India Wronged Spiritually?
Warning: Do not discard your allegiance to the gods unless you are fully acculturated in the path of the Rishis or Gurumargam, it can be dangerous.
Very few people might be aware or might have thought that India’s problems of poverty, corruption and social distortions are due to her wronged spirituality. Wronged spirituality, not lack of spirituality! Whenever and wherever dharma is wronged that society suffers and it is true in India’s case. But this truth is covered up by the learned pundits as well as the pauperized ignorant people of India. India’s rise is prevented by the weight of an outdated version of spirituality, polluted and fragmented internally and degrading socially. This wronged version of Hinduism is popularized through a temple culture, the distinct features of which are an iniquitous caste system and worship of gods and demigods. The price India and the people of India have paid during the last thousand years and are still paying for this great spiritual aberration is very high. India should return to the source of its spiritual wisdom, the Rishi tradition, which venerates the Absolute Truth of Brahman than the blind supplication to thirty three billion gods and an ugly forced veneration of caste hierarchy.
‘Apoojya-poojane chaiva poojyaanaam-apyapoojane, Narah patanam-aapnoti mahadwai naatra samshayah’, says Kurma Purana. By not revering those who are to be revered and revering those who are not to be revered, that society goes to utter ruin. And India has been utterly ruined by the veneration of venerable gods and demigods in contravention of yugadharma. India forgot the Supreme Brahman and the venerable Rishis in the lineage of Manu. Don’t the Hindus know the spiritual status of demigods and devas? Don’t the Hindus know that the abode of sages and rishis are higher than the gods and devas? They know and the devas too know it. The gods always revered the rishis. The puranas are full of such knowledge. Otherwise how can Brigu Maharshi kick Maha Vishnu on his chest with his feet! How can the king of gods Indra beg pardon from Atri Maharshi for the escape from a curse? The great Vishwamitra Maharshi, challenged Brahma, the creator and proceeded to create an alternative universe itself! He was stopped doing so by the request of gods. Then whom should we follow, the great rishis or the gods? We should follow the rishis. The Buddhists, the Sikhs, the Jains, the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims understood it. They followed Gurumargam, the path of the Buddha, Guru Nanak, Mahavir, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed and they prospered and were blessed to that extent.
Why and when did the gods and devas begin to be extolled here sidelining the great rishis, the repositories of highest spiritual wisdom and God realization and through whom alone mankind can hope for spiritual uplift? Was it for the sake of the Vedic priests, because their livelihood depended on temples? At least now they can change, as very few of them depend on temple craft now. O’ priests! At least now you can release India from these spiritual wrongs, which your innocent ancestors inflicted upon the great Indian civilization. And you smug Media and the sleepy Intelligentsia, wake up! You heed not the sages of this country and their spiritual mission, with full of ignorance, arrogance and ridicule inside you. But their message cannot be trifled down and trampled upon. India will rise again and so too the Rishi tradition. It is the requirement of this age, the yuga dharma.