In the recent past, I have been asked to convert - sometimes to Islam, sometimes to Christianity; here is a defense of Hinduism instead.
Hinduism is a word coined by the British to differentiate between muslims and non-muslims in India - a lot of Hindus still call their 'religion (the Supreme Court of India has ruled that it is a way of life and not just a religion)' Sanaathana Dharma, which means 'Eternal Divine Laws'. Even if 'Hinduism' were to be wiped out, it would be re-born with a different name. For 800 years, invaders could not wipe it out in India, despite being in power (Emperor Aurangzeb was the worst because of his genocide, forced conversions and temple destruction - anyone can read about that at http://www.aurangzeb.info) - a lot of magic and divine intervention has kept it alive (some divine interventions have been mentioned further below).
I do Past life regressions & between lives, I also get messages from the Gods. I also teach Yoga, Meditation, how to control Stress, improve Memory & Concentration, find a most satisfying job without much effort, learn speed reading, learn remote viewing/see places far away (sitting wherever you are - with eyes closed), learn Telepathy (mind reading/sending messages), stop smoking, lose/gain weight, improve confidence, regress to a past life (especially to solve problems that one has in this life, related to a past life), find lost objects, get answers for the unsolvable, get whatever through guided visualization (a car, a house, money etc.), E.S.P. (Clairvoyance, Sixth sense, Intuition etc.), chakra balancing, karma clearing, how to get rid of guilt and so on. Visit www.cure4incurables.com & click on the Meditation link for more details. From intuitive dreams, I can tell you that the Gods have given each region a different religion, according to their receptivity. While the Arabs got only Islam because of their Barbarism (they're still Barbaric aren't they?.....cutting off hands, stoning/whipping people to death etc.), India got Sanathana Dharma (Hinduism) & Meditation. The West (America, Europe, Australia etc.) being open-minded and inquiring is also accepting Meditation, Yoga, Past life regressions, telepathy, chakra balancing, karma clearing etc. (just look at the web-sites talking about these with addresses in the West), because they find it useful & effective (or should I say, because the Gods want it so - they are trying to keep the 'Eternal Divine laws'/'Sanāthana Dharma' alive). It is relevant to mention that the Roman Catholic soldiers who eliminated the last few Pagans in the Fourth century A.D. were punished (by the Gods) for wiping out a divine religion (in which people prayed to the real Gods), after that particular lifetime and one of them, still carries a, '666' mark on the back of his head, visible in this lifetime - besides having recurrent dreams of stabbing me in my past life, when I was a Roman, Pagan priest (anyone interested in knowing his present identity can ask us by clicking here and filling the Quick Contact form on the right & then clicking on the submit button just below that form).
Whenever M.K.Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was asked to convert to Christianity, he always said that there is nothing in the West Asian Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) that Hinduism doesn't already have (Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, pandeism, monism, and atheism among others; and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each individual and the tradition and philosophy followed. It is sometimes referred to as henotheistic (i.e., involving devotion to a single God while accepting the existence of others), but any such term is an overgeneralization).
When Chhathrapathi Shivaji (Mahārāj) was surrounded by the Mughals when he was in the Vitthal Temple at Pandharpur and his capture was imminent, Sant Tukaram told him and his men to just sing Bhajans (divine songs) of Lord Vitthala and the Mughals couldn't find Shivaji at all (he had become invisible).
When Guru Raghavendra Swami (pronounced 'Swaami') blessed 'Chhathrapathi Shivaji (Maharaj/Mahārāj)' to be able to liberate India, the Sultān of Golconda (whose successor was the Nizaam/Nizām of Hyderabad), in whose territory the Swāmi was in, was furious. He wanted to humiliate the Swāmi. He gave the Swāmi, pieces of meat covered by a cloth, as an offering, but the Swāmi was suspicious about the contents and asked what it was, to which the Sultaan replied that it was 'fruits and flowers' that he was offering. The Swāmi then sprinkled some water on it and when it was opened, 'lo and behold', the Sultan's 'offering' had actually been converted into fruits and flowers. This ashamed the Sultan who then apologised and then promised to give any piece of Land to the Swāmi. The Swāmi asked for a barren piece of Land. The Sultan was surprised - he told the Swāmi to ask for Fertile Land, but the Swāmi said he wants the Land only to set up an 'Aashram' and got the Land promised. This 'Land' is now called, 'Manthrālayam', which is now a major pilgrimage centre (the Swāmi of course is in Samaadhi there, now).
When ever you (a Hindu) is attacked/asked to convert in the future, please say all this.
Hindu seers and sages (rishis/munis/yogis) have had billions of revelations, the West is only beginning to tap into their intuitive capabilities, while Muslims are at the other extreme - they want to destroy everything Unislamic.
My son actually has a 'chakra (whorl)' on his back, because I was saying the 'mantra (divine combination of sounds)', "Om Namo Bhagavatae Vaasudaevaaya", just before he was conceived. 'Japa' or repeating a mantram (also known as a mantra) - the practice of silently focusing on a spiritual word or phrase frequently throughout the day - may help HIV-positive individuals (as well as anyone else) develop coping skills and reduce anger, according to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. The empirical literature on the effects of meditation training suggests that mindfulness interventions may lead to reductions in a variety of problematic conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, depressive relapse, and disordered eating, e.g., Kabat-Zinn, 1982; Kabat-Zinn et al., 1992; Kristeller & Hallett, 1999; Shapiro, Schwartz, & Bonner, 1998; Teasdale et al., 2000.
Many people, after knowing the truth about re-birth/re-incarnation, have actually 'converted' to Hinduism - the biggest example being the American who joined 'ISKCon (the Harey Rama, Harey Krishna movement)' and now heads it (he now uses the name, Swami Jayapataka); he believes that one should accept 'what' is right and not argue about 'who' is right.
Some may ask for proof/evidence of past lives - the best evidence has been the latest books by Dr.Ian Stevenson (a Westerner!), "Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects Volume 1: Birthmarks" and "Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects Volume 2: Birth Defects and Other Anomalies". The books show people with birth marks, birth defects and other anomalies due to something that happened in a past life. e.g.a man with a mark of a rope around his neck remembers that he was hanged to death in his immediate past life, another man with multiple birth-marks on his abdomen remembers that he was stabbed to death in his immediate past life, a woman with marks of fingers on her neck remembers that she was throttled to death by her husband in her immediate past life and so on. Anybody can read about them here: http://www.near-death.com/experiences/reincarnation01.html , here: http://www.outofbodytravel.org/scienceandresearch/reincarnation.html and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson
'Sathyamaeva Jayathae', is a saying in Sanskrit (the language of the Gods) which means, 'truth will prevail', so please make a start - spread the truth.
'Dharmo rakshathi, rakshithaaha', is another saying in Sanskrit (the language of the Gods) which means, 'if you protect the (divine) laws, they will protect you in return', so it is your (you who? - all and sundry) duty to protect these divine laws.
Each and every one (including Christians and Muslims) is governed by these laws, even if they are ignorant about them and it is better if every one accepts these laws (of Hinduism) sooner than later for their own benefit.
India has a number of philosophical schools and ascetic traditions which aim at moksha (liberation from the death and re-birth cycle) and acquiring higher powers.
In 1921, Charles Eliot stated, "More than other religions, Hinduism appeals to the soul's immediate knowledge and experience of God. It has sacred books innumerable but they agree in little but this, that the soul can come into contact and intimacy with its God, whatever name be given him and even if he be superpersonal. The possibility and truth of this experience is hardly questioned in India and the task of religion is to bring it about, not to promote the welfare of tribes and states but to effect the enlightenment and salvation of souls." It must be experienced to be believed.
On 17th July 2014, A man (identity withheld for obvious reasons) visited me, Dr. Ramanand Jhingade for a past life regression. During the regression, he observed that he was Emperor Mohammed bin Aurangzeb in one of his past lives. Later, in his next life, he was born as a poor potter (God supposedly told him that despite being the richest man in the world, he never used his wealth for any good cause and so, he will be re-born in a poor family and remain extremely poor), his wife committed suicide (because of his alcoholism and poverty) and he kept drinking, started vomiting blood and died, because he had killed the man (Mirza Badi-uz-Zaman Safavi) whose daughter (Empress Dilras Banu Begum) he married by a 'Halal' cut of his (Mirza Badi-uz-Zaman Safavi's) throat (Halāl cut of the throat means to half cut the throat and allow the victim to bleed to death), when he was Aurangzeb. The potter's wife was the reincarnation of 'Zubeida', the mistress/concubine of Emperor Aurangzeb. Islam did not allow the consumption of alcohol, but Aurangzeb used to ask for water and get and drink alcohol instead. Aurangzeb also used to smoke opium through his hukkah (a single or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavoured tobacco called shisha in which the vapour or smoke is passed through a water basin ‒ often glass-based ‒ before inhalation). For all his forced conversions of Hindus to Islam, Aurangzeb has been cursed to be born as a Hindu in all his future life-times. Aurangzeb also poisoned his father, Shah Jahan to death because he was pining for his wife Mumtaz constantly. In this lifetime, his māmā (which means maternal uncle in most Indian languages) is the reincarnation of the same man he murdered (Mirza Badi-uz-Zaman Safavi) to marry his daughter (Empress Dilras Banu Begum) and his daughter is the reincarnation of Empress Dilras Banu Begum. He also told me that a dilapidated Rama or Shiva temple was demolished and the Taj Mahal was built in its place.
Darshan (Theophany): Personally, I (Dr. Ramanand Jhingade) have been continuously meditating and doing 'japa', that is, chanting a mantra (divine combination of sounds/words) for many years and God (Lord Vishnu) possessed one of my patients and asked me what I want in the year 2012. I told Him that I want 'nirvana'/'moksha' (liberation from the death and re-birth cycle) and He said that I will first be punished for a past life sin. I'm now being punished through an acquaintance turned enemy, an astral projectionist (a person who can come out of his body, travel around invisibly and also possess others - Hindus call the ability to come out of one's body and possess others, 'parakaaya pravaesha' or 'parkay pravesh', where 'para' means other person, 'kaaya' means body and 'pravesha' means entering). In January, 2013, the astral projectionist enticed me to come out of my body when I was half asleep - I prayed and got out of my body, but a huge, blue coloured hand pushed me back into my body, which meant that Lord Vishnu did not want me to get out of my body at that moment. In March, 2013, the astral projectionist called (on my mobile) and told me that he and his assets (associates) will project themselves astrally into my house and kill me, which scared me - I then prayed even more ardently to Lord Vishnu for protection and He came and stood next to me to re- assure me that He will protect me (however, I could only see the silhouette/outline of His 4 armed body and so, that is not a proper darshan). I'm expecting to get liberated from this rogue psychic's torture later this year and get a proper darshan (the Lord God will appear in front of me, bless me and grant me boons I ask for) of the Lord. In April 2013, an Arab lady visiting India called me for stress control therapy. I visited her in her room in the Hotel and helped de-stress her. Then, when we were talking after her relaxation therapy, she was playing with her hair and to me, she suddenly started looking like an Arab man, playing with the cloth that hangs down from the side of the turban (Indians call it safa - pronounced sāfā). I then closed my eyes and I could immediately recollect a whole past life story. The story in brief is that I was a young slave in Baghdad and I used to make and sell 'thazbee's (Arabic for rosary beeds - Hindus call it japamala). This woman, in her past life as a man, was my 'Mursheed' (Arabic for spiritual teacher) and taught me how to do 'zikr' (Arabic for the process by which a muslim chants God's name continuously). On telling the Arab woman this story, she did not believe me, but then, I placed my hand on her head and due to His (God's) grace, she was also able to recall that I was her 'mureed' (Arabic for student) and that I was very fair. I told her that I was fair because I was captured from Azerbaijan and sold as a slave in the Baghdad market in about the 10th century. About a week later, an Arabic word, 'Zabi fanāi' came to me in a dream, early in the morning. I then called the Arab lady and asked what it is and she said it means a 'technician' skilled in some craft (like carpentry, sculpting and so on) and that everyone used to call me that because I used to make 'thazbee's. This shows that the Lord is not only protecting me all the time, but is also providing me intuitive insights. Please click here to see more details about me and the miracles happening in my life; the miracles are mentioned under the section titled, "The Gods' instructions and miracles".
Muslims claim that Allah is the only God, they say "La Ilaha Illallah Muhammad ur Rasool Allah." Today's Quran says that Muslims should kill or forcibly convert pagans to Islam and kidnap and add female pagans to their harem, that is why we have so much Islamic terrorism around today. I asked God about it and He said that that has crept in due to mis-interpretation through the ages. Anyone can read about that by clicking on the link provided just before this paragraph, under the section titled, "The Gods' instructions and miracles".
Christians do not even pray to the Gods. Catholics pray to Mother Mary and Protestants - Methodists, Baptists, Church of England/North India/South India, Pentecostals, etc. - pray to a prophet called, "Jesus". Christians, Muslims and Jews do not even believe in re-birth or liberation from the death and re-birth cycle ("Moksha"/"Nirvana").
In the Bhagavath Geetha, the Lord God (Krishna), in Chapter 18, titled, 'Conclusion - The Perfection of Renunciation', Verse 66 says, 'sarva-dharmaan parityajya, maam aekam sharanam vraja, aham tvam sarva-paapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchah'. The word for word translation of which is: 'sarva-dharmaan' - all varieties of religion; 'parityajya' - abandoning; 'maam' - unto Me; 'aekam' - only; 'sharanam' - surrender; 'vraja' - go; 'aham' - I; 'tvam' - you; 'sarva' - all; 'paapebhyah' - from sinful reactions; 'mokshayishyaami' - deliver; 'maa' - not; 'shuchah' - worry, which translates to, 'Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me (Lord Vishnu). I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear'. I therefore implore everyone to surrender to Lord God (Vishnu / Krishna) and chant His name continuously - I promise you will start experiencing miracles (like me) and eventually, He will give you 'darshan' (the most recommended mantra for chanting for this age is, 'Harey Krishna, Harey Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Harey Harey, Harey Rāma, Harey Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Harey Harey').
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