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Zakir Abdul Karim Naik (born 18 October 1965) is an Indian public speaker on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organisation that owns the Peace TV channel based in Dubai, UAE. He is sometimes referred to as a televangelist. Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a doctor. He has written two booklets on Islam and comparative religion. He is regarded as an exponent of the Salafi ideology(Wiki)
He is true to Islam.
He justifies terrorism which s line with the Qur’an.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with non believers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]…and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.” There is a good case to be made that the textual context of this particular passage is defensive war, even if the historical context was not. However, there are also two worrisome pieces to this verse. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of “persecution” (a qualification that is ambiguous at best). The second is that fighting may persist until “religion is for Allah.” The example set by Muhammad is not reassuring.”
Let me reply him for his Video on the Similarities between Hinduism and Islam.
1.”Allah’- Zakir says we associate to partner with Him.
There can be no blasphemy as this one, for The Reality is not a Partnership firm.
Islam calls itself Monotheistic and at times Monistic, from his observations.
If it is so who associates with whom?
2.Best way to understand Religion is to go to its Source as its followers often do not understand their Scriptures.
By applying his Logic Islam can be understood s one that is intolerant of other faiths.
Please see quotes from the Koran marked above.
Islam’s view of views On Rape.
|Summary Answer:Under Islamic law, rape can only be proven if the rapist confesses or if there are four male witnesses. Women who allege rape, without the benefit of the act having been witnessed by four men who subsequently develop a conscience, are actually confessing to having sex. If they or the accused happens to be married, then it is considered to be adultery.|
The Qur’an:Qur’an (2:282) - Establishes that a woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s in court (there is no “he said/she said” gridlock in Islam).Qur’an (24:4) - “And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses (to adultery), flog them…” Strictly speaking, this verse addresses adultery (revealed at the very time that Muhammad’s favorite wife was being accused of adultery on the basis of only three witnesses, coincidentally enough) however it is a part of the theological underpinning of the Sharia rule.
Qur’an (24:13) - “Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah.”
Qur’an (2:223) - “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” There is no such thing as rape in marriage, as a man is permitted unrestricted sexual access to his wives.
If it is so who associates with whom?
1.The Upanishads and Vedas are not different.
Upanishads is a part of The Vedas.
Upanishads do not recite Vedas.
They are a part of the Vedas.
Point by point rely will continue.
Naik was officially barred from the UK in 2010 due to a number of comments, including a claim that if Osama Bin Laden was “terrorising the terrorist, if he is terrorising America the terrorist, biggest terrorist, I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist”.
Naik has been noted for his views on 9/11 as an “inside job” and has also declared that “homosexuality is forbidden in Islam and the punishment for homosexuality is death”.
Since the event, Student Rights tracked down a copy of the booklet circulated, and revealed a number of deeply concerning ideals found within it. It is rumoured that the booklet was obtained via the UK-based charity, the Islamic Dawah Centre International who this afternoon confirmed via telephone to The Commentator that they do supply the booklet, but they are currently out of stock. When asked as to whether they supply to university campuses, the response was, “of course”.
I came across an interesting article in the Atlantic on Journalism being turned out to be churnalism.
With access to Internet, people can have easy and immediate access to information.
How to find out if it is plagiarized?
We live in an age of information, it is said again and again. But that doesn’t mean we live in an age of good information, as last week seemed intent on bearing out. In fact, quite the opposite. Countless times each day, we have to weigh the credibility of a piece of information, and decide whether to put our faith in it.
It’s not really feasible for each of us to track each piece of information to its source (nor would it be efficient), so, instead, we use clues — who wrote this, where is this published, does this square with other information we know. But the trouble is that these clues aren’t perfect indicators, at least in part because even credible publications and professional journalists sometimes regurgitate information without giving it a careful vetting, a process often referred to as churnalism (just as gross as it sounds).
Today, the Sunlight Foundation has unveiled a tool that will help us all with this work. “The tool is, essentially, an open-source plagiarism detection engine,” web developer Kaitlin Devine explained to me. It will scan any text (a news article, e.g.) and compare it with a corpus of press releases and Wikipedia entries. If it finds similar language, you’ll get a notification of a detected “churn” and you’ll be able to take a look at the two sources side by side. You can also use it to check Wikipedia entries for information that may have come from corporate press releases. The tool is based on a similar project released in the United Kingdom two years ago, which the Sunlight Foundation supported with a grant to make it open source. Churnalism will be available both on the website and as a browser extension. Its database of press releases includes those from EurekaAlert! in addition to PR Newswire, PR News Web, Fortune 500 companies, and government sources.
What one is to do is to submit either a url or Text to find out if it is Plagiarized.
And hit ‘Submit’
You get the results immediately.
My son has often said that I comment on News Stories , Articles and I have a Blog.
So, his contention is that my Readership and Ranking in India and in Alexa is actually not correct.
My reply was and is that a News or an event has to be reported first .
Then for the second writer this material becomes ‘plagiarized”
That means that there can be no News or Report appearing more than once,
So, the content may be elsewhere but your views and perspectives have to be unique.
This was my reply to him
I wanted to test this with this soft ware( I tested with another Software and the result was ‘No Matches, that is ‘original)
Testing software at:
I submitted two articles, one containing information from sources on KGB paid Rrajiv Gandhi( Is ubmitted the url)
and another The Text from my url http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/directing-the-mind-yoga-sutra-1-12/
“Explaining that the modifications of the Chithi,Yoga delves further into describing the tool that can make the Modifications extinct and enable the Individual to return to his original Self or His Natural Identity..
The modifications of the Chitha starts from and due to the Mind and its activities.
Can we control The Mind be controlled and make us do our bidding?
Yoga confirms we can.
But it is difficult.
We are aware how difficult it is to reign in the Mind.
The more one tries to control the Mind, more it would become uncontrollable and roam, than it would have been, had we kept quiet.
This is not a disqualification for practicing Yoga nor is this unique to you, of us , the fickle minded.
Arjuna,who mastered the art of Concentration, for he was the one, when asked by his Guru to hit a bird,after felling it , said later, that he could see nothing else but the bird only, found it difficult to control the Mind and confesses to lord Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita.(6.34)
TEXT SUBMITTEDSomething Wrong With The Text? Flag It Now.Photo Essay on the killing of Tamerlan, the suspect involved in Boston Marathon bombing, who was killed in Watertown shoot out. The Tsarnaev brothers take cover. Multiple police vehicles. Kitzenberg says you can see the suspects firing at police officers. Kitzenberg’s zoomed-in photo, highlighting a pressure cooker bomb. A blast mark from the explosion. After shooting had stopped my roommate found a bullet hole that penetrated his west-facing wall and continued to pierce through his desk chair. Watertown Shootout From Kitzenberg’s blog: Body of Tamerlan, Boston Bomber. Watertown Shootout Timeline. UPDATE 3:20PM 4/23/2013: I have decided to take down the photos during the ongoing investigation. On Thursday night [Friday morning] at 12:45am EST. I was in my living room working on my computer when I heard multiple “pops” coming from outside. At that point, I had no idea that I was about to become an eye witness to the biggest news story in the country. When I looked outside my window, I could clearly see two people (the Tsarnaev brothers) taking cover behind an SUV and engaging in gunfire. After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also have a clear view at the shooters and photograph the event. As soon as I was laying safely on my bed I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5 and captured the following images that documented the terrifying shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, which then led to an overnight citywide manhunt. Here are the two brothers taking cover behind the black Mercedes SUV and shooting towards Watertown Police officers. (Taken at 12:46:11AM) http://urbangrounds.com/2013/04/tamerlan-tsarnaev-radical-islam/ Images Ack.Huffpost. Like this: Like Loading.”
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Essential Rule of Blogging that,
‘you can quote, provide Links, Sources, Credits and make sure your views are original’
- Water Shootout Boston Bomber Tamerlan Photo Essay (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
‘Vruddhi Saarubya Mithradhratha’ (Sutra 1.4)
You become distant from you true nature when you are lost in the Thought waves.
Once we give room for thought waves, this is by our interaction with sense objects,after a while we become immersed in them.
As seen in the earlier Sutra, we become Happy or Sad only when we give in to the thoughts of the objects.
After a while, the object may not be physically present, yet the Thoughts about them persist.
There is fable on this, narrated by Sri Ramakrishna Parama Hamsa.
Two Sanyasins(the Renounced) were walking on the road.
They saw a beautiful woman unable to walk.
A Sanyasi hoisted her on his back and carried her to her destination and left her there.
Then they continued walking about their way.
The Sanyasin who did not carry the woman was looking thoughtful
The other Sanyasi asked him what the matter was.
He replied that he was thinking of the mental states and the emotions the woman might have triggered in the mind of the Sanyasi who carried her.
The Sanyasi who carried the woman replied,
He was relaxing with a hand under his head during a hot summer, under a tree.
Two women, who were menial workers, were passing by.
On seeing Pattinathar, one woman said, ‘Strange, A sanyasi needs the pleasure of a Hand to sleep!’ and they walked on.
Pattinathar heard this and he removed his hand and lay down after removing his hand .
The women returned.
The woman who commented earlier said’ A Sanyasi should never listen to the outer world,this one seems to listen to others;he has removed his hand’
Pattinathar stood up and prostrated before her saying that she had taught him what Yoga is.
One wo gets immersed in thought waved gets himself identified with them and can never have his mind function clearly.
The same thought is conveyed in the Bhagavad Gita in Karmanyeava(Chapter 2)
- Denying Senses Is Not Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutra 3 (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Yoga Is “Cessation Of Thought Waves” Sutra 2 (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
We have charlatans ranging from Chandra Swamy,Baba Ramdev to our own Sri Sri Ravi Sankar,Nithyananda.
These frauds have some funny names like Sudarshana Kriya.
Nothing can be further from the Text of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
Yoga Sutra has to be read in original.
I have been thinking for quite some time now to reproduce the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali with The Text and a strict translation.
The first lines till the line before the last was written on 5 June 2012.
If, in the middle, I felt like not proceeding, I delete the post and that’s it.
In this case I do not know why I did not delete the post.
This morning i decided to write on Yoga Text and as I started writing in my normal way, I noticed had a draft made already!
I had just returned from visiting the temples in South India(20 temples in 5 days), which included a Tirupattur, where the only Temple of Brahma exists(there is a post on this under Hinduism,Bhakthi).
This Temple has the Jeeva Samadhi of Patanjali(Vyakrapada).
Is this a coincidence?
Onto the subject.
Many sites are available on Patanjali and I am not planning to write on the Life of Patanjali.
My intention is to write a Text explanation, with out any color, of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
As many know there are Four ways to realize the Self or God in Hinduism.
But the path to realization need not necessarily be through only these.
As Lord Krishna says in The Bhagavad Gita ,these are some of the ways the learned(look, who is calling others ’learned’),but one should and is free to choose what suits him best’
Ramanana Maharishi also echoed the same.
The Four paths are.
Gnana Yoga, The Path of Knowledge
Karma Yoga, The Path of Action.
Bhakti Yoga, The path of Devotion or Surrender and
Raja Yoga, The path of Consciousness Managemet.
Patanjali explains the Raja Yoga by his Sutras, Aphorisms.
There are 196 Sutras .
These appear under Four Chapters.
1.Samadhi Pada, explains the different Samadhis or the Super States that one can attain by practising Dhyana( there is no word in Sanskrit that is used to mean ‘ Super Natural,Super State when it tries to explain Philosophy for in Hinduism nothing in the Universe is Super Natural; every thing is Natural).
2.Sadhana Padam, contains details thre Rules for Yoga.
3.Vibhuti Pada has Benefits, results and the super powers one would acquire by practicing Yoga.
4.Kaivalya Pad, which describes the Liberation of the Soul.
One important point has to be borne in mind.
Patanjali’s Yoga is not some thing one should learn by Text Book .
One has to learn it from a Guru and this Guru is definitely not the self advertises masters of Yoga however famous they are.
If your thirst and yearning for Yoga is intense you will have a Guru reaching out for you.
Please read my post on ‘Upadhyaya, Acharya and Guru”
“This. is., is precept of Yoga’
What is Yoga?
Yoga means ‘Union’ or more correctly Reunion.
Union is with the Reality from which we delude that we are different.
Yoga seeks to take us to this original State.
In Hindu Temples the Deities are offereds as Naivaedyam(refer my post on how to offer Naivedyam) various things.
Most important are the betel Leaves, Nuts and Plantains.
The was a post in Facebook yesterday that while Muslims carry The Koran, The Christians The Bible, the Hindus take Coconuts and fruits because Hindus always think of Food, even in Temples.
Nothing can be farther from The Truth.
Then why these the things are taken to temples and offered?
Coconut has three Eyes , as it were.
Hinduism,more specifically Saiva Siddhartha , lists three Impediments to Spiritual Evolution.
The three eyes of the Coconut represent these three impediments to Self Realization.
When one breaks these , it is a symbolic gesture of transcending these three in the quest for Realizing Self or Godhood.
Another explanation is Saiva Siddhanta postulates Three Fundamental Entities.
Pasu(பசு ), Pathi ( பதி) and Paasam ( பாசம்)
Here Pathi is Siva in Saiva Siddhanta, (corresponds to Brahman),Pasu (Jivatman) and Paasam(Bondage)
Once the chain in transcended one becomes the One of which he is a part(rather he reverts to the Original State)
Look at the shape of the Betel leaves,
It represents the Female principle, The Potent and Latent One(Prakruthi, loosely translated as Nature )
Nuts represent Experience , the taste a mixture of sweet and bitterness.
When Nature is is expended by one by experiences he is released from Bondage.
Plantains or any Fruit , according to Indian Philosophy, represents Fruition or completion of any Effort.
These representative offerings are to remind One of the Impermanence of Life and the need to realize Self or Godhood.
This is what is behind the offerings of these to Deities in Temples.
As to carrying Religious Books like the Koran or The Bible, to Temples, it is to be noted that Hinduism advocates Religion as Purely Personal and no Public worship is sanctioned in the Vedas.
Building Temples and collective worship is a later development by Agama System( refer my blog on Agama and Vedas)
I shall post some blogs on the type of offerings and their meanings later.
I agree that people should know Thevaaram Tiruvaasakam or Slokas by-heart and Pray at the Temple.
It should be from the heart not by referring to Books.
Please try, it is easy.
This post is not against Mr.Ilangkumaraar’s views, I understand his anguish, but to inform people that our offerings at the Temples and other practices are not illogical.
To begin with at least Sitch off the Mobile Phones in the Temples.
“கடந்த ஞாயிறன்று என் சகோதரி, திரு.இளங்குமரனார் அவர்களின் “சால்பியம்” வகுப்பில் அவர் கேட்ட கேள்வியால் சாட்டையால் அடித்ததைப் போல் உணர்ந்தேன் என்றாள். அதை என்னிடம் சொல்ல நானும் அதையே உணர்ந்தேன். கேள்வி இதுதான்:
திரு.இளங்குமரனார்: தாங்கள் கோயிலுக்கு செல்லும்போது எதை எடுத்து
மாணவர்கள் : தேங்காய், பழம் – அர்ச்சனைக்கு
மாணவர்கள் : பைபிள்
மாணவர்கள் : திருக்குரான்
திரு.இளங்குமரனார்: நாம் எப்போதும் சாப்பாடு பற்றி நினைப்பதால் இது
போல் தேங்காய், பழம் எடுத்து செல்கிறோம். அவர்கள்
அந்த நேரமும் இறைவன் நினைப்போடு இருக்க
பைபிள் மற்றும் திருக்குரான் எடுத்து செல்கிறாற்கள்.
நாம் எப்போது தேவாரம், திருவாசகம் கோயிலுக்கு
எடுத்து செல்லப்போகிறோமோ தெரியவில்லை.
அன்று தான் இறைவனின் முழு அருளைப்
The cooked Food is placed before the image /photo of God in a vessel,normally reserved only for this purpose.
The vessel should be covered with a lid and a portion of the lid is to be open with the steam from the freshly cooked food,coming out.