RELIGION AND INDIAN POLITICS
“Religion is the spiritual realization. Religion is not talk, or doctrines or theories, nor is it sectarianism. Religion cannot live in sects and societies. It is the relation between the soul and God… Wherever there are business and business principles in religion, spirituality dies. Religion does not consist in erecting temples or building churches or attending public worship. It is not to be found in books, or in words, or in lectures, or in organizations”. However, political leaders in India are using it differently to their democratic gain, and common people have to face its consequence. Hence, we should always alert.
2. Tagore, RN, Mahatma Gandhi, Visva Bharati, 1948, 8-9.
3. Swami Vivekananda, His Master, Trio Process, Kolkata, 2013, 47-52
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