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    Date:  6/18/09 - 6:25 AM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/sanatana-dharma-a-beacon-of-human-consciousness-and-enduring-and-universal-truths/
    Location:  Pune, Maharashtra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, Pranam, as you know that in the regular interval, I inform you about the latest development about my nation. Though I read most of the comment given by our valued viewers, but sorry to mention most of them are confined to the limited things i.e. only religions Ė I mean to say the greatest danger to the nation is that, the rapid demographic changes, conversion by missionaries, terrorism, distortion of culture. In this forum I would like to inform all Hindus in India and abroad after capturing power by UPA, now our so called Railway minister (state) Mr.A.Ahmed has stopped all sort of lighting, Hindus value in the railway in the name of secularism. People of this nation must rember that, this fellow belongs one of the fanatic party i.e.IMUL of Kerala. Not only that, this UPA govt. is going to stop all sort of Anti Conversion bill in the BJP laid government (state). This is clearly on the behest of Italian Sonia Gandhi and Christian missionariesí pressure. This is nothing it is pre planned conspiracy of Christian missionaries.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts on the condition of Hindus in India. Please refer to interesting article - Inter-faith Dialogue: Vatican in sheep's clothing Ė 1 Ė By Radha Rajan Ė http://www.vigilonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1122&Itemid=1 and http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=641 and The Future of Christian-Hindu Conflict: The Theology of Conversion - By Krishna Kirti Das - http://samprajna.org/sites/default/files/christian-hindu-conflict.pdf. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/15/09 - 11:35 PM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1858719,prtpage-1.cms
    Location:  Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Sushma ji, the imaginary myth designed and cunningly floated on Muslim being the poverty stricken as picturised in Sachar Committee has been busted by Economic Times - Muslims spend more than Hindu peers - http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1858719,prtpage-1.cms. Further Arjun Singh and perverted Congress has changed History books and distorted facts to suit its agenda in NCERT Run KV's. It says about Islam 'It is also important to note that while writing about Islam which is in no way related to India's past, the NCERT writers have expressed the view that it "laid stress on the equality and unity of all before Allah" (page 120)-a statement to which the events of the world history till date donít testify. The NCERT writers did not forget to use the words "the sacred book of Islam" for the Koran (page 120) which is not free from objectionable verses, but they avoided to use the same expression i.e. "the sacred books of Hinduism" before "the Ramayana" and the Mahabharata".'

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for providing vital information and link regarding the myth of a poverty stricken Muslim community in India. The NCERT writers are influenced by a dose of anti-Hinduism Ė thanks to the courtesy of our eminent Marxist historians. Refer to the chapter on Hindu Art for more details. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/14/09 - 8:14 AM
    Name:  Adityakumar Varman
    Site:  http://www.kashmir-information.com/vojk/hinduism.html
    Location:  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    Comments:  You represent a wonderful combination. Your being firmly rooted in the divinity arising from Bharatvarsh. And, your settling down for good on the other side of Prithvi (Earth). What is our PM is nearly your AM in terms of clock. Means, you keep awake when we sleep. The description of your book is fascinating. It is a thesis fit for not just Ph D but even D Litt. Presently I am a bit busy in settling down. As soon as I recover I will buy your book to make full use of the precious contents. I have the works of P Thomas on Indology but hardly get time to go through it. I read a few chapters on this website. These evoke spontaneous admiration. I will also like to contribute. I was initiated in Vastu by my mother. After I retired, I began research in applicative aspects. It is my pleasure to help those who wish to seek advice based on this skill from India.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation for this website amd the book. Visitor contributions to this site are always welcome. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/11/09 - 11:20 AM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=633
    Location:  Kalpakkam, Tamil nadu, India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushma ji, Regards, Anand Ji has quoted a verse from Vedas regarding creation. Swami Ram Swarup ji in his book Vedas a Divine Light - part II has explained the process of creation beautifully with the proof of manusmriti and other Upanishad. The same I am quoting for everybody's knowledge and I hope it will clear all the doubts about origination of Human beings. It may be further mentioned that scientist till date are not able to create a single DNA in Lab on their own. By reading and introspecting the following excerpts from the above mentioned book by Swami ji the doubts why Hindus worship Cow will also be cleared. I hope time and again I have said all siddha yogis have stressed on formlessness of God, except Ramkrishna paramhansa who was worshipper of Durga a yogini. No one has taught any new dharma, they all have taught whatever is already mentioned in our Holy Vedas, the eternal knowledge of God. As we do not know our Vedas so there is Sikhism, kabirpanthis, etc. Only Dayanand Saraswati of Arya samaj was clear in his views and had in depth knowledge of Vedas which reflects he clearly knew God. He said Vedas are truth like our rishis/munis. Siddha's like Shri Guru/ swami Samarath have stressed on Vedas. If you read clearly their biographies and are a practitioner of yoga you will understand. In stages of Samadhi you will see Vedas in Sanskrit only not bible/kuran etc, you will only hear eternal immortal voice of God as OM called OMKAR. Rishi Patanjali in "Patanjali Yoga Darshanam(also called yoga sutras) 1/7" and Rishi Kapil in " "Sankhya Shastra sutra" 1/66 have said Vedas are self proof.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing the information of the process of creation according to the Vedas. Due to space requirements and aesthetics, the rest of the 5 page entry has been posted in the chapter - visitor's emails. Please refer to it. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/9/09 - 1:16 AM
    Name:  Anand
    Site:  http://www.dailypioneer.com/181782/Strange-silence-on-Islamist-terror.html
    Location:  India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushmaji, I read the following question in "visitor's e-mail" in you website asked by a Jew "Approached by a young child (10-12 yrs) what a typical Hindu father will tell his child in response to question such as: "who created the world?" will he refer to a God or Gods? Will he refer to particular Book? to a particular Event? or there is no such "typical answer"." I would answer as under. The question ""who created the world?" is not really a question as it suggests the answer that someone created it. The real questions to ask are the ones asked by the seer Prajapati Parameshthi in Nasadiya Sukta: "Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation? The Gods are later than this world's production. Who knows then whence it first came into being? He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not."[Rig Veda mandala10, sukta 129, hymns 6-7]. You may incorporate the above in FAQs section of the site if you deem it fit. Regards.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for sharing your insight into the question posed by a Jew in the chapter visitorís email. They are truly appreciated. They will be included shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/8/09 - 7:33 AM
    Name:  Anand Bharathan
    Site:  http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=11492
    Location:  Dubai, UAE.
    Comments:  Dear Sushmaji, Many thanks for this wonderful website which I keep visiting often. Just want to draw everyone's attention to a recent article I read on expansion of Christianity in India found on this link http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=11492. If true, it is quite scary to think of this scenario. Hope all Hindus are aware of this clear and present danger to our great Dharma.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for your words of appreciation and for sharing this information with visitors to this website. Close to a thousand years since the days of Islamic invasion Hindus society has retreated into a deep stupor. Today globalization, rampant Westernization and seductive Materialism are taking a toll and are continuing to lull us further into this abyss of a coma. Refer to these interesting articles Ė Lanka moots anti-conversion law - By Sandhya Jain - http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=624 and Ascendant Asia blog - http://ascendantasia.blogspot.com/. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/8/09 - 3:53 AM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://www.stephen-knapp.com/crimes_against_india.htm
    Location:  Pune, Maharashtra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, Namaskar, as usual I informed to you the latest developments in our country. After UPA comes to power, within a month they grab all most of media and TV channel. Being a neutral person I have even fair and un baised its ok and correct, if they showing some fraud Hindu spiritual saint, for there illegal activities. I have no complaint on this. Those are involved all these types of activities, they should be exposed. Because they are doing more harm to the Hindu society. Missionaries are using these video clipping for conversion. I mean to say these so called saints are much harm to Hindus and Hinduism. At the same time I am surprised how these so called CNN IBN, Star news, Aaj Tak, NDTV are not getting any video clipping for rampant corruption and even collecting funds in there so called conversion centre through out India. Both missionaries and jehadis are doing every thing to tarnish the image of Hindus. Time has come to introspect for all Hindus in Bharat. Bande Mataram!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your sentiments regarding the corrupt behavior of the media in India. Historically Christianity has been a conquering creed. The great French philosopher Voltaire had remarked: "Pagan religion shed very little blood, while ours flooded the earth with it.Ē Refer to chapter on European Imoperialism. The objective has always been to bring the pagans/heathendom under the domain of the Church. The Hindus need to be vigilant and wake up from their stupor to what is happening right under their own eyes. Please refer to this article - The Brown Parrot Ė By Pankaj Saksena - http://voi.org/31may2009/pankajsaksena/column-pankajsaksena/thebrownparrot%E2%80%93parti.html. Warm regards).

    Date:  6/3/09 - 11:52 PM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.suprememeditation.org/chidakasha6.html
    Location:  Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushma ji, Regards, my most cherished desire to become Dwij( twice born, a man/women first takes birth from parents, then he takes birth second times when learned of Vedas and mantra drista rishi gives him deeksha, such rishi know Vedasm, follow the path of astanga yoga and achieve dharma megh samadhi wherein the knowledge of Vedas originate in their heart by the power of God and almighty God manifest in their heart as per eternal philosophy of Vedas and yoga) was fulfilled by God and my revered Guru. I know him since 7 years. Me my son and spouse visited yol where in every yajna was being performed by alive Brahma i.e Guruji (rishi/yogi who has achieved such state and knows Vedas in and out). So many people were putting ahutis with swaha. He gave me and my spouse deeksha and became our whole sole. Before proceeding to a lot of obstacles came in my way but Gods and Gurus grace has warded it off. All the devotees had their experiences to tell which were their treasures, I had my mine too. The effect of Guru ji's pious presence on my spouse I can feel it. Every year in May and June in Ved Mandir, yajna of four Vedas is being performed since the time guru ji has achieved such state. How I met him itself was guided by another great siddha yogi Shirdi Sai Baba. He taught me what all is required to progress in this Path. There was a devotee Renu ji she is staying with her spouse with guru ji for past 20 years, she told me one day it is true "bhagwan kan kan mein hai". There were many more and come to participate in yajna as per availability of time. I now can understand how our rishis munis who were follower of Vedas and astanga yoga, having full control of sense living a life of piousness and simplicity. Why India was rich since the time of creation till Mahabharata? The wealth which we all lost to Arabs Islam and Britishers due to our arrogance, foolishness. Now one thing I was thinking there is lot of maligning of Vedas in sacred text website as all the explanations of Vedas by Griffith, Haynes is only based on meaning of words of Vedas, they never achieved dharma megh samadhi wherein by the grace of God almighty God manifests in human heart and Vedas originate, neither they had Controlled 5 senses of perceptions, Indriya and pranna.I will try to send you first duties of man and women, position of women as per Vedas. So that the dark clouds which have engulfed eternal voice of God should get clear. Soul is gender less; only body is male, female, animal. God is not partial to any body. Swami nityananda of ganeshpuri (a great siddha yogai who took mahasamadhi in 1965 in Ganeshpuri, near Bombay) has said about Vedas "You must see that God who is in the heart space. Yes, you must see Him. You must see that Krishna who is eternal bliss (Nityananda). It is delusion to regard stone as God. Pain of death given by Shiva is no pain. All sorrow is mental delusion. Praise God within yourself. Praise Him in your head! You must know the secret of Para Brahma who is eternal joy. Yes, you must know that secret. Look for Him in the heart. See Him with your inner eye, not with the outer. See the royal road with the internal eye. Leave the downward path and come to the central path. The downward path is that followed by those people who decorate the external body without knowing the secret of God.Ē His teachings were collected by his disciples and put in as chidaksha Geeta http://www.suprememeditation.org/chidakasha6.html. We as Sanatan Dharmis should know our lineage and chiefly should follow it in personal life to abstain peace, prosperity, wealth, progeny and liberation. OM.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for sharing your mystical spiritual experiences and for providing with the valuable link as well as the beautiful statement Ė ďbhagwan kan kan mein hai.Ē Warm regards).

    Date:  5/20/09 - 7:29 AM
    Name:  Hemant Trivedi
    Site:  http://www.dailypioneer.com/177112/BJP-apes-Congress-fails.html
    Location:  Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushamaji, I was very impressed with your labor of love and dedication in creating this Educational resource for all spiritual seekers across the globe. Thank you for your tremendous efforts for making this Encyclopedic ancient knowledge so easily and freely accessible. Please keep up the good work and May God bless you!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for fine words of encouragement for this website. It is words such as yours that has kept this research going for more than a decade. They are truly appreciated. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/18/09 - 6:13 AM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://election.rediff.com/column/2009/may/17/loksabhapoll-after-the-counting-and-other-stories.htm
    Location:  Pune, Maharashtra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Respected Madam, as I told two days before, exactly the same thing happens. You said that, every crisis will give birth to opportunity. Now what suppose to be done by the BJP is that, 1. First of all they have to establish at least 2/3 TV channels to provide the unbiased and fair news to the people. So that people of this nation will able to know the exact reality. 2. Fair print media. In the last 5 years all the right wings parties are in the defensive mood. They always defend the attack made by the Congress. All most all media in our nation directly or indirectly is controlled by the Anti Hindu force and missionaries. Some of them on the pay role of Christian missionaries like NDTV, CNN-IBN, Star News, Times Now. They have no business at all. Only they are doing every thing to create the division of Hindu society. For this they have taken contract form the pseudo secularists if the BJP fails to do these things on these vital issues, the result will be same as happened yesterday. It is a hard fact.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts on elections and the aftermath. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/16/09 - 7:13 AM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://www.deeshaa.org/2009/05/16/the-long-view-of-the-big-picture/
    Location:  Pune, Maharastra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, as usual from time to time, I inform the latest development about my nation. I would not hesitate to tell to the Hindus all around the world, 15th day of May 2009, is the saddest day to the Indian. As expected and due to severe miscalculation by the Bhartiya Janta Party and its allies, they failed to reach the magic figure 274. Now it is almost all certain, the Anti Hindus force will occupy the chair on the behest of Italian Catholic Lady. At the same time the anti national force like Christian missionaries, Jehadi and other so called pseudo secularists will have upper hand in the next 5 years in the Indian politics. Still we Indians did not learn any lesson form our past and suffering. Even the leaders like Respected Advaniji, did not learn any lesson from 2004 Lok Sabha election. Still he continues with Mr. P.Badal, Mrs. Vasudhara Raje Scindia and others. See the result BJP hugely suffered in Rajasthan, Punjab, did not do better in Haryana. By this Congress encash these seats in the Lok Sabah election and increases its tally. Now it is all most all certain, they will form the national govt. at centre. With full of tears with my eyes, I would again say Bande Matataram, jai Hind. (GOD SAVE THIS COUNTRY FROM THE HAND OF UPA Government).

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts and sorrow over the outcome of the elections. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/15/09 - 11:41 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://satyabhashnam.blogspot.com/2009/05/general-elections-2009-results-shocking.html
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! The Encyclopedia Britannica has the audacity to mention Srimathi Radha as adulterous. Is not every Catholic nun is imagined as brides for Jesus? Can we term that as adulterous? Probably the Britannica must have consulted the the anti-Hindu lobbies at JNU and 3Ms, I presume. My blog is: http://parppu.blogspot.com.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts on the misrepresentation of Hinduism in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Please refer to this book Ė Invading the Sacred - http://www.invadingthesacred.com/ which talks of the constant undermining of icons and ideals of Indic Culture and thought done by American academia. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/13/09 - 6:40 AM
    Name:  Ajay Gopal
    Site:  http://www.chennaionline.com/Columns/DailyDose/May09/44Om-Bhur-Bhuvah-Swaha.aspx
    Location:  London, United Kingdom.
    Comments:  I love what you are doing with your research and website. I am also an ardent Hindu and proud to know that we Hindus/Indians are the custodians of the worldís highest spiritual teachings Ė The Upanishads. Carry on the good work and may God shower blessings on you always.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for fine words of appreciation for this website. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/13/09 - 5:28AM
    Name:  K. Muthramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=573
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! I could not resist my temptation of linking you to a very important site on South India. Dr. Nagaswami is a researcher and retired from archeological department. Very valuable information is contained in this website. http://tamilartsacademy.com/home.asp. Further I have started one blog for Tamil Brahmins for discussions on common topics. I have opened a thread on Aryan Invasion Theory and Out of India theory. If any one here is interested he may join the discussions. http://parppu.blogspot.com.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing information and links. I will include them in the relevant chapters shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/10/09 - 8:20 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=564
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! I read the interesting article referred by you on "WAS INDIA SHINING?"--M.M.JOSHI Vs The Hindu--Facts vs Fiction--- I am now 60 and I had also developed the knowledge of English language by reading Ė ĎThe Hinduí newspaper regularly day after day over the years. The present editor was a leader of Students Federation of India, the students' wing of Marxist Communist Party. He has NOT left his Marxist moorings even after his coming of age. For the past one decade The Hindu projects CPI(M) in its columns. The paper will have more front page news on West Bengal, Kerala, and Tirupura. Their bias against any thing pan-Hindu is well known. Why then do they still stick to the name Hindu? It is high time they change it to some Chinese name suggested by their masters from West Bengal. I am making out copies of this article for distribution. With Regards.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts on the state of newspapers Ė The Hindu and its editor. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/9/09 - 10:36 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://freepdfhosting.com/d9f982f079.pdf
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  "The Sages - To us all towns are one, all men our kin, Life's good comes not from others' gifts, nor ill, Man's pains and pain's relief are from within, Death's no new thing, nor do our blossoms thrill When joyous life seems like a luscious draught. When grieved, we patient suffer; for, we deem. This much-praised life of ours a fragile raft Borne down the waters of some mountain stream That o'er huge boulders roaring seeks the plain Tho' storms with lightning's flash from darkened skies. Descend, the raft goes on as fates ordain. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise! We marvel not at the greatness of the great; Still less despise we men of low estate." (Purananuru-192 Translation by G.U.Pope 1906) "This passage is relevant to the world today which appears to be fragmented by overzealous linguistic and religious fundamentalists. It seems appropriate to reiterate these profound words written a thousand years back to make the world a better place to live."- Dr.C.R.Krishnamurthi. Respected Sushmaji! The above is a translation of a Tamil verse of Sangham period (500 bce ?) by the poet Kaniyan Poonkuntranar."Yadum oore!Yavarum kelir!"= ALL TOWNS ARE ONE! ALL MEN OUR KIN! WHAT A PROFOUND IDEA! SUSHMAJI! I have come to the right spot in recommending the right website for Tamil chapter. Please google "History of Tamil literature". Many sites open up. I recommend the one by Dr.C.R. Krishnamurti, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada as found in the site www.tamilnation.org/literature/krishnamurti/00preface.htm No more entries hereafter on Tamil unless you ask me! I have given much trouble to your goodself! Thanks for your toleration! Warm regards!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for providing this profound passage from the Purananuru and the link. It will be an honor to do a chapter on South India in the future update. All Indians and Hindus owe a debt of gratitude to the devotion, dedication and scholarship of South Indians. It is they who kept the flames of Santana Dharma alive through their temples when North India was being pillaged, conquered and destroyed by Islamic hordes. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/9/09 - 10:37 AM
    Name:  Yogendran G
    Site:  http://election.rediff.com/column/2009/may/06/loksabhapolls-the-kafkaesque-streak-in-indian-politics.htm
    Location:  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Comments:  Dear Sushmaji, Hats off to you for your great work in articulating all that is good about Hinduism. I will make sure that the first website my son or daughter visits when they are old enough to do so will be yours. Hinduism and Hindus themselves owe you a great deal for the great work you are doing. Jai Hind! Warm Regards, Yogi.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for fine words of encouragement for this website. It is words such as yours that has kept this research going for more than a decade. They are truly appreciated. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/9/09 - 9:40 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://hamsa.org/forward.htm
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! Thank you very much for your prompt response. I am enthused by your mentioning 6 more scholar friends of Hinduism. I shall take up my project of the booklet in right earnest. My idea is to give 10 pages to each one of them; making the booklet to have 100-120 pages. That will be in Tamil. I may also try get it published in any one of the spiritual periodicals serially, if the editor obliges me, before making it a booklet form. Sushmaji, while adding a chapter on South India's contribution to Sanatana dharma, the following points are to be taken into account. 1. The Brahmin community is alone identified with Vedas. Though the Brahmins no more speak or understand Sanskrit, their identity is with Sanskrit in the minds of other communities. The anti-Brahmin movements had successfully kept the psyche of the other communities to see the Brahmins as Aryan intruders. The Tamil spiritual saints and sages of past never had any ill feelings towards any community. The new generation Tamils with out any spiritual background speak with political overtones. 2. The Thirukkural is reverentially held as Tamil Veda (Tamil Marai). That great work is dated 2000 years back. Aram, Porul Inbam are the three sub sections of that great work. Dharma, Artha, Kama are the 3 sections. Moksha part is not found. (It is rumored that that section is with British museum) 3. Apart from Tamil other three languages are also having many literatures. Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada have many literary works. 4. Care has to be taken to include all sections, schools of thought. Tamils believe the Vedanta philosophy is entirely different from Siddhanta philosophy. 5. In Tamilnadu alone the 'nastika vada' has taken route. 6. Thiruvannamalai temple and the hill are very important. It was sanctified by Ramana Maharishi. Many foreigners have migrated there and have become permanent citizens. Many more I want to share. Ishwar Sharan (Swami Devanada Saraswati) is a strong defender of Hinduism. His stout opposition to St.THOMAS stories is well known in Tamil nadu. He was a Canadian; now a Dasanami sanyasi of Hinduism. The Christians say Saint Thomas visited Mylapore, Madras in 1st century and was killed by Mylapore Brahmins! Contrary to this myth, it was the Christians who took over the Mylapore Shiva temple and built a church on the temple site.www.hamsa.org is the site of this great friend of Hinduism. With warm regards.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for providing more information about relevant points regarding South India. The great work done by Ishawar Sharan is featured in chapters on Glimpses XX. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/8/09 - 10:32 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vrinda.net.pl/
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, I usually visit the sites you refer in your response to the guest book entries. The site www.hinduismtoday.com referred in the latest posting by me gave me new information. I have not so far heard about Paul-Henry Ramin. See the power of Goddess Mariamman. She is the most sought after Goddess of the poor people of Tamilnadu. Samayapuram Mariamman, and Thanjavur Punnai Nallur Mariammn are very famous. In every village, Mariamman is having a small temple. Mariamman is the deity who cures small pox-Seethala Devi! I wonder how She went into the heart of Paul Henry Ramin! Sushmaji! I am planning to introduce such foreign scholars to Tamil speaking public. I would like to bring out a small booklet on these friends of Hinduism. I mention a few here. David Frawley, Konraad Elst, Francis Gautier, Stephen Knapp and now Paul-Henry Ramin! I request that I may be supplied with the names of more friends of Hinduism who are with us presently and who left recently. The books, web sites and profiles, e-mail- id etc., are required. Is there any comprehensive web site on this? The readers may also please provide information. Warm regards.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts and for your idea of sharing foreign scholars with the people of Tamilnadu. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/7/09 - 8:02 AM
    Name:  S. Iyer
    Site:  http://www.atributetohinduism.com/reviews.html
    Location:  Singapore.
    Comments:  Dear Madam, I recently purchased your book - A Tribute to Hinduism after reading a review of it in the Vedanta Kesari issue of April 2009. Your book as well as your website is very much appreciated for its research value. This book deserves to be in every Hindu household for it fosters pride in our unique heritage and compels introspection into our ancient spiritual traditions.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your fine words of appreciation for this website and the book. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/6/09 - 8:14 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/5/5.shtml#2
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! The great spiritual trinity Adi Sankara, Sri Ramanujachara, and Sri Madhwacharya were born in South India. These three revived Sanatana Dharma after the Buddhists experiment. Further the Shaiva Siddhanta, Sri Vaishnava, Madhwa traditions of the South had many holy men. The 63 Nayanmars, the 12 Alwars of Tamilnadu have kept our religious traditions intact during the turmoil periods.Tirupathi, Srirangam and Chidambaram temples have played pivotal role in safe guarding our religion. The 12 Thirumarais and the Nalayira Divya Prabandham have kept our spirits high. Any word of this communication will open up lots of useful websites.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for providing information and ideas for future research and updates. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/3/09 - 7:43 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/2009/05/03/hindu-heritage-of-swat-valley/
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! I invite your attention to my earlier entry dt.10th April '09 wherein I suggested more information about South India. Since then I was searching for good on-line resource. I would suggest the following web sites to begin with. You may please open a new chapter based on these two sites. We shall further develop it in due course. If you want any assistance for this, I shall be too glad to do the service. I am getting my pre-retirement leave from 3rd of June 2009.The referred sites are: www.shaivam.org and www.ramanuja.org.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing the links for further research on South India. I truly appreciate your efforts and will let you know if I need your assistance for a new chapter on South India in the next update. These links will be included in the relevant chapters shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  5/1/09 - 12:28 AM
    Name:  Arjun
    Site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUJrgPjp8sw
    Location:  India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushma Ji, I have come across some information on Prannoy Roy that has disturbed me greatly. It seems that his full name is Prannoy James Roy and he is a Christian. His father is a Bengali and his mother is English. NDTV is funded by the Church of Spain. (A) NDTV: Funded by Gospels of Charity in Spain supports Communism. Recently it has developed a soft corner towards Pakistan because Pakistan President has allowed only this channel to be aired in Pakistan. NDTV's CEO Prannoy Roy is co-brother of Prakash Karat, Gen Secy of Communist party of India. Brinda Karat's sister Radhika Roy is married to Prannoy Roy. Also Prannoy Roy is a cousin of the prominent media personality Suzanne Arundhati Roy. (B) CNN-IBN: 100% Funded by Southern Baptist Church with its branches in all over the world with HQ in US. The Church annually allocates 800 Million Dollars for Promotion of its channel. Its Indian Head is Rajdeep Sardesai and his wife Sagarika Ghosh. (C) TIMES GROUP LIST: Times of India, Mid-Day, Nav-Bharath Times, Stardust, Femina, Vijaya Times, Vijaya Karnataka, Times Now (24 hr News Channel) & many more. Times Group is owned by Bennet & Coleman. 80% of the Funding is done by "WORLD CHRISTIAN COUNCIL", and balance 20% is equally shared by an Englishman and an Italian. The Italian Roberto Minto is a close relative of Sonia Gandhi. . (D) STAR TV: Is run by an Australian, who is supported by St.Peters Pontificial Church Melbourne."

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for sharing this information regarding the unholy connections of the Indian Media. This information is already available in the chapters on Glimpses. Refer to the book Ė Hinduism under Siege by Dr. Subramanium Swamy. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/29/09 - 10:35 AM
    Name:  Anand
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=540
    Location:  Dubai.
    Comments:  Sushmaji, you are doing a great service for our religion. I don't know if this was posted before but I recently saw this chilling video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU) which says the Muslim population is increasing in Europe. We need to be ever vigilant against the disruptive forces of Christianity and Islam but I think we really need to strengthen Hinduism internally as well by going back to our roots and sticking to Hindu values. Presently there is a great deal of apathy among Hindus and anything goes within Hinduism today like I know of people here who regularly chant Rudram and chamakam on Pradosham day but who will still attend parties and drink alcohol. Because of our intrinsic broad minded nature, we seem to excel in compartmentalizing life into its different segments and assume that one does not affect the other. Frankly I am more worried about this nature of Hindus than even the external threats that we face today because unless we are strong from within how do we battle these threats. I do appreciate greatly the service you are doing and let us all hope that our Hindu Dharma prevails in the end.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for your kind words of appreciation for this website and for sharing the link and your thoughts regarding Hinduism. Hinduism is facing grave threats from outside as well as from inside. In the words of Annie Besant, who eloquently said: And if Hindus do not maintain Hinduism who shall save it? If India's own children do not cling to her faith who shall guard it. India alone can save India and India and Hinduism are one." Warm regards).

    Date:  4/29/09 - 8:13 AM
    Name:  Narayana
    Site:  http://www.sentinelassam.com/editorial.php?sec=3&subsec=0&id=8656&dtP=2009-04-24&ppr=1#8656
    Location:  Australia.
    Comments:  Dear Madam, A previous guestbook entry provided a rather unique view of the interpretation of some mantras. However, a couple of things I must point out here are that: 1) Ekam Sat is correct and not 'Satam'.Sat refers to reality, and the underlying reality is Brahman. As I mentioned in my previous mail, everything being the body of Brahman, only the entity named Brahman is real. Taittiriya Upanishad establishes this point - He who knows Brahman to be existing, is existent. He who thinks Brahman to be non-existent, is non-existent. Yasya AtmA sariram, says Brihadaranyaka Up. Just as the body ceases to exist without the Self, similarly, we, the body of Brahman, need Him to exist. 2) He has many names, and this indicates that everything is His body. Agni, Vayu, Indra, Chandra, Siva, Brahma, etc. are His body, and hence, any mantra that pertains to these devas also pertain to Him, who is the Soul of their Soul. Brihadaranyaka Up. emphasies this by saying 'Anganyanya Devata'...'all these devas are your limbs'. NarayaNa Suktam says 'Sa Brahma, Sa Siva, Sendra, SOkshara...' meaning, He is Brahma, Siva, Indra, AtmA, as these entities constitute His body. The etymological meanings of these names denote His attributes. 'Rudra' refers to destroyer of misery, 'Indra' refers to one who is radiant, etc. Brahman is a term that indicates that which is great and that which imparts greatness. This can apply to Paramatma, Jivatma (Jnana is great) and Prakrti (as it can grow). The name NArAyaNa is a proper noun, and thus, is the sole name denoting the ultimate reality alone, and nothing else. (Pls. refer Sankara Bhashya on Upanishads & Gita, Sri Ramanuja's Vedanta Sangraha and Madhva's Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya for this) The wise see Brahman along with His attributes, jivas and prakrti as one qualified entity, and understand that all names are indicative of His attributes. 3) The Vedas did not originate from Brahman. If Brahman authored a book, it leads to a logical see-saw : God authored a book, so it is divine...God exists because the divine book says so. This is a fallacy. Thus, the Veda is apaurusheya, or unauthored by man or god. This is proven by both Mimamsakas and Vedantins on the strength of pramanas. During pralaya, the Veda remains in the mind of Isvara and after shrishti, He propagates (ie, teaches) Veda to chaturmukha Brahma (refer Taittiriya NarayaNa which says, 'I surrender before that Brahman who taught the Veda to Brahma at the beginning of creation'. Apaurusheyatva is svatah pramana, or self-proven. An anonymous book is presumed authored because all books are known to be authored. But Veda has a tradition of being known to be unauthored and hence, the logic does not apply. This and many other points enforced by Vedantins make it a logical premise to adapt. Mistakes are committed due to authoredness. Veda being unauthored, has no flaws. Someone wrongly mentioned that Vedanta says that Brahman originated vedas. Actually, Sutra 1.1.3 (Vedanta Sutras of BadarAyanA) say that Shruti, ie, Veda is the source of knowledge of Brahman. This was wrongly interpreted as Brahman being the source of Veda. Apaurusheyatva does not mean Veda is independent of Brahman. As all Veda point to Brahman, it follows that they are dependent on Brahman's will for existence, although not authored by Him. Krishna says in Gita, 'I am the knower of the Veda' and not 'I authored Veda'. He is omniscient, so He knows Veda. He did not author it.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for sharing information about the interpretation of this mantra. They are truly appreciated. I will include this information in the relevant chapter shortly. Due to space requirements and aesthetics, the rest of the entry has been posted in the chapter - visitor's emails. Please refer to it. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/28/09 - 2:13 AM
    Name:  Arjun
    Site:  http://www.swapan55.com/2009/04/apologise-to-gujarat.html
    Location:  India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, The link below is an excellent website on Islamic terrorism in India. It also carries articles on the recent report of the Special Investigation Team that found the accusations of Teestha Satalvad false. A must read for every Hindu. http://islamicterrorism.wordpress.com/.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for the information and link. It will be included in the chapter Glimpses XXII shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/27/09 - 12:43 AM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.dailypioneer.com/171077/A-lie-split-wide-open.html
    Location:  Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Sushma ji, the false allegations and stories cooked up by Teesta Setalvad (Ansari) of Communalism Combat against Gujarat administration have come out in public by SIT. Please update links and data on Godhara so that people can judge by itself. Why no NSA against Teesta for cooking false stories of torture - http://stepstosecondpartition.blogspot.com/2009/04/why-no-nsa-against-teesta-for-cooking.html, Teesta, it Hit Your Face - http://www.haindavakeralam.com/HkPage.aspx?PAGEID=8576&SKIN=B. I hope it will help in strengthening case of Indian and Western Media bias and deliberate distortion of truth to put majority in shame under Christian controlled media.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for the eye-opening information about Ďsecularí activists. This information has now been included in the chapter Glimpses XXII. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/26/09 - 11:41 PM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.newstodaynet.com/col.php?section=20&catid=33&id=16509
    Location:  Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushma ji, regards, Recently I have requested Swami Ram Swarup ji to explain to me the Vedic Mantra Ekam Sata bahuda vadanti and its real meaning, as it is quite often misquoted by half baked saints and modern spiritual gurus. His explanation is as under: "INDRAM MITRAM VARANNAMAGNIMAAHURATHO DIVYAH SA SUPARANNO GARUTMAAN. EKAM SAD VIPRA BAHUDHA VADANTYAGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVAANMAAHUHU. (Rigveda mantra 1/164/46). Rig-Veda mantra 1/164/46 says," EKAM SAD VIPRAH BAHUDHA VADANTI," i.e., EKAM SATAM means truth is Rishis, Munis who were/are learned of Vedas, BAHUDHA VADANTI utter so many names of God mentioned in Vedas like AGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVANAM AAHUHU meaning-the name of God are Agni, Yam, Matrishva and AAHUHU means "says". In Yajurveda mantra 32/1 the names of God stated are AGNI, ADITYA, VAAYU, CHANDRMA, SHUKRAM, BRAHM, AAPAH, and PRAJAPATIHI ETC, ETC, ETC. I would explain the meaning of above all the names of God in brief due to shortage of time and space. AGNI= agrini i.e., at the top or who comes first or who was before the creation and according to the said qualities, here the meaning of Agni pertains to God i.e., God is eternal and therefore exists always before the creation etc. that is why Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 says AGNIM Eedey - in the said mantra the meaning of Agni is God according to the qualities and situation. Meaning of Eedey means desire. Therefore the meaning of Agnim Eedey is, "I am desirous of God. Similarly YAM means controller of universe, Matrishva means air i.e., like the air God gives life to human beings. Aditya means which can not be broken into pieces, Chandrma means like moon God gives calm/peace, Shukram means Almighty, Braham means the superior/the biggest/the greatest etc., in the universe, Aapah means omnipresent, Prajapatihi means one who nurses the universe. So all the said meanings have the qualities of God and hence the name of God in the Vedas, but these are always uttered by Rishis Munis, who are learned of Vedas, as mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra quoted above. Therefore only Rishis Munis who are learned of Vedas, utter or tell the holy name of God mentioned in Vedas and those who do not know Vedas can never utter the above holy names of God. But the said holy names, on the other hand, are even of surprising nature to them..... Sushma ji, you must clearly put these Vedic mantras in your yoga chapter. If you require my help for further mantras I will give you just let me know. I am myself practicing yoga for 9 years, on my personal quest I have searched my Indian roots I found it is in Vedas. However, we must also do yajna (havan esp. gayatri mantra) with yoga its wonderful effect on environment, consciousness and spiritual upliftment are manifold and cannot be expressed in words. All that glitters is not Gold is truly said, the glittering West and Christianity is fascinating for a second but in longer run it will make you hollow, selfish and make you believe only in survival of the fittest. Indians especially Hindus, please donít exchange your culture and roots for Christianity your culture has deeper meaning which teaches you to look inward not outward. OM!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for sharing this precious knowledge that you have obtained from Swami Ram Swarupji. I will include this information in the relevant chapter shortly. I will let you know if I need further assistance in the future. Your help is truly appreciated. Due to space requirements and aesthetics, the rest of the entry has been posted in the chapter - visitor's emails. Please refer to it. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/25/09 - 3:22 AM
    Name:  Ranjan Agrawal
    Site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w9OCPguVGY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hinduismtoday.com%2F&feature=player_embedded
    Location:  Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, India.
    Comments:  I have found this site wonderful. Amazingly vast data with references is summarized in a well structured manner for readers. My congratulations to the research scholars and the team who has done this marvelous job. Ancient Indian knowledge is so vast in its content that it is not possible to bring everything in one place but for a layman this site provides enough reading material to understand the basics of Hinduism and the knowledge passed on to us by our ancestors. I will have no hesitation in recommending this site to any person interested to know about Hinduism i.e. Indian Culture.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your fine words of appreciation for this website and for the willingness to extend your support in the form of recommendation. This website was created to enhance our understanding of Ancient India and her immense originality and colossal creativity in all spheres of human endeavor. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/22/09 - 10:38 PM
    Name:  Narayana
    Site:  http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/s_es/s_es_mcdan_hindu_frameset.htm
    Location:  Australia.
    Comments:  Dear Madam, I am a Vaishnava belonging to the sect of Sri Ramanuja. Your site is well designed to cater to all Hindus in general. However, I have a slight issue regarding the oft quoted phrase 'Ekam sat, vipra bahuda vedanti' (truth is one, sages call it by various names). Modern day Hindus have taken the words of Vivekananda and Ramakrishna to interpret this verse (and many others), but such a translation is contrary to the spirit of the Upanishads, and Vedanta, as espoused by Sankara, Ramanuja and Madhva. If we examine the verse, it is not really talking about equality and diversity of faith. Rather, it is highly philosophical. 'Sat' is the name of Brahman, used in context of Brahman being the cause of the Universe, the underlying reality. One of the most famous Brahma Vidyas is the Sat Vidya. The word 'Ekam' conveys that there is only one Brahman. He is also described as 'One without a Second'. Sankara takes it to mean that Brahman is the sole reality. Madhva takes it to mean that there is no-one equal to the Lord, whereas Sri Ramanuja takes it in context of co-ordinate predication. According to Sri Ramanuja, the antaryami Brahmana of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad reconciles all statements of Vedanta by saying that everything is the body of Brahman. Jivas and Jagat are the sarira and Brahman is the Self of the Universe, as well as the individual Self. So, in theory, we have Brahman,as the soul, and Jivas/Jagat as the body. Hence, there is only one entity, which is Brahman,qualified by its body. In common parlance, the term 'Jack' should refer to Jack's body and Jack's Soul as one entity and this is what the Upanishads say by stating that 'There is One Sat' (Ekam Sat) or 'Ekameva Advitiyam' (One without a Second). As everything is Brahmans body, there exists only Brahman and His body, and no second thing. The next part of the sloka 'Wise call it by many names' refers to the fact that on account of everything being Brahman's body, all names that belong to the body ultimately denote Brahman only. When we say 'Jack', it means that the name 'Jack' pertains to the body AND to the Self, which has the body designated as 'Jack. So, the wise see Brahman as the inner Self of the Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ether and even the individual Self. He transcends all duality, by perceiving everything as the body of the Self, thus resulting in non-dual Brahman, with jivas and jagat as His attributes (we say 'I am a man', which means the 'I', which is the Self, has acquired the attribute of manliness on association with the body. Similarly Brahman has acquired the jivas and jagat as attributes). Thus, all names belong to Him, and this has no relation whatsoever to the idea of tolerance or equality. The Vedic verse has been misinterpreted. In conclusion, the three schools of Vedanta all interpret this sloka very philosophically. Advaita takes it to mean that Brahman is the sole reality. Vishishtadvaita takes it to explain the body/soul concept. Dvaita takes it to mean that the Lord is Supreme and is the referrant of all names by Sarva Shabda Vachyatva (all sounds/names denote Brahman according to Madhva). I request you to post the meaning of the sloka with reference to Vedic schools of thought. While I have no problem with the usage of Vivekananda or Ramakrishna's interpretations, it is a fact that these interpretations do not do justice to traditional Vedantic commentaries. Servant of Sri Hari, Narayana.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation for this website as well as for sharing your thoughts and pointing out the pertinent information regarding this oft quoted phrase 'Ekam sat, vipra bahuda vedanti' - truth is one, sages call it by various names. This is probably a wrong translation and interpretation which can cause damage to the real meaning of the sloka. Swami Vivekananda used this translation at many places including the famous Chicago address. I am neither a Hindu/Sanskrit scholar nor am I an authority on Hinduism. I merely research and collect information. I will try to post the meaning of the sloka with special reference to Vedic schools of thought in relevant chapters in the near future. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/22/09 - 10:05 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/rethinking-religions-in-india/
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, The website, www.crystalinks.com is a very useful site gives ancient history of all nations, cultures, and traditions, religions. It appears the site is not prejudiced unlike Christians and Islamic sites. It is another source of comparative religion and history. While 'hinduwisdom' is for Hinduism, 'crystalinks' is for all religions. It is a mini encyclopedia of history and religion. Would you recommend the site to our readers?

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for sharing the information and link. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/16/09 - 11:05 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=294
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, South India.
    Comments:  Here is an article confirming the divisions in Islam. "73 divisions in Islam and one true jamaat". www.real-islam.org/73_8.htm

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for the information regarding division in Islam. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/16/09 - 2:03 AM
    Name:  Dr Mayank Rawat
    Site:  http://rajivmalhotra.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=32
    Location:  Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    Comments:  I have received this from: Sh.Darshan Nangia of USA. This should interest everybody. Very interesting facts on Religions: Food for thought *Christianity.* - One Christ, One Bible Religion. You know the Latin Catholic will not enter Syrian Catholic Church. These two will not enter Marathoma Church. These three will not enter Pentecost Church. These four will not enter Salvation Army Church. These five will not enter Seventh Day Adventist Church. These six will not enter Orthodox Church. These seven will not enter Jacobite church. Like this there are *146 castes* in Kerala alone for Christianity, each will never share their churches for fellow Christians..! Wonderful..! One Christ, one Bible, One Jehovah...... What a unity! Now *Islam* - One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi.. Great; unity! Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the Muslim countries. The religious riot in most Muslim countries is always between these two sects. The Shia will not go to Sunni Mosque. These two will not go to Ahamadiya Mosque. These three will not go to Sufi Mosque. These four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque. Like this it appears there are *13 castes* in Muslims. Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/. .. each other ! The American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully supported by all the Muslim countries surrounding Iraq! One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi....! Great unity! All Muslims are not Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslims. 60% of all victims of Muslim terrorism are Muslims. Now Santan Dharma (Hinduism) - 1,280 Religious Books, 10,000 Commentaries, more than one lakh sub-commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods, variety of Aacharyas, thousands of rishis, hundreds of languages... still everyone goes to the SAME TEMPLE ... Or do not object to going to each other's temple whether unity is for Hindus or in others.? Hindus have never quarreled with each other for the last ten thousand years in the name of religion. Only Politicians had tried to divide and rule the Hindus and India.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing these fascinating comparisons of so called unity and much touted equality among Christian and Islamic societies. Caste is constantly vilified as the most abhorrent aspect of Hinduism, yet even in the aftermath of conversion and death Dalit (Oppressed) Indian Christians are buried in separate grounds. Whither equality? This information will be included in the chapter under caste system shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/12/09 - 11:26 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  https://www.sriramakrishnamath.org/2009/Eng/4-4-1.Pdf
    Location:  Thanjavur,Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! Please refer to my earlier posting dated 14th March 2009 wherein I have appealed to the Hindu scholars to refute the lies of Dr. Zakir Naik. I stumbled upon a nice site by Arya Bharath http://muhamedinhinduism.tripod.com/id3.html. Shriman Arya Bharath deserves all our praise. He has decently refuted all the points of the Muslims. His article is very scholarly. It is also informative to us Hindus. I request every one who reads this to send congratulatory message to Sri Arya Bharath. He seems to be a Tamil like me. I am doubly happy.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for your guestbook entry. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/11/09 - 3:02 AM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.satyavidya.org/
    Location:  Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Dear Sushma ji, regards. Recently from 9-11 Apr 09 I had visited Rameshwaram and traveled to Madurai by bus route. In fact Rameshwaram temple is an enlightening experience; there are two types of darshan free and special. Hefty fee is charged for special darshan .Re.51 per person and free darshan is quite crowded. I think this discrimination should be removed. We all are equal in front of God. The temple is not kept properly. As usual all the money donated by Hindus is looted by the Indian Government, it can be developed and run in a better fashion. The Pentecoastal Mission and sprawling churches of Jesus are sincerely working towards carrying out the devoted message of converting Heathens same is in Madurai too. First we Hindus were being denied admission to Madurai temple in evening due to Kumbhabhisekam. Later few White Europeans wanted to enter, they were allowed so we also barged in how we the upholder of this religion who are being discriminated and maliced on every small pretext are being denied darshan. The Madurai temple is really beautiful and an architectural wonder. Every where along the main road while traveling I have observed the usual tactics of Church, Jesus teaches love, had come to save us from sins Ö first open school/hospital, then convert and prejudice people against their roots. All the churches are well kept with sprawling areas and well funded. Now few points - people are living in Rameshwaram in poverty. We Hindus should try to save our people and help them else be ready to face the repercussions like north east. Our Indians are gullible fools; they have kept the traditions alive in spite of poverty and against all odds. I have read the book "A Light of Truth" by Swami Dayanand Saraswati (Arya samaj). It is eye opening for Hindus the link is http://www.satyavidya.org/, all the writings in Hindi is translated in English. Please include in your webpage, all his teachings based on Vedas can also be found. Further this article should be read on Sachar Committee and minority appeasement. Life has no religion but the Scholarship has - The Modern Social Studies - http://www.haindavakeralam.com/hkpage.aspx?PageID=7557&SKIN=K. On terrorism and Indian media please include this book review in your webpage Indians should know their future " TERRORISM AND THE INDIAN MEDIA: A comparative study of the approach of English, Hindi and Urdu Newspapers towards terrorism, Rakesh Sinha , India Policy Foundation: New Delhi, Rs. 80 - http://www.haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?PageID=8491&SKIN=M. There are many good articles please go through the Satya Vidya and Haindava Keralam website. The Hindu history which I forwarded to you once is given Satyart Prakash by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Jai Hind!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing your thoughts on the condition of temples in Madurai and Rameshwar and links to Hindu issues. It is indeed tragic that Hinduism is such dire situation in Mother India. Aggressive Evangelization, Jihad, Globalization and Materialism will destroy ancient spirituality and Hindu way of life. Our Ďhead in the sandí self-righteous and noisy secularists will not wake up until it will be too late. They are like the proverbial donkeys - how can they appreciate a diamond? I will include the links that you have provided to the excellent articles and website shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/10/09 - 6:51 PM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=493
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  After reading the topics regularly and keeping in touch with the guest book, I am of the opinion that South Indian traditions, temples and religious heritage, personalities have only cursory references. At least one chapter has to be added for South India. Our Tamil Saiva Nayanmars, Sri Vaishnava Azhwars, Madhwas and their methods, festivals in the temple etc., has to be given their due place. No offence. It is a suggestion only.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will try to include a chapter on Tamil saints and festivals in the next update. It is not always easy to find research materials on Hinduism when you live in the West. This website is merely meant to be an educational resource to spread knowledge. Warm regards).

    Date:  4/1/09 - 11:16 AM
    Name:  K. Muthuramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=485
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, S. India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, I had the opportunity to read the book "The beautiful tree" by Prof. Dharampal. The indigenous education was so healthy before the advent of British rule. "The Raj" systematically killed the education system then prevailing in our native land. The book is available in down loadable version at http://www.samanvaya.com/dharampal/.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on the excellent book and link by Dharampal. I will include a link to it shortly. Dharampalís book has been cited in the chapters under European Imperialism and Education in Ancient India. Just like ďThe British RajĒ destroyed the educational system of India, similarly the Spanish Conquistadors destroyed and burnt the records of the Inca Civilization in South America - http://www.crystalinks.com/incan.html. This process of destruction and demonization even continues today in the Inca heartland of Peru. Refer to the chapter on Pacific Waves. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/20/09 - 10:49 AM
    Name:  Rashmi Sahu
    Site:  http://www.dharmacentral.com/universalism.htm
    Location:  Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    Comments:  Sushma ji regards. One most important link I am providing for the articles. Does Hinduism Teach That All Religions Are The Same? A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism - http://www.dharmacentral.com/universalism.htm. I hope Hindus should read this site too. Further a good analysis of Indian course of destiny post independence by http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/, many soulful articles on this site like how India became poor (already covered by you). The Era of darkness - Bharat Gupt's new book "India: A Cultural Decline or Revival?" it is a review of book by an IAS officer V Sundaram. I hope we should read and search truth on our own. Jai Hind!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for the links. I will add them to relevant chapters shortly. Since Knowledge is power, Hindus must do their own research and critical analysis in order to survive. For those Indians who continue to sing paeans to British rule, this book by Suhash Chakravarty ĎThe Raj Syndromeí is a brilliant, well written indictment of the British Empire in India. Those who deny the legendary wealth of India should read - Late Victorian Holocausts Ė By Mike Davis and Poverty and the Un-British rule Ė By Dadabhai Naoroji. These authors have been covered extensively in the chapter on European Imperialism. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/19/09 - 9:36 AM
    Name:  Aditya Kumar
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=446
    Location:  Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Comments:  Sushamaji, I am thrilled to have come across to your website in my own spiritual quest. Thank you so much for creating it. Today, Hindus and Hinduism is in dire condition in India thanks to our sycophantic ruling class. The Christian missionary apparatus and the Islamic jihadi goons are creating havoc in this ancient land of rishis and saints. They are changing the dynamics of this nation. The English language media (ELM) is hardly Ďfair and balancedí when it comes to reporting on political and religious issues since it is firmly in the pocket of Madame Sonia Gandhi. Perhaps Indians should emulate the Americans and stop reading newspapers and get their information from internet blogs instead. And like the US, we need a Ďregimeí change badly to protect Santana Dharma. Keep up the good work. Regards, Aditya.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation for this website. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/18/09 - 7:27 PM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://vivekajyoti.blogspot.com/2009/03/you-have-duty-today-to-throw-this-upa.html
    Location:  Pune, Maharastra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji, Pranam. As it is from time to time I like to inform the latest development in our country. Since Election is going to be held on April and May 2009. Now the very precious vote has been divided into three category i.e. UPA, NDA and third front. In this forum I would like inform to all Hindus through out world as far as UPA and third front are concerned both are anti-Hindu and having no self respect. One is headed by a Catholic and other (third front) are bunch of Christian and Pseudo seculars. The fact is that this election is very, very important and crucial for the very survival of Hindus in India. For this our Loved Yogi Guru Swami Ram Dev working for (Bharat Swabhiman) is laudable. Now he is tirelessly working for the very survival of this nation from the hands of corrupt politicians, evangelists and other Jehadis. Being a citizen of this country I would like to request kindly show you hands to Respected Baba Ramdevji. He has that much of guts and power to uphold the dignity of this nation. Again I would like inform all the viewers that if NDA comes to powers this will shows that Hindus have self respect otherwise it shows this nation belongs to Christian Missionaries and evangelist. It is a fact after the election if at all NDA fails to get the magic figure, then these vultures will come together in the name of Secularism. Please vote for NDA and rightwing parties for the survival of only Hindu majority nation in the world. Otherwise remember if it fails to happen it will goes to the hands of Anti Hindu forces. At that moment you Hindus canít do anything. It will be too late. Please be united for the sake of this nation. Bande Mataram.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for sharing information with the visitors to this website regarding upcoming elections in India and the tireless work done by Guru Swami Ramdev. In order to survive in todayís hostile situation with a corrupt and powerful Media and politicians, Hindus must vote for a party that keeps Hindus safe from the wrath of Islamic Jihadis and Christain Evangelical madness as well as safeguards Hinduism Ė her ancient and intricately carved temples, her age old institutions and her magnificent symbols. Hinduism should not only survive but prosper for the health of this environmentally challenged planet. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/17/09 - 11:27 PM
    Name:  Khmer Angkor
    Site:  http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/rajiv-malhotra-on-where-is-india-in-the-encounter-of-civilisations/
    Location:  United States of America.
    Comments:  Hi there, Great stuff on Sacred Angkor. Cambodia and India friendship should last forever. I just want to let you know in Cambodia there is a Cambodian spiritual leader who has over 100,000+ followers. Lately he's been telling his Cambodian (Khmer) followers to start going back to worshipping Lord Vishnu. Here is the you tube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Pwv88ax80. He is the narrator speaking in the Khmer language. There are English subtitle in the Video for those that don't understand the Khmer language. If you fast forward the video to the time length 0:25 you'll hear him talk about how the Khmer people need to go back to worshiping Lord Vishnu. In the you tube video it shows his follower handing out Magic Yantra scarf to Khmers soldier at Preah Vihear temple site. If you didn't know, last year in Oct 2008, Thailand (Khmer ancient enemy) and Cambodia have gun battle over Preah Vihear Temple, an ancient Khmer Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple also represent the center of the Khmer empire. Here the you tube link about gun fight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ypHxs07ick and here the link that talk about Magic Yantra scarf given by the Cambodian spiritual leader that protected the Khmer soldier. - http://www.france24.com/en/20081110-cambodians-rely-magic-against-modern-thai-weapons. I just hope the Khmer go back to worshipping Lord Vishnu. A lot of Khmer feel that the killing field happened and the reason why they country is poor is because they abandon the Hindu Gods.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for the kind words of appreciation for this website and for sharing information and links about Cambodian Khmer movement to go back to the Hindu roots of worshipping Lord Vishnu. I will include this link in the chapter under Sacred Angkor shortly. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/16/09 - 6:38 AM
    Name:  Harsha Wardhan
    Site:  http://traveller.outlookindia.com/issuecontent.aspx?id=1577&type=39&flag=issuehome
    Location:  Orissa, India.
    Comments:  Great work. You have done a magnificent work of researching, collecting and classifying all material available that shows our heritage in true light. Keep up the good work. We need such dedicated torches bearers as you. May you find peace and fulfillment in your work.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your fine words of appreciation for this website. It is words such as yours that has kept this research going for more than a decade. They are truly appreciated. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/14/09 - 3:18 PM
    Name:  K. Muthramakrishnan
    Site:  http://www.hinduwisdom.info/articles_hinduism/288.htm
    Location:  Thanjavur, Tamil nadu, South India.
    Comments:  Respected Sushmaji! I post this to give more information on Dr. Zakir Naik, the televangelist of Islam, and owner of Peace TV, and running www.irf.net (Islamic research foundation). Our Hindu scholars must close their ranks and give fitting reply to the blasphemy he is spreading in the name of comparative religion. His misquoting our holy Hindu scriptures must be stopped. He is not with out any objection from Muslims. He is so vociferous that he made a remark that Muslims need not have intermediatory even if it is Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). They can directly pray to Allah (swt). This has enraged many sects of Muslims. There were many protests and finally he apologized to them. Why are Hindus are not questioning him for his misquoting Hinduism? Some of the links - http://indianmuslim.in/dr.zakirnaik/watch?v=A5KcVLJyn3A8feature= relted refresh.blog.co.uk - http://indianmuslims.in/dr-zakir-naik/ http://stestosecondpartiton.blgspot.com/ http://letusbuildpakistan.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archives.html

    (Editorís Note: Thank you once again for the information and links on the Islamic televangelist Dr. Zakir Naik and his activities in India. Please refer to the link given above for debunking Dr. Naik's preposterous claim by Dr. Alok Bohara - http://www.hinduwisdom.info/articles_hinduism/288.htm. I hope Hindu scholars and visitors to this website will also do what is needed. Also refer to Islamic atrocities in Bengal - http://www.bengalgenocide.com/. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/14/09 - 1:12 AM
    Name:  Pabitra Mohan
    Site:  http://www.crusadewatch.org/
    Location:  Pune, Maharastra, Bharat.
    Comments:  Dear Vilagapudi, you are absolutely right in your view. Now the thing is that, what we Hindus can do for the very survival our culture and tradition. We should learn form Yehudi (Israelis). If 60 lakhs Jews can fight and giving befitting reply to the surrounding states. Why canít we Hindus near about 85 Crores. It is not at all a small number. For this we can start from our family, then our Basti, then our village and relatives, near and dear. You will see the results. Before raising any objection, we must observe and implements the value system of Hinduism in our family. Being a citizen of this nation, in my own initiatives I reconverted 4 Hindu youth from Christianity. I convinced them what is wrong and right. I am fulltime employee in a big organization. For this it requires lot of will power and own conviction. Secondly, we Hindus should not send our children to Christian missionary school. By this way, the money the parents are giving, some parts are systematically diverted to the conversion activities. I mean to say by sending your child to the Christian run school, we Hindus indirectly funding for the conversion activities. Thirdly, if at any point in time we Hindus came to know that, there is sincere attempt for the conversion activities are taking place in particular area, we should be united and fight for the same. Now it is the duty of every Hindu to know what is happening in there surrounding and do the action plan accordingly. Otherwise both foreign cult one from Jerusalem and another from Arabia will ruin this nation into hell. I mean they will succeed to the extend in there nefarious plan. Hey, Hindus be unite and fight for the cause of your very culture and its survival. Bharat Mata ki jai. Bande mataram!

    (Editorís Note: Thank you for sharing your views once again on the pitiable state of Hindus in India. All Vedic/Indic faiths are under assault. In Tibet Ė the Communists have taken over and Buddhism has virtually vanished, in Nepal, the Maoists have created havoc in a once Hindu state, Pakistan has designs on North India to make it into Mughalistan, in Central India, the Maoists want to create a Dalistan and in the South India, the powerful Christian Church with its missionary arm wants to create an East Timor. All this is happening while the middle class Indians and Hindus are merrily wrapped up in mindless consumerism which is polluting the land, dreaming of IT jobs abroad and selling Indian poverty in order to gain a few worthless (Booker and Oscar) awards from the West. It is time Hindus and Indians wake up and learn the lessons from the Jews in protecting their heritage and culture. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/13/09 - 2:50 PM
    Name:  G. Velagapudi
    Site:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=438
    Location:  Tamil nadu, India.
    Comments:  Dear Ms. Londhe, Thank you so much for your vision in creating an enlightening website which I discovered recently. Please keep up the good work you are doing. In India, the South was considered to be the stronghold of Hinduism. This was the place where intricately carved ancient temples and traditions were zealously maintained. But today the condition of Hindus in India is a pitiable one. India has become the battle ground for two opposing and fanatical creeds. On one hand, the Church wants to convert Tamilnadu (Eelam) into another East Timor and on the other hand, the process of Talibanization of Kerala is going on full speed ahead. May God save and bless the Hindus.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation for this website and for sharing information regarding the desperate conditions of Hindus in India. Today, in India, we need inspiring leadership not dynastic and tired politics. Please refer to these links for more insight - http://www.haindavakeralam.com/HkPage.aspx?PAGEID=8334&SKIN=K And http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=438. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/10/09 - 8:41 PM
    Name:  Alphanso D'Souza
    Site:  http://www.theindianstar.com/index.php?uan=7824
    Location:  Canada.
    Comments:  Attendance is down at Catholic churches in Quebec, whose population-more than elsewhere in Canada-has turned its back on Christianity. Fewer than ten percent here attend mass. According to Germain Tremblay of the Montreal-based Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec, "Even in selling them for $1, it's happening that no buyer is interested in the churches for sale. This is new." Source: http://www.thestar.com/article/594474. Source: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/REL_RELIGIOUS_AMERICA?SITE=TXPLA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. 15% of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Over the last seven years, mainline Protestants dropped from just over 17 percent to 12.9 percent of the population. http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/. I hope and pray We as Hindus can be bold enough to share our religion with our American friends, so that they can experience God.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much once again for sharing interesting information and the links. The general marketing rule is that - when faulty products fail to sell in the West they head to the East. Similarly millions of dollars are being poured into India for religious conversion and to train priests for the Church. According to Hinduism Today - Vatican Relying on India and Africa For New Priests - http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/3/8.shtml#2. Warm regards).

    Date:  3/7/09 - 12:27 PM
    Name:  Rajesh
    Site:  http://www.newstodaynet.com/col.php?section=20&catid=33
    Location:  Maharashtra, India.
    Comments:  This is a very informative and awakening website. We have formed a Devasthan Kosh Samiti and 30 districts Temple encyclopedia of Temples of Maharashtra is in process with 7 volumes Published. We want to create a temple coordination forum for restoring the glory of temples and using temples as medium of Hindu unity, Dharma Prasar with special emphasis on reconverting the people who have been lured into other religions and we also aim to have our own wing to spread our religion in Islamic countries by forcing the United Nations to enforce freedom of faith in Islamic countries.

    (Editorís Note: Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation for this website as well as for sharing information regarding creation of Hindu unity through restoring the glory of Hindu temples. Good luck with your endeavor. Refer to the newly discovered Pre-Angkor temple in Malaysia - http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-105699.html and how Muslims are once again invading Hampi (ancient seat of Vijayanagar Kingdom and a World Heritage site Ė http://indianrealist.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/muslims-invade-vijayanagar-again/. Warm regards).

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