Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hindu Dharma Marriage and Religion
There can be much confusion if we adopt wrong names and labels to a topic and that is the case with Hindus or Indians neither term is indigenous to the continent both have been introduced by invaders the first by Muslims the second by the British. Nowhere in the entire 10000+ years of known Hindu literature do these words arise. The indigenous term is Aryan, meaning a noble learned person. Today throughout the world we see Aryan customs being practiced, recent archaeological evidence debunks the aryan invasion theory, that some how they came from outside India. Aryans spread out from an area covered by Pakistan Punjab and Gujarat through which the ancient Saraswati river flowed called the Saraswati civilisation
Hindu dharma is the culture of the Aryans the primary language being Sanskrit, the mother of all European languages. Two of the sixteen sanskars or customs are naming a new born baby and marriage. Where ever they occur in the world, the roots and logical explanations lie with the Aryans. Aryans do not discuss other religions because they predate them, and the fact that today's Hindu culture has a continuous unbroken link to the beginning of human civilization is a wonder in itself, and is rightly considered a way of life rather than a religion. A religion has a founder, a book and a time when it was set down none of these apply to the Hindus. They also discuss how the pagans or kafir are to be dealt with in great detail, this in-turn lead to the destruction of many pagan temple, in Rome this is well documented, the pre-Christian Romans, I would best describe as Hindus of today did not require followers to have faith in any one book or person. The Victorian British tried to make sense of this by making the Bagvad Gita the Hindu holy book, when ruling India, and have left many damaging laws and customs not of Aryan logic. Their efforts at conversion lead them to study Sanskrit and demean Brahmin's the carriers of Aryan knowledge from the time since the discovery of language.
The English term "NAME" and custom is of Sanskrit origin, made of two word "NAH" and "MAHMA", NAH is NO and MAHMA is ME both are sanskrit. Therefore NAME means NOT ME but only God, or a human has no existence but for God, names are also from divine deities and religious terms, to remind the person of his true nature that of Atman (soul) in relation to God.
Similarly sex and its ritual custom of marriage are rooted in Aryan custom. Religions do not have a logical explanation for this custom. Logic is one thing Aryans relied on and ended up giving the world maths and the Hindu numerals their ultimate logic tool. Aryans studied both Sanskrit and Math in the same vain this had two attributes, it made Sanskrit a mathematically precise language and also there was no separation between science and Hindu "religion". An example is of the Shiva at CERN atomic labs in Switzerland today. The Hindu
With the advent of religions, when Aryan converted forcibly in most cases, makes Shri Chawla's case today's world very brave. His task is complicated having to explain to people of faith who in all cases adopt Aryan culture but have lost sight of their origins. In Christianity the English have a saying "tied the knot" which does not occur in a church but seen in the pagan Hindu ceremony. The Aryan term for divorce being "untied the knot". The other is the wedding ring placed on the second finger. That figure is connected to the heart in Ayurveda, heart from the sanskrit "hirdya". It is this ring Hanuman took from Sita, while in captivity and brought it to Ram as a message to say she was still his wife. The Church sanction marriage as ordained by God and is somehow holy but omit sex which is at the very heart of that union. Of the four aims of an Aryan, sex is one known as Kama, in yoga it is often sexual union and the science of Tantra alludes to that. The concept in tantra is interplay of shiv (male) and shakti (female) energy. The concept of male and female arise from this originally, in Adam and Eve and the serpent represents sex as it does in yoga. The union of male female is considered the nearest one attains to godly bliss. Osho deals with this aspect in his book "Krishna the Man and his Philosophy" Hindus today bear the scars of invasions by religions and the need is to rediscover the faded Aryan culture which is termed "Sanatan" (eternal) for good reason.