Friday, August 19, 2005

Should we afaid of losing our Culture?

Should we be afraid of losing our culture??

Let me rephrase this a little

Is Hinduism under threat? YES (yelling)

Should we be afraid of losing our culture? No

Our fear only symbolizes our lack of faith in the strength of Hinduism. It is not a simple aaira-gaira set of dogmas that starts stumbling just by little noise. It has seen many challenges in the past and has overcome them, it will in the future also.

To be overwhelmed by a challenge is the first step towards acceptance of defeat.

We have to take this up not as a threat, but as a challenge. What Hindus want is an attitudinal change. Instead of passivity, activity; for the standards of weakness, standards of strength; in the place of steadily yielding defense, the ringing cheer of a invading host. Merely to change the attitude of the mind, in this way, is already to accomplish a revolution, coz no man or nation need be weak unless he chooses, no man or nation need perish unless he deliberately chooses extinction.

If we can do that, then we will no longer be besieged by the problems in front of us, and will be more than willing to shy away from challenges, as then struggle itself would have become only the first step towards a distant victory to be won.

I dont mean that the Hindus need not do anything, and all things will be done by themselves. It is the problem of we Hindus, we alone have to tackle it. But the attitude should not of fear or inferiority feeling. It should be done with a boldness and confidence, and with attitude that result is decided, the details remain to be worked out.


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