Hinduism is a mental state and not a religion. A true Hindu should solve differences through discussions, which maintain inner peace and never through arguments, aggression and violence or anything that destroys peace, says MOHANJI
Hinduism is a state. ‘Ha’ represents the sun. ‘Indu’ represents the moon. They are the two key meridians that create balance in our system. These ida and pingala nadis or meridians are what balance the heat and cold aspects of our system.
All About Balance
If the sun and moon are balanced, which means if heat and cold are in equilibrium, the person is healthy. One full day means day and night time. If we dissect it roughly, 3 am to 6 am is the saatvik time represented by our middle meridian called the sushumna. The moon represents tamas or inertia and partial darkness or sleep and rules from 3 pm to 3 am — almost 12 hours which is represented by the moon meridian. The rest of the day, represented by the sun — 6 am to 3 pm — is action or rajasic time. This is the time for 100 per cent ‘terrestriality’ or the up and down swings of a ‘caged’ existence.
Earth can be considered a cage or prison because our choices are limited and restricted to our available awareness, and elemental boundaries such as body, space, time, air, heat, water and earth.
So, when we address one as a Hindu, it only means that the person is expected to be in perfect equilibrium. This is also the responsibility each ‘Hindu’ carries — the constant display of perfect objectivity and equanimity; also tolerance and commitment to nonviolence at all times.
A true Hindu should solve differences through discussions, which maintain inner peace and never through arguments, aggression and violence or anything that destroys peace.
This means, Hinduism is a mental state and not a religion. Anyone can be a Hindu if their operating level matches the state of perfect peace and nonviolence within. It signifies that when the elements are in balance, the emotions and the operations in the world are also in balance.
There are no excesses in the system. There are no imbalances. Hence, when we say Hindu, it means, we expect the person to maintain balance, equanimity, peace and love.
When there is imbalance in the system, there is negativity, which means anger, hatred, and violence. When the elements are in balance, then the expression is of love, kindness, and compassion. So, become all that and you will become a Hindu.
One who is predominantly saatvik — operating from selflessness, love and kindness; one who has less selfish desires and expresses the qualities of Brahmn — is the one who gets close to the Supreme Consciousness. The nature of Supreme Consciousness is unconditional love. One who is aggressive and warrior-like is usually classified as a Kshatriya, the warrior or ruler class, who possess the ability to protect all other beings.
Another type of people who possess skills of trade are called Vaishya. Those who are hunters and are used to working close to the earth were classified as Shudras. None of these classifications are superior or inferior to one another. They just signify the orientation of the individual. This is how classes originally happened. Then, they became castes. Then it paved the way for intolerance, apartheid and untouchability to reservations and corruption.
I believe that nothing is a birthright or an ornament. We should be humans, first and foremost. Individual constitution or orientation makes the person apart from other factors. Nothing is high or low. Ignorance has degenerated operating methods. This is visible in classes and castes, too. Racism and casteism are blatant expressions of total ignorance. A true Hindu is above all this negativism.
Mohanji has dedicated his life towards the earth and the service of all beings, with the conviction that the world should be a better place because we have lived here. Mohanji believes that: “The best religion for human beings is humanity” and the best practice is Ahimsa or non-violence in thought, word or action. He promotes the positive human qualities of kindness and compassion. He has a global following and lives his message of unconditional love expressed through Mohanji Foundations, Ammucare and ACT Foundations, which are conducting humanitarian activities globally.