Tuesday, May 24, 2011
याते समुद्रेऽपि हि पोतभङ्गे सांयात्रिको वाञ्जति तर्त्तुमेव॥
apratīkāreṣu vyasaneṣvanādaro na kartavyaḥ||252||
||yāte samudre'pi hi potabhaṅge sāṁyātriko vāñjati tarttumeva||
Yet another sage advice from Chanakya
Even on the face of unbearable grief one should not lose his composure and relax his vigil.
As an illustration, it is said....if one has gone into the rough seas and the vessel is broken and gobbled up by the rough waves, still the sailor thinks of only reaching the shore by swimming or holding on to a floating log.
Whatever may be our conditions in life, our survival hinges on our grit... the refusal to give up at any cost. If a battle is lost in our mind, we can never win it in the field. We have to just proceed ahead because we are sure to find at least a little light at the farthest corner of the labyrinth. Once the mind and spirit give way to sorrow, we are defeated even before we take the first step in the rescue operation. History of humanity bear testimony to the ultimate success and happiness for the person with grit.. Take the case of Rama and Sita, the Pandavas, Nala and Damayanthi, Harischandra.. and in modern times the victory against nepotism and colonialism fought by the people of France, United States, our own India under the Mahatma, the wars fought by Churchill and Nelson and the movements of Castro and che Guevara ... True grit alone prevailed. And remember, the basic human nature is to panic when we are faced with adversities but we have no other choice other than make our mind as hard as steel and go and face the situation.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Non believer (Kafirs) need to know some simple facts about Islam people assume Islam is just another religion like their own and this is a mistake take these 3 simple facts about Islam to show my point
1. Islam has not been hijacked. That Islam has been hijacked is what non-Muslims naturally assume because they assume all religions are the same. So they further assume that some crazies must have hijacked the religion because surely no religion would actually encourage the killing of innocents. We want to believe the religion has been hijacked. Once people realize it isn't true, we can start talking about real solutions.
2. Muslims are allowed to deceive non-Muslims if it helps Islam. The principle of taqiyya is surprising to non-Muslims. Knowing about the principle helps immunize non-Muslims from the deception. They can at least not take everything a Muslim leader says at face value. You can see (and share) some excellent examples of taqiyya in the movie, Obsession.
3. Striving to institute worldwide Shari'a law is a religious duty. Many people don't realize how politically-oriented Islam is at its core. Shari'a is the law of Allah. Any other form of government is a sin. It is their duty as a Muslim to keep striving until all governments have been converted to Shari'a law. I think when kafirs understand this, they will immediately grasp the basic principle that all governments must immediately stop all concessions to Islam