Swami Narayan Temple of Hindus in Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.
30 July 2022
ॐ सर्वमंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके। शरण्ये त्रयम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते ।।
JSD wrote on his Facebook blog https://www.facebook.com/Vedicteacher/posts/pfbid02b2QvsZVCz61F25jEqAaJcWV3fkQ3yFMEQGKjXpT12D1B8iYNNSUC8TeqHATsZv7el
“Hinduism preaches nonviolence and means to minimize conflict. Hindutva is a political tool to achieve Vasudhaive Kutumbkam for peace and prosperity. In Kaliyuga deterrence is necessary to infuse, inculcate, ingrain, and sow the seed of love and affection.
Hindu is the body and Hindutva is the aura of Hinduism. To understand I quote in Hindi व्यक्ति (Vayakti - person) and वयक्तित्व / वयक्तित्व (vayktitva - personality). Hindutva is the aura, personality, fragrance, culture, and attitude of Hindus who follow Hinduism. Due to this conceptual cognizance, some scholars write Hindutva is difficult to explain. I add Hindutva is as difficult to explain as Hinduism. Hinduism is spiritual or religious dogma or system known as Hindu Dharma.
Dharma is not a religion as written by Sarvpalli Radha Krishna. Hinduism derives its power from Srimad Bhagwat Geeta, which is again difficult to understand as Gita is always new and its Shlokas can be interpreted differently. Interpretation of the Gita depends on the knowledge of the reader and analyzer.
Read my book on technical and scientific analysis of Srimad Bhagwat Geeta, in which I wrote there is no God. Exploiters use the name of God to exploit others. It directs that each author writes differently about Gita, in other words, Hinduism.
Hinduism is the sea. Hindutva is only a droplet of a sea. Hindus are the different rivers joining together. Hindutva cannot preach Adharma (अधर्म ), in other words, violent Ideology or extremism as propagated by many authors which are included in my blogs and websites.
Dismantling Global Hindutva:
Ernest Renan said that three things constitute the spiritual principle of the unity of a nation; memories from the past; the desire to live together; and the perpetuation of the heritage. Thus, the cultural centredness that “the west” has ascribed to itself is in question.