गुरुवार, 23 मार्च 2017

धर्म और रिलिजन

यह तय है और सभी सुधीजन जानते हैं कि धर्म और रिलिजन सर्वथा अलग संवृत्तियाँ हैं। बिलकुल अलग। यहाँ तक कि इन दोनों में तुलना का कोई समान आधार भी नहीं है। मेरे एक छात्र ने दोनों के अंतर के विषय में बड़ा अच्छा उत्तर दिया। उसने बताया कि मानवों के रिलिजन कई हैं लेकिन धर्म सभी का एक है। 

दूसरी तरफ, धर्म को मात्र जीवन शैली कहना वास्तव में कुछ भी नहीं कहना है।ऐसा कहना कुछ भी परिभाषित नहीं करता है। अब सवाल है कि हिन्दुइज़्म क्या है? क्या इसे धर्म से अलग कर देखा जा सकता है। यह एक विचारणीय प्रश्न है। मुझे लगता है कि हिन्दुइज़्म शब्दरचना और इसको परिभाषित करने का प्रयास धर्म के प्रतिगामियों की कुत्सित योजना का हिस्सा है। ऐसा करके वे सनातन धार्मिक परम्परा को रिलिजन के समान्तर खड़ा करना चाहते हैं। रिलिजन हमेशा से नियंत्रण के यन्त्र के रूप में प्रयुक्त हुआ है। रिलिजन व्यक्तियों के अंतःकरण को अधीन करने का उपक्रम है। 

नीरज कुमार झा

सोमवार, 13 मार्च 2017

On the Occasion of Holi

Holi is the great Sanatana festivity of mingling, and trashing distinctions and taboos. This is the periodic return to everyone's social self. In its contrast, Diwali is the statement of attainment, though not with its attendant social obligations. The great celebration of Vijayadashami, asserts the civilization's resolve to take to arms in defence of Dharma. Its uniqueness is the deification of the feminine as the fountain of chivalry. The Sanatana is the completeness of humanism and the order of justice. India is progressing to regain its essence, with which it would embrace the whole world. With Dharma's ascendance, the mankind would be in realisation of its humaneness.

Sanatana ki Jai!

- Niraj Kumar Jha

बुधवार, 8 मार्च 2017

Victims we all

The women's subjugation is not an autonomous issue. It is inevitably interrelated to the general order of domination. People however generally overlook the fact that at the receiving end of the order the men come first and suffer no less. And the women suffer because the oppressed men and even the women are condemned to victimise their own kith and kin. This is a tragedy, very painful tragedy, which the men don't realise despite being the victims, and the women do not sense this as they are not seeing the puppeteers.

Niraj Kumar Jha

मंगलवार, 7 मार्च 2017

Putting our acts together

The shift cannot be starker. The US is closing its doors and the PRC is going all open. The former is trying to shield against further losses and the latter is attempting to hold on its gains. The heat they face is not only generated by the competition but also by the unfolding technologies. We Indian must rise above the inane debates and look at the immense opportunities the present future offers and the great threats it inheres. Putting our acts together has never been more critical an issue than it is today.

Niraj Kumar Jha

रविवार, 5 मार्च 2017

It’s better you wait

When questions straight
Ask for answers straight,
You know that
You’re passing through difficult times.
There is a clear big no to nuisance.
But there is  no place for innocence either.
With truth so badly disfigured,
The ugliness of falsehoods
Looks quite lovable.
Bewildering times!
Yes, but better you wait,
Before passing on your judgement.

- Niraj Kumar Jha