Hindu Narratives on Human Rights by Arvind Sharma

By Arvind Sharma

This pioneering paintings examines the prevailing knowing of Hinduism in terms of human rights discourse.

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This pure knowledge, not easily accessible, was explained by Nąrąya‫ډ‬a, the friend of human beings, to Nąrada. It may be attained by those who are solely devoted to God, who possess nothing, and whose bodies are smeared in the dust from the lotus-feet of God. ” The Sons-ofDemon said: “O Prahląda, neither you nor I know of any teacher than these two sons of őukrącąrya, who have charge over us children. A child dwelling in the ladies quarters is not likely to come in contact with a sage. ” Freedom of Religion 35 Nąrada said: That demon, who was a great devotee of God, upon being thus questioned by the sons of the demons, said to them with a smile, remembering my words.

Vi‫ډڥ‬u caught him, who had not been touched by Indra·s bolt, threshing wildly at being captured, like a mouse in the grip of a snake, and, placing him on his thighs, at the threshold of the door, tore him apart with ease, just as Garuُa might rip apart a snake with its claws. 29 The right to freedom of religion appears to be a fairly straightforward right to begin with, but it can get fiendishly complex if probed further. The selection presented previously had to do with the religious freedom of children, but even here the issue can take on a complexity all its own in no time.

When I get angry, the three worlds, along with their lords, begin to tremble. Yet before such a one you stand fearless. ” Prahląda said: “He is not only the source of my power or of yours, but he is the very strength of all those who are strong and of others. All those high or low, or that move or do not, such as Brahmą and others, are under its control. He is the Lord, he is Time, he is the Strider, he is Vigor, Forbearance, Vitality, Strength, Senses, the Self. He is the universe, the supreme, with his power he creates, maintains, and terminates.

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