1.The Brahmam of Hindus and the formless God of the Jews are the same.
2.The idol worship of the Hindus is like that of the Jews praying to Angels!
3.This is the first time in the history of mankind that two religions enter into an agreement about the realities of their religion!
4.Hindus and Jews do not believe in Killing and conversion!
5.Two most persecuted religions in human history!
Inspite of contribution to the humanity more than any other cultures, underestimated, unrecognized and misunderstood and even demeaned!
The declaration was signed by the chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yona Metzger, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, convenor of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, at the end of the two-day Hindu-Jewish Leadership Summit here in New Delhi2007.
(This may look an old news! but its not! Centuries together these two religions and their importance has been undermined by the vested interests in some sections of the west and east as well! So this post is Undatable or dated for ever!)
The summit agreed to constitute a standing committee of Hindu-Jewish relations. The declaration primarily acknowledges the shared values of the two of the oldest living religious traditions in the world and condemns all forms of religious violence.
"Neither [Hindus nor Jews] seek to proselytize, nor undermine or replace in any way the religious identities of other faith communities. They expect other communities to respect their religious identities and commitments, and condemn all activities that go against the sanctity of this mutual respect."
Example for other religions
Speaking on the occasion, Swami Dayanand Saraswati said, "Hindu-Jewish dialogue will act as a benchmark for others to follow and emulate, resulting in a better environment for one and all. I have always believed in peaceful co-existence in a multi-religion environment. All religious traditions should respect common values and insist on compassion. Religious leaders have great responsibilities in leading people of their respective faiths to a peaceful path so that the planet is safe to live."
Rabbi Yona Metzger said though their religious dialogues have increased recently, the Hindu-Jewish declaration is a significant move.
"For thousands of years we have marched on parallel causes and now built bridges of cooperation between the two religions ," added Rabbi Yona Metzger.
(Alon Goshen Gottstein is the Founder and Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading figures in interreligious dialogue.http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/swami-dayananda-a-jewish-_b_8194504)
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Dissociation of association with sorrow is yoga.
Sameness of the mind is yoga-Bhagavad Gita
Yoga is spreading fast worldwide. Yoga transforms an individual. True.
The transformed individual becomes a transformer of not electricity , ha, ha, but peace!! The person inspires the family members first. The families constitute the society and its so on. The yoga world or yoga world family is happening. At least on the International Yoga Day on 21 st June each year!
*Sri Sri Ravvishankar Guruji of the Art of Living mooted the idea of Intl yoga day in 2011. Intl yoga day declared in 2014 by the present govt!
*Art of living is the single largest Spiritual movement in the world. Yoga is an essential part of AOL.
UNDISCLOSED NEWS TO THE WORLD SOFAR
Nobel Prize authorities offered the World Nobel Peace Prize to SRI SRI Ravishankar Guruji. Sri Sri refused to accept the award saying that he did not do service for awards or recognitions
The world media including Indian media has not revealed or has not revealed enough this fact to the world.
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FARC LAYS DOWN ARMS IN COLOMBIA AFTER 50 YEARS OF CIVIL WAR DUE TO THE EFFORTS OF AOL FOUNDER SRI SRI RAVISHANKER JI. Since he refused the award, It seems the Nobel Prize has been given to THE PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA !!
Art of living enables to end bloodiest civil war in Colombia. Sri Sri mediated between the FARC guerillas and the Colombian Govt to end the more than 50 year old civil war!
Gandhian principles of non violence and truthfulness was emphasized by SRI SRI.
* “The teachings of The Art of Living are essential to achieve a stable and long lasting peace. We hope that the peace of Colombia serves as a source of inspiration for the world.” said the Colombian govt official spokesperson.
*PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER President Juan Manuel Santos THANKS SRI SRI
*The Republic of Colombia awarded Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with the “Simón Bolivar Order”, the highest civilian award, for his peace work and efforts in Colombia.
Sri Sri sets the example for the world!!
*His breathing exercises brushed aside as not acceptable by the initial practitioners of AOL, 35 years back. Now, one among the 500 powerful persons of the world says Forbes magazine!!
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In south India, Kolu, the grand arrangements of the living creatures on earth is displayed! Its that simple, God and its creation is the same! Maker is the material. Cause is the effect.
Worship of the feminine part of God
Since a woman gives birth to both a male and a female, God in this particular festival of the Hindus is worshiped in the feminine form rightly.
As Durga, remover of the obstacles in life and armed where as a lay Hindu is unarmed!. Lakshmi, bestower of wealth, Sarawathi, the goddess of knowledge. These three are the essential seeking for everyone irrespective of nationality and race! Nine days each is allotted to these femininity of God
Navaratri Kolu- the stage to display God and its creation as One!
The kolu stage is set on 11 steps symbolic of evolution of creation
10.Three creators Siva, Vishnu, Brahma(manifestation as iswara)
9.Other God forms
8.Avatharas or incarnations
5.Human beings including foreigners- find in the picture
2.Corals, foam etc.,
This is an approximate order given, this varies according to situations. Now a days, there is a generalization of this arrangement.
Significance of the replica!
You will not harm anything on earth since each one is none other than God itself! People who have their God above the clouds, hurt others, nop, kill others. someone convert others. These bigots consider their religion as the only way. But here in this Kolu, this stage with arrangement of various forms of life on earth is worshiped as God!
Any form is God
God can be invoked in any form, because the creator and creation is the same. This is the vision of the Hindus. Hindus accept other religions as true. But other religions are not! The flaw in their faith is that theirs is a faith whereas Hinduism is a reality.
Unity in diversity
This kolu, a wonderful arrangement of the world with its many features is given in a nutshell! the best part of this festival is "THE UNITY AMONG THE DIVERSITY"
Life is simply simple
Someone may feel life is complex! it may seem just like this Kolu stage with umpteen number of creatures and human beings. This is the replica of the world,
Nop!, this is the replica of God! This is Hinduism, the reality! Complex made so simple!!
Your human right as God
Festivals like this remind us of the need for the knowledge about "ONENESS" which is Iswara or God and that is you! In your awareness the whole thing exists. This is Vedanta!. You need certain prerequisites to study this.
You are worshiped as God!
Like what we find on this kolu stage, an organism is worshiped as God. With each step upwards, the human form is also worshiped as God! including the foreigners also leading to the God! which is also worshiped. Everything is worshiped here as God along with the God form at the top!
Hinduism does not believe in conversion or killings
Thats why Hinduism does not impose anyone their religion because its the reality. Reality can't be founded since it exists on its own! If a person is happy with himself or herself, why does the person goes to conquer others? This is the reality with the Hindus, even during the more prosperous times.Being the richest nation on earth in those days, India did not conquer others! Nop, it conquered with its spirituality and not with swords.
Your part- the call to action
You, friend reading this piece, just share it with your friends to take part in the Kolu that you may set up at your home in any part of the world. Few more days are there!
Kolu- excellent replica of this world as God!
The need of the hour for world peace!!
"Isavasyam idam sarvam"- Isavasayopanishad
(All that is here is Isawara- God)
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Vedanta is not the solution; Solution is Vedanta ! -2 . China, a suppressive country introduces yoga in 100 universities!!
Yoga in its original form is Vedanta!. Non violence, truthfulness, celibacy, happiness, surrender to the Lord(Iswara pranidhana, Iswara-the total, the physical world) are the fundamentals of Yoga.
Vedanta says "This physical world is God. This is Iswarapranidhana of Yoga sutras of Patanjali. Svadhyaya of Patanjali yoga says Study of the scriptures is an important Niyama. Scriptures or upanishad says everything is God.
World over yoga practitioners have to emphasize on this fact. They get instant peace and happiness. Peace is enabling them to love others. Because peace out of yoga is a reality. Core thinkers of the world are now accepting this fact as the "ONLY SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS". China has launched a 100-day yoga proggramme in 100 universities to enable the students to overcome stress
Hinduism alone is spiritual and other religions are theological
Its time for the Hindus not only to retaliate in order to defend themselves but also the high time to teach the World and lead it to peaceful coexistence. Hindu's Yoga has been preaching silently.It does not teach, In fact, it lives peace, and loves.Hinduism alone is spiritual and other religions are theological. Other religions are talking about going to heaven after death. Yoga of Hinduism talks aboutMoksha,the freedom,here and now!
If the solution is available here and now, then that is the reality and not going to heaven that too after death.Its high time the humanity raises itself to this reality as revealed by Vedanta to achieve peace thus ending religious conversions and killings.
O! people killing and converting, you have a message!
The message of Vedanta," you are God !"
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