Saturday, April 26, 2008
Karunanidhi influenced by Ramanujacharya ?- Amusing!!
Karunanidhi is a classic example for
how the so-called non-believer of god
gets easily attracted to issues around God
than the average believer.
Even while watching Kamal Hasan in 10 roles in his latest film 'Dasavatharam',
Karunanidhi seems to have been instantly attracted (of all the roles) by the role
depicted as Acharaya Ramanuja!
And that he was able to strike a rapport with him is what makes me think
that deeper he gets into Hinduism in search of loop holes to attack,
greater is the reverse attraction - Hinduism grabbing him to its core teachings!!
The incident in Dasavatharam was about
how Ramanuja refused to change his belief in Narayana
when a king threatened him with life sentence
for speaking of Narayana and not Parama shiva.
There are two issues in this -
that Ramanuja was not cowed down by threats
and that Narayana was supreme.
Karunanidhi grasped the first issue
and passed a message in his speech
on the occasion of release of audio CDs along with Jackie chan
that it will be good for the country if people are steadfast like Ramanuja by not changing
their principles and places -
a message apparently aimed at Vasan (Congress) or Ramdoss (PMK)
Whatever be his intention, he has grasped one of the two core points.
that believers will be believers and that they will not change.
They will bind more if you question their beliefs.
Instead of blaming communal forces (in Ram sethu issue)
and anti -Tamils (for New year change)
let him realize that he is playing a losing game
by harping on issues that are connected with people's belief in God.
The king in Ramanuja's case paid a price by a debilitating and painful disease.
Let that also be remembered.
And the second issue about supremacy of Narayana-
already Karunanidhi has accepted that he worships sun in the place of Surya Narayana.
I think it is only a matter of time before he realizes what actually constitutes good -
changing alliances or changing into faith in god:-)
To read Karunanidhi's speech on Ramanuja , browse the following link in Dina malar.