How to make Hindu religion a practising religion across different strata of our society
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How to make Hindu religion a practising religion across different strata of our society

December 17, 2022

Title :  ‘A Call For Progressive Spiritual Hinduism  — The Vivekananda Way’

Author :  Swami Muktidananda

Year : 2022

Pages : 112

Price : Rs.75

Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (Publication House of  Ramakrishna Math)

Swami Muktidanandaji, President of Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysuru, has written an interesting book, directed at all Hindus titled ‘A Call For Progressive Spiritual Hinduism — The Vivekananda Way’.

The book deals with many aspects of Hinduism, the basic ideology of which is referred as ‘Sanathana Dharma’ (Eternal Truth), which is also called Hindu Dharma. It is a non-dogmatic and non-fanatic religion unlike other faiths, which is why it has withstood the harsh treatment of the followers of Hindu religion by foreign invaders with their own religions.

However, with the changing times, it is felt that Hinduism is still under attack. Probably that is the reason why Swami Muktidanandaji has written this book as a prescription to remedy this problem. It is a wakeup call to all Hindus, who are practising Hindus and non-practising Hindus.

The book reflects on sociological, demographical and educational aspects of Hinduism in the current social environment.

The author says it is an attempt to evolve progressive measures for solving the problems faced by Hindus in the contemporary India. Hindu temples have always been centres of service to the country and dissemination of spiritual knowledge. Therefore, we must try to make temple the centre for religious practices bringing them closer to the people.

The poor Hindus of rural India were always uppermost in the mind of Swami Vivekananda. That was the reason why he spoke of the twin  ideals of Jagat Hita (well-being of the world) and Atma Moksha (self realisation of an individual). He also emphasised on family life and family values for spiritual realisation and material welfare of poor Hindus. Swami Vivekananda had criticised the system of education where noble ideas of Hinduism are derided.

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There are about 17 chapters in the book. One that might be useful to lay followers of Hinduism is chapter 12 where guidelines are given by way of maxims for the regeneration of Hinduism, like for example, Know your religion; Practice your religion; Believe in your religion; Teach your religion; Have a casteless approach to your religion; Work for your religion etc.

The book running to 112 pages is a good compendium to understand Hinduism as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda and explained by Swami Muktidanandaji. At Rs. 75, it is a worth edition to one’s collection of books.

The book is available at the Ashram book stall which is open from 9 am to 12 noon (except Mondays) and from 4 pm to 6.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the book stall is open from 9 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 7.30 pm.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “How to make Hindu religion a practising religion across different strata of our society”

  1. Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    There are castes in other religions too.
    Christianity has Catholics, who think the Pope is infallible and cannot do wrong, but Protestants do not like the ritual-based narrow-minded Catholicism. In some places in the world, they kill each other too.
    Mormons, believed in polygamy until the countries they lived banned them. They have weird beliefs.
    Take Muslim, who belong to the despicable religion , Islam.. They have Shias and Sunnis. They hate each other. The same Islam, but different Prophets: Sunnis’s prophet was Mohammed, and Shias take his brother -in-law as their leader.
    Both sects are violent and barbaric. Dress their women folks in black tents called burkas. Look at how they pray! Mass bending in a line and across in their mosque, so that they are smelling each other’s backsides, and where their Imam preaches hatred. How looking at the direction of Mecca!

  2. Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    There are castes in other religions too.
    Christianity has Catholics, who think the Pope is infallible and cannot do wrong, but Protestants do not like the ritual-based narrow-minded Catholicism. In some places in the world, they kill each other too.
    Mormons, believed in polygamy until the countries they lived banned them. They have weird beliefs.
    Take Muslim, who belong to the despicable religion , Islam.. They have Shias and Sunnis. They hate each other. The same Islam, but different Prophets: Sunnis’s prophet was Mohammed, and Shias take his brother -in-law as their leader.
    Both sects are violent and barbaric. Dress their women folks in black tents called burkas. Look at how they pray! Mass bending in a line and across in their mosque, so that they are smelling each other’s backsides, and where their Imam preaches hatred. How looking at the direction of Mecca!

  3. Sam says:

    Blue whales Anus stretches approximately and a half feet making it the 2nd Biggest A$$Hole in rhe world while whoever is commenting as “Mann ki Bath*****”! My uncle , a retired engineer from NASA mentioned once that in early 70s when he was studying in JCE there were some students who joined engineering from donation quota but never get past first year. They dropped out and spent their entire life reading daily news paper and listening to cricket commentary and blaming everybody for thier incompetence.Many of those turned out to be grumpy and intolerant old farts who could not stand to see anybody being successful .I see that some of these comments are from those who spend their entire life wastefully. If anybody is a doctor or engineer or got a Job or even pass an exam , it reminds them.of their failures!
    In olden days every body ignored them and avoided them as the Shit on the road. Now SOM comments section provides a platform to express their jealousy filled opinions. Now we can see why they could succeed in life . I think we should stop reading this news paper.
    Reminds me of a proverb. Never wrestle with s PIG. You will get dirty and PIG enjoys it.

  4. Sam says:

    Correction .: while whoever is commenting as “Mann ki Bath*****”! is Number one!!!

  5. ssssssssssssss says:

    Sam, well said. This Mann ki Baath and other pseudo names are from the same person (probably living in a psychiatric ward somewhere in NZ and has been dumped by his family).. Just ignore.

  6. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    @Sam , or whoever you are, it is’ Mann Ki Baat!, fool not “Mann ki Bath”. May be you are NOT that original Sam who was literate. You cannot conjure up a name, that bad! You are an ignoramus and not a literate person. Can’t read a short name!!
    You are a Muslim, the way you are reacted to that ‘Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! ‘ post. You worship a Prophet who married a child and who says you meet 72 virgins in Heaven when you blow yourself up, and enjoying your death and laughing at your stupidity later!! What gives you away, is the mention of Pig.
    Successful? Only in the anus area, which you seem to be fond of, as you sniff the ass of your fellow Muslim in a Namaz!
    JCE to NASA? You must be joking?
    Hey @sssssssssssssssssss, another single cell brain person who cannot read a short name! Can you point out where NZ is on a world map?
    What a dumb moron!

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