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  1. HariLakhera

    HariLakhera Platinum IL'ite

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    HATE BEGETS HATE
    What is Hate? Is it natural or cultivated?

    Hate has many dimensions. It is a manifestation or reaction of something one does not like. It can be momentary or prolonged or ever-lasting. It may include ideology, persons, places, surroundings, weather or even self.

    I will try to deal with ideology in light of my personal experience. I would prefer to call it dislike as the hate word itself is regressive. I may not like something but will never hate it for the simple reason that it helps my inner self and does not corrupt it beyond repair.

    As we all know, the current situation in India, in particular, is charged with heated arguments over ideology, as someone said, between Gandhi and Godse, where Gandhi represents harmony among communities and Godse the opposite of it.

    As senior citizens, we have an added responsibility to come out and express our opinion not in reference to the context of what happened in the past but in reference to the context that is needed today, so that the future of our generations may be in safe hands. This is because we have the privilege of having gone through the past and living in the present.

    There is no point in blabbering all the time about the past. That is gone. We can take credit for the good and blame for the bad. In any case, it is the past. Future generations will judge us by what we did today and not by what we did or did not do yesterday. Just as their generations will judge them.

    Debates are essential in a progressive society. But debates with the backing of hate-mongering by one side or the other is a sure prescription for more hate.
     
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  2. Thyagarajan

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    Father of nation striven for unity & peaceful co existence between religions and the recent decades experience shows something contrived and happening at a faster pace in general in all parts of the world and in aindia in particular. The minority appeasement is done at the cost of namesake forward community.

    From school curriculum to fine arts from shrines to other worship places minority community is targeting the majority community as seen in many parts of India. Conversion by compulsion and coercion is at a faster pace. Hate prevails every nook and corner.
    The below image is the popular song


    ( severaltimes trued but after posting the response gets appear here without image. )

    Ragupathy Raghava Raja Ram ...
    written by ...Sri lakshmanacharya
    And it’s modified version was popularised and disseminated by Mahatma.


    This is purely a song in praise of Lord Rama And His cohort. Third line of the original replaced with Allah . In the third line some one - I presume it is Gandhi - Other religion God’s Name appears. The author of this original poem is Pandit SriLakshmanacharya. It was later modified to suit unity among minority & majority.

    Whether other communities hate the or not, they are busy converting others to their religion. This is done to change their status from minority to majority. All these done on account of their hate.

    Sacrifices done by communities other than their religion do not find place in text books. Future generation should know only their religion and their zealots. The curriculum planned that way . One should current Read NCERT BOOKS. How the namesake forward community would remain loving those religion and their activities involving conversion to their religion besides their funding terrorists.
     
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  3. Viswamitra

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    Idealogy is always losely defined. Sometimes, a bad idealogy which has the tendency to oppress or even erase other minority religious belief systems often misunderstood as patriotic and uniting the nation. The real test is how much hate it probagate and promote among the citizens of the country against one or more religion. Adolf Hitler united his entire nation under his powerful speeches but his idealogy is built on hate for Jews. Then, he used his power to conquer other nations with an intent to conquer the world. The whole world got united against his idealogy resulting in WWII.

    India is built under the idealogy of secularism only because Sanatana Dharma teaches religious tolerance as one of the dharmas. The country has a rich heritage of not being an aggressor and as a matter of fact, faught a war to relieve the sufferings of the muslims in East Bengal and liberated it as an individual nation. A lot can argue that such an interference is caused by migration of refugess from present Bangladesh. If India wanted, they could have tighted their border and considered the entire issue as an internal problem of Pakistan. Sometimes, what is considered as terrorism against a nation is considered as liberation movement by an idealogy. The best example is oppression against Sri Lankan Tamils and Liberation Tigers being considered as liberators despite suicide bombing carried out against innocent Sri Lankans. When Apartheid is practiced in South Africa, a majority race is suppressed by the rulers and even after the majority took control of the country, the leader Nelson Mandela promoted a nation where minority race is accepted with grace despite the past oppression.

    No religion teaches terrrorism and it is a human problem of hating other religious beliefs. No political party in the country which rules the nation is able to declare the country as a Hindu nation. However, their speeches and probagation appears to support such a position without making it formal. Even if it becomes a Hindu nation, it doesn't mean that the country should prevent other religious practices unless such practices breed hate and terrorism. When we say a religion should not be used to promote terrorism, we forget an idealogy that is built against a religious belief often results in terrorism as the minority uses that as a tool to register their protest.

    We no longer have Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela among us as leaders who practiced religous tolerance.
     
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    Very true. Tiu just have t look at the current politicl scenario in India to see how hate begets hate. It leads to polarization and marginalization of certain sections of society. and the tearing of social fabric..
     
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    You are absolutely right.
    Syamala
     
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    Mahatma Gandhi is blamed for many things including this bhajan.

    Any time we talk of religious tolerance, this is diverted to conversion by Islam and Christianity by persecution or persuasion. Conversion is in Sikhism and Buddhism also but no case of forcible conversion has come to light. I am against conversion per se. But let us not forget that conversion needs a good deal of salesmanship. Jesus Christ was the smartest salesman, by that standard. Even today, Churches are the only shelter for refugees irrespective of the religion of the victims. The only way to stop conversion is to keep our own house in order. Most conversions from Hinduism were from Dalits.
    Coming to the hate issue, conversion or not, hate is not the answer. It makes no sense. Many Hindu men are married to Muslim women of their choice. Same for Muslim men and women.
    I see nothing wrong in if two adults decide that. But today, it is okay to marry a muslim woman but the other way.
    It is long subject.
    The only way out is we need to stop hate mongering on any basis-caste, color, or religion.
     
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    Well said. The political class is spreading and assisting the hate to gain a few years of power not knowing that tomorrow, they themselves will be victims.
     
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    This will have far-reaching implications and may lead to internal strife. Unfortunately, the uneducated, unemployed youth becomes an easy source to spread the hate. The other side, in minority, gets agigated.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    This reminds me of an hilarious anecdote of conversion vs thandoori flavour in
    Harbhajan Convert To Harris & Chicken Turns Into Potato

    Graffiti on the wall : Jesus Saves - YES. All others spend!
     
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