Author: Hemendra

Salt is getting poisonous, and we are eating poison in name of salt. Plastic has found a way in our body!

Soon we are going to be plastic men. Because as much we try to stay away from plastics, but plastics find a way into our lives. We can’t imagine a life without salt. Salt is everywhere in our life from the curry to chat. I have studied and heard from people that salt was a precious material until we began to extract salt from the sea. But now this extraction of salt from sea and ocean have been silently feeding us poison.

 

A research carried out in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)has revealed that table salt sold in India are likely to contain microplastics from polluted sea water. A two-member team from the institute’s Center for Environmental science and Engeneering (CESE) found a total of 626 micro-plastic particles across samples (totalling 24 kg) of eight popular Indian salt brands included in the study, of which 63% comprised plastic fragments and 37% were plastic fibers.

 

As on in many countries which have researched in their manufactured salt has also found microplastics in it from polluted sea water. But the study carried out in India is very important because we are the third largest manufacturer of edible and industrial salt after US and China. And Indian salt is exported to many countries in the world. So, a large number of global population is bound to affect by using it.

 

This is a very grim and dangerous situation for us. Forget about the cheap bags of salt but even the triple refined salts are not healthy for us. This is a silent poison for us and it is killing us. When we ingest these microplastics into our body then it affects us very badly. The effects are:

  1. Direct toxicity, as in the cases of lead, cadmium, and mercury.
  2. Carcinogens, as in the case of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
  3. Endocrine disruption, which can lead to cancers, birth defects, immune system suppression and developmental problems in children.

These scary and most dangerous diseases are getting into our body because of salt! As for me I am addicted to salt and can’t eat my meal without a spoonful of it and sometimes I add raw salt to my taste. Can you stay away from eating it? How your life will change if you stop consuming salts from tomorrow? Because sooner we might have really to do it.

The Krishna Janmashtami and the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Gita

Lord Krishna took birth in Dwarka in a jail, where his mother and father were kept imprisoned by his ill-fated maternal uncle ‘Kangsha’. He lived and brought up in ‘Gakul’. He played, done mischiefs and many wonders in Gokul. After that, he lived in Dwarka after he had killed his evil uncle.

 

In the battle of the ‘Mahabharata’, he was in the side of the ‘Pandavas’ without actually fighting for them but only drive the chariot of his friend ‘Arjuna’. The ‘Bhagavad Gita’ was then born when Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna’s duty as a Kshatriya. The Lord taught many lessons to his friend and worshipper Arjuna when he refuses to fight against his relatives on the other side of the battlefield.

 

We celebrate Janmashtami for two days on the 2nd and 3rd day of September. We celebrate in our houses and in the Krishna Mandirs. The grand celebrations are carried out in the Mandirs. In Mandirs teachings, the wonders of the Lord is shunted throughout the day and night. They also made the ‘Bhoga’ which is a very sacred food. The ‘Bhoga’ is made of rice, dal, and vegetables which is called ‘khichdi’. It can also be made of milk, rice and sugar, raisins and other ingredients is called the ‘payakh’. There held the competition of song about Lord Krishna and there are many prizes awarded for the winning teams.

 

We don’t think or can’t think about the future, even for our religion. Rather than organizing the competition and other activities, the Mandirs have to try to spread the teachings of Lord Krishna. With the money, they raise for the purpose of Janmashtami should be used to distribute ‘The Gita’ for free and to organize a charity for the needy and the poor.  And this should not happen in the Janmashtami only, the committee of each mandir and Hindu worshipping places should be monitored and the charity and distribution of the religious books should be done every day without any delay.

Why we are left behind to spread Hinduism in India, and the world than Christian and Islam?

Why is one of the oldest and most philosophical religion, the Hinduism is been not able to spread in the world? Why is Hinduism still confined to India and some other small countries like Nepal and Mauritius? Have we ever asked us this question that why Christian Missionaries are present everywhere in every state in India? Why the Muslim leaders and imams preach their followers to produce more and more children?

 

If we want the Hindu religion to spread like Christianism than we have to do what they are doing and more than them. The first and foremost thing we have to do is treat every individual equally irrespective of their religion. Even a Muslim and Christian women should be able to enter any worship place of Hindu. The Hinduism have to accept every individual without any discrimination.

 

One of the main problems of the Hindu religion is the caste system. Still, the Brahmins and other so-called higher castes act as a superior entity. They look and act at others as inferior. Inter-caste marriage is strictly being monitored and denied. Even the parents kill their daughters in name of honour. The government had made laws to eradicate such nefarious activities and deleting the caste system. But the law can’t do anything formidable if we general public, the Hindus don’t realize it and act. We have to see all the Hindus as an extended family member and behave and treat them equally.

 

The most important fact is that we leg behind in charity. Most of the Christian and Muslim donate towards the church and mosques with their heart and soul. And the Church and Mosques organize much charity and offer financial and other helps towards everyone. They especially help the people of other religions or people who have no religion in order to spread their religion. But what does out Mandirs and Ashramas do? It is the bitter truth that general people get no benefit from the funds which is donated by the people to the worship places of Hindus.

 

From many days I have seen few people are spreading little booklets of Jesus Christ in my neighborhood. I personally have no objection about the Christian or any other religion but I just want the whole world to get benefited from the great Hindu philosophy and its religious beliefs. The people who were spreading these leaflets even don’t know Assamese, the local language fluently. They are driven by the true spirit of the missionaries. But why we Hindus don’t do that?

 

In ancient period many Hindu kings have tried to spread Hinduism in the neighborhood countries. We can see it by looking at the temples of Thailand and Myanmar. Their names are Hindu names specially from Ramayana. But in the later period the Hindus have not tried to spread the religion through missionaries and other methods. It is time for every Hindu to wake up from this deep sleep and take responsibility to spread our wonderful religion to the whole world. Through the Hindu religion we can be able to achieve peace and tranquility for the whole world.