India has given spiritualism, not communalism to world: PM Modi

India is a country which has never followed sectarian tendencies. India has never given communalism but spirituality to the world, said PM Modi.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 10, 2016 6:15 pm
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India has not given communalism to the world but only spirituality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, asserting that saints and other learned men have always espoused for ‘rashtra dharma’ (duty to nation).

Modi, while unveiling the 300th book penned by prominent Jain monk Acharya Ratnasundersuriji Maharaj through a video conference, said former President APJ Abdul Kalam believed in India’s legacy of spirituality and had said it can help mankind deal with the major challenges it is facing today.

“The world has not been able to understand us the way it should have. India is a country which has never followed sectarian tendencies. India has never given communalism but spirituality to the world.

“Sometimes, community can be a creator of problems but spirituality provides resolution to problems,” he said.

Modi described the monk as a “great social reformer and spiritual leader” who has expressed his views on all concepts and objects of the universe through his various books.

The book, ‘My India, Nobel India’, in four languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi – was released at the Somaiya Grounds in Sion-Chunabhatti area here during the ‘Sahitya Satkar Samaroh’ programme on the concluding day of the 10-day-long religious and spiritual conclave.

“May be I am away from you, but I am very near to your heart and bowing down to the holy feet of Acharya,” Modi said to the audience of 30,000 present at the pandal here.

“I don’t think that these are merely creations of literature, but I deeply feel the heart and soul-felt penance of a reverend saint that introduce us with sublimity of mankind, equally pure like the Ganga,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that Ratnasundersuriji Maharaj is a great listener too, by virtue of which he (Acharya) assimilated the life of entire cultural ethnicity of the country in him and it truly reflects in his writings.

Modi also said that the Acharya has equally highlighted various social evils, deficiencies prevailing at individual level, and has expressed his anger about these evils in his book as well.

“At one time we find the coolness and tranquility of moonlight in his creativity, we also come across his acerbic lines that he has manifested against the evils,” he said.

“Rashtra dharma (duty to nation) is above all religions and Guruji has lit the candle of rashtra dharm through his writings, as it has been the glorious tradition of our country,” Modi said.

He also said that India is the only country which never attempted to divide the world into communities.

“Our saints, hermits and religious leaders have blessed the world with spirituality, a legacy in which our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam believed and said that the problems of human beings can be neutralised by the spiritualisation of mankind,” Modi said.

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    indian
    Jan 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    Mr. PM, if it's rela to hinduism, they'll call it communalism. If it's related to any other religion, they'll call it spiritualism.
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      bonku
      Jan 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm
      Modi might be right. But he and his RSS and BJP colleagues are destroying that faith, they are destroying the Hinduism for which the World knows INdia and respect it. Modi and his henchmen need to learn little more about India and Hinduism than what it preaches in the name of "Hindutva".
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        Fakistani
        Jan 11, 2016 at 12:08 am
        Other word for joke: modi
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          Akshay
          Jan 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm
          Hope Mr. Modi also listens to himself, believes it and asks his supporters to believe in it and follow it in their day to day conduct. Wish I could convey it to him with all my respect.
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            Amal
            Jan 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm
            It would be stupidity for Jains to allow the conspiracy by brahmins to erase Jainism from the face of earth. THERE IS A G CONSPIRACY BY BRAHMINS TO INTEGRATE JAINISM INTO HINDUISM AND MAKE JAINS LOOSE THEIR IDENY.
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              Paapaara-Panni
              Jan 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm
              Human butcher turns preacher! Listen Indians!!!
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                Minu
                Jan 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm
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                    MyTake
                    Jan 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm
                    Correct. Leave everything for individual choice. Reason being the creation is toooo big for any ideology/religion to interpret it fully. Spirituality by definition is not supremacist. It starts with admission that one does not know but wants to know where as religion starts with admission that one knows (BELIEVES) and does not need to know what is not stated. Once the platform is right there is little chance of being "poisonous"! Things get poisonous when one refuses to see other's legitimate view point or hold one's own path as the ONLY one.
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                      MyTake
                      Jan 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm
                      as always PM Modi is right. India has given first ever and ultimate spiritual democracy to the world which is much more than political democracy (in fact it is the consequence of spiritual democracy). Certain quarters tried their best to block this message all along for a long time and put India in a bad light with aim to exploit it and use it as their cannon fodder. Second, if all the spiritual Centres are modernized with facilities for others to come and at least have a look, it has the immense potential to become unique destination for wordl tourism which will have no compeors. Major investment in this area with harmonizing the past with modernity will bring major economic and spiritual benefit not only to the people of India but also to the people of the world as it would contribute largely to a positive alternative way of life taking the steam away from modern day demoniac activities, the terrorism.
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                        Indian
                        Jan 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                        How abt u read ur books befre commenting on others..?? N plz quote please..support ur statement..with relevant texts or else u r just another *** barking.. D same way i cn point at 5 bros sharing a cmmn wife..!!and a book full of war..Nd fight.. But im nt ignorant like u to talk wat i hvnt read.n based on wat i judge...
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                          Vinod
                          Jan 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm
                          Wonder if Modi has anything to do with Govt work. How that Modiot can mix politics and religion. Behind every move of Modiot, there is a brahmin douche bag.
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                            Raja
                            Jan 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm
                            LOL!!
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                              Archpagan
                              Jan 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                              Our first priority should be to define the nation. PM is doing it exceedingly.
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                                Arun
                                Jan 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                                This PM is talking about issues which are not required for the development of the nation. What has he done in the past 20 months in power ? Which of his promise has he honored ? He is only interested in Ambani and Adhani and is working as their representative. When he is not doing their work he works as the representative of Mohan Bhagwat. It is better for India if this PM goes soon. Otherwise we need to wait up to 2019.
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                                  arc
                                  Jan 10, 2016 at 1:22 pm
                                  Really? Truly monkey baat.
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                                    babablacksheep
                                    Jan 11, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                    India did not but he did hahahahha
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                                      Dhurandar Bhatawdekar
                                      Jan 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
                                      Spirituality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Modi hosh to hai bay gadhay
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                                        bharat thakur
                                        Jan 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm
                                        humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com India gave castism, untouchability, reservation system , sati and many other things wrapped in a box , a nice box with a text written on it. "Vasudaiva Kutumbakam" and "Sanatana Dharma. Right modi, And you are still protecting those fundamental principles of India. India gave cow ur**ne to the world, the power of cow u**ine
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                                          bharat thakur
                                          Jan 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                          humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com You are right, glad you had the courage to say that
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                                            Bijan Mohanty
                                            Jan 10, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                                            India is vibrating only in pen and paper.
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