Thursday, September 19, 2013

Understanding RELIGION

What you understand by "RELIGION" / धर्म (pronounced as dharma)  in Hindi ?

** Request to readers: Do not read this post until you put your religious ego down, have patience and in state of accepting truth based on facts. However you are free to put your views or facts or discuss."

Keeping popular beliefs aside, the correct (correct because if I bet you 
wouldn't be able to find any wrong in it) definition of Religion lies 
as here below:

"Religion is a organized set of rules to live life in a disciplined, safe, 
pleasant, prosperous, happy, beneficial (to other living beings) manner."

" धर्मं नियमों का एक ऐसा संग्रह है जो प्राणियों को व्यवस्थित, सुरक्षित, सुखद, समृद्ध, 
खुशहाल एवं अन्य प्राणियों के लिए लाभकारी; जीवन यापन करने का सन्देश देता हैं । "

People always argue on the name of so called religions. They say that one belongs to Islam, other to Christianity, other to Buddhism and so on. Please give a thought to this that : Are really these all religions?

My answer is "NO". These all are not religions but faiths. They had been followed from centuries. But they can't be termed as religion. Religion never preach people to follow any particular God, neither it asks you to follow any acts of stupidity nor it asks you kill or eradicate non-believers.

Well, well I am not at all abusing or insulting any faith like Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, and even Scientology. This is rather to differentiate the general belief and understanding of the term "religion" which always had been misinterpreted.

"Hinduism": When you search this term on internet, you may find it as "oldest living religion". However, no doubt it is oldest but is NOT a religion again. In fact, the term "Hinduism" doesn't stand for any faith even. However the present followers are just following crude form of pure religion. The origin of the term "Hinduism" came when Bhartiya/Indian invasion took place.

As all know, the earliest civilization took place near river "Indus". The people who inhabited near Indus river were termed as Indus and later "Hindus by invaders". In Sanskrit, "Indus" is pronounced as Sindhu  and thus gave birth to the term Hindu  or "Hindu".

Now the question arise that "What should be taken as pure religion?".
I had talked about "crude form of pure religion". Then what is pure form of religion.

"Vedas" or वेद (in hindi): These are the oldest religious texts of unknown origins. I said "religious texts" because they doesn't tell you to follow any proper God, or person, or asks you to eradicate non-believers or any thing like that. They just tell you to how to live a proper life which had been gifted to you from the creator of universe. The term "Ved" itself means "knowledge".

Vedas nowhere asks you to pray for any particular god such as Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu, Lord Christ, Allah etc. but tells that "There is a creator (no doubt there must be a creator of anything) of the whole universe which we can term as God. We should thank him for creation and giving brains to understand the creation." In four Vedas which are dedicated to four different subjects of life, instructs you to follow rules to live the life as described in the definition of religion above (in the post).

The four Vedas are:

Rigya Ved (ऋग्वेद )
Yajur Ved (यजुर वेद )
Sam Ved (साम वेद )
Atharva Ved (अथर्व वेद )

Vedas (वेद ) classified human beings as:
 Arya meaning "noble". One who follows religion (NOT Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam etc.)
Anarya meaning "not noble". One who doesn't follow religion.

Arya are the humans who live a disciplined life by following the rules as stated in religion. A Christian can be an Arya so as a Muslim can be Arya. The definition is based on deeds (karma) and living style and not on following of a particular faith. Question yourself, from where Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc. originated. Buddhism was started by Lord Buddha (who was earlier following so called Hinduism). He differed some facts on Vedas and started a new faith called as Buddhism. Jainism has similar origins. Islam were the origin of Mohammed. I counter this fact as earlier reference are also available. but if Mohammed was the starter then it becomes a faith again. Also, many preaching defer from the definition of religion such as termination of non-believers.

There is so much to write but possibly I am not able to decide where to start with. Questions such as: "Who are Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Lord Christ, Mohammed, Budhha, Gurunanak etc.? Why only I have took Vedas as defining pure religion? What the present faith/rituals of Hindus meant for? What are rituals in different faiths? and lots more.........

At last, I would like to apologize if I had hurt feelings of anybody. But my aim is to follow truth. Yes much had been left to write and state but for the time being its enough. I would soon come up with more facts, posts which may light up the minds and keep truth alive.


  1. How can it be noble/arya to accept things without evidence. This is exactly what faith/religion asks one to do. Better to be anarya, methinks.

    1. Anarya doesn't actually means who doesn't follow religion but one who doesn't follow DHARMA. And then DHARMA is not same as religion. DHARMA is Universal, eternal laws and principle that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible,and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living".
      So Anarya is one who is enemy of RIGHTEOUSNESS, enemy of justice, enemy of Humanity.

    2. I hope Mr. "Anonymous" you got your answer by Aditya.

  2. "Belief without evidence" and "research for evidences" are two different things. Friend, you didn't got the exact difference perhaps. Anarya means to indulged in all bad deeds which possibly no noble and wise person want to get included with


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