As long as we believe in fighting to
protect only our culture, only our individuality, we will not succeed. We have
to fight just as strongly for others as we are fighting for ourselves. Other
cultures and religion are needed in this world as much as our religion and culture
is needed. Just as the green forests are needed desert as well as oceans are
needed too; fruitful trees are needed as well as cactus; the color white is
needed just as the color black. Carnivorous are needed as much as herbivorous
are needed. If there would be only herbivorous then their population would grow
immensely, and to control that population we need carnivorous. If there would
be only carnivorous, then they would eat each other alive; and so herbivorous
are needed. Fire and electricity can be dreadful if we do not have them in
control, and we have to keep them in control to use them for our daily
necessities; because we know that a lapse of our better judgment can cause them
to harm us. We can say the same for other religions and cultures.
Today humans are trying to find life on
other planets, why is that? It is so that we could spread out our culture and
religion. Imagine a human is found on Mars, and the country that have found
him/her would come back to earth and say that they saw a Christian on Mars or
that they met a Hindu there.
What will happen if Hindus read Bible
with as much as faith as they read Gita and Ramayana? What will happen if
Muslims does, Navratrifast with as much as faith as when he/she does Roza? If
we like variations in our food, life style and clothes then why is it that an
argument takes place when it comes to religion? Government gives us an option
to change what we would like to (we can change our network provider without
changing our phone number, we can change our LPG connection provider and many
more such things), and we accept this more than happily with open arms. However,
when we hear about someone converting into a different religion, our arms are
not so welcoming then. Why is that?
If we give it an honest look then
whether its Hindi songs orShayari (Mirza Ghalib, Faiz, Parveen Sarkar, Meer), all stands on Urdu's
support. Music, food, fashion, science and films, it is impossible to bind
these things in a boundary, and whether we want to or not but we have been
accepting these from other countries.
I am not saying that we should convert
into each other’s religion; I only think that we should at least study their
religion in order to understand what the chaos is all about; but yes, while
doing so we need to have a straightforward mindset.
Humankind is said to be one of the most
intelligent species present on this earth. If you think it is impossible to
understand other’s believes then can you truly call yourself intelligent?
Intelligence is not just reaching to moon or mars, intelligence is not just
inventing new things or revising history. If you truly believe humans are intelligent
specie then trust me, it would not be impossible for us to understand, to study
other cultures with an open mindset.