Thursday, July 31, 2008


the arguments are going on in the supreme court in the sethu case.
the proponents of the ram sethu could also attempt to explain the existence of the vanaras at that time when ravana had a highly civilised culture in his island and so was probably the culture
in ayodhya and thereabouts.
were the vanaras termed as that as they were of a different race.
they seemed to have possessed great engineering skills which suggests that they were not primitive.
if everything in the ramayana is taken at face value,the case of the vanaras stands out in need of a good story,which might have already been imagined up,though i have not come across it.
did hanuman really fly or was it an allusion to his superhuman strength.
the question also arises about the inhabitants of tamilnadu,did rama have interactions with them
when he passed through their land.
what was the language of the people in ravanas land?
ravana has been conveniently labelled as a brahmin to overcome certain conflicting questions.
it seems probable that a dravidian had a conflict with an aryan and the aryan culture weaved a fantastic story to overcome the shortcomings of its people.
saivism was the religion in ravanas land and sita also subscribed to it while going back to ayodhya.

the aryan religion probably revolved around exalting the king as deriving his power from the gods and various ceremonies and rituals would have been established by the priestly class to hold the people in thrall.
the aryan religion in the form of vaishnavism today,is going all out to retain its hold on the people
and the people are being led to a bleak situation where ritual arrests the people in awe and ignorance.
jayalalithaa and subramaniam swamy are living in a land where the people do not worship rama
and krishna,they view them as characters of stories with a moral.
yet these two people have filed a case against a project in the name of rama,sure in their minds that the devout people can be expected to give them a sympathetic consideration.

all the theorising seems to have been done by the godmen of the south.
did sankara attempt to take saivism to the north from where buddhism and jainism were springing into the south.

the attempts of ramanuja were done with an intent to divert the rulers from their primary objectives,of providing good governance.
these groups of people have been making attempts to proclaim a descent from divinity to place themselves apart from the rest of the people with whom they could not probably settle down.
the diversionary tactics are at work today in the case of the ram sethu.

the people have saivism as their religion, a thinking which does not need the promotion of cults.
it is rooted in simplicity and piety,not in the raising of banners of revolution in the name of the gods.
saivism gives the people the open ness to accept every other thinking,but when these others try
to proclaim themselves as superior,the people have always realised that is all about politics and nothing about religion and god.

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