In the story, it is said that the Brahmin died because all sorts of unjust things (Adharma) took place under Rama’s rule. Rama asked where the injustice was done. What wrong was going on, Rama asked. The Brahmins did not give a convincing reply. They asked Rama to go out and find out himself. Accordingly he went out. He found Sambuka doing penance. “What are you doing?” asked Rama. He replied, “I am worshipping god!” – Rama became angry. He shouted ‘You Shudra fellow! You should worship only the Brahmins. Instead of doing that, how dare you worship god? This is ‘adharma’. You must be cut into pieces”. Like a butcher, Rama killed Sambuka.
Imagine what these Brahmins would do, if we are not here. Don’t you think that the Brahmins would go on killing even all those who worship god? Won’t they accuse our people? They would cry that Shudras are defamed by us. Already they are accusing the rulers for not strictly implementing the Varnashrama Dharma (Caste system).
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What is the doctrine of the Self-Respect (Rationalist) Movement? It is to seek the real causes, which have made us all degraded. It is to find out the factors, which have made us disgraceful. Since we find the creation of god as one of the reasons we want to destroy god. We find the Congress party also as one of the factors which is responsible for our degradation. So we want to destroy Congress. We find Mr. M.K.Gandhi working against our interests. So we want to be rid of his influence. Similarly we find the Brahmin also as a vital force that has brought in our ruination. So we are against them. We find religion as an evil to the society. So we want to destroy religion. The Self-Respect Movement is against all these five evil forces. In short the Self-Respect Movement shoulders the responsibility to crusade against god, religion, Congress, Gandhi and Brahmins. It is these five forces, which propagated pernicious ideas and made our people victims. Our people are made slaves. Unless we destroy these five forces, we cannot make our people better their deteriorating conditions in social life. We are for redeeming the self-respect of the people.
By this I do not mean that we should plunge into politics. Self-Respect Movement is not a political organisation. It is purely a social reform movement. But when these forces stand in the way of our progress, we will have no other go than to oppose them. You just think over what the policy of the Congress party is. Congress is wedded to the policy of safeguarding Gandhi, religion, caste and the status of Brahmins. The Brahmins sought Gandhi’s help for their selfish interest. Because Gandhi talked of reactionary ideas, they made him “Mahatma”. Gandhi responded to the call of Brahmins.
Like a drunken mad man he always talked about god, Shastras, Varnashrama Dharma, Hindu religion and Rama. His propaganda gained some importance. Today all the journals are under the Brahmin monopoly. We don’t have any powerful magazine. Our people are lured by their propaganda. The moment you mention the name of a Brahmin, our people pay respect. That is why we are pledged to expunge Brahminism out of the society. God and religion should be ousted from the society. Gandhi who upholds Varuna Dharma must be opposed. The government which is strongly supporting them with laws must be removed. The Brahmin who is the backbone for the intolerable atrocities perpetrated must be taught a bitter lesson. Things are going on in this shameful manner.
You please think over whether what I say is right or not. Do not blindly believe what I say. I don’t base my views on any shastra or Veda. I simply say what strikes to my mind. You too have the sense of reasoning. Think over. If you find that there is any truth in what I say, take it. Otherwise you can leave it. I do not compel anyone to blindly believe me. I do not want to impose my thoughts on the unwilling people. I am not having any intention to hoodwink anyone. I only remind you that you are also capable of reasoning. You have the powers to analyse matters and assess the good and bad. I would like to stress the fact that you have all become unthinking slaves because of the disastrous machinations of the Brahmins. That is why I stress the importance of reforming the society. Many leaders have chosen some other better walks of life. They are selfish. I stand stubborn in this respect.
-Speech delivered by Periyar E.V.Ramasamy
on 22nd June 1971 at Mettupalayam, while inaugurating The Rationalists’ Forum
When we have electric light in our Pooja Room, Why should we light an oil lamp?
Why should we do things blindly, without thinking. Lighting oil lamp is one such thing.
Before electri-city came to our country, we had no choice, than to light an oil lamp in our Pooja room. Generally, our Pooja Rooms are built without windows. Hence, the room will be dark. We can not see the deities, clearly, without a lamp, even during day time. Hene, lighting of oil lamp in the pooja room was being done. When we have electric light, where is the need for an oil lamp, in the pooja room?The oil lamp only makes the pooja room messy. We are lighting the oil lamp, more as a ritual, than with any other purpose or meaning. More over, lighting of oil lamp, as well as burning of camphor, generates, black soot. The black soot, thus generated, darkens the pooja room walls and the roof. Hence, let us think rationally, before we light the oil lamp or burn camphor, inside the pooja room.
We can easily, understand the reason for lighting oil lamp in olden days. At present, where is the need for the oil lamp. Like wise, for burning camphor, at the end of pooja, there might have been a reason, in olden days. At present, there is no reason. Burning camphor, produces lot of black soot inside the pooja room. Apart from spoiling the room walls, it is not good, on health point of view. Hence, it is better not to burn camphor at the end of pooja.
Also, there is risk of fire accidents, when we burn camphor inside pooja room. At least I know one case, where the Managing Director of a Company, got burnt, due to accidental fire, on account of burning camphor, inside the pooja room. He was an ardent devotee of God, and always used to put vibhoodhi and kumkum on his forehead. It was unfortunate, that this has happened to him. But this fatal accident took place, in his house itself, few years ago.
So, whatever we do as devotion to God, should not be done, blindly.
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