India is apparently going through a period of lawlessness, but deep down what is missing is Love. The politicians have polluted the whole environment and even the students have become too violent.
For the last few weeks, the whole of India, its political parties and their followers, educationists and intellectuals, students and the teachers, Hindus and the Muslims and the people from all other religions and various regions, all have been busy debating, protesting and quarrelling violently about something which most of them confess that they don’t know fully–it is CAA. Arvind Kejriwal of AAP said he did not understand it. Jaggi Vasudeva, while sharing his wisdom also said he had not read it. And the mystic was ridiculed by Wire for what he said: In his defence of the CAA, he missed facts, history, and law, and he missed their connections. But above all, he missed what he beseeches us all to have – compassion. Perhaps that’s why the PM has endorsed what he said. The writer “wondered why someone who admitted to knowing so little about the Act chose to expound on it and, ironically, also chide others for being misled and misinformed.”
Indian media has tried to explain CAA, I hope some educated people have read it and understood it. According to the Bill, members of the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities who have come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014, and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship. It also relaxes the provisions for “Citizenship by naturalisation”. The law reduces the duration of residency from the existing 11 years to just five years for people belonging to the same six religions and three count ..
More information and answers are available at: https://hcikl.gov.in/pdf/press/CAA_2019_dec.pdf
Recently, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella spoke out about India’s controversial new citizenship law. I hope he has read it and is fully informed. Speaking at a Microsoft event for editors in New York, Mr.Nadella said: “I think what is happening is sad, primarily as sort of someone who grew up there… I think it’s just bad,” according to BuzzFeed. Mr. Nadella grew up in Hyderabad – India’s technology hub – but is now an American citizen. Later, in a statement tweeted by Microsoft India from its official handle, Mr.In one Nadella said, “Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds. I’m shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to found a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large.”
In one of his discourses on the new and old laws, Osho said: Law is needed in the world because Love is missing.
Most of us know all kinds of laws, but what most of us don’t know or feel is Love. The problems of the country or the world cannot be solved merely by the laws. Love is the greatest healer. I would tell the same to the modern guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev also. I have been informed by so many people. he has been reading Osho a lot, Let him
read a bit more.
Osho says: The law goes on protecting. Remember, the moment you become legal, the moment you start looking at life through the law – may be the law is that of the government, or the law is that of the churches, it makes no difference – the moment you start looking at life through the law, through the morality, the code, the scripture, the commandment, you start missing it. …Law is hidden fear, love is expressed fearlessness. When you love, fear disappears – have you observed? When you love, there is no fear. If you love a person, fear disappears. The more you love, the more the fear disappears. If you love totally, fear is absolutely absent. Fear arises only when you don’t love. When love does not exist, then the fear arises. Fear is the absence of love; the law is the absence of love because the law is basically nothing but a defence of your inner trembling heart, of your inner trembling – you are afraid; you want to protect. ..If a society is based on law, society will remain continuously in fear. If a society is based on love, the fear disappears and the law is not needed. Courts will not be needed, hell and heaven will not be needed. Hell is a legal attitude; all punishment is legal. The law says if you do wrong you will be punished, if you do right you will be rewarded.
India is apparently going through a period of lawlessness, but deep down what is missing is Love. The politicians have polluted the whole environment and even the students have become too violent. The Gandhian image of India as a non-violent country has suffered globally. The Statements from Satya Nadella and International intelligentsia show a bad image of PM Modi and India. India is being projected as an intellectually backward nation. The PM and his bad advisors should worry about that and not follow the parochial and undemocratic path. At the same time, we need to shun people like Kanhaiya Kumar who are inspiring students to forget their education and follow the destructive path of violence, taught by imported communism. Too much media exposure creates monsters out of such students whose only aim appears to ride the ladder of political power. Many students have lost interest in their studies and have become
intoxicated to power being showered on them by media. So please let students be students and Let India be India: Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam. Our parliamentarians should be reminded. This phrase appears in Maha Upanishad. It is in Chapter 6 of the text. This verse of Maha Upanishad is engraved in the entrance hall of the parliament of India.
The world is a family— Maha Upanishad 6.71–75
One is a relative, the other stranger,
say the small-minded.
The entire world is a family,
live the magnanimous.
lift up your mind, enjoy
the fruit of Brahmanic freedom.
(Picture courtesy from DNA Newspaper website