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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Saying Merry Christmas makes your religion worse?

Making festivals a source of contention, people may object to the joys of life

People look for different activities to pass the time. A few people have a favorite activity, to protest by pulling poras out of the water from somewhere. If you go out with a microscope and find God, then you need to find something to bend or oppose such people. Just shout out to Dekara and then a tremendous platform like social media. Just go to the market. Like every year, Christmas fell on December 25 in the hands of these zealots. From the next day, messages started flowing that Hindus, beware if someone has said Merry Christmas. This is a festival of pagans, imported from abroad. In addition a scholar reminded that this day is Gita Jayanti. That is why I also received WhatsApp messages of 'Happy Gita Jayanti' which I have never seen in my life till now.

Now it is a good thing for someone to remember, read, listen to the Bhagavad Gita, to spread the knowledge gained from it, but on the other hand, it is not clear what insult to the Gita or Hinduism is in calling someone Merry Christmas. My Christian and Muslim friends send me Happy Diwali every year, out of which the traditional Muslim friends living in Bangalore remember the festivals like Holi, Dussehra, Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav etc. besides Diwali. It is a joke in our house that we get a chance only once a year against the ten-twelve wishes we get from these people every year, Eid Mubarak. So on the day of Eid we call each member of the family separately to make up for the loss. The same is true of Christian friends. When do we send them happy messages except Christmas? Alas, being in a good mood means sending a Merry Christmas message to people of all faiths (including those Bangalore-based Muslim families). This is called innocent joy sharing. Does it hurt anyone to protest? But the fact is that there are protesters.

Now, there is no need to discuss how many of them have read or understood the Gita. When someone dies in the house, the fifteenth chapter is read and intelligent people recite verses, how many of them understand the meaning, do not even ask. Is practice and does no harm to anyone. The mind feels good that reciting the Gita gives peace to the soul of the dying, but then what is to be gained by using the same Gita as a weapon in the struggle of religion? How much of the little knowledge he has about the Gita has been given to the children of the family? Let's just recite verses, believe me if a smart child speaks like a parrot? Just straining rags like 'Our Gitaji is great' In fact, when someone gets angry about something, Krishna has also said in the Gita that now war is the only welfare. Let's face it, your ignorance is also a blessing to you. Does Jainism go bad? Is Hinduism or any other religion so weak that it collapses just by celebrating another religion? Will all those who celebrate Christmas convert? According to this, even Christians should be angry that seeing the message of Santa Claus saying merry Christmas in Indian style by dancing Bharatnatyam hurts their religious feelings, but no one felt it because it is a festival of joy.

Hey man, when there is no cross of troubles and sorrows all around now, if you get a chance to get a little bit of happiness, take it and you don't want to take it as you wish, but what work do you cite in the balloon of happiness of others? And to put it bluntly, are you sowing the seeds of useless conflict in the minds of the innocent new generation? As I write this, I have received one more message that 'Celebrate Christmas if the plastic tree gives oxygen, otherwise light a lamp under a pipe or basil.' Now what did you get by saying that? We have an old tradition of lighting a Tulsi lamp, but why hate the plastic Christmas tree that appears once a year?

Read in Gujarati news 

Have fun My Gujarati friend Bhargavi, who recently shifted to the US from India, along with her youngest daughter, has brought a Christmas tree to her house and decorated it. On the tree hangs a cheerful photo of us from a trip to New Zealand years ago, along with other decorations. With that photo, he sent me a message saying, You're on my tree, Merry Christmas. Will those Christmas opponents understand the joy of seeing this?

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