Tuesday, September 25"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Free Our Temples – Part 1 [Excerpt]

 

Source: Centre for Indic Studies

There are two videos in this series. This article is based on the first video. The second video contains the questions and answers session after the presentation and goes into the legal particulars of the constitutional rights of religious organizations.

This is an excellent video video series that is showing the stark reality of how far Indic society has fallen in 500 years’ time. Advocate Deepak nails down many, many details regarding the legal and cultural issues surrounding the state control of mandiras, or temples, in Bhāratavarṣa (India).

The disrespect of the mandiras by Sanātanīs themselves has been happening… There is a science behind their own rules for the proper respect and usages of their mandiras, and it shows to the tourists.

One of the issues regarding temple control by the Government of India (GOI) is the hundi money situation, whereas the majority of the hundi money is kept by the GOI and only a small portion is given back to the mandira, if that.

The nature of the various actions of the government, especially in regards to the various Acts surrounding the management of the temple, the Development thrust by the current administration in recent years, and the Demonetization event has led me to believe that really, Hindu nor Indic interests is not being held in high regard. We know full well the result of temple management by the GOI, and we must also look at the result of infrastructure development and upgrading of the country and the effect of the Demonetization action.

Deepak had asked the question, “Why is this issue so important – is this an issue which is just a concern for the elites of the Hindu society, or is this something that has a tanglible bearing on the lives of the average Hindu as well?” It means the end of saṃskṛti (refined thinking, refined living) on the face of the Earth. Earth will become a mokṣa (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth) blackhole, where no one can systematically attain mokṣa because no knowledge of it will be available. As a result, you will have to find it by accident or seek it under threat of a jail sentence, if not death. This has already happened in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, USSR, China, all of the Americas, and so on. Bhāratavarṣa is next. No one of a sattvik nature will want to live on Earth.

That ASI said that “This is a place of historical importance” belies its Britisher roots… They don’t understand that places can be used for thousands of years. In the West, as soon as a place has reached some arbitrary age, they want to take it from a normal mode of functional purpose and make a historical marker or place out of it. Hence, the history-centrism of Abrahamism leaking into Indic society. Then, you have to build another place like it so that it can be used by the locals and others who are not tourists. That is a waste of land and resources that could be used for something else, like a school or a hospital.

Eventually, we are left with mostly tourist spots and hardly any functional places that the locals and regionals use for themselves. That may be the plan, to turn the entire country into a museum. The implications are huge – with museum places, one would not have the right to run the mandira as is commonly done under state management. Even the pūjārī would not be able to use pūjā implements, because they are encased in glass displays. “In the past, the temple priest used this plate which had an amount of oil or butter and was lit. This was used by the priest, waving it around the deity.” Then you see more and more museum pieces like it. This is bald-face making our traditions a thing of the past. The civilization is being “anthropologized” into the past.

Yes, the mandira is a representation of Indic civilization. It has been owned, maintained, and run by the community in the past. It is the centerpiece of where a lot of things happen. Note when Deepak talks about the Gurudvaras, how the communities are the source for things like firewood and pulses/rice for food, and where the food goes. It is a complete system, and the West wants to take that away from you – if you want to see the end-result of this theft and destruction, look no further than the Native Americans. They have no land of their own (as has been seen by the Keystone pipeline situation), they have no resources of their own because they don’t have the land, and they can’t practice their cultural particulars because outside of reservations, they can’t really build structures and houses the way they do, most of their food today comes from agri-business, and they are forced to live like white people.

People challenging the British Rāj for their freedom is similar to the Hindus challenging the GOI for their freedom. We need to challenge the GOI because it is an existential crisis represented by the pitched battle between the Abrahamic world and the Saṃskṛti world. They both cannot co-exist, because the former will not allow the latter to exist, and the former will severely blunt the potential of human beings to fully manifest as spiritual beings having a human experience the way it is supposed to be experienced and was experienced in the Satya Yuga.

The second video in this series is here.

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