This month that I have to perform the annual death ceremonies for my parents. It is also time for the ugly head of rituals, caste and customs to rear itself. Whether I like it or not, semi literate and commerce savvy pundits in temples take control of the collective intelligence of the family, creating fear, anger, contempt and divisions between members of an otherwise harmonious, intelligent and spiritually illustrious family.
Why has Hinduism, the oldest faith that predates recorded human history which laid the foundations of human interaction and laws of community living, codifications of communal good and bad and the human code of conduct, elements of which were later encoded in other religions which followed more than 4000 years later, the mother of every single eastern religion, is today herself being reduced to the point of comical ludicrousness, devoid of any logic, sense and resemblance to the original intention.

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