Is Christian-aggression helping Hinduism?
I have always said in discussions on various forums that today nothing is helping Hinduism more than Christian aggression and pseudo-secularist policies of this country. Things happening today are like painful surgeries which will improve health of Hinduism in long term.
I always try to see the other side of the story...the long term conseq.
we and they, both should be clear that Hinduism , a religion which is older than history is not a joke but has a very strong foundation. Those Hindus who think Hinduism is in danger or those christian strategic teams who think that they can eliminate Hinduism like african tribes...both are fools in my eyes. Both dont understand the inbuilt character and absorbing power of Hinduism, both dont undertsand that how Hinduism loves to emerge under bad conditions. Infact Hinduism loves to shine with full glory only when attackers attack it with full strength. eg, when Islamists were breaking the temples of north India and crushing Hindus, Bhakti movement in north India started to spread like a wildfire which has changed face of Hinduism forever.
Tirumala today has become a "Hindu vatican" through an ordinance by govt....why? Just because of Christian aggression. Thanks to that! All different sects are today coming on common platform, Dalits are gaining entries into major temples one after another. All this is a response to aggression against Hinduism. Today Unorganised Hinduism is taking the shape like an organised Islam with every passing day.
Tirumala now has emerged as a place with most religious pilgrims in the world, richest religious shrine, Hindu religious tourism in places like Vaishno devi, mathura, Varanasi etc. has broken all previous records.
Hindu religious channels have TRP's which can compete with entertainment channels today. Philosphy that was discussed among few Brahmins before is now reaching in the bed rooms of millions of homes both within and outside India. As per Astha channel, one of Hindu religious channels, Youth is their main viewer now.
Survey by CNN-IBN shows educated modern youth is more religious today than ever before....even more religious than their rural counterpart who are always considered more religions.
Even conversions attempts show that Hindu educated masses are almost impossible to convert whereas tribals uneducated Hindus are easy targets. To some extent, this is exactly opposite to what happens in Christianity today where educated Europe is almost Atheist now whereas tribal uneducated Africans are comparitvely more faithful christians.
Kumbh melas, largest religious gathering on Earth:
During 2002 Kumbh mela some Westerns had propagated that this will be last "Full Kumbh mela" of its kind because Hinduism will become less important in India as India is progressing but in 2007 "Half Kumbh mela"...more than 75 million people gathered at one place which even broke the record of full kumbh mela of 2002, God knows how many will attend in coming Full kumbh mela. Infact, Hinduism is becoming stronger and stronger in educated developed India.
Who imagined some years ago that some place in India can become reserved Hindu area? But today all 7 hills and surrounding area of 10,000 acres in Tirumala have become like a HINDU VATICAN. This will have a long term effects! It will spread to other states now. More is the missionary attack on Hinduism and pseudo-secular conspiracy, more will be the speed with which Hinduism will adapt itself.
Today Hindu philosphy is spreading in western nations without any strategies of conversion. Art of living, Mata amrtiaanandmayi, Yoga gurus, Vivekananda society etc. have millions of non-hindu followers worldwide. Yoga today is an essential part of american culture, tomarrow they will go to in search of its roots. Things take time, Giants like Hinduism need some painful shocks and require some time to wakeup from long sleep. I think stage is already set by God now...everyone is playing his part...just wait and watch because we firmly believe that Everything happens for the best!---------------- Note: Content of this blog post is writer's personal opinion and may not be SanghParivar.org or Sangh's view.