Namaste is done by joining both palms face to face together to make it one. While used as welcome greeting it is done with smile and coming closer to the person or by bowing towards the other.
When we say Namaste and move away from the person, It is a way of saying good bye or take care at the end of talks.
Recently when for first time I came to know about caste discrimination by Indians in US, Europe etc, I was astonished! After studying in such international institutions of repute. Taught by and working with Nobel Laureates instead of learning from them they are nurturing this rotten system there also? Then what is the meaning of living there?
In my opinion one in every two Indian upper caste, practising caste discrimination or favouring it, is probably a case of multiple mental disorders then in USA about 99% of them are such cases of mental disorders like schizophrenia, cognitive dissonance and neurosis etc.
How they can survive practising caste discrimination while living and enjoying freedom for themselves without such diseases?
This is why I suggest that the real struggle begins after passing of the SB403 law in any state of USA. We needed to train ourself and our kids to tackle the situation very smartly. There is an app available in USA, World Reborn by Wicked Saints Studio. It is for training kids to tackle racism in a polite manner. This app needed to be customised to train our kids and youngsters too, so that they can tackle ‘the person from ancient oppressor community’ born and brought up in a family in power for 50 centuries. So there it became a traditional duty to safeguard their power over them and kids are trained by walking the talk.
Famous French Philosopher and Mystic Simone Weil (2002). “Gravity and Grace”, p.71, Psychology Press says that Simon she dedicatedly worked for Nazies of Hitler forces then turned to a mystic upon knowing that what she was justifying as duty, is actually oppression!
Sorry no one can understand oppression better than her, and her wisdom is utilised here in my suggestion of using ‘Namaste’ for saying Bye in a very polite way.
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
― Simone Weil, Lectures on Philosophy
It is specifically designed to train children in the art of addressing racism with grace and tact. We must customize this app to also educate our young ones and empower them to navigate interactions with individuals who hail from the same archaic oppressive lineage that has been perpetuated through generations.
Allow me to share with you a remarkable blog post titled Hindus in America practice caste, crafted by the passionate scholars of the Ambedkar King Study Circle in California, USA. This circle has curated an incredible YouTube playlist, Practice of caste in USA – discussion series, which imparts invaluable insights on the prevalent practice of caste discrimination in the United States. Let us embrace the wisdom shared in these resources and learn from them, for together we can combat the scourge of caste discrimination.
In India if we wish to eradicate this contagious disease, called Caste Discrimination or many popular alias, then our struggle is going to be much tougher than those tackling Racism. Since we do not have such people at top to understand from unbiased mind.
We have laws against it but that has proved futile because kids are trained by parents through example in real life. So it is deep rooted in people that they keep practising it after leaving their Motherland. Actually in India it is seen as a matter of pride and elders share stories with kids about how mercilessly they used to treat these lower caste people!
In book ‘Gulamgiri, published in 1873, Jyotiba Fule- the writer and great social reformer, explained few of them in English in preface of the book. Since the book is in Marathi language so that when it’s copy sent to head of states, thanking for abolishing of slavery,is read in USA and UK then they can understand it by comparison.
Even in America we need to do it very politely like saying NAMASTE 🙏 to the discriminator, whether he is discriminating due to race or caste. I have written a post on Namaste-one of the meaning.
When we do not want to talk to a person then also we use Namaste, then it means ‘the communication with you that is possible at this moment is this only but still I respect the godliness in you’. It is used a bye 👋 here, in a very polite manner to avoid any further communication. We need to restrain ourself and avoid use of JaiBhim during such situations. Since this slogan has done its job by bringing all of us together at one platform.
This website is created basically to spread messages of various mystics including Osho to younger generations. Every mystic hammered upon caste system because with birth of Jesus and his enlightenment the humanity has entered a new era where woman and man from weaker section. or lower class people can get awakened. Meera, Rabis, Ravidas etc have just proved it right.
So i am sharing here, from my personal experiences in spiritual journey, few suggestions for the thirsty persons help :-
I try to make Osho’s message more clear and to align it with title of the post, I add comments from my experiences so that in its light his message becomes clear to you. I use brackets to add my comments. In the end also I give overall comment and suggestions.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me and I tried it first during brushing my teeth in the morning after trying 8-10 meditations over period of 15 years! So there is no need to reinvent the circle for you. May be you too find it suitable otherwise with Dynamic meditation and/or Kundalini in the evening it is suitable for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho for contemporary people that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.