Over 150 Hindus here attended the Hinduism Summit (Dharmajagruti Sabha) held in Balaji Temple Community Hall on 10th March. The audience listened raptly as the speakers addressed the threats to Hinduism from direct assaults, denigration to ‘digestion’, and provided practical solutions and guidance on the Hindu spiritual way of life. Many attendees commended the organisers, Balaji Temple and Forum for Hindu Awakening, on the event’s quality and educational value. Some offered to host similar events in their temples, while others wanted to promote the event’s video recording, yet others wanted to join hands to understand, live and preserve Hinduism.
During the presentations, Hindu activist and avid reader of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Mr. Jitendra Oulkar warned about the adverse impacts of denigration that most people are unaware of. He urged, “Do not condone the spiritual pollution caused by denigration in the name of freedom of expression, just as you do not condone noise or air pollution !”
Mrs. Shilpa Kudtarkar presented Spiritual Science Research Foundation’s research that indicates the relative strength of subtle energies obstructing Dharma, highly positive vibrations from a Hindu Saint’s handwriting and prayer’s beneficial impact on the chakras. She emphasised the importance of spiritual practice and Saints’ blessings to effectively counter the threats faced by Hinduism.
Mrs. Bhavna Shinde Hurley, spokesperson of Forum for Hindu Awakening, concluded the presentations with a speech on ‘Understanding, living and preserving Hinduism’. She explained how the various presentations were interconnected - the greater strength of subtle distressing energies relative to that of a spiritually average individual is often seen in the gross. For one successful attempt at stopping some denigration, there are tens of new denigrations; for one selfless Hindu researcher like Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, there are hundreds of scholars of Hinduism actively undermining Hinduism in academic circles !