Before going any further and give you proof which will let you know that we do not have such rules but accept the current society and its problems as reference point, let us first talk of flexibility. What exactly is the flexibility?
Previously the spirit of ‘nationalism’ has had no meaning. People were required to respect the boundaries of their respected kingdoms, which kept on changing. It was Chanakya, who started talking of nationalism and since Santan Dharm is NOT rule based, there was no problem, except the problems such bold issues face from the then powerful. In contrast, Joan of Arc, about 300 years earlier advocated nationalism for France, and she was tried by Church as ‘Witch’ and burnt alive. That happened because Christians believe in perfection, in rule based religion.
And, again, this same flexibility is being MISUSED after independence for exploitation of Hindu Society. And, this time in an altogether different way! All the Dharm Gurus and Sanskrit scholars have conveniently forgotten that Sanatan Dharm is CURRENT SOCIETY CENTRIC, How can anyone forget this? Will someone explain? Is it exploitation, where everyone has joined hands to grab his share of bounty?
“When the society is less developed, and scientific growth is negligible, or in the primary stage, the presentation of Avatars and history of the period of Avatars is with characters having supernatural powers. This allows increase in emotional content of preached Dharm, ensuring that society has absolute faith in God and that the society understands that the redressed of all problems lies in worshiping God, who is eager to help those who remember/worship HIM. Obviously the REAL Dharm established by Avatars is NOT told to that society.
An example is that during serious survival crisis faced by humanity all over the world, immediately after Mahabharat war, the emotional content of the religion was increased, and this was further increased during 1000 years of slavery, so that Hindu Society could keep its head down and survive the severe pressure of conversion. During this time the society was told that the main reason for Avatar of Shri Ram was to kill the demon king Ravan, though the actual reasons for avatar were as follows:[The actual reasons would be obvious, only when we will accept Ramayan as History]
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