A Conflict with tolerance: Islamist learn tolerance from Hinduism and Hindutva
Dr.Yogesh Sharma | 06 May 2017

Secularists, communists, media, intellectuals etc. are in search of true Hindu in this surcharged environment created by them to continue to enjoy their vested interests They always try to defame Hindutva and Hinduism as declare them a political ideology associated with BJP and RSS to capture power.

But Hinduism is not a political tool like Islam or Christianity but it is a lofty way related to life. But these anti-Hindu secular and communist groups describe Hindutva nothing but Hindu fundamentalism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a true and honest follower of Hinduism propagated by Swami Vivekananda. The latter's elocution of the core ideals of Hinduism must protect the vilification of Hindu values by such secular groups. Prime Minister Narendra Modi follow the ideology of Hindutva which was taught to the ignorant world by Swami Vivekananda in 1893 – at the World Parliament of Religions – Swami Vivekananda, mentioning on various religions, stated "each must assimilate the spirit of the other, and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth." 

Islam is an ideology practised by Islamic preachers who hold the reins of power and the self-proclaimed owners who claim to embody the true and real Islam. Both are bent to destroy the distinctiveness and the spirit behind those who follow other religions. For Swami Vivekananda, "Help and not fight", "Assimilation and not Destruction", "Harmony and Peace and not Dissension" should be the banner of every religion. Pm Modi follows this spirit, "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas." But the events of the recent past suggest that Islam's essential characteristics followed by Indian Muslims are fuelling disharmony and conflict resulting violence and deaths. Swami Vivekananda's vision was to harmonise the Bible and Quran on the line of Vedanta and Hinduism because he believed that all religions are but expressions of Oneness and that each human being has the right to hug his religion and decide the path that suits him the best. 

Those who champion the cause of Islam have not understood this meaning of Hinduism and secularism. If Muslims continue along this path, the real concept of Oneness might develop traits that have no resemblance to the tenets of all the religions. Swamiji's prophetic words about food and eating habits have a definite bearing on supporters of slaughtering or beef eating, entering into the tenets of religion. God or religion are not guided by the kitchens of our households. Swamiji said "There is a danger of our religion getting into the kitchen…. Our God is the cooking-pot, and our religion is, 'Don't touch me, I am Holy' … If this goes on for another century, every one of us will be in a lunatic asylum." These views articulated at the end of the 19th century should have guided mankind when moving into the 21st century. 

What we are viewing today is preachers and leaders of the 21st century harking back to 18th-century mindsets. Their religion and freedom are guided and controlled by beef eating and food habits and they want the governments to support them to decide on their food habits. Over the years, the Hindu mind symbolises the force of tolerance. Many religions and cultures have come here and not only survived but strengthened here. Christianity and Islam have made plenty space to march the path they wish to take. 

Diverse ideas and thoughts have been freely exchanged. Hindu intellectuals flourished within the courtyard of Muslim dictators. Sufi preachers have influenced lives of people over centuries. Yet, today Islam seeks to wipe out the past and to build a divisive future. The diverse nature of Hinduism is not lost on violent Islamic preachers. Even its diverse cultural dimensions are not fully appreciated by those who carry the badge of an Islamic cultural identity. Islam has a fascist, narrow and possessive dimension. Its diktats are patriarchal, divisive and anti-women. The design of a colossal Islamic religion is unacceptable to the innate multiplicity of the people of India. Islam as a religion, "burst with rage" at the "slightest criticism". 

The real Muslim is merely an item or community without a holy scripture or a founder. They should learn the values innate in the diversity within Hinduism; not the values that Islamist try to impose. Islamist must not push the willful loss of human lives in an attempt to eat the beef of the 'holy cow'. Hinduism, a securely knit religion in which all can survive and flourish is antithetical to the idea of a narrow set of beliefs, doctrines and practices. Both pantheism and agnosticism are elements of the Hindu religion. Millions of Gods and Goddesses are part of the Hindu faith like ordinary human beings but the Islam account has no tolerance for multiple types of faith, schools of philosophy and multiplicity of customs. 

Violence and falsehood have no place in the practice of Hinduism. Mahatma Gandhi's original beliefs based on two principles: 'non-violence' and 'Truth'. Islam and the Islamists promote believe in rumour mongering and hate. The wave of violence for decades has made nation insecure. Our nations and prime minister's silence on 'fatwas' offering ransom to behead or other intimidation for journalists, politicians, singers, writers, is disturbing. Those averse to their Islam are asked to leave their areas (Kashmir, Bengal, Kairana, Malda, etc.). 

The killings and violence at Kashmir, Pathankot, Malda, etc. are all examples of levels of intolerance, witnessed in this country only during Islamic rule. Criticism or dissent is treated as blasphemy. Those responsible for law and order silently watch stone pelters and fatwa brigade brigades create disorder. Support in JNU, Jamia, AMU and University of Hyderabad vitiate the atmosphere of knowledge by fueling passions. Networks in the social media have become a stage of abuse filings by those paid to do so. Security forces are abused in campuses and protagonists of violence and hate are given a free run for attacking the forces and nationalists. Indian philosophy espouses Yoga, meditation, discipline through the Gita, Ramayan and scores of other scriptures but Islamic elements espouse the cause of Islam have demonstrated levels of indiscipline seen only in barbaric Islamic nations. Cultural superiority through violence is only a weapon for ignorants. But the nation is silent or supportive to these elements. It is time for him to wake up and stand and force his presence felt.