Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Manasij Ganguli, you are NOT a Brahmin

Yesterday, I wrote an article exposing the Leftists of Kerala in their hypocritical attacks on Hinduism claiming to support women's rights, while blidssfully ignoring the violations of women's rights in far more unequal and exploitative religions like Islam and Christianity.

I challenged the Leftists of Kerala to fight for abolition of Shariah Law (known as Muslim Personal Law to make it sound more civilized and acceptable) and establishment of an Uniform Civil Code to help stop exploitation of Muslim women like Shah Bano, among other things.

I received many comments, some supporting my stand, and some expressing vile hatred against my views.

One such commentator was Manasij Ganguli. He sarcastically told me that I was wrong, and called Hinduism the most superstitious and unscientific religion on the planet. He did not justify or sunstantiate any of his comments with any factual data or references. He also proudly claimed that he was "a pious Hindu, a Brahmin", which he thought would make me automatically consider him to be an expert on Hinduism. What arrogance !

You can see his comments at the end of this post, unless he sees his mistakes and gets ashamed enough to delete them himself.

Here is my answer to him.

Manasij Ganguli, you are NOT a Brahmin. You are a shudra.

Your comments show complete lack of knowledge of Hinduism. You claim to be a Brahmin simply because you are a Ganguli, born into a "Bengali Brahmin family".

That is as ridiculous as someone claiming to hold a PhD because he was born into a "PhD family".

To be a Brahmin you have to have certain qualities. You do not get it automatically. Read the Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Manu Samhita. Nowhere will you find that you are qualified to be a Brahmin simply by virtue of your birth.

Manasij, your comments have shown that you know absolutely nothing of Hinduism. I advise you as follows:

1. Do NOT call yourself a Brahmin. You are not. With absolutely no knowledge of anything of Hinduism -- having obviously read none of the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, or the Bhagavad Gita -- you are quite clearly a shufdra. You are also proving yourself a LIAR if you call yourself a Brahmin.

2. If you want to become a Brahmin, do what Dasyu Ratnakar did. Meditate. Think. You can do more, since you are literate and Ratnakar was not. Read books like the Puranas, Upanishads, Vedas, and the Gita. Try to understand something. Right now you know nothing. Try to learn at leat something. So that you can answer elementary questions on various Yogas, the nature of Brahmn, the Hindu philosophy of God, various branches or possibilities such as Dvaita and Advaita, various theories on the nature of the soul, various theories on the purpose of life, etc. If you cannot read so much, at least read the Gita and Swami Vivekananda's lectures on Hinduism. That should help you understand how ignorant you are, and what you need to learn.

Do not brag about being a Brahmin, to me or to anyone else. Being born into a Ganguli family does not make you a Brahmin, nor does it make you an expert on Hinduism. Read and learn what Hinduism says.

For the matter of record, I am a Brahmin according to the scripture-unsanctioned hereditary caste system too. My gotra tells me that I am a direct descendant of one of the most famous maharishis who ever lived on this planet. Do not try to impress me with your hereditary characteristics. Mine are no less impressive and probably are far far superior.

But I do not believe in hereditary caste system. It has no sanction in any Hindu scripture. It is completely meaningless.

The day you understand at least some substantial part of the Gita or any of the Vedas, you will earn the right to call yourself a Brahmin.

So would the son or daughter of a so-called "low-caste" according to your stupid hereditary caste system. Castes are not hereditary, any more than PhD degrees are hereditary.

People like you have misused power for centuries. People like you -- who claim being a Brahmin and yet are totally ignorant of Hinduism -- are substantially to blame for lowering the prestige of the Brahmin role in Hindu society.

I hope you will understand your errors and rectify them. If not, you alone will pay the price. Ignorance is a sin, and punished just as effectively and just as much as any other. Your punishment will simply be that you will remain a sorry and stinking loser like you are today your entire life.


At 8:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo! Very correct points!

You are indeed right that Hindu scriptures never validate hereditary caste-system in the society. A brahmin is one who has mastered the knowledge of Upanishads and has realized the world as Himself.

If birth-based Brahminism was indeed true, then Satyakaam (Jabala's son), Dasyu Ratnakara, etc., would not have become Maharshis.

Manasij should do a lot of reading before telling others about the glory of Hinduism. His claims are utterly baseless.


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