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To be a good muslim one must follow and practice quran & sunnah. Similarly, a good hindu should follow his religious scripture. But, In fact modern hindu follows a part of his scripture like 'advice given by Krishna to arjuna in bhagwad geeta' but do not practice teaching of 'varna system' given by the same scripture and consider this as evil. So, people who consider their own scripture's teaching as evil be called 'dharmi' or 'vidharmi' ?

Asked by Hilyas, 29 Mar '10 09:03 pm
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Our religion is forever revolving. The varna system is not part of the basic tenets of religion but a part of the social system. Whatever is considered deadwood with the passing years is shed off like unwanted flab. Similarly as per the new Hindu marriage act Hindus who decide to marry in family courts are within the law to do so although the Vedic marriage rituals are quite different. But those who have decided to forgo any religiou ceremony are just exercising choice ..they are certainly NOT vidharmi.. We Hindus do NOT follow a dogmatic religion .. We are not lakeer ke fakeer.
Answered by joyoti sen, 29 Mar '10 09:13 pm

 
  
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Hinduism and its Gods treat both the atheist and the devotee on the same scale. There is no need to undergo any ritual to be a Hindu like other religion. You can scold the Gods or adore them. For Them both is same. Hinduism is so flexible it can take every thing in its strides and shine. There is no such thing called 'dharmi' or vidharmi' in Hinduism.
Answered by Josna, 29 Mar '10 10:13 pm

 
  
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Hindusim aaj tak koi defination nahi hai . kuch bhi karo hindus hai . sirf islam ko oppose karna now basic tenet hai hinduism ka aur kuch bhi nahi . very wierd but true sadly
you can not discuss a thing which has no beliefs or roots .it is a big mistake .
Answered by SHERKHAN, 29 Mar '10 09:43 pm

 
  
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Vedic and Bhagwat geetha are same. Its made for people to understand. Unlike other religions Santhana Dharma say " All roads lead to THEE" !!!! Which is why is one of the most simplest of all religions to follow! Its neither conservative or too harsh. It only says that if you do this .....you will get this!!! If you dont then you will suffer. Hindu is just a way of life nothing to do with religion.
Answered by MS Prasad, 01 Apr '10 05:03 pm

 
  
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Sir , to answer this we should rationalise what is purpose of our creation
Who made us? God. Why are we here? To serve and worship Him. A third question naturally arose: "If our Creator made us to serve and worship Him, how do we do that?" In the previous article I suggested that the only way we can serve our Creator is through obeying His mandates, as conveyed through revelation.

But many people would question my assertion: Why does mankind need revelation? Isn't it enough just to be good? Isn't it enough for each of us to worship God in our own way?

Regarding the need for revelation, I would make the following points: In the first article of this series I pointed out that life is full of injustices, but our Creator is fair and just and He establishes justice not in this life, but in the afterlife. However, justice cannot be established without four thingsa court (i.e., the Day of Judgment); a judge (i.e., the Creator); witnesses (i.e., men and women, angels, elements of crea ...more
Answered by salmanfarsi, 30 Mar '10 12:00 am

 
  
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We are still stuck up with scriptures of more than 1000 yrs old. For the past 100 Yrs Hinduism did not have great sages who would have adapted the recent changes in to the scriptures. The last known saints were sant DYANESHWAR, RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHAMS, Swami Vivekananda, Mahtam Jyotiba phule, Raja RAM mohan roy, Mahatma Gandhi. These people changed the psychology of Indians as the modern soceity demanded for change. But When they brought in changes they always believed in the age old hinduism, they did not got converted into other religions.
Because any system which was adapted long time ago was betterment of that soceity. But now to follow it may not be good in our present system. Hindu scholars and sages brought this into the Indian minds by weaving beautiful stories and writing scriptures. Presently our scholars do not have that power to convert the changing thoughts into the scriptures. Sage Valmiki wrote Ramayana to inculcate the values of what he showed in lord rama. The values o ...more
Answered by satishraj medapatla, 02 Apr '10 03:18 pm

 
  
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You have been given wrong information.It was Son of BRAMHA, Named as MANU, have given the varna[caste] system in his book MANUSMRITI. MANU is the FIRST MAN BORN as per hinduism.
The varna system became jati system in later years.The system is based upon QUALITIES and not BIRTH! Its the quality that determines caste, for example, a boy, his parents may be anyone, has the qualities like- intelligence, liking for philosophical learning, practise religion, willingly do not like to consume alcohol, etc is a brahmin[ the one who knows BRAMHA IS BRAHMIN], simillarly the people having strong physique are kshatriyas, people having ability to do business, farming, are vaishyas,
and people who have some art like preparing vessels,etc are shudras.Accordingly they should select their job, thus we have right man for right job.Thus we do accept our scriptures, and thus not vidharmi
as stated wrongfully by you.
Answered by harshendu madge, 30 Mar '10 05:10 pm

 
  
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Vedic religion is an unbound religion in the sense that other religion lay dictates that you do things in coded manner and if you don't follow the presepts then you are 'not in religion',while for Hindoos there are no boundations as they live in tune with the philosphies coupled with spiritual goals.You can even be a non-believer in God but it will not take away your status of being a Hindu.The preachings are to be in tune with the times. Hinduism also warrants to accept changes per changing times.That is why the ideals have been accepted in changed canvas of Times.Varna-asram system has got its merits and also condemnation due to bad practices,nevertheless, the beauty ,if understood properly will make world envious,because it deemed the entire society shapen like a BODY where all the components allocated distinctive role to function in compact state of harmony.The disintegrated body can only give dissatisfactory out-comes. So the lack of wisdom has caused us lots of sufferings espec ...more
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 30 Mar '10 04:52 am

 
  
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I stand first in considering our caste system as evil . Since Hinduism is an ancient religion still practiced , it has more than 10,000 Qurans and Bibles .Yes, our Gita is very great book . It doesn't mean that it should not contain any evil insertions . Thirumoolar Thirumanthiram , another Gita to us ,the Tamil Saiva Siddhandists says that God is one and all humans are of equal caste . 'Ondre Kulam Oruvane Devan'. The world famous Thirukkural an another Bible to us says that there is no caste by birth .' Pirappokkum ella uyirkum'.
Even our Gods Siva and Vishnu too proved for several times that Caste theory is not God theory by accepting several Bakthas from all communities and castes . In our all Tamil Siva temples , including the famous Madurai Meenakshi Ammam Temple there are 63 Devotees called Nayanmars .Most of them are Non-Brahmins and some of them are from dalit community . It is a must a Brahmin priest should perform pooja to all the idols .Incidently to-day is the 'Arubaththi ...more
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 29 Mar '10 11:11 pm

 
  
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You better look after you relegion and refrain from giving comments on any other relegion
Answered by rajan, 05 Jul '13 09:29 am

 
  
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