Sanatan Dharma: Vaidik Gateway to the Next Century
Every aspect of our culture, such as our customs, festivals, and fasts, has both a scientific basis as well as a social, economic, and environmental significance
Sanatan Dharma or Hindutva has long been discussed in books. Recently, this topic has become a bit more common, as many such books seem to be written in the English language if one is seeking to understand why an Indian writer would write in English, the answer to this question would suffice: who are the people reading these English-language works?
The answer can be determined among the society’s educated middle and upper classes. It is no longer a problem to write books in foreign languages or by foreigners about Hindutva. People from such wealthy backgrounds are now regarded as role models.
There is however one serious dilemma for the language and her followers: how accurately would they understand or explain Sanatan Dharma or Hindutva if they don’t have a word for OM, if they don’t have adequate words for ‘Dharm’, ‘Guru’, ‘Atma,’ ‘Devta’, etc (there are a lot of words like these).
It has now become fashionable to cast doubt on India’s glorious culture and science-based traditions because of the unfavorable consequences of the language. What’s known as mythology is a conspiracy that aims to tell a different story about Indian history.
It is also fashionable these days to make fun of or joke about our scientific practices to worship, rituals, fasting, festivals, and so on, but the fact is quite different. Every aspect of our culture, such as our customs, festivals, and fasts, has both a scientific basis as well as a social, economic, and environmental significance.
Because the anti-Hindutva gang is always promoting its content and authors, I have tried to do a promotional review of author Manoj Singh’s excellent book. Among Manoj Singh’s many literary accomplishments is the enormously popular Hindi book “Mai Aarya Putra Hun.”
312 pages make up the book “Sanatan Dharma: Vaidik Gateway to the Next Century.” With its Sanatan-based knowledge, this book from Bloomsbury India offers a treasure trove of information. Sanatan culture traces its roots deeply into natural science. That treasure chest is unlocked for readers of this book. Among the five parts of this book, there is Waste Culture of Science, Vaidik Aarya and Sanatan Culture, Nature in Sanatan Culture, and Challenges of the Modern Human World.
There are numerous comprehensive subchapters in each Part on various Sanatani concepts. By asking a few simple questions, the author Shri Manoj Singh debunks Stephen Hawking, the great scientist. ….Could Hawking not have phrased it to say that science and market have rendered the earth uninhabitable?…. However, the scientist (Stephen Hawking), while talking of shifting our civilization to other planets, hasn’t clarified whether he is referring to just humans or all of nature. If he means nature, that certainly can’t be shifted.
So, Of course, he means just humans. What kind of selfish and narrow mentality is this? This is the key difference between the modern civilization of science and the eternal (Sanatan) Vaidik cultural civilization. Sanatan Jeevan Darshan cares about all life forms and talks about Brahm to Brahmand (Creator to Creation). By the way, Mr. Scientist, do you not know that the existence of humans is not possible all by itself?
The author made a valiant effort in this book to demonstrate why Sanatan Dharma adherents have always adored nature, and that everything that is celebrated as festivals or performed as rituals is based on some natural scientific event. Readers will learn the true meaning and reason of every celebration, ritual, and fasting after reading this book.
People have always raised many doubtful questions against everything Sanatan Dharam followers do in the name of festivals or rituals in today’s fast-paced world. They sometimes make fun of these things because they don’t know the answer. Manoj Singh’s book will answer all of your questions.
It’s an excellent book for parents who want to familiarise themselves and their children with Sanatan Dharma and its various concepts, such as natural science. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in learning about the significance of Amavasya, Poornima, and Fasting on Poornima, the concept of Eclipse, KuanPujan, tree worshipping (Peepal, Neem, Vat Vriksha, Banana, Tulsi, and so on), and Cow worship.
Why do we celebrate many festivals throughout the year? What is Pitri Paksha (Shraaddha) and why is it important? Why do people do narmada parikrama? What is the reason behind Kumbh Mela? Readers will get rare knowledge about Sociology and economics in Sanatani Festivals. This book discusses Sanatani Jeevan Darshan in-depth, including Vedas, Ahimsa, Dharma, Shanti, and other topics.
The challenges of the modern human world are also highlighted in this book. In one small article, I cannot explain the beauty of this great book. The half-line “Vaidik Gateway to the Next Century” in the title of this book has a significant meaning in itself. The response to the question, “How does Sanatan Dharma or Hindutva hold the solution to all the problems of the world?” is also detailed in this book.
In simple words, I only can say (recommend),” Please read this book and discuss its content in Home and other places too. This book will help to join the Sanatani Roots. Thanks a lot, Manoj Singh Ji for this wonderful gift to the world.
Author: Manoj Singh
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
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