Friday, February 26, 2010
Big Question on Hare Rama Hare Krishna...
Hindu saints who wear Dhoti-Kurta's and Beads all over the neck are trying to pertain the holy tradition so that the coming generations do not feel or experience the extinction of our mythological belongings. At the same time The young indian today is much more aware and is keeping the tradition alive by carrying the ethnic clothing like the linen kurta's and pyjama's,trendy jhola's with Om Namah Shivay prints just like Lord Shankar's Tiger-skinned jhola's.
This attracts the West towards East. We see expats (very well known as foreigner's) all over india wearing indian Avatars and exploring Incredible India and we are the first ones to admire them on their looks on carrying our clothes well. At the same time when 'We'-ourselves wear these Indo-Western outfits which have been originated from our mythological ancestors;we get weird faces looking at us and unexpected comments and that is when we come to know that our society itself does not accept us 'We being Ourselves'.
So what if the Sadhu's and Saints smoke Hashish like Lord Shiva used to??? So is that the only reason that we wearing our own ritual stuff has become a Tabboo in our own society??? The Holy slogans of OM NAMAH SHIVAY and HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA has become so much of a drama today. Just because we are Indo- Western does not mean we dope around with life. Or do we???
Today, there is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 centres, communities, NGO's (in a single City of India) all fighting to keep our traditional Clothing alive and are aiming for self-sufficiency. There is a rapid expansions in terms of numbers of membership in ISCKON within Eastern Europeon People driving towards Indian culture and India...the most genuinely Hindu of all the many Indian movements in the West will eventually spread and India will lose its own identity. Can we do something??? The answer is we are Cowards again.