Friday, December 26, 2014

Digest for - 4 updates in 2 topics (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Dec 27 12:47AM

'You must boycott PK movie, if you are a Hindu'
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
December 22, 2014
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Dec 27 01:11AM

Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
> 'You must boycott PK movie, if you are a Hindu'
> Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
> December 22, 2014
A post from 12 years ago:
What makes one a Hindu?
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: December 22, 2002
Who is a Hindu?
Acceptance of the Vedas with reverence; recognition of
the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse;
and the realization of the truth that the number of gods
to be worshiped is large, that indeed is the
distinguishing feature of the Hindu religion." B. G.
Tilak's definition of what makes one a basic Hindu, as
quoted by India's Supreme Court. On July 2, 1995, the
Court referred to it as an "adequate and satisfactory
formula. Source -
Jai Maharaj comments:
I would say that there are no more than 20-40 million
Hindus in our Bharatvarsh. But geographically, every
person who lives in, and is from the subcontinent is a
Hindu -- by the definition of the term "Hindu":
How many times have you explained that the name of your
religion is a concoction invented by the Persians who
called the people who lived beyond the Sindhu River
"Hindus," mispronouncing the "S"?
A. Krishna Kumar of Hyderabad, India, explains. "This
[Sindhu/Hindu] view is untenable since Indians at that
time enviably ranked highest in the world in terms of
civilization and wealth would not have been without a
name. They were not the unknown aborigines waiting to be
discovered, identified and Christened by foreigners."
He cites a more solid argument from the book Self-
Government in India by N. B. Pavgee, published in 1912.
The author tells of an old Swami and Sanskrit scholar
Mangal Nathji, who found an ancient Puran known as
Brihannaradi in the Sham village, Hoshiarpur, Punjab. It
contained the verse:
Kumar translates it as:

"The country lying between the Himalayan mountain and
Bindu Sarovara (Cape Comorin sea) is known as Hindusthan
by combination of the first letter 'hi' of 'Himalaya' and
the last compound letter 'ndu' of the word 'Bindu."'
Source - Hinduism Today, April 1992.
Jai Maharaj comments:
A true Hindu accepts and possesses, and continues to
increase his or her knowledge, understanding and
realization of all of the following:
o The existence of Paramatma, or Divine Supreme Soul;
o The existence of a soul as distinct from the body;
o The Ved, with reverence;
o The existence of the finitizing principle known as
avidya or maya;
o The principle of matter -- prakriti or maya;
o The principle of karm, reincarnation and
o The indispensable guidance of a guru to guide the
spiritual aspirant towards the realization of Paramatma;
o The principle of moksh, or liberation, as the goal of
mortal existence;
o The indispensable necessity of temple worship in
spiritual and material life;
o Graded forms of spiritual practices, both internal and
external, until one realizes and is eternally reunited
with Paramatma;
o The principle of ahinsa, nonviolence, as the greatest
dharm, virtue and duty;
o Mental and physical purity as indispensable factors for
spiritual progress;
o The concept of idol worship and the worship of
Paramatma in nirgun as well as sagun form;
o The wearing of sacred marks on the forehead;
o The cremation of the mortal remains of those who have
passed on;
o The principle of diversity of the means and ways to
salvation within the Hindu dharm;
I have edited and based the above list on our scriptures,
as well as the work of Shri K. Navaratnam, Shri Jayendra
Sarasvati, Shri B. G. Tilak, the Supreme Court of Bharat,
and Hinduism Today. The list is consistent with what has
been taught in my own family through the generations in
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Indraprasth aka New Delhi.
Many people meet the definition of "Hindu" at a given
point in the Hindu timeline of Bharat.
Please visit:
Hinduism Today
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Dec 27 12:31AM

'PK' supports 'Love Jihad', Hindu outfit seeks a ban
December 24, 2014
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Dec 27 12:36AM

Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
> 'PK' supports 'Love Jihad', Hindu outfit seeks a ban
> December 24, 2014
Top 5 Reasons - Why PK Banned
Friday, December 26, 2014
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti
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