CNN’s God’s Warrior

I think it was a much needed series, here is my take on it. 

I am not an expert of foreign policy and/or religion. But I have always believed that Religion needs to be a part of everything not only politics and policy. However that can not and should not happen in current shape because today’s religion is hijacked by dogmas and does not celeberate and honor the true sayings of it but cherry picks the most easy routes to go to heaven. In my limited understanding, God would have never intended you to do something so that you can go to heaven , it would not have been debit and credit like as it’s meant in today’s world but you do good deeds because it’s right thing to do rather than it will give you a place in heaven.

The reason True sayings of religion needs to be part of politics and policies because in the end they are universal, transcendental and are same across each and every religion on this earth. So First of all we need to interperet Religion right and then act on it.

If we don’t do this we can never resolve any conflict because human aspiritations to belong to something bigger are psychological and are very intrinsic to his/her nature. In lack of true interpretion, people will continue to shape and form their beliefs in  religion the way they seem fit first fulfilling their psychological needs and then practising those beliefs to fulfill their material needs but in reality it would be a trap.

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60th Independence Day

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Best Wishes to INDIA and PAKISTAN on their 60th Birthday. There have been challenges and conflicts between INDIA and PAKISTAN but both Nations have come a long way since their separation. Hopefully the march to progress and peace is continued. Someone sent me a poem today by R.N. Tagore , Yes this is INDIA…

Where the mind is without fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening
thought and action —
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
-Rabindranath Tagore 

Also see

Speech by Jawahar Lal Nehru on 15th August 1947

Speech by Sri Aurbindo on 15th August 1947

Here are some of the links I found on Internet which covers this historical occasion.

http://dinesh.cyanam.net/India/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paavani/1111383699/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/id07articleshow/2268391.cms

http://www.guardian.co.uk/india/g2/0,,2148380,00.html

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-Jai Hind