It is a naked truth, the most unfortunate story of the greatest, most ancient, vibrant and dynamic philosophical / Samskritic heritage in the world.
Earlier we used to have Jaichands all over and all around. Today, they are still there, by various other hues and names.
Jaichands have now become Prakash / Brinda Karats, Arjun Singh, VP Singh, Shabana Azmi, Teesta Setalvad, Rajinder Sachar, Kuldip Nayyar, Arundhati Roy, Prannoy Roy, Ramchandra Guha, Vinod Dua, ManMohan Singh….the catalogue is very long, may be infinite.
To speak in favour of Islamists, scores of Hindu-s are always eager…but Muslims are severely migrained when they are called upon to raise their voice in favour of Hindu-s. In the name of bogus ideology of Secularism, Hindu-s comfortably feign ignorance of the stark truth that Muslims never ever speak in favour of Hindu-s or any non-Muslim for that matter. Same is true with Christians. Same is true with Sikhism too. RSS / VHP / Seva Bharati / Aksaya-Patra Foundation / RK Mission…render invaluable social service to the nation and we hardly talk about that yet we sing and dance with joy when Gurudvara’s Langar is even mentioned !!
I have not encountered even a single a Sikh admiring tremendous social services rendered by Hindu bodies, they only sing a song about their Langar alone !! While every word of Sikhism comes from Sanatana Hinduism, they declare themselves a separate faith, separate race !!
They are ashamed of calling themselves Hindu first, Sikh later. And same is true with Buddhism too. While Hindu-s fawn around them supine, they never celebrate Hindu festivals, always project Buddhism being superior to Hinduism, do not appreciate / cringe with contempt when reminded, Buddhism was merely a sect of Hinduism, now gone horribly wrong in the direction of non-vegetarianism / denial of Atma and Brahma etc.
I have personally witnessed so-called His Holiness Dalai Lama looking around non-chalantly when Sanatana Mantra-s were being recited in a programme while attentively joined his palms with eyes tightly shut when Buddhist Mantra-s were recited after that.
Gautama Buddha was born a Rajputa, became Brahmana of the highest order in the same life by practising Maharsi Patanjali’s Astangayoga !! And Hindu-s are mesmerised when they behold a Buddhist monk, ridicule a Sadhu with the same enthusiasm.
Even highly educated, profoundly enlightened Hindu-s do not hesitate to abuse / curse anything that is linked with this country, it’s values etc. They brazenly complain, this nation did nothing for them…they wasted their lives in this country…whenever I countered them as to what they did for this nation if at all, they were stunned into silence. More than six decades of McCaulay’s education has rendered them dumb, deaf, blind and intellectually stunted.
IITians / IIMians know America by the palm of their hands…Obama Uncle shall welcome them with open arms, may even offer his chair in the Oval Office to one of them…but they do not care to know even basics of their country. They talk like first-rate traitors. ‘What the country would give to them’ is the all time refrain.
I often challenge them to describe / specify, what the country has given to soldiers who are ever prepared to die for us at the borders, so that we are alive, safe in our homes… did you ever contact any one of them to say a word of gratitude… and found them astounded to the core. Those army-men are ever eager to give everything of their’s to the nation, is simply inscrutable to them.
We have probably mishandled and grossly misunderstood the sacrosanct institution of direct, individualised communion with the SUPREME ABSOLUTE EXISTENCE and it led to social anarchy, chaos and fissiparous tendencies. Crisis aggravated as it has been coupled with McCaulay’s education.
Often I am utterly disgusted and morose about the way we are berated / lampooned / trampled under the feet of our own countrymen.