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Why we should debate on Hindu scripture

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We should definitely debate on Hindu scriptures. Why not? According to me, we are debating on them very late, we should have done it way before, like immediately after we got independence. Why didn’t we start a debate on them before?

Though, these days I am observing that we are not debating over them, we are just screaming. Certain group of people, who are at the left side of the political spectrum saying that Hinduism is nothing but a tyranny of Brahmins over Dalits, while using the lines from our scriptures, whether that line is relevant to their argument or not, is a different debate.

And the people on the right side are defending Hinduism. Now who belongs to the “right” side is something which we’ll never know as this debate is not happening for to get a conclusion, it’s happening just for the sake of setting a narrative for 2024 general elections. Which is definitely not the reason I think, for to debate over them.

We, as a country, or may be as a geographical land trapped between Himalayas and Indian ocean, I am not saying a country, because it depends on a political situation which changes every 500 years or so. There are literally 4-5 countries, on a land where there was once a one superpower called as BHARAT. So, we have a documented history of 5000 years and lakhs of year in undocumented form, which we called as “mythology”.

Now if the mythology is our actual history or not, is again a subject of different debate. For now, let’s stick to the topic. We have a at least 5000 years old documented history, we have monuments-built thousands of years ago which are so fine in their architecture, that today, many consider that alien might have built them as humans cannot attain such amount of perfection.

We have ancient textbooks, written by sages thousands of years ago, stating the scientific principle and concepts, way before the west discovered or invented them. For instance, there is a book, written by Sage Agastya, called as Agastya Samhita, which describes the making and functioning of an electric cell, resembling the modern-day battery.

There is clear description which goes like:

संस्थाप्य मृण्मये पात्रे ताम्रपत्रं सुसंस्कृतम्‌।
छादयेच्छिखिग्रीवेन चार्दाभि: काष्ठापांसुभि:॥
दस्तालोष्टो निधात्वय: पारदाच्छादितस्तत:।
संयोगाज्जायते तेजो मित्रावरुणसंज्ञितम्‌॥

Which means: Place a well-cleaned copper plane in an earthenware vessel. Cover it first by copper sulphate and then by a moist sawdust. After that, put a mercury-amalgamated zinc sheet on the top of the sawdust to avoid polarization. This contact will produce an energy known by the twin’s name of Mitra-Varun. Water will be split, which flow this current into Prana Vayu and Udanvayu A chain of one hundred jars is said to a very effective force.

Not only this, it further states:

Anen Jalbhangosti Prano Daneshu
Evam Shatanam

Meaning: if we use the power of 100 earthen pots on water, then water will change its form into life-giving oxygen and floating hydrogen.

Vayubandhakvastren Nibaddho
Udanah Swalaghutve

Meaning: If hydrogen is contained in an air tight cloth, it can be used in aerodynamics, i.e., it will fly in air. (Today’s Hydrogen Balloon)

And this is just one of the examples from one of book out of countless no. of books.

Forget about the books by sages, let’s consider a song or prayer of Hanuman ji, written by not some kind of scientist guy, but by simple poet, Tulsidas, who lived in 16th century, around 100 years before the astronomer Christiaan Huygens, the one who calculated distance from earth and sun.

Tulsidas wrote the “Yug Sahasra Yojana Par Bhanu, Leelyo taahi Madhura Phal jaanu” which means hanuman has travelled yug X Sahasra X yojan, which is 12000 X 1000 yojans, equals to 96 million miles, and if we convert it to kilometers, it will be 153.6 million kms. Which is very close to modern calculations. So Tulsidas wrote that Hanuman travelled this much distance to meet “Bhanu” means Sun, thinking of it as a sweet fruit.

These are just few examples which I would like to state, and ask people to start debate about this.

How Sage Agastya, described the development and functioning of an electric cell with such simplicity in the era, in which we were told that light and electricity was not invented. For us in history, Light bulb was invented just few hundred years ago, does it mean the History we were told was wrong? How Tulsidas who was just a simple poet, stated the exact distance between the earth and the sun.

How, the Bhagwat Geeta, is so relevant in today’s times as well, that it can literally answer your every problem. If Aryabhata invented Zero in modern era, how could we have calculated the time and days in Hindu calendar, which is so accurate even for outer space phenomena, like solar and lunar eclipse?

These are things which should be discussed in schools, in colleges, in great scientific labs. Because our scriptures are very different in terms of the content they contain from the holy books of other religions. They are not the code of conduct, they never stated that one should practice this to be a great Hindu, our scriptures are more of a science textbook. Not just science, but textbooks containing knowledge. Some books contain thesis on music, some on dance, some on complex procedures like surgery and some simply based on moral science.

If we study these book for the purpose to extract some knowledge which we can imply on the modern day scientific inventions or even just for day to day life for that matter, I’m sure these books have so much to offer.

But if one is busy pointing out tyranny of one caste over the other, which is not even true, and the sole purpose to hurt the religious sentiments of the majority of the country, is to set a narrative for political benefits, then we can’t expect anything out of them.

To conclude, I would like to say something which I learnt from my Santana Dharma, Dharma which does not claim that it’s the best, religion which is not hungry for political power and rulership, Religion which can and actually did drank the whole ocean of poison just so that the rest of world could get elixir of life, we did donated our own bones so that world could get a weapon to win against demons, that great religion, I am saying “great religion” without demeaning others.

So my Great religion always taught me that, hurting someone won’t bring happiness in your life. And I would like to say this to the people who are so blinded by the hunger to regain their long-lost power, that they are constantly hurting the majority of the country, which in fact, will become the reason why they are not coming back to power in near future.

And in the last, I would like to acknowledge the fact that I love my life and would like to live hundred years for my country, and that’s why will not comment any thing on the sacred books of other religions, as we all witnessed what happened to Nupur Sharma, when she stated the exact lines from the one and only book of Major minority of the country.

It’s very easy to make false statements by twisting the facts but its indeed a very difficult thing to digest the truth about one’s own past. So, if they want to debate on who did wrong deeds in the past, they better hide their own hands covered in blood, or as Bollywood like to say “jinke ghar sheeshon k hon, wo dusre k gharon pe pathar nai maara karte” but poor thing that the only thing they have learned out of industrialisation is to throw stone

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