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    Was Indonesia once Hindu and Buddhist?
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    Normal days vs Navratri
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    "Aum Bhoor Bhuvah Svaha
    Tat Savitur Varenyam
    Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
    Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat"


    In Devanagari script:

    ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व:
    तत सवितुर वरिण्यम
    भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
    धियो यो नः परचोदयात

    In Tamil Script:

    ஓம்
    பூர்: புவ: ஸுவ:
    தத் ஸவிதுர் வரேண்யம்
    பர்கோ தேவஸ்ய தீமஹி
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    Gayatri Mantra, Rig Veda 3.62.10


    "From the high spiritual flights of the Vedanta philosophy, of which the latest discoveries of science seem like echoes, to the low ideas of idolatry with its multifarious mythology, the agnosticism of the Buddhists, and the atheism of the Jains, each and all have a place in the Hindu's religion"
    - Swami Vivekananda

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    The "Shruti" scriptures
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    The primary scriptures of Hinduism are called "Shruti" which translates as "heard" since they were transmitted orally/aurally from teacher to student or parent to child before they were written down. These are the four Vedas:

    (Click on the names for direct links to the translations)

    1. Rig Veda
    2. Yajur Veda which is split into two parts: Shukla Yajurveda and Krishna Yajurveda
    3. Atharva Veda
    4. Sama Veda

    "Vedas" comes from the Sanskrit root "Vid-" = "knowledge" and thus the Vedas are considered books of knowledge; both spiritual and secular.
    The four Vedas themselves are each comprised of four layers:

    - Sanhitas (hymns and mantras used during prayers and rituals)
    - Brahmanas (commentaries on hymns and instructions for rituals)
    - Aranyakas (philosophy behind the rituals)
    - Upanishads (abstract philosophy and spiritual concepts)

    The Upanishads are the most widely read parts of the Vedas and the ten principal ones are shown here:

    1. Isa Upanishad
    2. Kena Upanishad
    3. Katha Upanishad
    4. Prashna Upanishad
    5. Mundaka Upanishad
    6. Mandukya Upanishad
    7. Taittiriya Upanishad
    8. Aitareya Upanishad
    9. Chandogya Upanishad
    10. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

    The Upanishads, however, are highly abstract and difficult to understand for the lay person since they are principle orientated, hence few Hindus will actually read them.


    The Bhagavad Gita
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    The Gita is perhaps the most accessible Hindu scripture since it puts the abstract and lofty philosophy of the Upanishads into some context and is hence considered a link between the "Shruti" and the "Smriti".
    It is a philosophical dialogue between Krishna and his cousin, Arjuna, and touches on a range of different concepts such as Dharma, reincarnation, karma, as well as the many ways through which an individual can attain Moksha (liberation from the cycle of reincarnation).

    Translations can be found here:
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/gita/agsgita.htm
    http://www.dlshq.org/download/bgita.pdf (from pg. 9)
    http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/intro.html

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    The "Smriti" texts
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    These are texts of lower authority and yet are the most widely read Hindu works since they are much easier to relate to and understand. The word "Smriti" means "remembered" or "tradition".
    This group of texts help explain the abstract "Shruti" philosophy using narratives and story telling as well as being the records of prevalent traditions in Ancient India.
    However, whenever there is a contradiction between what the "Shruti" teaches and what the "Smriti" teaches, the former is always considered to supersede the latter.

    The Smritis include a wide variety of different texts such as the Agamas which propound the worldview of the different sectarian movements, the Epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata), mythological stories (Puranas), codes of conduct (Dharmashastras) and much, much more.

    These are freely editable and the application of their contents, especially the codes of conduct, are limited by time, place, participants and situation.





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    Hey guys count me in,
    Welcome to the Hindu Soc Kanishka!
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    Hello everyone! I hope you're all well.

    I made a thread to see if people wanted to share their religious experiences and thought I'd link it here in case any if you would like to post something

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4959022
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    'Mass Hindu grave found in Myanmar's Rakhine state'
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    (Original post by CuriousGuy777)
    'Mass Hindu grave found in Myanmar's Rakhine state'
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41384457
    Sadly it won't be given any attention. nobody cared for kashmiri pandits including many hindus themselves and nobody will care for myanmar hindus either.
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    Sadly it won't be given any attention. nobody cared for kashmiri pandits including many hindus themselves and nobody will care for myanmar hindus either.
    True.
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    Where is the international media including Al Jazeera now?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-my...KCN1C21M6?il=0

    Hindu Rohingya women are reporting that they are being forced to remove sindoor (a traditional vermilion red powder worn by married women along the parting of their hair) break their bangles, and marry Muslim men, converting religion in the process.

    Many of women are allegedly forced to give up their Hindu traditions and read namaz (pray) five times a day.

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    Understanding Devas,Gods, Goddesses, Murtis and idols

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    Dussehra or Vijayadashami – Why Do We Celebrate It?

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    (Original post by CuriousGuy777)
    Where is the international media including Al Jazeera now?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-my...KCN1C21M6?il=0

    Hindu Rohingya women are reporting that they are being forced to remove sindoor (a traditional vermilion red powder worn by married women along the parting of their hair) break their bangles, and marry Muslim men, converting religion in the process.

    Many of women are allegedly forced to give up their Hindu traditions and read namaz (pray) five times a day.

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    (Original post by CuriousGuy777)
    Where is the international media including Al Jazeera now?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-my...KCN1C21M6?il=0

    Hindu Rohingya women are reporting that they are being forced to remove sindoor (a traditional vermilion red powder worn by married women along the parting of their hair) break their bangles, and marry Muslim men, converting religion in the process.

    Many of women are allegedly forced to give up their Hindu traditions and read namaz (pray) five times a day.

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    They've been forgotten, and will continue to be so because they don't fit the narrative displayed by the media. What's worse is the only reason the Myanmar government "care" is because it legitimizes the violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Otherwise, they have no one Hopefully their situation gets better in Bangladesh, but if the brutes who forced them to convert are there... I doubt it. There's no chance of India offering to take them is there?
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    (Original post by Poooky)
    They've been forgotten, and will continue to be so because they don't fit the narrative displayed by the media. What's worse is the only reason the Myanmar government "care" is because it legitimizes the violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Otherwise, they have no one Hopefully their situation gets better in Bangladesh, but if the brutes who forced them to convert are there... I doubt it. There's no chance of India offering to take them is there?
    Yes that's true.Yeah they probably are in Bangladesh too. Bangladesh is not that good of a country for hindus anyway.

    There are already 40,000 Muslim rohingyas in India and the government is seeking to deport them so I think that It will not be easy for secular India to accept the rohingya Hindu refugees demand while the government is pushing for the deportation of Rohingya Muslims.

    The government may sympathise with them but problem here is that India is a secular country.

    Here are a few articles that you may like-

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/as-r...-india-1752903

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/vhp-...yanmar-1756054

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ille...-court-1758212

    https://www.ndtv.com/topic/india-rohingya
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    (Original post by CuriousGuy777)
    Yes that's true.Yeah they probably are in Bangladesh too. Bangladesh is not that good of a country for hindus anyway.

    There are already 40,000 Muslim rohingyas in India and the government is seeking to deport them so I think that It will not be easy for secular India to accept the rohingya Hindu refugees demand while the government is pushing for the deportation of Rohingya Muslims.

    The government may sympathise with them but problem here is that India is a secular country.

    Here are a few articles that you may like-

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/as-r...-india-1752903

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/vhp-...yanmar-1756054

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ille...-court-1758212

    https://www.ndtv.com/topic/india-rohingya
    Definitely not!

    I had read something similar actually- that a minister (?) wanted to deport them but I hadn't seen Modi say anything and I didn't see the topic of Rohingya refugees come up when Modi visited Myanmar. The Rohingya are stateless though aren't they? So it's not possible to deport considering they have nowhere to go back to, which is why I thought it was all rhetoric anyway. Definitely, it would look bad internationally but considering even a secular India is really the only "homeland" for Hindus compared to Muslims, it doesn't seem fair. The Rohingya Hindus will continue to be persecuted in Bangladesh, for both being Rohingya and for being Hindu

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    Actually thinking back to an article I read ages ago, India's government wasn't even accepting Pakistani Hindu refugees, so this may just be a pipe dream

    Thank you for the articles, I'll check them out
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    (Original post by Poooky)
    Definitely not!

    I had read something similar actually- that a minister (?) wanted to deport them but I hadn't seen Modi say anything and I didn't see the topic of Rohingya refugees come up when Modi visited Myanmar. The Rohingya are stateless though aren't they? So it's not possible to deport considering they have nowhere to go back to, which is why I thought it was all rhetoric anyway. Definitely, it would look bad internationally but considering even a secular India is really the only "homeland" for Hindus compared to Muslims, it doesn't seem fair. The Rohingya Hindus will continue to be persecuted in Bangladesh, for both being Rohingya and for being Hindu

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    Actually thinking back to an article I read ages ago, India's government wasn't even accepting Pakistani Hindu refugees, so this may just be a pipe dream


    Thank you for the articles, I'll check them out
    The Government has filed a charge sheet in the Supreme court seeking to deport them. Whether they will be deported or not is for the court to decide.

    "Meanwhile, the top court fixed a batch of pleas on Rohingya issue for hearing on October 13 and asked the Centre and others to file documents including international conventions for its assistance."
    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ille...-court-1758212

    And apparently Myanmar is ready to take them back.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/interna...le19784653.ece

    Unfortunately that's true and I too feel that it's unfair but we can't do anything about it or about what happened 70 years ago and what decisions Indian leadership of that time took(Secularism etc).

    Yes I agree we should never have high expectations from the Indian government.
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    (Original post by CuriousGuy777)
    The Government has filed a charge sheet in the Supreme court seeking to deport them. Whether they will be deported or not is for the court to decide.

    "Meanwhile, the top court fixed a batch of pleas on Rohingya issue for hearing on October 13 and asked the Centre and others to file documents including international conventions for its assistance."
    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ille...-court-1758212

    And apparently Myanmar is ready to take them back.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/interna...le19784653.ece

    Unfortunately that's true and I too feel that it's unfair but we can't do anything about it or about what happened 70 years ago and what decisions Indian leadership of that time took(Secularism etc).

    Yes I agree we should never have high expectations from the Indian government.
    Legally the SC will decide (do you know whether international laws are taken into account or just Indian laws?) it's just practically I'm not sure it will happen whatever the outcome is. Thanks for the articles, the second one seems quite lax on details such as timeframe and requirements on the Rohingyas who are to be repatriated, but I'm interested in seeing what happens! Considering claims such as landmines being put in place to stop them coming back and that almost 500,000 have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past few weeks alone, I'm dubious of any claims

    I think it's great that India is secular and wouldn't have it any other way, especially since we have sizable numbers of minorities. I think in general India could petition for the rights of Hindus globally, it's just this is a very special case.

    Of any government
 
 
 
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