Why am I NOT a SINNER?

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  1. the greatest sin is to call a person a sinner —— 100 % true and i agree with it 100 % ——

    why people write so big articles to put off people to read it ——–

    people must learn to write to point with minimum words with maximum ideas ——-

    longer the articles minimum number of people to read it ——–

  2. TOP 15 COMMENTS ON THE SPEAKING TREE

    Rajendran P Koru
    Jul 05, 2012 at 12:08 am
    Dear Sir,
    Excellent narration, whenever I see blog, checking first how long it is…….. In first glance, I thought I may not get patience to complete. But the content of the blog forced me to complete in one shot… Thank you very much for sharing a good conversation which contain lots of knowledge about Sanathana Dharma, which is most misinterpreted religion……..
    Thank you very much….

    Rati Hegde
    Jul 04, 2012 at 02:53 pm
    Good blog with a positive way of explaining 🙂

    Mahavir Nautiyal
    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Dear Dr Uday,
    Another thought provoking blog.
    I agree with most of your views. Hinduism, as famously stated by Dr Radhakrishnan, is not a religion but a way of life. If it is a religion, it is a catholic religion though some narrow minded, unenlightened persons try to circumscribe it in certain rituals and superstitious beliefs. It accepts all aspects of life and revers all insentient and sentient beings, treating them as manifestations of God with varying degrees of consciousness. It accepts all in its fold, the believers as well as non- believers. Its emphasis is on search for Truth by individual efforts, by any path which suits a person’s temperament. Gita suggests four diverse paths for realization, bhakti yoga, Gyan yoga, Karma yoga and Raj Yoga. Choose any or all.
    The concept of a ‘sinner’ , particularly in Christianity, is rooted in the belief that original man’s disobedience to the command of the God and attempt to seek knowledge has eternally condemned the race of humanity. It is like the curse of Sisyphus, a king of Corinth, according to Greek mythology,who was condemned to roll a huge stone uphill, only to find it rolling back from the top every time.The curse continues. Mankind remains tainted with sin for ever until the salvation comes after death.
    Hindu spiritual philosophy, on the other hand, vests godhood in every being in his soul. He, however remains ignorant of the God essence due to the effect of Maya or ignorance until he awakens himself spiritually. So it is ‘ sin from birth’ in Christianity and ‘ congenital Ignorance ‘in Hinduism that envelopes a man. Emancipation lies in enlightenment. Christianity lays stress on seeking mercy of God but Hinduism lays stress on seeking the Truth. Hinduism is, more scientific in that respect ,only that its Rishis and Sages sought to discover the inner world and the western scientists the external world. Convergence of both is necessary for the good of the humanity.

    Ramesh Shenoy
    Aug 11, 2012 at 06:39 pm
    Very good blog Sir – Here again you are breaking concepts of 2000 years. First they put fear in your head saying that you are a sinner. They they sell you the concept of hell and heaven. Then you will get a membership in heaven, by joining them. All cash dealings. Business
    Sir, you don’;t know how much service you are doing to humanity without expecting a single paise benefits. I can see a silent crusader in you who is fighting for nothing but truth

    Krishnadas Menon
    Jul 24, 2012 at 05:30 pm
    Wonderful Blog…
    ‘Sin’ or ‘wrong’ is the retrospective analysis of the action based on the result of that action…Further our Scriptures are not conclusive… Everybody can intrepret it according to their strength and and make use of it….

    Mary Joseph
    Jul 20, 2012 at 09:55 pm
    Nice blog which conveys the depth of Hinduism. But there are questions still left unanswered
    There was man who walked on this planet 2012 years ago called Jesus declared to the Universe that He paid the karmic debts of the humankind on His body and opened the gates of Moksha. One who believes in Him need not go through the cycles of death and birth to attain Moksha. . Can this be true? Can anybody prove or disprove this? Is there any other human being who can claim it that he or she can do it? Who will answer it?

    Tony Joseph
    Jul 14, 2012 at 01:30 pm
    I joined speakingtree.in because somebody sent me a link of two articles: Why am I NOT a SINNER? and Why should a GOD be so INSECURE? – she wanted me to read and give a fitting reply to the author. But when I read his article I was awe-stricken – it is uniquely good and well-written. Everything is based on facts and truths.
    When I read “Am I a sinner” I thought it is against Christianity and got angry at the title. But when I finished reading, I can’t stop appreciating the author.
    Again, when I read his article: ” Is Vedic Astrology the world’s oldest con?” – I thought it is against Hinduism. The matter of the fact is the author is an independent, open-minded and goes by facts and truth only.
    Congratulations. I had a good time reading these stuff, Sir

    Kva Kutty
    Jul 05, 2012 at 09:45 am
    “Sanatan Dharma or Hinduism is not a prescriptive religion. It doesn’t give you a list of Do’s and Don’ts. ”
    Here we have to use our wisdom.

    Cosmic Entity
    Jul 05, 2012 at 03:03 am
    People born in other countries are they doomed or just plain unlucky that they do not follow Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma)?
    Ask any religious person (Indian or who follow Hinduism) Why are we born? — That’s because we have some karmic debt left from our previous life/lives !!
    Call that karmic debt as “sin” or “some wrong doing” does it makes a difference? No.
    You kill someone for a Christian you have sinned. For a Hindu you have done wrong. What justification do you have for your action or reaction whatever you believe? Does it make any difference in the eyes of a Christian God or a Hindu God or rather one God in different manifestation you believers like to call?
    Thanks 🙂

    Tincy Mathew
    Jul 07, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    As usual, excellent article Dr.Udaylal Pai. (I have read all your article linked in this) Hats off. I was reading the whole story as a non-stop thriller. You have an amusing way to narrate things. Your articles stand top rated compared to most trash appears in the speakingtree. How come you don’t have as much readers as those non-sense writers get? May be no-publicity. This is a world of publicity and marketing….(lol)
    Coming to the point, there is no mention in the gospels of original sin. Jesus doesn’t say much about original sin. Others in the Bible added it. The concept of original sin was developed by Augustine of Hippo in the fourth century. He was arguably influenced by the Gnostic and Manichaean notions of this world as inherently evil, but prior to his time there was little or no interest in the concept of original sin.

    Neha Singh
    Jul 04, 2012 at 12:39 am
    I had a similar argument with a Muslim girl on a bus to Pune. She was just adamant to see god, or allah as the only good being, superior, but this was out of a resignation of effort, or out of fear, not because of any enlightenment, on the contrary she had given up her MBA etc… She admitted that Christianity and Mohammed are basically the same thing, but refused to admit that humans can aspire for godhood. She was also very adamant about her beliefs in right and wrong, and to the more intelligent, there is always a grey area. What I couldn’t understand was her inability to see that other saints or even nature are worship worthy. She adamantly refused idol worship, nature worship, when I was agreeing to everything that she was saying, thereby proving her narrowmindedness and bigotry. She was also confused about her stand on prophets and she kept saying that humans are better than angels, thereby proving that to aspire for a higher life is not worthy. She kept on also going back n forth on her arguments about humans being god or a part of god, vehemently denying godhood to humans, but at the same time asserting an elevated status of humans. She also didn’t believe in the scientific theories of Darwin and evolution. In the end we admitted to being friends, but despite losing the argument, she insisted for me to read the Quran, and I denied it vehemently, because I’m a Hindu out and out. She couldn’t grasp the concept of relativity and Absolute and to see Brahman in all things and beings. She also did not agree to the symbolic representation of Brahman, Allah, but seemed to believe in an unseen, unknown force for whom her prayers had worked. She was also unaware and not able to refute atheists and non believers and immediately labelled them ‘shaitan’. As such she needed a dose of openness and a more explorative view of the world. As is always the case, various religions keep asserting their superiority, and she kept saying that the Quran had the most scientific and progressive views, and that too first, when everyone knows that Hindusim is the oldest religion. She was also too young to give up the fascination of the world, which was more out of a resigned failure to be accepted and had isolationist views instead of accepting the creation as a wonderful aspect of god. Her arguments made Islam unmalleable and rigid, not necessary the best way to bring about world peace, when all religions deserve equal status.

    Tej Tiwary
    Jul 04, 2012 at 12:34 am
    Uday Ji, Many times I felt you have given words to my thoughts, specially in your blogs Why I am vegetarian? and Am I a Hindu? This time I would disagree a bit. In my opinion, Sanatan Dharma is is all about four Yogas both in principles and practice.
    Gyan Yoga is about knowing self, Him and the relation between the two. It is about knowing the purpose of our being here, and the way to achieve the purpose. After meeting many spiritual masters, being in contact with the people of various faiths and living in different parts of the world I have realized the truth in my own way. My gyan denounces the view of God which survives by exploiting the two major weaknesses of human being, the FEAR and the GREED, as both are the nature of Maya, not Him. My gyan doesn’t allow me to believe that we should do the rituals because He will reward us for that or punish us we don’t do those. We should do the rituals, because He deserves that. We should do the rituals because it is our duty. Acquiring gyan is not a one time event but a continuous process and I learn everyday, even from those who I don’t agree with.
    Dhyan Yoga is to meditate on Him, who is all powerful, omnipresent, compassionate, forgiving, fair……It is to connect with Him & imbibe His characteristics on daily basis. It is again not a one time event but a continuous process.
    Karma-Yoga is to do the prescribed duty without being affected by the result. It is to perform the duty as self, as a son, as a father, as a spouse, as a sibling, as a family member, as a neighbor, as a professional, as a member of the living world, as a carer of non-living entities of the world and so on. Nishkam Karma.
    Bhakti Yoga is to believe in His authority over the entire universe. It is, to devote completely to Him. It is to do the rituals according to our personal abilities and understanding. However, we must make sure that those rituals don’t contradict the other principles which are eternally related to God and religion.
    I won’t be able to say what others should do? For me, I have understood God as mentioned above. I meditate on Him for 20 minutes everyday, unless there is a very important work which has occupied that time. I do my duty in every role and try to stretch my self to the extent upto which it is fruitful. I try not to miss any occasion when I can pray to him, visit a Temples and Gurudwara.I chant mantras which I have learnt from my parents and some of the holy books.
    I wish, I could keep myself on the path of religion. .

    Vinay Thakur
    Jul 03, 2012 at 11:50 pm
    Very good…balanced view…

    Terence Shenoy
    Jul 05, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Superb blog Uday.

    Ramesh Shenoy
    Aug 06, 2012 at 02:04 pm
    I think every Christian brothers and sisters should read this. Congratulations for writing such articles

    Lotus Crown
    Aug 26, 2012 at 06:50 pm
    ~ The individual consciousness is a quantum particle of the supreme consciousness, called ‘ONENESS’ which is eternal ~

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