the
mind of a child, now an adolescent begins to
form its own views about the subjects that
creep up in her/his life.
More questions will be asked about God and
his qualifications in the future.
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