Good evening sir.i understand that you are religion & speritual expert.most of the indians irrespective of whether literate or illeterate have blind faith on riligion, spiritual gimiks in particular.indian political parties take advantage of our gulibility and put up candidate, as par the religion bias of the area unconcerned of the candidate's anticident.should it not be stopped.should we not come out of riligious superstitions and blind belief.i will be thankful if you make yr expert comment on the present trend of religious animosity.
Sai Ram. I feel the religious background of the candidate is chosen keeping in view the party's vote bank. Thus if the party has a sizeable vote bank among muslim or christian candidates. Hindu votes are split based on caste considerations. Thus religious faith is not the only consideration. And spirituality is beyond all these gimmicks. What you are refering to as spiritual gimmicks are either magical tricks or some supernatural powers exhibited by some God men. Their followers are spread out and have little political clout (for example, Satya Sai Baba devotees are spread out all over India, how many candidates win because of that?). Sai Ram.
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Christians follow what they believe christ said , muslims follow what they believe prophet mohammed said , similarly buddhists believe buddha, jains the thirthankaras etc. for hindus sanathana dharma is not a religion. we do not have religious heads. for us the believers of sanathana dharma ( or for people like me) vedas and upanishads are the important religious source of knowledge. since these r difficult to follow what we believe is that the almighty vishnu was born on earth to show how one must live as per the santhana dharma. thus in ramyana he was the dharma incarnate. in krishnavatara he was the king maker who made another dharma incarnate yudhishtir the emporer. thus dharma must be made to rule. it also follows that we must protect this dharma by following it to the best of our abilities. just observe what is happening in all other countries. each country respects the religion of the majority. the followers of other religions also are allowed to respect their own faiths ( ofco