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Down with Decolonization

Down with Decolonization

(Speech given at the Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat, SVYASA, Jigani/Bengaluru, 5-7 February 2015) A knife is sharpened by shaving away all the superfluous material that makes it dull. A sharp knife is a live case of “less is more”: less material means more sharpness. At an action-oriented “strategic retreat”, our knife should be sharpened [...]

February 11, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

Did Ramakrishna also practise other religions ? Part 2

Did Ramakrishna also practise other religions ? Part 2

The Ramakrishna debate, continued from part 1 The debate on the Ramakrishna Mission’s claim that Ramakrishna, the 19th-century Kali priest, also practiced Christianity and Islam, and that he distanced himself from Hinduism to found a new universal religion called Ramakrishnaism, has taken the form of some hostile reactions from sympathizers of the Mission. They may [...]

August 17, 2013 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

Did Ramakrishna also practise other religions ?

Did Ramakrishna also practise other religions ?

The central argument of the RK Mission for its non-Hindu character was that, unlike Hinduism, it upheld the ‘equal truth of all religions’ and the ‘equal respect for all religions’.  The latter slogan was popularized by Mahatma Gandhi as sarva-dharma-samabhâva, a formula officially approved and upheld in the BJP’s constitution.n 1983, RK Mission spokesman Swami [...]

August 2, 2013 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 1