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An English evening daily published from Chennai
According to Maanoj Rakhit ‘selling Christianity’ (which goes by the grandiloquent name of ‘Harvesting of Souls’) round the world and more parti-cularly to the Hindu pagans and Hindu heathens through their blatant black money power and international poli-tical influence is the whole time business of the Christian mis-sionaries in India today.
Right from 1510 AD, these Christian agen-cies have been carrying on a false propaganda against Hindu religion, Hindu society and Hindu culture to the effect that the Hindu polity for more than 2000 years rested on the foundations of slavery and social injustice.Maanoj Rakhit challenges this baseless charge by quoting from the writings of ARRIAN (2nd Century disciple of Epictetus).Referring to the public Overseers and Superintendents in ancient (Hindu) Bhaaratvarsh, Arrian wrote as follows: ‘They oversee what goes on in the villages or towns, and report everything to the King, where the people have a King, and to the Magistrates, where the people are self-governed, and it is against use, custom and convention for these people to give a false report to their controlling authorities.Indeed no Bhaaratiya (Hindu) is ever accused of lying’. (Source: See McCrindle in Indian Antiquary, 1876, page 92 – this was quoted by Max Muller in 1882 in his INDIA What can it teach us?)
Maanoj Rakhit says that if we take care to look beyond the ‘letter’ of Arrian’s observation to understand the ‘spirit’ of his message, then we can clearly see that he was paying his tribute to the system of ‘Hindu self-governance’ in the 2nd Century AD.Any one will readily concede that it was a superior form of peoples’ democracy as compared to the present day malady of manipulative democracy predominantly driven by personal interests of those who arrogantly claim to be the only true representatives of The People!
Maanoj Rakhit then cites authentic sources from history as valid evidence to rebut the
irresponsible and often repeated charge of Christian missionaries and the Church that Hindus have never had systems of social justice founded on equity, natural justice and fair play. Let me deal with some very interesting and riveting instances and quotations furnished by him, which can stand the strictest scrutiny in any court of law excepting in the Mock Courts of anti-Hindu pseudosecular political parties. Evidence 1: Hiuen Tsang (602AD – 664 AD) was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who brought up a close cultural interaction between China and India in the first half of the 7th century AD during the early Tang period.He entered India and reached Jalalabad in 630 AD.Later he went to Kashmir in 632 AD.In 633 AD he found himself in Firozpur in Punjab.In 634 AD he was in Jalandar.Later he touched Kanauj the Capital of the great Emperor Harsha in 636 AD.He journeyed, through Orissa in 638 AD and recorded an interesting account of 50 Hindu temples, 100 Buddhist monasteries in U-cha (Odradesa) in his famous autobiography.Then he went to Amaravati and Nagarjunakonda. According to some scholars he is said to have lived for quite some time in Kanchipuram. He wrote about more than 100 temples and 10 monasteries in and around Kanchipuram. Hiuen Tsang became famous for his seventeen year overland trip to India and back, which he recorded in detail in his autobiography. In his autobiography, he wrote as follows:‘Though the Bhaaratiyas (Hindus) are of light temperament, they are distinguished by the STRAIGHT FORWARDNESS AND HONESTY OF THEIR CHARACTER (a fact which will shock the Christian missionaries in India today, more particularly in Orissa and Karnataka!). With regard to riches, they never take anything unjustly; with regard to justice, they make even excessive concession.... Straight forwardness is the distinguishing feature of their administration’.(Source: INDIA What can it teach us? Max Muller 1882). After quoting the above words of Hiuen Tsang, Maanoj Rakhit asks these pertinent questions: How is it that a society, accused by the Church of practicing gross social injustice towards its own people, has been praised by Hiuen Tsang in the 7th century AD putting it on record ‘With regard to justice, Hindus make even excessive concessions’? Think for a moment about the people who ‘Never grabbed anything unjustly’ from other peoples’ wealth—would they have practiced gross social injustice towards their own people by robbing them of basic human rights? And again, think, people who made ‘excessive concessions with regard to justice’ would they have practiced gross social injustice towards a very large section of their own people by robbing them of their very self-respect? Thus Maanoj Rakhit rightly concludes that there is something that remains unexplained.In all his works like ‘They Impeached Humanity’, ‘Save Humanity’, ‘Christianity in a different Light’, ‘Judaism Christianity Islam Secularism Hinduism’, ‘Seed 1’ and ‘Seed 2’, he has produced formidable evidence relating to more than 1800 years in favour of Hindu society and Sanatana Dharma in order to demolish and destroy the very structure of fraud which has been carefully built over a bundle of lies and falsehoods by the Christian missionaries and the Church during the last 500 years with a very specific agenda in mind—religious conversion (a known commercial business!) called ‘Harvesting of Souls’. Let us now turn to the testimony of El Idrisi (1100-1166). Evidence 2: El Idrisi was an Arab geographer, cartographer and traveller who lived in Sicily, at the court of King Roger II. Muhammed al-Idrisi was born in the North African city of Ceuta then belonging to the Almoravid
Empire and died in Sicily, or maybe in Sabtah. Al-Idrisi incorporated the knowledge of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Far East gathered by Arab merchants and explorers with the information inherited from the classical geographers to create the most accurate map of the world in pre-modern times.The Tabula Rogeriana was drawn by Al-Idrisi in 1154 for the Norman King Roger II of Sicily, after a stay of eighteen years at his court, where he worked on the commentaries and illustrations of the map. The map, written in Arabic, shows the Eurasian continent in its entirety, but only shows the northern part of the African continent. Al Idrisi had this to say about the Hindus of India: ‘Hindus are naturally inclined to justice and never depart from it in their actions’.If that be so, could they have allowed ‘social injustice’ of the kind that they were accused of by Christian missionaries, Christian educators, the Church and the Communist educators (of post-Independent India)? Ever wonder if they were educators by profession or professional liars? What was their objective? Did they want Hindu children to get cut off from their main stream religious and cultural base and begin to look for alternative with (a) Christianity in Christian British days and (b) with Communism/Marxism in so-called post-Independence days? Evidence 3: In the 13th century we have the testimony of Marco Polo (1254-1324 AD), who thus speaks of Abraiman, a name by which he means the Braahmans who, though not traders by profession, were specially employed for great commercial transactions by the King.According to Marco Polo, the Kings used to consult them during times of national crisis.Praising their unimpeachable integrity, Marco Polo wrote in the last quarter of 13th century: ‘You must know that these Abraiman are the best merchants in the world, and the most truthful, for they would not tell a lie for anything on Earth’.(Source: Marco Polo, Edited by H.Yule- page 350—quoted by MaxMuller in 1882 India What can it teach us?) According to Maanoj Rakhit, the Christian missionaries and the Church have purposefully tarnished the image of Braahmans from 1500 AD. This game gathered further momentum in 1541 AD when St. Francis Xavier arrived in Goa. After seeing that the Braahmans of Goa were unwilling to sell their souls to the Christian Church for a mess of pottage, St.Francis Xavier wrote to the Society of Jesus: ‘There are in these parts among the pagans a class of men called Braahmans.They are as perverse and wicked a set as can anywhere be found, and to whom applies the Psalm, which says: ‘From an unholy race, and wicked and crafty men, deliver me, Lord’. In another letter to the Society of Jesus, St.Francis Xavier wrote: ‘If it were not for the Braahmans, we should have al the heathens embracing our faith’.
St.Francis Xavier wrote in a very disparaging manner about the Braahmans of South India.Who is right—Marco Polo or St. Francis Xavier?Or Arrian, Idrisi, Marco Polo (covering a period of 1300 years) visited the Hindus of India and spoke and wrote about their concern for equity, natural justice and truth?St. Francis Xavier had to run down the Braahmans for starting his ‘commercial conversion’ work in Goa. Now ask yourself, who have been lying all around? Arrian, Idrisi, Marco Polo or St.Francis Xavier or the Church or Christian missionaries cum educators who had the hidden agenda to convert Hindus into Christianity by hook or crook? Or, the Communist/Marxist historians of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JMU) who had a hidden agenda to spread their wings so that they could keep their illegitimately acquired hold over Hindu society. Maanoj Rakhit sums up with genuine patriotic and nationalistic fervour in this context: ‘All fraudsters have a brotherhood kind of feeling and they support each other.This is what these
Christians and Communists had been doing but simpleton you Hindus did not see through their foul play. You have learned falsehood from your Christian educators and Marxist educators and you have spread that falsehood further through television serials, movies, newspapers etc.Now you must stop and reverse that deathly process, for which you too are responsible to a good extent but only as the pawns in the hands of those master conspirators, who fooled you and cheated you all along. If anyone is to be despised, it is not Braahmans but these cheats called Christian educators and Communist/Marxist educators. Wake up my Hindu nation and try to understand their game plan’. (To be contd...) (The writer is a retired IAS officer) e-mail the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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