- Caste system: It is sickening to witness the lower castes being treated shabbily in some regions. Their treatment at places is worse than animals. No respect and no one gives a damn. Separate habitat, cannot visit a temple, separate drinking water - at times common with the animals; cannot sit or look into the eyes/ face of higher castes. One wonders as to how are we better than some of nasty Islamic states.
- Misinterpreted version of destiny, karma and soul theory has made the psyche of most of orthodox followers almost illogical. Someone else is responsible and our lives are remote controlled therefore we are helpless in front of destiny. We have made poor God responsible for all the ills and cure of the same. He is your father so better look after him.
- Family domination: The kings fooled the populace through the system of monarchy - the king’s son to be the king, notwithstanding the capability. Within the family my son is better than your son.
- Blind man Dhritrastra was the king and look what merry hell he played with the destiny of the nation. Kakayi did the same to look after Bharat and remove Ram.
- Sycophancy and greed: The power centres were surrounded by relatives, kith and kin and few slimy operators who wielded all the power for personal greed and advancement. It was the accepted norm and still continues.
- Failure to grow on ancestral wisdom - yoga, ayurved, herbs for health, herbs for beauty, herbs for disease prevention and control; no follow up on Vedas
- Charity hardly exists. The rituals of distributing the surplus from the harvest, helping the needy, contributing financially or materially to ashrams and constructing rest houses and drinking water points for travellers always existed but seems to have got left behind.
- Mandirs are by and large very wealthy but extremely filthy; full of beggars, few amenities and limited solace or environment which such place must provide. Their sole aim is to fleece a visitor ruining the very sanctity of the occasion.
- Holiday homes and drinking water points – charitable issue of the past but it has vanished from our priorities.
- Superstitions, begging and bribing - beg anyone for wish fulfilment and go to any extent of insanity. An actress marries a tree; someone marries a dog for better future. Corrupting and bribing the gods; if you do this I will give you that in return. Astrology, palmistry, numerology, Bhrigu leaves, horoscope have combined to shape a psychology of someone else being in total control but we can negotiate with him through rituals etc.
- Rituals based on fear and blackmail: For the dead, if you do not do this, your forefathers will be subjected to this scourge. Visit Haridwar Ghats and see the fear and terror the pandas create in you without any shame or fear.
- Hygiene: Clean your house, litter the common space. Take care of self, to hell with the rest.
- Dowry: Godesses worshipped but girls are killed in the womb or burnt for dowry.
- Fractured religion: There are just too many gods and ways of life. However religion and its rituals are supposed to help a being to progress further in life. It’s akin to doing KG to graduate/post graduate. KG makes the base. However in Hinduism we damn well do not move ahead beyond the rituals. The yoga tells you to proceed on any one or more disciplines amongst Raj, Bhakti, Gyan and Karma; however it’s practised by few.
- Lethargic People: Quite happy with the status quo or aping the west. Not having much of self-esteem, Hindus have made no effort to modify the bullock cart though we invented the wheel. We invented the gun powder but never used it to protect the nation from our enemies.
- Maximal Gurus preaching on TV but we are a society which adheres to none that’s taught. With so much of preachings and following we should have transformed into a society of caring, righteousness, truth supporting; helping the needy, honest and hard working society, having clean mandirs and leading the good way of life.
- But what actually is happening is that we are becoming the most corrupt, cruel, lazy, non-progressive; sermonising in grandiose morality but poor in application, me-my son first; with filthy mandirs and common utilities; manipulative and divisive religion and society.
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