10. Why the need to defend Dharma?

When you are so blessed as by having a priceless treasure in your hands, a treasure that keeps unfolding continuosly, that the more you dive in it, the more you find you are touching the infinite with the tips of your fingers, will you not protect it? Swiming in the Ocean of Hinduism is going within oneself and discovering the whole Universe inside. Defending the Sanatan Dharma is defending the right of all the creatures to live in sync with the Universal laws.

There are several forces undermining India, better explained by Shri Rajiv Malhotra in one of his books, “Breaking India”, giving therein facts, data and other details :

“India’s integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights. This book focuses on the third: the role of U.S. and European churches, academics, think-tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering separation of the identities of Dravidian and Dalit communities from the rest of India. The book is the result of five years of research, and uses information obtained in the West about foreign funding of these Indian-based activities.” http://www.breakingindia.com/

Of course, these and other breaking forces operate also with the aim of destroying the indian culture and imposing themselves. The Indian ethos cannot be understood without Hinduism as the driving force. It is true that Sanatan Dharma is, as the name goes, eternal and therefore indestructible. But what would happen if these forces succeeded in their attempt to destroy and impose themselves? As Mr. Malhotra says, Hinduism would be reduced to having to be hindu secretly, persecuted and slave, like it already happens with many Hindus: in Pakistan, in Bangladesh, even in India in Kashmir, where pandits were massacred being the original inhabitants of the state, and around 400,000 had to flee to other states in India, escaping from their homes. Exiled in their own country!

It is a fact that the West has dominated and wants to continue its hegemony all around the world. And I am sorry to say ( I belong to a Christian Catholic country, though legally “secular”) that Christianity has gone all along history hand in hand with the havoc caused by the West all around the world. Pagans were destroyed, for instance, and wherever the West reaches (see Africa), it has destroyed the “native” culture to impose itself. Why? Very simple: it is the eternal tension between Dharma and Adharma, that has occured always, and at all levels of existence in the Cosmos, visible and invisible, even within the human being. And the West is one of the major external forces that embodies adharma. So it has to be counteracted in this eternal dance between opposite forces.

Dharma is the language of the Divine, the all-embracing, the all-Pervading Divine. That is why the Sanatan Dharma is all embracing and it can recognise the sacredness of everything. And this trait of the Hinduism has been misused and abused by the adharmic forces to forcibly convert Hindus and to destroy the culture in mutiple ways. My heart bleeds for this shameful injustice and I am ashamed of belonging to a side of the world that has harmed so much the rest of the mankind and the creatures. It is high time that the people stand up for justice.

When one is dharmic, one gets more and more attuned with Ishwara, and eventually, on the path that tracks to attain Him in us and all. This is one proof more of the unseparetedness between what is called matter and spirit in the West: living a dharmic life in the world and protecting Dharma is the best way of respecting the sacredness that the diversity procures, instead of uniforming the whole world, like the West tries to do.

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