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AlochanaamR^itaMThe Morality of Boycott
A certain class of minds
shrink from aggressiveness as if it were a sin. Their
temperament forbids them
to feel the delight of battle and they look on what they cannot
something monstrous and sinful... To ask masses of mankind to act as
rise to the height of divine love and practise it in relation to their
adversaries or oppressors is to ignore human nature...Hinduism recognizes
human nature and makes no such impossible demand. To impose on politics the Brahminical
duty of saintly sufferance, is to preach varNasankara, and to
destroy society and the race.
Aggression is unjust only when
unprovoked, violence unrighteous when used wantonly or for unrighteous
is a barren philosophy which applies a mechanical rule to all actions,
a word [non-violence] and tries to fit all human life into
it... Ramdas is not complete
without Shivaji. To maintain justice and
prevent the strong from despoiling and the weak from being oppressed is
function for which the Kshatriya was created. Therefore, says
Srikrishna in the
Mahabharat, God created battle and armour, the sword, the bow and the
Here I present a collection of audio renderings of telugu poetry by various
Sorry for the poor audio quality of some of these recordings. They
have been made using simple personal audio recorders by various friends and
relatives of mine. Even getting access to them was difficult.
Also, if you have any personal collections of such nature, I'd be very grateful
if you could share them with me to be put on my website for everybody's benefit.
I'm looking for kavitA paThanam/gAnam.
Here is a very good webpage that provides introduction to chhandas (Indian
notion of poetic rhythm) called
101. I created a
local copy to avoid losing it.