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Nacchinarkiniyan

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For a religion to be effective, enthusiasm is necessary. At the same time we must try to avoid the danger of multiplying creeds. We avoid that by being a non-sectarian sect, having all the advantages of a sect and the broadness of a universal religion.

God, though everywhere, can be known to us in and through human character. No character was ever so perfect as Ramakrishna's, and that should be the centre round which we ought to rally, at the same time allowing everybody to regard him in his own light, either as God, saviour, teacher, model, or great man, just as he pleases. We preach neither social equality nor inequality, but that every being has the same rights, and insist upon freedom of thought and action in every way. We reject none, neither theist, nor pantheist, monist, polytheist, agnostic, nor atheist; the only condition of being a disciple is modelling a character at once the broadest and the most intense. Nor do we insist upon particular codes of morality as to conduct, or character, or eating and drinking, except so far as it injures others.


Whatever retards the onward progress or helps the downward fall is vice; whatever helps in coming up and becoming harmonised is virtue. We leave everybody free to know, select, and follow whatever suits and helps him. Thus, for example, eating meat may help one, eating fruit another. Each is welcome to his own peculiarity, but he has no right to criticise the conduct of others, because that would, if followed by him, injure him, much less to insist that others should follow his way. A wife may help some people in this progress, to others she may be a positive injury. But the unmarried man has no right to say that the married disciple is wrong, much less to force his own ideal of morality upon his brother.


We believe that every being is divine, is God. Every soul is a sun covered over with clouds of ignorance, the difference between soul and soul is owing to the difference in density of these layers of clouds. We believe that this is the conscious or unconscious basis of all religions, and that this is the explanation of the whole history of human progress either in the material, intellectual, or spiritual plane—the same Spirit is manifesting through different planes.


We believe that this is the very essence of the Vedas.


We believe that it is the duty of every soul to treat, think of, and behave to other souls as such, i.e. as Gods, and not hate or despise, or vilify, or try to injure them by any manner or means. This is the duty not only of the Sannyasin, but of all men and women.


The soul has neither sex, nor caste, nor imperfection.




 

happyhindu

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nobody is asking anybody to share anybody's echhai.

it was questioned why certain sections were not brought up to be like the rest of the society, as regards their hygenic conditions.

when brahmins were baselessly singled out for the blame-game of social isolation of dalits, they should have offered a plausible explanation such as lack of hygiene - instead they offered explanation such as 'sanctification' of water....these kind of explanations unwantedly seems to have paved way for the targetting of the culture and religion.....sad.
 
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Seshadri Subramaniam

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In asking everyone to stick to a particular thought or act, does it not advocate a moral or a code in itself?

I find that contradictory to the very spirit of the idea conveyed by the article...

The tenderness of love is known only by the presence of its opposite...

Hence, people should be as they are... they should only be educated... not homogenised...
 
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happyhindu

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In brown:

In asking everyone to stick to a particular thought or act, does it not advocate a moral or a code in itself?

Yes. It would amount to fundamentalism.

Hence, people should be as they are... they should only be educated... not homogenised...

Probably, it would have been acceptable if homogenization had not happened before with those that came to be accepted as members of a particular community. If education would have helped, it should be helping even now...its the kali yuga.
 

Seshadri Subramaniam

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Probably, it would have been acceptable if homogenization had not happened before with those that came to be accepted as members of a particular community. If education would have helped, it should be helping even now...its the kali yuga.
You are right; we see several distinct homogenization everywhere... that is why I tend to question the presence of god...

or perhaps, homogenization is the only way to bring about an order.... perhaps not... as by enforcing a thought we are implicitly creating a fascination for the opposite...
 
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s007bala

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>>You are right; we see several distinct homogenization everywhere... that is why I tend to question the presence of god...<<

Not knowing the spiritual progress of individuals,i would like to interject and say,faith is the crux for an invidual's belief.Inculcating of faith,is what our guru's venture out to do for all of humanity.

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