The vedic religion in the trial of universalization


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This work is the result of the inquiry undertaken in India from 2006 to 2008, in towns that have intensive spiritual activities (Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Vindavan, Kajuraho, Varanasi, Kishikesh, Ajodhya...) and constitutes a study on Hinduism. It analyses the internal organization, the practices and rites that make the Hindu religion a different entity from the revealed religions.



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DEDICATION In memory of my Father Tobia Adjo Benoit In memory of my mother Grogba Gbouzoue Henriette To my brothers Bedou Jean and late Adjo Drigba Hyacinthe To my wife Kamara Dahiri Amélie and my children who have directly or indirectly helped me ponder Hinduism by understanding the relevance of this work.
EXPRESSION OF THANKS Many heavenly and man-like souls have taken part in the production of this work. That’s why I wish to express my gratitude to the Highest Guru Sri Hans Raj Maharajji Satyapal in Rishikesh, to the Embassy of India in Côte d’Ivoire and in particular to Mr. Vishwajit, to Mr. Dallo Désiré, Director of San Pedro Port Authority I also wish to appreciate the efforts, initiatives, stimulations and criticisms which have strengthened the motivation and developed the discursive spirit during the production of this work With sincerity I wish to extend my warm thanks to Professor Komenan Aka Landry, President of the University of Bouaké and to Professor Francis Akindès, Head of the Faculties of Sociology and Anthropology of the said university, who have never interrupted their respective administrative duties by facilitating my research missions in India, to Professor Foadé Denis for being attentive to me, providing support and sharing his spiritual experience. Last but not least, I wish to extend my thanks to my wife Kamara Dahiri Amélie, to our children and especially to Adjo Adjo our son whose full involvement in this work was an extraordinary thing and chiefly at the level of keyboarding the text.
FOREWORD This work aims at the analysis of Hinduism’s internal movement. It has got three important parts through which the observation and analysis of facts are carried out. The first part which deals with the display of essential ingredients of Hinduism retrieves and defines the place of each element while also restoring the importance of the centennial religious heritage of India. The second part, relating to the formulation of religious orthodoxy, foundation of the civilization of India, emphasizes the agents and occurrences committed to the construction of social conformity. It illustrates the germs which hinder the expansion of Hinduism in the world. The instinct of self-preservation, emergence of Gurus, poverty, appear as internal resisting agents, disincentive as far as the development of the Hindu religious system is concerned even if the internal corrosion of revealed religions, favours Hinduism’s universalization. The third part explores and indicates the necessity, the importance for Hinduism to be universalized in as much as it is described as a religion of righteousness at its best. Religions are where all souls meet, live, communicate and are in communion. It is where souls from heaven and hell meet, those of creatures which do not believe in God but identify themselves with peoples’ creatures and live with them God is an idea and the representation made of it by human being arises from his weakness, incapacity faced with some situations and contingencies. The life and death cycle imposes itself as a chain wherethe misunderstood lies. Irrespective of the outstanding progress in technology, modern science, modern medicine, or God, may it be in so-called modern religions or native religions remains at the beginning and the end of life, while also being the infinitude within the finitude Some religions such as Vedic religion, especially Hinduism, grant the first place to a creator of visible and invisible universe. Indians’ consensus on this founding and vital principle is reflected in their daily acts of spirituality. The permanent search for good and the elevation of souls to get closer to God make Indians become people who are committed to practise piety, not to say forgiveness, humility, non-violence and peace. This results in the overall practices of mortification and chastening of passions aiming at the liberation of the soul. Life style, thinking, enables to discard any compromise, excess and any contrivance. The Indians’ poverty which the West talks about remains a spiritual wealth in which they live in harmony with others and with God. In this, religion is linked to economy, culture, politics, and health and to social life as a whole. 9
It is a very old civilization which has overcome periods of socio-political and socio- religious crises, has built unity of India by strengthening the cultural foundation, basement for the social and economic development of India. The question which is raised when we take a look at the population dynamics is as follows: why is the birth rate (22, 01/1,000) higher than the mortality rate (8.18/1,000)? Admittedly, there are so-called meaningful explanations above which lies an extensive and achieved successful asceticism and religiosity which results in enduring peace with belief in God. So, pondering the religious institution of India must be a way to tell the world that an organized theocracy, well structured, capable of alleviating sufferings, insecurity, civil and political wars, favours an idea according to which revealed religions have failed to fully accomplish the objectives born of the directions prescribed by God. In other words, over the past twenty 1 centuries, Jesus idea “Love thy neighbour like you love thyself” has experienced no real breastfeeding within capitalism where selfishness and exploitation of man are life sustaining principles. Does not Hinduism appear as the religion fit enough to sooth, alleviates sufferings and sublimate social difficulties. History is dizzily accelerating and announces the globalization era which also predicts mutations and deep changes in the cultures of civilizations. Between the walls, Hinduism must develop now a particular attitude. It is compelled to work for men and women who enter a world where intelligence is the most precious raw material, sparse entities are getting centralized, conflicts, death of cultures and extinction of characteristics are on the agenda. This book, despite its shortcomings, appeals to Hinduism, to its adjustment to the changing conditions of environment and to its actual contribution so that spiritual humanism as it is, becomes part of the world public figures. Pr. KOMENAN AKA LandryPast President of University of Bouaké, Holder of a Chair in philosophy at the Academy of Sciences, Arts and African Diaspora. 1 La sainte bible Mathieu 22 verset 39, alliance biblique universelle, 1983, P 38 Voir aussi la sainte bible marc 12, verset 31, P 73.10