I am not a Hindu by birth or religion but there is much wisdom and knowledge of spirituality that we can learn from the doctrine in many different ways.
The Hindu genealogy is rich wise men that possessed of some inner source of knowledge beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. It contains Avatars who appear at different times and yugas for the purpose of guiding humans on the right and perfect path to tread for spiritual (and general fulfillment. The next and last Avatar expected to manifest in a short period of time is the Kalki Avatar.
What make the Hindu religion stand out from the other doctrines in the East is it’s active engagement of the way of live of the people and governance/politics. For instance you will find Krishna (an Avatar) emancipating his people from bad leadership through warfare; and his total indulgence in life where he had hundreds of wives, if not thousands. This is not to be understood in bad light since we all come from different kinds of conditioning where we view things from a certain preinstalled perspective.
Some of their spiritual leaders were consulted by kings on numerous occasions because their advice was always temperate and directed toward the public good. Their scholarship gave a perspective on political problems that was beyond the scope of the profession of statecraft.
Krishna led a revolution during his time. While it is general opinion that revolutions begin with the common people, this is not true since it is the benevolently informed (wise) that always guided and directed the public opinion.
The Avatars found in Hinduism, Buddha being one of them, are beings of a very high level of consciousness that gave an example of purity, wisdom, intelligence and creativity. Their radiance awakened the spirituality of thousands of souls in the world, some getting into profound trance.
In the past the consciousness of man went through a long period of obscurity commonly referred to as Kali Yuga in the Hindu mythology. This lengthy period of evil and darkness is the period that ended during the previous millennium. It is in this period that the biggest number of wars was fought and many millions massacred just like that. It is in this period that people have determinedly followed false religions and false teachers of truth which are sure bets to fall into hellish realms in times to come.
The best and only thing that man can do now is to turn inward of himself and improve himself consciously; to elevate his vibratory level in order that he can find himself in harmony with the powerful wave that will soon submerge him.
Your present life is a disguised slavery, a prison. You should understand your situation and liberate yourself from it. It’s a sad reality to see so much misleading, so much suffering and so much incapacity to understand where one’s true happiness lies.
By Philip Kamau