RSS man demands ban on ancient Hindu texts that “offend millions”

 

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member and Shiksha Bhagao Andolan Samiti activist Dinanath Misra today sparked uproar by demanding a ban on ancient Indian texts that he said “denigrate and insult the religious sentiments of millions of practicing Hindus”.

Misra defended this controversial stance by highlighting “heresies and factual inaccuracies” in the Rig Veda that undermine traditional family values, such as descriptions of Yami’s attempt to seduce her brother Yama (10.7-10.9) and of Pusan’s exhortation to his sister Surya to enjoy the “pleasures and embraces” of her husband Soma (85.37).

The former school principal singled out the Brihadâranyaka Upanishad (6.4.1-6.4.12) for vulgarity with its rich descriptions of sexual congress that give the impression that women in ancient India were, as he put it, “hungry of sex”: “Do we really need to be told three times that Prajâpati’s member entered a woman and that they were joined mouth to mouth?”

He also criticized the clear endorsement of male oral sex in chapter 9 of the Kama Sutra, the 2nd century BE treatise on love: “I don’t know about you but I no longer feel comfortable sucking a mango. Homosexuality is against the order of nature and personally I want to thank Thomas Babington Macaulay for standing up for Hindu dharma and introducing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in 1861.”

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4 comments

  1. In Veeno Veritas

    This poor benighted bigot and prude, Dinanath Misra, is really an enemy of Hindu thought and practice. Let us lock him us in one of the Temples of Khajuraho to clarify his befogged brain. But he is dangerous and wants to destroy the freedom of expression so i suggest he also be manacled and gagged for the duration to see how it feels.

  2. Please do fact check before posting…

    10-9 (Yami) It is as if the eye of the sun is constantly watching (shining over) by day and night to note how those (thoughts) are getting excited by us. With the pervading of both in mind and body, Yami (space) has now become a close relation of Yama (time).

    Note:- Thoughts in the mind are produced due to the interaction of time and space. This creation of thoughts is overseen by a mysterious light from the above. Yami is here referring to that constant ray of light that guides the thoughts. But time and space also regulate all actions, since these are performed at the instance of the mind. Hence, Yami argues, Yama and Yami are closely related. [Page 579 Rigveda for the Layman by Sham Ghosh]

  3. Please do fact check before posting…

    10-7 Having lain together in the cosmic womb, the desire of Yami now to be together inside man’s mind also cannot be prevented (checked). After reaching here, we both have to bestow on the thoughts of man that power to soar afar with the speed of a single-wheeled chariot.

    Note:- Being a part of Eternal Force, both Yama and Yami are visualised as once lying in the womb of Kah together. But when they came out and manifested in the mind of men, they became the joint means of propelling and accelerating the speed of thoughts so that those could soar afar. The cosmic time is visualized here as vast wheel in perpetual motion.

    [Page 577 Rigveda for the Layman by Sham Ghosh]

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