" Democracy was
also a great narrative and not merely a monolithic kind of democratic participation."

Dharam Sameeksha

Booklet: Dharam Sameeksha
Author: Satyabhkt
Publication: Vishwa Vijai Private Limited, New Delhi
Edition : Second, 2004
Price: Rs. 50/-
Pgs.: 103

Major religions of the world, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, suffer from inconsistencies and incoherence, besides being source for violence, priesthood, vulgar ascetics and prognosis. Hinduism has degenerated into many sects and allows different things for different people. Islam with its claim on brotherhood has committed multiple atrocities on people subjected to it through wars. Many revelations in its holy book appear divine justifications for human weakness. Women, in their religion, are permanent slaves. Though against idolatry, it has a great idol in Mecca. Jainism advocates asceticism, which is more suicidal and less self-purificatory because there is no place for sublimation of passions. Buddhism overflows with pessimism inviting doom’s day to everyone’s door and psyche. Distinct from all these religion is the philosophy of Kabir, which speaks of total cosmos in one’s self and advocates a balanced life negating all sanctimonies, superstitions and tormenting standpoints towards human life and its ultimate aim.


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