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Friday, April 15, 2016

Who cast the spell of CASTEISM????

Aren't  we all educated right  from birth as to what CASTE we belong  to???? Its an important  curiosity  raised within a child when everywhere  in any institution, organization, record its mandatory  to fill up the caste column.....

No one would  like to  thus leave it blank and therefore  after gaining  the knowledge  of CASTE name, we would want  to or are forced  to dwell deeper into  its glory and the fortunate  feel being instilled  within if an individual  is born into a higher caste....

How was this hierarchy  of castes decided, with  my very limited  knowledge , I assume it  is vedic as per Hindu  religion  and among other communities  and  religions  it must be as per the originator  of that  particular  caste  and  sub caste based  on different  philosophies  of different  spiritual  leaders.... Thus emerged  an entire big ocean of CASTES, COMMUNITIES, CREED, RACE, RELIGION, ETCETERA, ETC.

If everything around  us is a boon or curse, I  guess the positive  aspects  of creating  Castes  and religions  are more of a curse today  as nowhere its essential  meaning is being acted upon.

The law and order, regulations  and rules to  help smooth  functionality  of humans was the idea to bring upon these, religion  being a way to attain spirituality  and  religious  scripts  to have a controlled and humane approach in societal  operations are now turned  into FEAR BASED religions  and  DIFFERENTIATION  BASED  castes.....

I have witnessed  pride in many so called higher castes on the basis  of  that mentioned  in Scriptures and like wise an indirect hatred and dislike, almost  looking down upon those born under other castes.... Was  this the intention  on creating  CASTEISM???? If not, the so called highly learned class today who have academic  proficiency  but no humane values as that  particular mental work is governed by fear, pride and manipulated  thoughts against  other  people.....

Every tradition  is created with  a good intention but we often forget rather do not even  bother to understand  as to under what given condition  a particular  ritual /tradition  or hierarchical  CASTEISM  was  given rise to and what  were the underlying  intentions  to follow them....????

If today, with intellectual  contributions  we can replace cooking on fire with  gas stoves and electric  stoves as we understand  that purpose  of cooking  has to be  fulfilled  not the same method as times have changed.... Similarly  with globalization , when everyone  is freely traveling  everywhere  and immense exchanges  of ideas are taking place, why do we not extract the  ESSENCE  of  our religious  teaching  and values for  HUMANITY  PURPOSE  and gain our SPIRITUAL  PROGRESS  TOO?????

To my astonishment, the more I  find  people  immersed into castes, religions and rituals, the more insensitive and inhumane  they tend to become towards all who do not belong  to their group or subgroup....  Many might not uprightly show  the difference to carry on with  their professional  benefits  but have  nurtured a differentiated  feeling  toward others...

This  herd mentality , which the so  called INTELLECTUAL  MAN is following  is degrading  their  spiritual  growth.... Its sad but true that spiritual  and material  growth  are inversely  proportionate ...

Millions of  temple, mosques, churches, etc  with tremendous  amount  of mental  and physical  contributions  to religious  methods are still not able to reduce  or control  the growing  hatred of MAN vs MAN....

Let's  stick to our core  reality of being a
HUMAN first and then everything  will be clearer  to adopt  as much needed to bring PEACE and HARMONY....

MAY WE ALL BE BLESSED!