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Some recent notes on Dayanand Saraswati’s belligerent and bigoted Hinduism

For my record and reference – based on recent study. Of course, there are many other references to Dayanand on this blog over the years.

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Dayanand Saraswati's "enlightened" caste system with two types of schools. – from Satyarth Prakash

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Further details of how the "qualitative" (not hereditary) caste system should operate – Dayanand Saraswati's Satyarth Prakash

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Dayanand Saraswati was smitten by the need to differentiate people. His theory was that these are not hereditary, but…

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Dayanand Saraswati is crazy delusional when he says such things. Vivekananda at least recognised that "qualitative"…

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It is amusing to read Dayanand's arguments that caste is real, but qualitative: "Since the divine formlessness and…

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Here Dayanand Saraswati provides a mechanism to allocate "caste", but ALSO TO TAKE AWAY ONE'S CHILDREN!! Ghastly! Reminds me of Plato's Republic.Who in his right mind thinks up such rubbish?

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Dayanand fully supports Manusmriti. He has a really sad message for "Sudras" – you guys are supposed to serve the higher…

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Sadguru’s wisdom – extracted by Rocky Karthik. Rocky rocks!

This is from rationalist Narendra Nayak’s FB post. – apparently the material was compiled by one Rocky Karthik (I’d love to meet Rocky!)

This is interesting – noting here for future reference:

===EXTRACT===  

Here is a list of his knowledge, not up to date because after that we have his gyan on vaccines, CAA etc.
Jaggi’s Irrational and UnScientific Claims Compiled by Rocky Karthik:
1. Water Has Memory:
A chemist asked this question about how can water have a memory, do you have any scientific evidence to support that claim.
To that Mr. Jagadish Vasudev explained about Butha Suddhi, Butha Siddhi, how to succeed in life etc but never answered the original question.. (I observed 1 min of silence for his blind followers.)
Supporting Video: https://youtu.be/6C1p4HUHlfE
2. Rudraksh purifies Aura around a person: 
He says wearing a rudraksh helps in purifying the aura around us.
Aura is paranormal term. It doesn’t exist for real. There is no scientific evidence for its existence, and only psychic and mystic people claim to have seen it around people. They even say they can predict the size of it.
Supporting Video: (at 2:15)
3. Darwin stole Evolution from Hindu Mythology:
In this video he claims that Darwin made us all monkeys by stealing the theory of evolution from ancient Indian scriptures. He gave example of Dasavataras which are symbolic way of describing how humans evolved.
Supporting Video:
4. His Wife Announced Her Death 9 months before:
In this video he claims that his wife announced 9 months ahead of time that she is going to die and she did it.
Also he claims that woman wear a metal ring to their feet just to make sure they don’t accidentally leave their body when they get to a certain state of exuberance. Similarly his wife removed all the jewelers before she went into Mahasamadhi (which is another paranormal term like Aura)
Whereas her father lodged a police complaint suspecting that he killed her.
Supporting Video:
5. Sani Temple is built based on planet Saturn:
He says this planet influences certain human beings life’s in a certain way.
6. Universe is formed when Shiva roared and spat out galaxies:
He said this openly in NDTV during a debate with India’s famous scientists. He says this is mentioned in Yogic Sciences which were written 15000 years. (Lol 15000 years ago I don’t think there was a language at all)
Supporting Video (at 43’)
7. Sleeping to the North harms health:
In this video he says sleeping to north is bad and it causes harm to human health.
But US Geological Survey website says there is no significant effect of earth magnetic field on humans.
It’s website says:
“Does the Earth’s magnetic field affect human health?
Not directly. High-altitude pilots and astronauts can experience higher levels of radiation during magnetic storms, but the hazard is due to the radiation, not the magnetic field itself. Direct effects on human health from the magnetic field at the Earth’s surface are insignificant. Geomagnetism can impact the electrically-based technology that we rely on, but it does not impact people themselves.”
8. Death in old age makes you take rebirth within 48 hours:
In this video, director Shekar Kapur asks Vasudev about Reincarnation (at 7:25), then Vasudev answers “if you die an accidental death then chances of finding another womb are very little because you carry a different level of intensity so you cannot find a womb. Unless you are at a right level of intensity you are not suitable to take on an other body. So if you died of old age, energies became feeble and you are at the right level of intensity. You went to bed and you never woke up. Such a person may get back into another womb within 48hrs”.
At 3:38: he says death is a change of clothes.
Supporting Video:
9. Last but the most hilarious:
He says Egyptian Pyramids and Tenples were built by Indians.
Supporting Video:
10. He is saying yoga/inner engineering cures diabetes. No medical doctor will approve of this claim.
Supporting Video:
11. Telepathy is real and it can work by tuning the mind in a certain way.
Supporting Video:
12. Mercury solidifies at room temperature in presence of lord Shiva.
Supporting Video:
This man did a chemical experiment to explain how to solidify mercury at room temperature. And proved there’s no miracle in Sadhguru and other mystic’s claims.
13. Food turns into poison during eclipse.
Supporting Video:
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Letter to PM from Kisan Putra – essential reforms for agriculture

Sharing this letter (PDF here).

KISANPUTRA ANDOLAN

Amber, Housing Society, AMBAJOGAI-431517
(Beed) Maharashtra

Mb.8411909909 Email- habib.amar@gmail.com

26th January 2017

26th January 2020

TO,

The Prime Minister of INDIA

New Delhi

Subject: – Abolition of Anti-Farmer Laws.
Respected Sir,

You are very well aware that the financial condition of the farmers has become very pathetic, pitiable and critical and the spree of suicides of the farmers are not coming to an end. This situation has not been changed even after rendering the govt. help like financial packages and the waiver of loan etc. The land holdings of the farmers have become so small that they cannot maintain their families. Hence, the time has been reached to root out the problems of the peasants and to abolish the laws pertaining to the agriculture and farmers. Your kind help and cooperation is earnestly requested in this regard.

The following three laws have become the hazards of the farmers.

  1. Agricultural land [Ceiling on holding] Act.
  2. Essential Commodities Act.
  3. Land Acquisition Act.

The agriculture sector can be liberalized only on the cancellation of the above three Acts.

Agricultural land [ceiling and holding] Act comes under the jurisdiction of the State Govt. The Essential Commodities Act and Land Acquisition Act come under the purview of the Union Govt. Therefore, both Central and State Governments have to consider these acts in view of the farmers.

The reasons for repealing these laws are as under –

A. These laws are contradictory and biased with principles of constitution of India and denying the freedom of the business of the farmers and have become outdated and now they are not justified in the present scenario.

Agriculture land [ceiling and holding] Act was struck down by the Hon’ble Court but o the reason that it was included in the 9th Schedule of Constitution, it was protected.

The fundamental rights are soul of our Constitution and now these laws have been proved to be contradictory to them.

B. In the changing scenario, these Acts are not favourable. The per capita holding of agricultural land in the world is increasing but only in India it is decreasing.

If this trend is not stopped, Indian agriculture would not stand in the global competition. In view of the current developments in the agricultural science, it has become necessary to attract the experts who can face the contemporary challenges.

Unfortunately above laws create hurdles and discourage their excitement and initiatives.

C The climate and the weather condition of India is most favourable for the agricultural activities. The employment relating to the agriculture can give the economic stability and sustainable employment too.

The conclusive atmosphere for the agro based employments cannot be created unless the above laws are not abolished.

D. Lack of investment of capital is the main problem for agriculture.

Due to the above mentioned three laws, business of agriculture always remains in loss. Consequently, the farmers cannot make their saving and hence they never make investment. Since it is always loss-making business, there is no attraction for any external investment.

Average land holding is so small as 2 acres due to Agricultural land [ceiling on holding] Act. Essential commodities act is a tool for interference of Govt. in the market. Land Acquisition Act is always threatening to farmers, These situations conclusively discourages investment in agriculture sector. Therefore the path of the agricultural development can be opened only after the abolition of the above acts.

We have already seen the limitations of the industrial development at the cost of agriculture. Therefore it has now become very necessary to develop the agriculture sector in its totality and the natural development of the agriculture as a business,

Suggestion for immediate steps-

1. Appointment of a Committee –

We demand to Government to appoint a committee immediately to evaluate the relevance of these Acts.

2. Farmers companies should be exempted from Agricultural land [ceiling on holding] Act. 

The Govt. is promoting the companies formed by the farmers. The State Government can initiate to exempt farmers companies from Agriculture Land ceiling Act. These companies should be permitted to hold the price of agricultural land as a share. If the banks provide finance to these agro based companies, then they can stand in the competition.

Those farmers, (whose livelihood is depend on Agriculture) are living a very bad life. Even after the fair prices paid to their agricultural yields, they cannot lead there life of a class – IV employees, who is getting at least Income of salary of Rs.18,000/- per month.

In this situation, it has become necessary to make reconstruction of the agriculture sector.

We therefore, request you to look into this matter and take initiation to abolish the above three Acts,

Yours,

Amar Habib

Kisanputra Andolan

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