What is the greatest thing about being a Hindu?

Source : Quora 

1) Believe in god! – you’re accepted – Aastik

2) Don’t believe in god! – You’re accepted – Nastik

3) You want to worship idols , please go ahead

4) You dont want to worship idols, please go a ahead.

5) You want to criticise something in our religion. Come forward. We are logical. You will be Hindu.

6) You want to accept as it is. Please go ahead with it.

7) You want to start your journey by reading bhagvad gita – Go ahead

8) You want to start your journey by reading Upanishads – Go ahead.

9) You want to start your journey by reading Purans – Go ahead.

10) You just don’t like reading. No problem. Go by Bhakti tradition . ( bhakti- devotion)

11) You don’t like idea of Bhakti! No problem, dude. Do your karma.

12) You want to enjoy life. Very good. Go ahead. No problem at all. Charvaka Philosophy

13) You want to abstain from all the enjoyment of life & find god. Wow! Be a Sadhu!

14) You don’t like the concept of God. You believe in Nature only. – Welcome.

vrukshavalli amha soyare” (Trees are our friends)

15) You believe in one god or supreme energy. Superb! Follow Advaita philosophy.

16) You want a Guru. Go ahead.

17) You don’t want a Guru. Go ahead.

18) You believe in Female energy. Welcome! Shaktiism form of Hinduism.

19) You believe every human is the same. Yeah! You’re awesome, come let’s celebrate Hinduism! “Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the world is a family)

20) You don’t have anything to do. Don’t worry. One more festival is coming!

21) You are a working person. Don’t have time for religion. Its okay. You will be a Hindu.

22) You like to go to temples. Please go ahead.

23) You don’t like to go to temples, no problem. You are still a Hindu!

24) You know that your religion is a way of life. With freedom.

25) You believe that everything have god in them. So you worship your mother, father, guru, tree, River, Prani-matra, Earth, Universe!

26) And If you don’t believe that everything have god in them – No problems. Respect your viewpoint.

27) “sarve sukhin santu” (May all live happy.) “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah” (May all llve happy) You represent this!

You’re free to choose, my dear Hindu!

Next Hitler or Next Gandhi : My choices.

“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” – James Baldwin

Today I came across this power quote & I realised why I am yet to follow footstep of Hitler. I still have something to lose.  That may not be the case of everyone on this planet. So, it shouldn’t be surprising to see the world filled with violence.

Hindu mythology precisely highlights the theme of “Kaliyug” (Modern world) . It is a battle within yourself: Good Vs Evil inside you. “Ramayan” was battle between two countries. “Mahabharata” was battle between two families. And this one is all about YOU vs YOU.

When I was furious with corruption in Passport office , I told myself if they destroy my life I will create a living hell on this planet. I didn’t. Because I had family to lose and even today, I have a lot to lose. But I wonder was that the case with Osama Bin Laden ? Did Hitler have anything to lose? Or did he give a shit of losing something? ISIS fighter blowing themselves did they anything worth living for?

So brace yourself violence, massacre, war, corruption, robbery, murder everything is here to stay.  Good vs Evil is the theme of Human being. Amish Tripathi so called “Hindu” writer who somehow chants “Inshallah” after every two sentences  rightly pointed out in his Shiva Trilogy books that “Anything in excess is bad. Too good is bad. Too bad is bad.” We must strike a balance between Good and Evil within us. I find that very difficult.

So at this point in my life , I can be Next Hitler or Next Gandhi totally depends on future. I can be God or Demon. I don’t know. In Hindu mythology one of Vishnu’s (CEO of all Gods) avatar  ParshuRam says, ” I was born as Ram (another avatar). But the situation forced to become ParshuRam. Parshu was his weapon. He become extremely violent when someone beheaded his father. ”  I hope it doesn’t come to this.