It is really very unfortunate on the part of Indian history that deliberately glorifies the “Brahminic icons” as “Indian and World icons.” I see a lot of people (especially Brahmins and upper-castes) going gaga over Swami Vivekananda who was nothing but a Brahmanically brainwashed hoax. He travelled to Chicago for spreading and defending Brahminism (Hinduism).
How Swami Vivekananda highlighted the casteist Brahminism and Bhagavad Geeta at the Parliament of World Religions, Chicago:
In his address, Vivekananda quotes from the Bhagavad Geeta and describes Hinduism’s messages of faith and tolerance.
Swami Vivekananda against Conversion of Hindus to other religions
Swami Vivekananda referred Hinduism as “the most tolerant religion on the earth” and brainwashed the Hindu youth not to convert themselves to other faiths and religions. When the frustrated and educated Hindu youth were collectively protesting against the ills of Hinduism and converting themselves to Christianity (especially), it was Vivekananda who had influenced them not to do that under his Hinduvta hoax. It was Vivekananda who never wanted Hindus to face rationality and know the ugly truth of Brahminism. He wanted Brahmin-dominated education and society in India.
Swami Vivekananda’s ugly reality needs to be exposed
How Vivekananda addressed the oppressed and persecuted lower-castes, “To the non-Brahmana castes I say, wait be not in a hurry. Do not seize every opportunity of fighting the Brahmana, because as I have shown; you are suffering from your own fault. Who told you to neglect spirituality and Sanskrit learning? What have you been doing all this time?”
Swami Vivekananda must not have known that studying in Scottish Church College and visiting Ramakrishna couldn’t detect the pain and sufferings of those thousands of people who were denied basic human rights and see how Vivekananda scolded them for not learning Sanskrit.
Swami Vivekananda wanted low-castes to learn Sanskrit but he didn’t know that Gautam Buddha had challenged Sanskrit and enforced the Pali language for the unprivileged. What was the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda for the betterment of so-called lower castes?
Buddha wanted them to have their own recognition but Vivekananda wanted them to convert themselves to Brahminism so that irrational Vedic teachings could prevail over rational thinking.
Did our beloved Swamiji ever question the Brahmins for enslaving the lower-castes and treating them as untouchables? Did he ever confront Brahmins for Dalit rights? Did he ever emphasize on “annihilation of caste?” No! He defended the brutal caste-system as a representation of India to the world.
Reality Check of Ramakrishna Mission
Vivekananda’s cult Ramakrishna Mission is a passive conversion cult. I have never heard of Ramakrishna Mission voicing for Dalits and Tribals.
The Maharajas of Ramakrishna Mission thrives under foreign money. They may deliver food and clothes to the unprivileged temporarily but never fights for the special status of the later.
They take poor children and educate them with the Vedantic ideology so as to let Brahminism fly high. When Dalits die in manual scavenging, where do Ramakrishna Mission people hide? When tribal lands are taken away and their women raped, where do Ramakrishna Mission people hide? The Ramakrishna Mission is no way different from the Christian missionaries bribing people to convert as claimed by Hindutva and even worse.
Vivekananda prevails over Periyar in History books and that’s why Brahminism is so prominent in India decades after decades. Stop teaching Vivekananda to the children, start teaching Buddha and Periyar.
(To be continued…)
Author – Niranjana Das
Masters in Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
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