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Shree Ram was born in Nepal (Hinduism)

Posted by Anup Baral | September 02 , 2019 :Valmiki Ramayan was written about 250 BCE, where it states that god Ram was born about five thousand years ago. Recently our PM KP Sharma Oli’s said that Ram was born at Ayodhya, in Thori of Pradesh No. 2 in Nepal. This claim has created a good rumpus in India and Nepal. People from both countries are debating about this claim by our PM. People in Nepal are saying that this can be tick for tat. India's PM Modi in his travels round the world can periodically state that ‘Buddha was born in India’ then that there wasn't much wrong in our PM saying that ‘Ram was born in Nepal’.
Some politicians of stature in Nepal have said that this was a wrong move at a time when the connection of Nepal with India is at a coffee level. Some have remarked on why most discussion about someone who could also be fictitious. Even Shri Karan Singh, an erudite Hindu scholar has said that this was wrong to create such a press release. 

I'm Hindu I would define religion as the study of the spirit and of how everything came to be Hinduism is a monotheistic religion it believes in one God that is all pervasive both immanent and transcendent we believe in karma which is the universal law of cause and effect we believe in rebirth and reincarnation and eventually once we have become perfected we'll achieve moksha where will merge with God we believe in Dharma which is the necessity of righteous living of living and seeing God within everybody and doing our duty to society we believe that every religion is valid that the passion within each religion is what's important and not what name they call the God I'm the sole is essentially one with Brahmin already we just don't know it yet we have this Veil of Maya or illusion which gives us the idea that we are separate from God once we have achieved enlightenment then we will merge with God like a drop of water into the ocean so we have a little spark of God within us and then it's called the Atman we have a lot of sacred texts we have the Vedas which are the most important texts they came from the Rishi's or the seers in ancient India when they were meditating they heard the voice of God and they they heard the voice of God.

They spread the word and it finally became written down after thousands and thousands of years we also have the epics like the Mahabharata and which has the bhagavad-gita in it and those capture the essence of what the Vedas are about and bring it to a level that everyone can understand we have the Upanishads which were written by saints and the forest they would go alone and meditate and write down what they what they thought and what they felt and those are deeply mystical and spiritual and require a lot of study the Ramayana has Rama and Sita and Hanuman who show us how to be good people and it applies in every era the stories are so Universal that whenever we have a problem we can just look to that text it's huge so it will touch on anything that we need to know and it'll give us guidance on what we should do and how we should behave unlike the Western religions we do not believe and in in an intrinsic evil Hinduism doesn't have an eternal heaven and hell it has states of being where karma is burned off either good or bad and we're reborn once it equalizes karma can go into the next your next incarnation or 100 incarnations after that there is no place that non-believers will go if you have if you have faith that you are a good person then you achieve good karma in Western religions the universe is created once and we will be destroyed once and Hinduism the universe is constantly being created preserved destroyed and recreated there is no heaven or hell there is everyone has one path and that is towards God each person each person will have different bumps in the path some may take more lifetimes to achieve it but no person no soul will be denied oneness with God Hindus do not try to convert people into their faith usually we believe that every faith is valid and if you want to be a Christian if you believe in Jesus then that is perfect we don't want to take you away from that so there are obviously always going to be radicals who say that this is the only way but as a general rule Hindus do not believe that any other religion is wrong and so we won't force anybody into our religion we do allow people to convert on their own will it's a very personal thing a spiritual thing there is no formal conversion it's if you believe you are a Hindu then you are a Hindu so a lot of people like to change their name like me to symbolize their new faith or the faith that was always there just not realised so that is very much a personal thing and not required.

I was raised Catholic and I never really connected with it so I was spiritual for a really long time and I was reading about all of the different religions to see if I fit into any of them and once I started reading about Hinduism my mind just opened I was like wow this I believe this this is amazing I didn't think anybody else really believed what I believed so I kept a reading and reading and reading and after about a year or two I decided to go to Temple it was really scary because you know I didn't know what to expect but everyone there was so nice and I've been going ever since it's nice to have a place where you have a community that is so similar to you in such important ways like what you believe in just to worship with people it brings a new level to spirituality there's one thing to do pooja at home but to do it with such passion around other people with such passion there's nothing quite like it there are a lot of misconceptions about Hinduism one is that we are polytheistic we do believe in one God that takes many different forms and once you get to learn more and more about Hinduism it becomes really apparent we don't also we also don't worship idols necessarily we do understand that that is a stone and somebody carved it and it's just a stone but we need those tools to help us conquer our mind our mind wanders incessantly so during the puja we have something to concentrate on we had something to shower our affection on it's hard to develop this love within you for God.

when you have no place to really put it you're just like I love you so we do that and also the bells ringing helps focus us and clear our mind you know loud noises just kind of point the mind towards what it's supposed to be doing and the incense puts us in a good mood so it's all all of the stuff that we do all of the rituals we do are tools to help us find God within ourselves it's all about oneness all about being part of that supreme Brahman and realizing that both within yourself and within others and by doing that everything else will fall into place if you see God within everything you'll act right you'll do the things that you need to do the afterlife well when you die depending on your Karma what you did during your life you will get reborn higher as a human which would be great or lower as some sort of animal or plant or even just a human and less fortunate circumstances and it all just depends on what goals you need to achieve if you need to realize humility then you'll be placed in a life where you understand what it's like to be lower or and you realize the Equality of everybody so there's not really a heaven and hell your karma burns out mostly in this life you know the things that you go through will get you better or worse karma and it is possible to burn off karma between lives but heaven and hell aren't really a big part of Hinduism and once you have evolved and have become enlightened then you merge with God well Hinduism is very much a way of life rather than just a religion it comes into every aspect of your being what you think how you feel what you do it's made me very humble when I realize that God is both within me and that rock in that piece of grass in that little bug I am so thankful for everything and it makes me a kinder gentler person since him son and violence is such an important part so the main deities in Hinduism are Bramha Vishnu and Shiva Brahma is the creator Vishnu the sustainer and Shiva the destroyer dissolution er they both have they all have their counterparts which are the feminine powerful aspects namely Saraswathi Lakshmi and Parvathi and those are the most well known Hindu gods.

There are also really important ones that aren't but there are also other ones that are important as well Ganesha is extremely important in every Hindus life as he removes the obstacles for worship for becoming a better person for evolution he gives us he is that connection that we have to God Krishna and Rama and the other incarnations of Vishnu remind us what it is to be a good person so it's not just an from anthropomorphic Vishnu out there somewhere it's a concrete idea and an ideal that we can emulate in our lives the planets are also really important in a lot of Hindus lives as they are believed to have a direct influence on our daily experiences so worshiping the planets and the massive amounts of energy that they are is important how would I characterize God at its essence is Brahman God is not characterized about he is without attributes without form totally beyond our perception our tiny little human brains can't understand it if I was to describe the different deities that God has formed I could do that Ganesha has a great sense of humor he's gentle and easy to please Vishnu is full of love and compassion and Shiva is strong in the most soft ways if it makes sense he's like water that wears away the stone he is so flexible that it's powerful God takes different forms depending on which job he has to do so like a man can be a husband a father and a fireman he's the same man but is called by different things depending on what he does and so that's what God is like when he's Rama and Vishnu and Shiva why do I believe in God I've never really given it thought about why I feel it's kind of self-evident to me and I know to a lot of people it isn't rational but in my mind it makes total sense how nothing could become something how all this science forms what we are how little atoms stick together and form you and me and everything I see and experience and learn just solidifies that belief that there's something now why Hinduism you know I could be wrong I could definitely be wrong but it connects with me and I just believe it there's there's something unexplainable about that connection with you and God my religion is important to me because it is the essence of life it is the essence of what I'm doing here and why I'm doing it it gives me purpose and what I accomplish whether it's something little like getting a good grade on my test or something big as in like changing the world in some sort of way Hindus worship at the temple and at home in their little man deers the little puja rooms temple is a place where.

Hindus can come together and worship together and it becomes more powerful when you have all of those people with all that love around you it's almost contagious and we treat God like a king at Temple we perform abhishekam which is a bath of all the sweetest liquids we have we give him our best food and our best flowers we give him incense and chanted names and that helps us to bring out that devotion that is within us bring out that connection to God and when there's other people there the vibrations are just stronger and stronger and at home we can't go to Temple every day some some do but religion and worship is important every day and so we'll have something at home whether it's simply just putting a flower on the Lord or saying you know namaste and keeping that within your mind all day or when you're cooking and you just repeat the name God that in itself is worship or you know holding the door open for somebody who has their hands full that's worship when you keep you know see I see God in that person I'm going to treat that person like a God that that is worship and it's perfect a puja is where we treat God as best we can to show our devotion how can you really Express how much you love somebody you do it through action and so that's what we're doing we have the Moorthy the idol that we can focus our devotion to and we treat it as best we can with all the you know the bells and whistles to help us get that devotion out and to Apogee is where we approach is where we focus our devotion to God and it can form it can be at any it can be in any form it can be simply you know chanting God's name with incense where flowers it can be three hour long you know mantras and pageants and different hints it can be full a bit shaken or just a simple light going around it takes whatever form the devotee needs it to be because the puja is really there for the devotee to a stretch it's a structure for us to worship with there is no structure of leadership in Hinduism we don't know who the founder was if there was a single founder and there's not really an authority that you go to to answer questions or anything since there is no dogma of things that you need to believe no one's really telling you what is right and what is wrong so you take from the Scriptures what you want to take leave what you don't believe and that's fine and if you want to be a priest you only have your authority to go on people will have to trust you so you can get a job but no one can tell you what to believe or what to do or if you can be a priest or if you can't be a priest the role of the priest is to take care of the idols that the deities and also to perform the puja and the avishay comes he or she chants the Vedas and different excerpts from the Vedas the mantras.

Everything they know what they're doing and they know the mantras have vibrations and so they bring with those mantras great vibrations into into the area and they also know you know how to they're pure inside they've done practices that have made them more pure and that makes them fit to do you know all these different things what is the meaning of life the meaning of life is to evolve and well God has refracted into so many colors and he is painting a masterpiece so just as a painter makes changes to the piece and grows on it and builds on it until it's perfect so do we grow and change and build on ourselves until we're perfect as well and once we'd become perfect then we can go to God and the meaning the meaning behind all this is God's divine dance it's divine clay since we are essentially God ask yourself why are you here because it's truth the truth the only true thing is God oh man what is truth we don't really know what the truth is honestly we try to know and we get really close to it but there is no one truth the truth is different for everybody in different situations the truth for me 10 years ago is different from the truth to me now but they're both still the truth there is no one truth the truth is different for everybody and it's constantly changing my truth and your truth are different yet there is still the truth and there can't just be one truth in the universe there's one that comforts me it's actually not a scripture it's from him and it's Chandrasekar Amash hey mama Kimmy carry shitty by Yamaha which means I take shelter and Shiva so what can death do to me and anytime that I'm scared or lost or anything I just remembered that even death that touches every single one of us thousands and thousands of times can't even touch me so why am I worried about any of this it was more of a gradual process but when I attended my first opera shakem it was Lakshmi who remember and I just there was just this energy this feeling that was just like I am where I belong and it's not really explainable and it had no trigger really but I just remember thinking I am at home I find it whoo this is a tough one yeah men and women .

Hinduism in the religion itself there is no difference in the culture of Hinduism there can be a difference especially when you go back it changes over time the role of women and men in Hinduism in a very beginning right when the Vedas were being composed there was no difference then after the Muslim invasion everyone wanted to protect their women so they stayed in the house and the men went out and fought that created a culture where there was a separation between men and women that the women had this place they needed protection from this outside force and it became common to think that women weren't powerful anymore which is totally opposite from Shakti the very meaning of the word the feminine is power so when we think about men and women in Hinduism there is a big divide between what is really their purpose their purpose is being human no matter what gender they are and what people think from what their fathers their fathers fathers taught them so now we're trying to get rid of this old view on gender and the roles of gender because it's outdated we don't need it anymore we've changed and we have grown it had it might have had a purpose back when good job by the way they might have had a purpose back when you know there were there were things to protect their women from but nowadays there's just no reason for it anymore and every almost every Hindu would agree that women and men right the same there are always going to be radicals who you know take things and bend them and say women went for here women can't touch the idols women can't read the books women can't do this madness in that but that has no foundation in the Vedas in any of the scriptures that has no basis the bindi is where there's the chakra which is the I had spiritual insight and there are a lot of theories about how it came like how the bindi came about some say that we wanted to keep the bindi cool or that area cool because it would create clearer flows of energy also when you see the bindi on somebody you remember they have God within them I have to treat them like they have God in them and so it reminds you that that person is not just something that is someone and it creates that respect it also is just a symbol of like we believe in the same thing the angle to Hinduism is moksha liberation from life and death and merging with God which is the most delightful thing there could be well that varies I've had great experiences with every religion also negative experiences with every religion it doesn't really seem to matter which religion I'm talking to it's if they're extremists or not there are a lot of Christians that I know that don't really see a difference between us that were two people that have a religion that believe in God that spread peace and love and so that's great there are other people who say you're wrong you're a pagan you know you're all these bad things Satan has captured you into his claws and serpents a house closet Thanks and so it just it really depends I don't see any relationship between rich religion.

I'm talking to and I've had I've had great experiences with a lot of people and bad experiences some people the caste system had a perp the purpose of dividing labor between the society to get everything done that needed to be done but also it wasn't really as rigid as we would think of it as it's more are you a warrior at heart are you you know strong person who wants to fight and protect if so then you're going to be except yeah you're going to go and fight but if he has a son and that Sun is scrawny and brainy you're not going to send him out into the field you're going to make him a Brahman so he can go and learn so it was very much plastic that's not the right word it's very much fluid it was very much fluid and in the beginning and it depended a lot upon your soul what kind of spirit you had and what your desire was if you have a passion about something you're going to do it a lot better than if you don't yes because we all have truths and our religions and we also all have man-made things in our religions so you know we're we interact with people of all religions every day we need to know how to respect them how to relate to them and it's also just common courtesy really and religions and Hinduism it it doesn't matter what religion you are so why not learn about them I think a big thing that I want people to take away from this is that Hinduism isn't what a lot of people think it is it's very much similar to the other religions and it's very deeply spiritual and we don't worship idols were not polytheistic and there isn't anything wrong with being probably theistic and just to remember that it's it's a religion of respect and don't judge it
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