Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | January 23, 2017

…Nothing is more modest than nature

प्रकृते सुकुमारतरं न कश्चिद्स्तीति मे मतिर्भवति ..

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Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | September 7, 2015

The End of Masculine theology

निरस्तकुहकं सत्यं परम धीमही !

The issue that I had taken forward in my previous post is being thought in the context of masculine metaphysics, epistemology and sexuality.  I would contemplate on the Puranik Raas Leela that Hindu King-God had performed with few selected cowherd women or Gopis on a full moon night in the deep forests near Vrindavana of Vraja.  But before entering in to it, let’s read what Veda Vyasa had promised us?

“निगमकल्पत्रोर्गालितं फलं शुकमुखादमृतद्रवसंयुक्तं !
पिबत भागवतं रसमालययं मुहुरहो रसिका भुवि भावुकाः!!“

This verse is written in the beginning of Purana, in it he had promised us to deliver a text full of rasa which is literally translated as pleasure and strictly philosophically as aesthetic pleasure or bliss. Secondly, the pleasure of the text does not come from the outside; it is obtained from the fruit that grows upon the tree called “Nigam-kalptaru” i.e. from a tradition of texts. pt313 Read More…

Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | April 25, 2015

All is Egg and Earth

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“अमी हलाहल मद भरे स्वेत श्याम रतनार
जियत मरत झुकि-झुकि परत जेहिं चितवत एक बार”.

 The world is created from the Book or rather Books and everything of this material world is established on a divine principle. The world is not a book; it is a product of the book. In the beginning was the book. Word, as Upanishad says “वाचारंभणो विकारोनामधेयम”and also Bible, “In the beginning was the word”.  All is Egg and Earth but it is in the Book. Chicken comes out from the egg but it is of the book.  Chicken knows nothing; it knows only the stones of the way which lead to the future Land that hen and cock had dreamt of in line with their mummy-papa’s dream.  There is no dream that is not of the book. Nothing of human is free and independent except things like flowers that are not subjected to human laws. The blooming of a lily flower is an act of the sovereign; their will and action both are free of law of the book of human fate.  Jesus said that the glory of lily flower is not comparable even to the glory of the sovereign king Solomon. Nothing of human is outside of Book. It is so much fucking materialism; it is so much fucking spiritualism. Read More…

rare-pic-of-netaji-subhash-chandra-bose-with-adolf-hitlerनेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस मुसोलिनी की तरह एक बुर्जुआ राष्ट्रवादी थे यह एक बात हई और नेताजी गाँधी-नेहरु-अम्बेडकर की तरह एक मानवतावादी थे और ब्रिटिश राज में नौकरशाह रह चूके नेताजी भारतीय अद्ध्यात्मिक-वैचारिक परम्परा में भी विश्वास करते थे यह दूसरी बात हुई! यदि हम उनकी महानता का निर्णय इन दो बातों के आधार पर करें तो हमें उनके व्यक्तित्व की कुछ खबर मिलेगी! हालिया की ख़बरों में यह बात सामने आई थी कि देश के पहले प्रधानमंत्री जवाहर लाल नेहरु और गृहमंत्री बल्लभ भाई पटेल नें नेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस और उनके परिवार के पीछे खुफिया तंत्र को लगाया था! प्रश्न उठा कि इस देश भक्त के पीछे सरकार ने खुफिया तंत्र क्यों लगाया? इस सवाल का सीधा सम्बन्ध वर्तमान सरकार की राजनैतिक विचारधारा से है जिसने फासिस्ट राष्ट्रवादी विचारधारा को सदैव संदेह की नजरों से देखा था! गौरतलब है कि भारत की स्वतंत्रता की लड़ाई का दौर द्वितीय विश्वयुद्ध का दौर भी था जिसे उदारवादी जनतंत्र की विचारधारा पर चलने वाले देश फासिस्ट विचारधारा पर चलने वाले देशों से लड़ रहे थे! Read More…

INDIA_-_Vhp_conversioni_(F)विश्व हिन्दू परिषद (वीएचपी) नेता अशोक सिंघल ने रविवार को धर्मातरण के मुद्दे पर  कहा कि वीएचपी दुनिया के धर्मातरण के लिए नहीं बल्कि लोगों का दिल जीतने निकला है। परन्तु भाई मेरे!  यह कैसा दिल जीतना है कि  बल प्रयोग किया जाय या राशन कार्ड का ललच दिया जाय या नागरिकता का लालच देकर धर्म परिवर्तन किया जाय ?  क्या यह दिल जीतना किसी का बलात्कार से कम है ? क्या यह  धर्म परिवर्तन जैसी वाहियात चीज से ही संभव है ? और हे हिंदुत्व के घृणा प्रचारक !  क्या धर्म परिवर्तन जैसी कोई परम्परा हिन्दू धर्म में रही है? भगवान कृष्ण नें तो अर्जुन को भी नहीं कहा कि तू मेरे कहे अनुसार धर्म कर ! अट्ठारह अध्याय का भरा पूरा प्रवचन के बाद उन्होंने कहा ” यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु” -हे अर्जुन, तेरे समक्ष मैंने सत्य और असत्य का विस्तार से विवेचन किया, अब जैसी तेरी इच्छा वैसा ही कर। यदि हिन्दू धर्म को अच्छा समझ कर लोग आये तो हिन्दू धर्म का उत्थान होगा । वैष्णव भक्ति वेदांत प्रभुपाद नें हजारों अमेरिकियों को दीक्षित किया और उन्होंने प्यार से यह सब किया , बवाल से नहीं। बतौर  एक हिन्दू मुझे प्रभुपाद की तरह का धर्म परिवर्तन स्वीकार्य भी हो सकता है परन्तु यह  लूम्पेनिज्म तो मुझे हरगिज स्वीकार्य नहीं है।  Read More…

Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | December 20, 2014

Concerning Modi’s “Rajya Dharma”

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“We, The people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialist secular democratic republic and to secure to all its citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity” this preamble of constitution must be upheld in its spirit. India is a Socialist democratic republic with its secular spirit. The sovereignty of the nation lies in the sovereignty of its people reverberated by Rabindra Nath Tagore in”jan gan mann adhinayak”. It is in the core of Upanishad theology of Hindus. Freedom of “thinking subject” is the ground of the sovereign selves; it is this sovereignty that has constituted this nation called “India”.  Without this sovereignty nothing can be achieved. It is considered to be the ground of Hindu religion as a whole.  India’s constitution is socialist that guarantees social and economic equality to all without discrimination irrespective of caste, colour, creed, sex, religion, or language. Hindutva Fascism is trying to deconstruct it to establish a dictatorial regime in favour of corporate. It does not believe in people’s constitution at all. BJP-RSS is enemy of plurality and diversity with its ideology of Hindutva which is nothing but a bad imitation of Nazism. Hindutva is vulgar, it does not belong to Hinduism- either in its world view or in spirit. It has nothing to do with Hinduism and the great Hindus who cherish diversity and live with their brethren in piece and in happiness. Hindutva is destroying the spirit of Hinduism through its vulgar understanding of Hindu religion and its lumpen consciousness about everything.  The Nazi destruction of secular fabric of India began soon after Hinduttva came in power at center.  Hindutva is like a hydra – many headed serpent that poses incessant threat to India’s diversity and its humanity. It started “Love Jihad” in states of UP, Maharashtra and Gujarat to build strife between both communities to polarize the Hindu vote bank. When it was politically countered and BJP was exposed, the hydra raised another head and brought in religious conversion issue. BJP is stupid with its stupid political messages and maneuverings. It keeps on raising its heads in its segments of operation. Recent religious conversion row that has rocked parliament is inscribed in Hindutva’s ideology and its political consciousness.  RSS Sar Sangh Chalak Mohan Bhagwat voices it clearly, “Just as those who stay in England are English, those who stay in Germany are German, and those in U.S. are Americans, all those who stay in Hindustan are Hindus”.  Agenda is clear. Hindutva devours everything- all diversity.  It is not a Hindu thing because Hinduism is about diversity. It is theologically and religiously invalid.  conversion-1_650_121914124941

The religious conversion of Muslims and Christians is being organized by Hindutva’s most active organizations like Dharm Jagran Manch, VHP and Bajrangdal who are affiliate  of RSS.  We don’t know for sure as for how long they are doing conversion work under “gharwapsi” program or it is just a new Hindutva trick to polarize Hindu vote bank in Uttar Pradesh. What Yogi Adiyanath has said is fact or it is just a lie?  “We have been doing this every year for the past 10 years,” Says BJP MP Yogi Adityanath in parliament.  If it is a fact regarding conversion then certainly BJP can’t escape from being guilty of such political crime? BJP has deceived the country to seize power at the center and now in power they are deceiving still.  It is the democratic responsibility of NDA government in center to condemn it and ensure people of India of its secularism but PM refuses to come clean on it. His refusal is not without reason, he does not want to condemn it because religious conversion of Muslims and Christians is an underground work of RSS and BJP combined.  He was silent when Godhra massacre took place, he was silent when MujaffarNagar massacre took place and he is silent still when mass conversion is taking place!!  Is it a wittgensteinian silence “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”? certainly not; it is a dark silence of a shrewd Nazi! Why no BJP leader have said a word against Dharm Jagran Manch, VHP, Bajrangdal’s conversion that has taken place in various parts of Uttar Pradesh?  Why no one condemned Yogi Adityanath and Hindu Mahasabha’s lumpanization! In spite of condemning Hindutva lumpenism and exercising the existing law on religious conversion Mr Venkaiah Naidu talks like a hypocrite and demands to bring a national anti-conversion law.  India will bear no more political hypocrisy Sir, India has voted Narendra Modi for development which is not possible without peace and harmony in society.

How can prime minister of India escape the debate on conversion row? As the PM of India, Narendra Modi must condemn religious conversion under taken by his brethrens. He must also condemn Hindutva lumpenism that is being under taken by Hindu Mahasabha.   hindus_muslimHe should accept Nitish Kumar’s suggestion, “It is high time the prime minister should say that he disapproves of such things including Ghar Wapsi, praise of Gandhi’s killer and hate speeches by his party leaders, inside parliament and outside”. If Narendra Modi believes in Bhagwad Gita, he should fallow it.  The gospel of Gita is about religious duty of a man who had become confused in the battle field.  What is dharma and what is adharma, what is action and what is inaction; about it even the men of wisdom become confused. Narendra Modi should rise above Hindutva lumpenism of RSS and perform his ‘Rajya Dharma’ to respect the constitution. No Hindu scripture favors conversion; I am pretty sure about it.  Even Lord Krishna of Bhagwad Gita who wanted Dharma to prevail did not convert Arjun in his Dharma.  After completion of 18 chapters of his discourse on supreme dharma, he said to Arjuna,”यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु” I have spoken to you about both what is dharma and what is not, now it’s your wish and decision.

Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | August 26, 2014

Hired for Love Jehad!

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A Hindu teacher at the village madrassa of a village Sarawa of Hapur Uttar Paradesh alleges that she was kidnapped, gang-raped and forcibly converted. She managed to escape from a madrassa in Muzaffarnagar and return home to narrate her story to her family. Her family filed a police case and those named in the FIR have been arrested. This includes the village pradhan Nawab, Sanahullah and a local girl, Nishat. You can sense an undercurrent of fear among Hindus: that once the police forces are removed from the area, Muslims might retaliate. #openmagazine

According to parents, behind such conversion which is taken under Love Jehad, there are Muslims involved supported by Samajwadi Party government. An another Man from Hapur who runs a local news paper says that behind #lovejehad there is huge money involved. Sickularists are hiring smart Muslim boys to wage LoveJehad against Hindus. According to him the tariff for Love Jehad is as follows:

Rs-7 lakh to capture and convert a Brahmin girl.

Rs-7 lakh to capture and convert a kashtriya Girl.

Rs-8 lakh to convert a Vaishya girl.

Rs-8 lakh to convert a Jain girl.

Rs-5 lakh for Hindus of other casts.

This is a horror.

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श्रीकृष्ण ने भगवदगीता में क्या कहा है “न मां दुष्कृतिनो मूढाः प्रपद्यन्ते नराधमाः” केवल मनुष्यों मे नीच,अधम,मूढ ही मुझ वासुदेव की पूजा न कर पीरसीर की पूजा करते है”। जिस धर्म और परम्परा की रक्षा के लिये द्वारका पीठ के शंकराचार्य श्री स्वरूपानन्द जी लड रहे है वह भगवान द्वारा स्थापित सनातन वैदिक परम्परा है! कृष्ण जी ने कहा था अर्जुन से “”एवं परम्परा प्राप्त मिमं” यह परमतत्व का ज्ञान जो मै दे रहा हूँ वह परम्परा से प्राप्त है। शंकराचार्य स्वामी स्वरूपानन्द जी ने सनातनधर्म की रक्षा करने का जो वचन पीठ पर बैठते समय लिया था उसे निष्ठा से निभा रहे है| जो कोई भी ईश्वरीय सनातन हिन्दू धर्म की परम्परा के खिलाफ खडा होगा वह हिन्दू विद्वेषी करार दिया जायेगा! Read More…

Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | June 27, 2014

What is Yantra?

Tantra as its root meaning indicates, is a means of spreading or propagating knowledge –knowledge both spiritual and that which is conducive to worldly happiness. It is a means to attain chaturvarga-the four objectives of knowledge. Tantras claim equal sanctity and importance as Vedas; even Agmas speak about their greatness.  Agama texts say that all the Arsha or Arya spiritual literature dwell in Maya and not fit for absolute knowledge. However Yantra-Mantra aspect of Vedic and Tantrik paths of spiritual practice comes to them from ancient ritualism found in pre-Vedic age.  Pre-Vedic form of Tantrik practice still persist in Damar and various other minor forms of Tantras in which howling, crying; anything can be a mantra. Ancient form of Yantra is found in the form of Vedic Yajna-vedi and Mandala, perhaps, various forms of Yantras that have become universal in Tantra tradition would have been evolved from it.

Yantra according Indian metaphysics is geometric representation of energies.  In Hindu Tantras, Mantra is said to be the rays of consciousness “Mantras chinmarichayah-Shiva Sutra” that Yantra represents figuratively. Indian seekers after truth believed that everything in this world represents the abstract energies of goddess, hence, every visual phenomena is a form of Yantra. Every visual form is a Yantra.   Read More…

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राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ विचारधारात्मक स्तर पर भले ही एक आदर्शवादी संगठन हो लेकिन अपनी राजनीति और संगठनात्मक विस्तार में यह किसी वामपंथी क्रन्तिकारी संगठन से काम नहीं रहा है । ऐसा भी नहीं है की संघ अपनी राष्ट्रवादी विचारधारा की आदर्शवादिता का कोई बेहतर आदर्श सामने रखता हो। यह मूलभूत रूप से समझौतावादी और मौकापरस्त संगठन रहा है जिसकी पुष्टि इसका ८५ साल से अधिक पुराना इतिहास करता है। राजनीति में यह भौतिकवादियों की तरह यथार्थवादी और अन्य पार्टियों से ज्यादा व्यावहारिक रहा है। अपनी राजनैतिक गत्यात्मकता को संघ ने लगातार धारदार बनाया है, भौतिक परिस्थितियों के अनुसार स्वयं को ठाला है और सदैव आगे ही बढ़ा है । यह सबको ज्ञात है कि जब तक नरेन्द्र मोदी गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री रहे तब तक उन्होंने संघ को गुजरात में प्रभावी नहीं होने दिया बल्कि कितने ही संघ के दिग्गजों को किनारे लगाया। संघ से उनके सम्बन्ध बहुत अच्छे नहीं रहे है लेकिन स्थितियां शायद अब वैसी ही नहीं है । मोदी अंतराष्ट्रीय पूंजी  का दबाव में काम करने को बाध्य होंगे और दूसरी तरफ संघ की आर्थिक  पॉलिसी बदल जाने से यह टकराव  शायद अब न हो | राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ की सत्ता लोलुपता अब बढ़ गयी है ! संघ ने समझौता किया है और उसी नरेन्द्र मोदी को आगे ले आया जिससे वह पीड़ित था, यह हमने विगत चुनाव में देखा ! नरेंद्र मोदी को अपना राष्ट्रीय नेता स्वीकार कर संघ ने वास्तव में अपनी आर्थिक विचारधारा के स्तर पर समझौता किया, संघ ने मोदी की उस आर्थिक विचारधारा को स्वीकार किया जो संघ की स्वदेशी अर्थव्यवस्था की विचारधारा से बहुत अलग है। Read More…

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देवगुरु वृहस्पति ने याज्ञवल्क्य से एक समय   पूछा ” सर्व प्रसिद्द कुरुक्षेत्र कहाँ है? वह क्षेत्र जहाँ देवता यजन करते हैं? क्षेत्र जो सभी प्राणियों के लिए ब्रह्म सदन हैं? ” याज्ञवल्क्य ने उत्तर दिया ” हे गुरु ! अविमुक्त वह क्षेत्र है जहाँ देववर्ग यजन करता है, यही कुरुक्षेत्र है जहाँ मृत्यु काल में प्राणियों को रूद्र तारक मंत्र उपदेश करते हैं जिससे मुक्त होकर वह अमरत्व प्राप्त कर लेता है।” ज्ञातव्य है कि वाराणसी को भी पुराणो में अविमुक्त क्षेत्र कहा गया हैं। पुराणो में यह प्रसिद्ध है मृत्यु को प्राप्त जीवात्माओं को भगवान शिव इसी क्षेत्रमें तारक मंत्र का उपदेश देते हैं जिससे उनको उत्तम गति प्राप्त होती है। याज्ञवल्क्य उपदेश में स्पष्ट करते हैं कि अविमुक्त क्षेत्र अनंत और अव्यक्त आत्मा का सदन है। इसी क्षेत्र में प्राणियों को आत्मउद्धार के लिए उपासना करनी चाहिये। इस क्षेत्र की उपस्थिति समष्टि में काशी और व्यष्टि में मानव देह है। Read More…

Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | December 17, 2013

A house in the heart of the multitude..

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Gustave Caillebotte – Paris Street; Rainy Day

The poet parallels the prostitute parallels the flâneur parallels the bohemian, all engaged in universal prostitution created by Consumerism.  Read More…

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