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Kuladeiva Worship is Not Part of Hinduism

Suresh ente sure

Active member
All the various arguments - for and against - the existence or otherwise of the "kuladeivam", in Hinduism was very interesting to read ! But everybody forgets the fact that the Sanatana Dharma allows Man the freedom to choose what / who / and why he wants to worship anything / or not conduct any worship at all !!
Of course, not all are spiritually mature enough to choose what they really need / want in their path towards the Ultimate , and have to have a hold somewhere - astrology steps in there , and tells you what may be done to mitigate your sufferings, etc. - even though a competent astrologer has to be very very intuitive in interpreting all the nuances present in a horoscope.
It has to be one's own choice, and where a whole family and a couple of generations of old people / children are involved, it might be worthwhile to go along with the flow and not strike out against it.
The evolution of worship of the main deities of the Hindu pantheon, like the Sanatana Dharma itself, seems to me, leaves it to each person to deduce what they want or do what they want. But Society will disintegrate if the Personal Will of each person is imposed on all, and a middle path has to be observed.
The term " Mythology " - a creation of the Western thought and philosophers, is better avoided, and the term of "Stories" or some such may be used. Glorification of a valiant man or woman, is essentially hyperbole, and need not descend to a " myth". And WIkipedia is notorius for calling everything a "Myth" !
The government of up planted public display board in hindi and english that ramayana mtyhology happened in ayodha. Wikipedia are not at fault. Myth is is given because no proof has proven that really happened
 
Taking guidance from only one (i.e. Nirakar), seems easiest as communication to only one keeps itself updating every moment dynamically with the latest knowhow (state of the art), nevertheless the saakars set examples as how to deal with a situation maximising satvicta. Om Shanti.
 

sravna

Well-known member
There are two major dimensions to mundane reality. One is the physical and the other mental. We today believe that physical truths and proofs are only acceptable. Mythology assuming what was said did not happen in physical reality, deals with the mind. It tries to elevate it by narrating a story and giving out morals from them. Based on my spiritual experiences I know the power of the mind when it is elevated. It can make things physically happen. That basically takes goes upto omnipotence. Then why can't we really believe in God if all the power we as humans derive comes from natural systems and laws?
 
Smarta Tradition:


Smartism is a sect of Hinduism that allows its followers to worship more than one god, unlike in sects like Shaivism and Vaishnavism, in which only Shiva and Vishnu are worshipped, respectively. Smartas, followers of Smartism, may actually worship one or more of the five main Hindu gods - Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Surya, and Shakti - as they are all considered equal. This practice is called panchayatana puja in Sanskrit. Smartism was founded by the Hindu spiritual guru, Adi Shankaracharya. The idea behind the founding of Smartism was to do away with certain practices in Hinduism, such as animal sacrifice; and also because Adi Shankaracharya believed in the concept of Advaita Vedanta, in which Brahman is the fundamental and highest reality above all gods. Smartism follows the Vedas, the sacred Hindu texts, and abides by orthodox Hindu philosophy. The sect recognizes God as both Saguna and Nirguna. God as Saguna is a representation of infinite nature and traits such as love, compassion, and justice. God as Nirguna symbolizes pure consciousness, or Brahman, the creative principle and the key concept of the Vedas. Smartas worship the Supreme in one of five forms: Ganesha, Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu, Surya. Because they accept all the major Hindu Gods, they are known as liberal or nonsectarian. They follow a philosophical, meditative path, emphasizing man's oneness with God through understanding.

Iyengar:

They are supposed to only worship Sri Narayan.

There is no Vedic sanction of worshiping Kuladeviam.
Tamil Brahmins have no work. Just they trigger some discussion/controversy like this one on Kuladeivam & do timepass. First protect whatever isthere - temples, practices, culture etc. protect young men & women converting to Abrahamic religions.. Youngster ashamed & scared of their Tamil culture. Fear in heart & body.. Build a strong Tamil community instead on waste time & triggering unwanted controversies.
 

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Tamil Brahmins have no work. Just they trigger some discussion/controversy like this one on Kuladeivam & do timepass. First protect whatever isthere - temples, practices, culture etc. protect young men & women converting to Abrahamic religions.. Youngster ashamed & scared of their Tamil culture. Fear in heart & body.. Build a strong Tamil community instead on waste time & triggering unwanted controversies.
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these kind of discussions USED TO BE THINNAI DISCUSSIONS.....now tamil brahmins mamas more computer

savys....they do the same as older days....but the platform is different.....i agreed with these two lines...
 
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prasad1

prasad1

Active member
Tamil Brahmins have no work. Just they trigger some discussion/controversy like this one on Kuladeivam & do timepass. First protect whatever isthere - temples, practices, culture etc. protect young men & women converting to Abrahamic religions.. Youngster ashamed & scared of their Tamil culture. Fear in heart & body.. Build a strong Tamil community instead on waste time & triggering unwanted controversies.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
You have passed judgment on others discussing a topic that is important to others. By the way who appointed you to judge others?
If you are not interested or know nothing about a topic you could give it a pass.
There have been 200+ posts in this forum about this topic, it is more than your contribution to this forum.
You have posted just 3 comments, what other worthwhile activity have you done?

How do you build a strong Tamil community? Please explain yourself?
 
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