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Dr Koenraad Elst Discusses the Myths of Hindu Cowardice

Dr Koenraad Elst Discusses the Myths of Hindu Cowardice

“Aggression is unjust only when unprovoked, violence unrighteous when used wantonly or for unrighteous ends. It is a barren philosophy which applies a mechanical rule to all actions, or takes a word [non-violence] and tries to fit all human life into it… Ramdas is not complete without Shivaji. To maintain justice and prevent the strong from despoiling and the weak from being oppressed is the function for which the Kshatriya was created. Therefore, says Sri krishna in the Mahabharat, God created battle and armour, the sword, the bow and the dagger.”- Sri Aurobindo

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Mathew Arnold had composed his famous lines with reference to a particular context. He had the Buddha and similar Hindu sages in mind when he wrote the following famous lines:

The East bowed low before the blast,
In patient deep disdain;
She let the legions thunder past,
And plunged in thought again.

Little did the poet suspect that his tribute to Hindu spirituality would be twisted to embellish an imperialist version of Indian history according to which the “meek Hindu” had always been preoccupied with sterile speculations, and seldom stood up in defence of his country and culture.
-Sita Ram Goel

In a recent raw and brief interview in someones front room in London Dr Koenraad Elst discusses with Ranbir Singh (HHR) the myths of Hindu cowardice  during India’s long history in this video clip.

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8 Comments

  1. Parama Karuna Devi July 27, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I think the root of the problem is in the fact that people do not have the proper knowledge of the actual teachings of the shastra.
    This stuff of renunciation, nonviolence etc is for sannyasis only, not for kshatriyas who are expected to protect the praja and the rastra.
    Unfortunately, people have no idea what a sannyasi should be and do, or what a kshatriya is supposed to be. They only have this birth caste division: brahmin and non brahmin. The rest, is all deep darkness of tamas and avidya.

    • Anand July 28, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Just saying that it is the duty of kshatriyas to do the dirty work of violence is again a complete misunderstanding of shastras. Knowing that kshatriya is a character that is not gained by birth should make us all kshatriyas as the time demands it.

      • moses gonsalves July 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        Well said, we must be brahman/brahmin, or whatever caste as the situations required at all times in a way to protect Dharma.

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