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THE REFORM OF HINDUISM. PART 1.

by Swami Shankaratilaka url

The reform of hinduism for the revitalization of Dharma & the necessary reinterpretation of certain aspects of the shastra

About the thoughs of Professor S.Juggessur D. Sc.

The Sanatana Vedic Dharma/hindu in india and abroad is being filed to revision

There is a feeling aroused among the people which generates an open and willing spirit to reform the old social and religious structure that otherwise resists through organized confrontations, sometimes tense and sometimes violent.

A few years ago some worrying events occurred in multiple distant locations of India with confrontations between factions of hindus who were disagreed on the vision they had about the hinduist world and how they have to build together the world of the future.

India is the reference for pan-indian Hinduism and also to all citizens of the world who feel something more than attracted by the mystical and sometimes exotic culture of the great tradition that comes from the ancient and ancestral Bharatavarsa.India is a country that thrives on modernity and social issue in a tense debate should keep for the future of these spiritual values, mystics and philosophers who have been and are light for the humanity of all time.

There is in India and outside India hinduist hindus and not hinduist hindus who sleep peacefully in the dream that nothing will change in the destiny of hinduism as the eternity which defines hinduism will do to survive despite all sufferings, because so was, is and will be the “karma of Hinduism.” But, this thinking goes against the own essence of Hindu Dharma, as in the shastras like the Bhagavad Gita, essential compendium recognized by most hinduist, Shri Krishna the eighth avatar that restores the fallen ancestral Dharma and left between the vedics (hinduist) is aware that in the future, men and those men who are obviously aware of the Dharma, it´s means, vedics (hinduist), were degraded, degrade and will do in their beliefs and personalities, incapacitate themselves to serve the Dharma and the model of man and society proclaimed by the shastras, the sacred scriptures.

In that way Krishna teaches that Dharma will need a revitalization and a “revolution”, it´s means, a step forward with paradigm reference from the past or rather from the tradition. But, that means that the Vedic Dharma / Hinduism are not refurbished and therefore revised over the time? No doubt the reforms were introduced by notable personalities who are now constantly cited to substantiate the teachings imparted by the thousands acaryas around the hinduist world, reformist personalities such as Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya, Dayananda, Vivekananda, Sivananda, Dayananda Sarasvati, Vedabharati, Sri Sri Ravishankar, who have been removing substantial weight of the founding ancient patriarchs, in one or other way, of the Vedas´s tradition: the Rishis.

In modern times it is really needed to strengthen the hindu society because of the Hinduism in all parts of the world most depends on its stability. Hinduism is most a religiosity than a religion. Their lack of specific definition in the dogma of universal representatives (accepted by all) and global hierarchy that makes their development directly related to a way of being and proceed in the development and religious method has its main stronghold in India, where is better understood, as in the other countries where Hinduism is disseminated in many ways, is quite atypical and poorly understood, if not nothing accepted.

The root base of Vedism / Hinduism is the relationship with a wise man, sometimes, holy, sometimes considered divine when not seen as an incarnation of God by his devotees. This binding relationship with a personality like this, is out of the emotional and intellectual dimension of non-hindus, more accustomed to relate to a dogma, an institution and a defined hierarchy. These contrasts generate many conflicts, social problems and alarms, and results that the Hinduism / Vedic Dharma is spread by minority groups, charismatics communities seen as sects by the layman, its means, those who are out of the mentality of Hinduism and their customs in India.

 

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