Friday, April 13, 2007

Religion Custom Constitution And Misinterpretation


News (is it a news?): Complaint against Tendulkar for dishonouring flag.

A response (from an Indian of course):

I have been to many games and other events here in united states.. (like rodeo events , concerts) When they sing national anthem here.. even I get goose pimples.

Really... when all of them stood and sang their national anthem I could really sense their feelings.

Here they are allowed to use the flag where ever they want and seem to be proud of it. If someone is misusing it is his problem and shows that guys character. And even the horriblest people in this country seemed to be more united and unnimous when it comes to their country!!

Why cant we have that???

An observation (True, isn't it?):
Because somewhere, down the line of evolution of our culture, a huge chunk of the society lost the way. It started
- Respecting the symbol more than its meaning
- Loving the system than trying to understand what it is built for
- Misinterpreting religions, customs, laws and even constitution, just to facilitate/justify their own way of doing things.
That's what this is!

And a comment (I agree):
Exactly. Look at indian vegetarians (pardon me , no offence to any one)

Their reason to be/remain vegetarian is one of the fine examples of loving the system rather than trying to understand it.. People who doesn’t even want to smell egg, should never be eating cakes, if they happen to eat an egg then they should go to temple and do some pooja to get rid of the "bad" effects. Like they used to do when touched by an un-touchable.

I have a few friends, who are pure vegetarians, because they love animals not because their grandapa told them not to.

Our system is successful in creating Hippocratic ideologies that average indian is forced to believe in to. They have been brainwashed so much, to the extent that, the system has successfully managed to make people trust it completely without having to think about it.

We have been taught not to question anything but respect the rule.

I was faced with two decisions to make, one the "system way", other my natural instincts to question "why". At one point I learned, I have only two choices, either assimilate with the system with your stand point, or leave.

I am sure, when the constitution was written, all they intended was not to disrespect the flag. For a huge population like india with below average education, only way they could achieve this was by restricting them the use of flag.

But, I am kind of hopeful about the current government. They seem to know what they are preaching. Dr Manmohan Sing gave speech yesterday about the indian judiciary . Did u get a chance to read/watch?

1 comment:

ప్రవీణ్ గార్లపాటి said...

Here's my thoughts on it.

There were two events that made news in the recent days.

One Sachin cutting a cake of Indian tricolor, the other of Narayana Murthy commenting that they played the instrumental version of the National Anthem so that their foreign visitors are not embarassed to sing along.

I am against both events and I don't think the events have happened without their notice.

Mainly if one can't take pride in their country then what kind of citizens are they ?

You might say that its their choice whether or not to respect. When you are in a country you need to respect its constitution and rules.

First Sachin's case - Is he so blind that he can't recognize the tricolor ? He is the same one who wears a tricolor on his helmet to show his faith towards the country.

Second Narayana Murthy's case - Its not that by accident that he said the words. He meant it, thats my belief and that says the state of things in India today, where we would want to impress upon the western counterparts at any cost. It should not come at the cost of one's pride.

In both the above cases nobody doubts the dedication of them towards the nation but it only is sad how much at times there is an underlying reluctance.

And in these kind of things you can't overlook because its the matter of sentiment of crores of people though some would like to make politics out of it.

Coming to the point of manmohan's speech, are you talking about the one where he said that the judicial court is seeing a bit too much into the political system. Its crap that he is speaking. The justice has aptly replied to it saying that they know what their limits are and sometimes they have to take such kind of decisions going out of their way.
If only they aren't atleast this strong by now the reservations should have been for 75% based on the caste, religion what not. Only because they are questioning that atleast theres some road block to the politicians illegal activities.