The Honourable Prime Minister,
Republic of India
Sub: Request for banning the anti-Hindu Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Tradition– We Need Homogenized Pasteurized Hindutva
We are surprised enough to note that you, the savior of our sanatana dharma, often cite Swami Vivekananda in your speeches. You have also inaugurated Swamiji’s life-size statue at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus⤡.
We are citing here some quotes of Swami Vivekananda that go against our present agenda: extinguish other religions and establishing only “Homogenized and Pasteurized” (as it is found in packaged holy cow-milk) Hindu Dharma in a new Hindu nation: India.
Swamiji is found to cite Islam’s positivity in many of his enunciations. We are citing one of them:
“Whether we call it Vedantism or any ism, the truth is that Advaitism is the last word of religion and thought and the only position from which one can look upon all religions and sects with love. I believe it is the religion of the future enlightened humanity. The Hindus may get the credit of arriving at it earlier than other races, they being an older race than either the Hebrew or the Arab; yet practical Advaitism, which looks upon and behaves to all mankind as one’s own soul, was never developed among the Hindus universally.
On the other hand, my experience is that if ever any religion approached to this equality in an appreciable manner, it is Islam and Islam alone.
Therefore I am firmly persuaded that without the help of practical Islam, theories of Vedantism, however fine and wonderful they may be, are entirely valueless to the vast mass of mankind. We want to lead mankind to the place where there is neither the Vedas, nor the Bible, nor the Koran; yet this has to be done by harmonizing the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran. Mankind ought to be taught that religions are but the varied expressions of THE RELIGION, which is Oneness, so that each may choose that path that suits him best.
For our own motherland a junction of the two great systems, Hinduism and Islam — Vedanta brain and Islam body — is the only hope.
I see in my mind’s eye the future perfect India rising out of this chaos and strife, glorious and invincible, with Vedanta brain and Islam body.”
—letter written to Mohammed Sarfaraz Husain of Naini Tal
Almora , June 10th, 1898
Even that secular atheist Jawaharlal Nehru cited and elaborated this in his book, The Discovery of India (Asia Publishing House, 1960 edition, pp. 336-39).
I humbly put you some questions in this regard:
Does not such a statement lead to Mulatto hybridity through the most condemnable Love Jihad/Romeo Jihad? Is it not against Uttar Pradesh’s vigorous Love Jihad Ordinance as executed by Yogi Adityanath?
UP clears ‘love jihad’ law: 10-year jail, cancelling marriage if for conversion VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on November 26, 2020 ) ©The Indian Express
Swamiji again praised Islam in a chapter (XXXIV) on ‘Mohammed and Islam’ in a book, Teachings of Swami Vivekananda, (Published by the Advaita Asharama, 1971)
“Mohammed – the Messenger of equality. You ask, ‘What good can there be in his religion?’ If there was no good, how could it live? The good alone lives, that alone survives… How could Mohammedanism have lived, had there been nothing good in its teachings? There is much good.”
All these quotes are influenced by his guru: Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, who went to Moslem and Christian scholars and lived with them to learn their practices. He emphasized on the idea: “There are many opinions as well as there are many roads”. Moreover, he said “Money is mud, mud is money.” If we obey his dictum, it will be very difficult for us to run our party by taking donations from business tycoons. Our party’s assets are multiplied by 627% in the last ten years ⤡.
This type of attitude towards other religions of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa led Vivekananda to plan an architectural pattern of the Belur Math, the headquarter of the Shri Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, where all the architectural patterns of three religions, viz. Hindu, Christian and Islam are amalgamated together. This is a heinous crime for Hindu religion as the sacredness of our pure religion is contaminated and profaned. Even this instance is a hindrance for our mission of building Rama Temple at Ayodhya.
Moreover, Sri Ramakrishna Mission once approached the Calcutta High Court in 1981 with the appeal that it was a non-Hindu mission and therefore should have the status of a minority organization. In its judgment, the Calcutta High Court upheld the Mission’s claim of being non-Hindu. The case was referred to the Supreme Court and, after many years of protracted arguments and debates, it countermanded the High Court’s judgment on 2 July 1995 and the Mission’s claim of being non-Hindu was rejected and its status as a Hindu organization was affirmed. (cf. “The Curious Case of the Ramakrishna Mission: The Politics of Minority Identity.” by Sipra Mukherjee. 2012. Minority Studies, Edited by Rowena Robinson, OUP India VIEW HERE ⤡).
This type of legal battle that was striving for the non-Hindu identity by the Mission is a shame for us, the believers of pure organized Hindu Religion.
What is surprising enough, Swami Vivekananda wrote a letter⤡ to Miss Mary Hale (1st November, 1896), where he preferred nasty socialism!
“I am a socialist not because I think it is a perfect system, but half a loaf is better than no bread The other systems have been tried and found wanting. Let this one be tried — if for nothing else, for the novelty of the thing.”
Nehru helped in spreading Swami Vivekananda’s socialist non-sectarian anti-Hindu thinking VIEW HERE ⤡. There is a hell and heaven difference between you and that dirty Fabian Socialist Nehru.
Not only that, a filthy Marxist historian, Sumit Sarkar, who was sponsored by the Congress, wrote a book and a paper on Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda by foregrounding these types of ideologies:
1993. An Exploration of the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Tradition⤡. Shimla :Indian Institute of Advanced Study.
2014. “Vivekananda and Ramakrisna Face to Face: An Essay on the Alterity of a Saint” in Debating Vivekananda: A Reader. ⤡ Ed. A.Raghuramaraju. India: OUP.
Another remarkable thing to notice is the dress codes of Swamiji. The following photographs of Swamiji are self-evident enough to prove that he did not follow the Hindu way of dressing:
As you know very well that Shri Subramanian Swamy condemned the then Union Finance Minister late Arun Jaitley for cladding non-Hindu dress in China⤡ ⤡ ⤡. Why should we not condemn Swamiji for the same reason?
Therefore, it is our ardent request to you, on behalf of the supporters of Sangh Parivar, to not to cite Vivekananda or install his statutes. We expect the mandir of Shri Nathuram Godse, not of him.
Dr. Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
Mrs. Rupa Bandyopadhyay
Mr. Akhar Bandyopadhyay
1. Shri Amit Shah, The Honourable Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India
2. Prof. Subramanian Swamy, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
3. Shri Yogi Adityanath, The Honourable Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh
4. Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
5. Srimat Swami Smaranananda ji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission