According to the Indian Constitution, Buddhism, Jainism, Ananda Marg and Sikhism are variations of Hinduism.
Hindus are not believers. They are seekers without or without the aid of Knowers (Guru). They may be seeking on the here and now and the hereafter.
Hindustan is a godless country. Hindus don’t believe in a God the Creator. They feel that a great spirit, paramatma, permeates everything.
Look up Sanatana Dharma, “a way of life”, on “eternal truths”.
Sanatana Dharma and Hinduism may not be one and the same thing. The jury is still out.
The Mughal Emperors described Hinduism as a collection of local practices which varied from place to place. They never mentioned Sanatana Dharma which is about laws and the science behind it. Dharma means laws. Sanatana means science.
So, probably we have Sanatana Dharma-Hinduism.
Jesus did say, “the kingdom of God is within you”.
Jesus said, “you shall know the truth, and it will set you free”.
The truth, once it emerges, cannot be hidden, said Jesus. “It will be shouted from the rooftops.”
Having said that, Jesus said, “they have eyes but don’t see, have ears but don’t hear. But to you (disciples) are given to know what men do not know”.
The Holy Bible, the Word of God, is about the spiritual nature of truth.
These truths are self-evident.
They need not be proven.
They stand proven through experience.
For example, God — for want of a better term — helps those who help themselves. This is an individual experience. Having said that, God does not interfere in human lives. God is not a collective experience. The evidence is all around us.
For another, it’s the guilty conscience that kills. Keep your conscience clear. If someone hurts you, they will have to hurt even more to hurt you. Their suffering is endless as long as they go around hurting people, your suffering is only for a time.
It’s all about karma on both sides. Karma is neutral. It’s human perceptions that see it as good, bad, evil, ugly, beautiful, positive and negative.
If anything has a beginning, it will have an end. There should be no artificial prohibition, as promoted by the evil caste system, on upward social mobility.
The brightest and best must lead the way for All. Man does not live by bread alone. Principles matter.
In India, the evil caste system prohibits upward social mobility.
If you marry outside the caste, you end up with no caste, casteless, outcaste (pariah) and denied community support.
You probably have to run away to America.
Brahmins who cross the waters also end up as pariah (outcaste).
The Brahmins claim that caste is based on karma.
Karmic forces exhaust themselves sooner or later. So, why should there be an artificial prohibition on upward social mobility?
Article 153, NEP and the Definition of Malay in Article 160 has degenerated and deviated and distorted into an evil caste system in Malaya.
Malay is not race. Read the 2nd Prong of the Definition of Malay in Article 160.
The Constitution is colour blind.
The Definition of Malay in Article 160 is an artificial construct, an aberration in law, bad law, used to justify the existence of Article 153 and NEP and their observance in the breach.
The Definition of Malay in Article 160 is not about DNA, race, Austronesian or anthropology etc but about a form of Identity for Muslims of different races in Singapore and Malaya governed by the Merdeka, 31 Aug 1957, cutoff deadline.
Again, there’s no Malay race in Article 160.
Briefly, the 2nd Prong of the Definition reads that (a) Muslims, able to speak Malay, and born before Merdeka in Malaya or Singapore, or born of parents one of whom was born in Malaya or Singapore, or is on that day (i.e. Merdeka) domiciled in Malaya or Singapore are Malay; and (b) the issue of such a person i.e. in (a) is Malay.
The 1st Prong, subject to the 2nd Prong, refers to practising Malay culture, customs and traditions. When Malay is not race in Article 160, the question of practising Malay culture, customs and traditions does not arise.
Obviously, the Definition was about creating an Identity for Muslims of many races in Malaya and Singapore who are governed by the Merdeka cutoff deadline.
The original script for Bahasa (Sanskrit word) Melayu (from the Tamil and Malayalam for hill/mountain) was Indian.
Bahasa Melayu is an Indian language based on a Cambodian (Austronesian) dialect, Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali.
The Malay language was the lingua franca in the Archipelago.
It was used by many Rulers. That doesn’t mean they were Malays.
Those having Malay as identity in Article 160 in Singapore and Malaya come from various races including Tamil, Malayalee, Pathan, Yemeni and Turk from India: and Bugis, Javanese, Minang and Aceh from the Archipelago.
The Book of Genesis says, “there’s a tide, a season, in the affairs of man”. There’s a time for this and a time for that . . . a time to be born, a time to die, a time to sow and a time to reap, a time to laugh, a time to cry.
Karmic forces exhaust themselves sooner or later. The more you fight karma, the more it will fight you. Neutralise karma by accepting it.
The “good” can only come from the “bad”. Without the “bad”, there can be no “good”.
Look for the silver lining in the clouds. Consider everything that happens as a blessing in disguise. Count your blessings. Be thankful and grateful so that you will have even more reasons to be thankful and grateful tomorrow.
Human beings are adaptable and resilient. Cross the bridge when you come to it. Don’t count the chickens before they are hatched. Take each day as it comes. Don’t mix up everything. Separate the issues. Live the moments.
Don’t let your consciousness wander. Don’t let it go all over the place. Be strong.
Stay committed (don’t give up) and you will reach your destination. Have faith. A little discipline is a must. Never say die. God, whether you feel God exists or otherwise, will be with you.
Jesus said, “if you have faith, even though it be as tiny as this grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘uproot thyself and plant thyself in the sea,’ and it will obey you”.
If you think God exists, although God may not exist, God exists.
If you think that God does not exist, although God may exist, God does not exist.
We don’t take our sins with us when we go. We leave them behind. The Holy Bible says, “the sins of the fathers will be visited on the children”.
The spiritual nature of truth is more about the here and now, not so much on the hereafter. We can cross the bridge on the hereafter when we come to it. If there’s no bridge, it doesn’t matter. We won’t know anyway.
Most people worry about what happens to them after they are gone.
They never stop to think about where they were before they were born. Don’t get into rebirths/reincarnation. There’s no evidence. Keeping on the safe side does not mean believing in rebirths/reincarnation.
No one has ever come back from the hereafter to tell us.
Siddarth Gautam was not a Prophet. He was a Buddh i.e. one who attained enlightenment i.e. the past, present and future.
Prophesy is not about seeing the future. The future does not exist.
Prophesy is about recognising what is possible and announcing it. Prophesies come true when enough people believe in them. If anything has a beginning, it will have an end. For example, Malaya won’t be in Borneo forever.
No need to keep on the safe side and start believing in things which can’t be backed up by proof. Philosophy is just about fantastic theories on things which cannot be explained.