Ponkunnam: Swami Chidananda Puri of Advaithashramam said that Hindu community has been facing insults for decades, and now the attack has reached its zenith. He said that the prime example of that insult is the recent anti-Hindu remarks made by Kerala Assembly Speaker, AN Shamseer.
The Swami was speaking at an inaugural function of ‘Ganesholsavam’ organized at Ponkunnam.
The Swami said that anyone has the right to criticize and say opinion but a person holding the post of Assembly Speaker and insulting one community is not acceptable. AN Shamseer had said that Lord Ganapathi and holy Puranas were myths and that it hindered social progress. However, the Speaker did not speak against any other religions’ myths or beliefs.
Swami Chidananda Puri challenged the Speaker to tell that cutting the Moon in to two pieces and later joining them is a myth. He called upon the Hindu community to eschew the silence against the attacks against Hinduism. We must get ready to protect ourselves. If we do not respond now, then the Hindu community will be on a bed of arrows.
The Swami also reminded that those who raised the voice against the injustice of the society were spiritual leaders. He said that Swami Vivekananda, Sri Narayana Guru and Chatambi Swami were not atheists. They were spiritual leaders.
The Swami also took a dig at the Chief Minister for once saying that he had walked through drawn swords while he was a student activist in his younger days. The Swami said that the story of the CM is also a myth.
He also said that to end religious discrimination ‘one nation, one society, one law’ must be implemented. This is very much needed for the society now.
Swami Chidananda Puri is the founder of Advaithashramam at Kolathur in Kerala. He is a popular teacher of Vedanta and belongs to the Advaita darsana lineage of Adi Shankaracharya.
He took a leading role in the Sabarimala protests and gave spiritual guidance and hope to devotees agitating against the left government’s attempts to destroy the age-old traditions of the holy shrine.