1375 Years of foreign domination, has caused enormous damage to the understanding, indeed the very basis of the Sanatan dharma. Sucha a seep wonderful river of knowledge has gone subterranean.
When grownups are clueless as to the percepts, stories and the lore, what do we say to the innocent children, who can’t bothered by what the word Hindu stands for. This alarming trend was the genesis of this book.
Some basic answers to the questions and explanations of the 'unexplained" have been presented in short chapters, covering the wide gamut of the beautiful 'Sanatan thought'. The objective is to uncover, understand and enjoy the enormous treasure that our sages have left us.
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However age and certain procedures have left portions of it seemingly incomprehensible. Change in language from Sanskrit to Hindi and now to English has taken its toll on the true interpretation of some of the concepts, stories and the deep inner meaning of it all. Exact synonyms are often impossible to find. If the exercise is repeated twice; from the original Sanskrit, to Hindi and then from Hindi to English, the difficulty becomes compounded. No language is constant; it is always evolving and changing.
The economic need coupled with the greed of some of its enumerators has over the ages led to certain unsavory practices and extracted a heavy price from its true precepts, and in some measure brought scorn to it as well. Over the thousands of years of foreign occupation, serious and consistent efforts have been made to ridicule it and subjugate its followers. But the fact that it has stood up to it all and grown stronger despite whatever has been thrown at it by the various invaders and corruptors goes to prove that "Satyamev Jayate" truth shall prevail. Time has been unkind to the Hindu religion. But time is the one polish that burnishes real gold for it to shine through.
But the worst loss for our religion has been the passing away of the Rishis and the sages who could explain the innermost core of this enormously powerful religion. But then this is the effect of Kaliyug. The need to separate the chaff from the grain is most desperately and acutely felt in this modern day due to the extremely corroding influence of all that is being dished out by the dishes sprouting incessantly over the roof tops of our country.
The most die-hard believers are also sometimes at a loss when asked logical questions by the new generation, leading to the misplaced belief that most of it is mumbo jumbo, and that though Dad and Mom are good folks, they need urgent replenishment of the grey matter.
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