Date: 6/18/2004


"First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony."




Such beautiful snippets of wisdom are always a pleasure for millions of Hindus to read. They set the Impossible before his eyes so that the unfortunate individual is always full of guilt of imperfection, while foreign "swine" and Italian "white elephants" plunder his land.

What Confucius said is the ultimate Truth just like rolling a ball in vacuum on a frictionless glass surface and then declare, "It will roll on till eternity."


Confucius is profound, divine and speaks the truth. But God Almighty, who created the saint, also produced the sinner.

Confucius must be somewhere deep in forest in tranquil climate, birds chirping all round and deer frolicking, maidens taking a dip in the river of clear water, NO Pakistani in sight, who claims eternity for his 56-year old illegitimate Islamic landslide that took Lahore down with it into dark, deep and violent Arabian abyss.

Mohammed, in the thick of battle, uttered something that is not even remotely connected with the peaceful wisdom of Confucius.

We live neither in Islamic turmoil nor in Buddhist calm. So we would see Confucius with mixed feelings, appreciative but not fall into trap.

In our world Confucius vanished when Mohammed appeared.

Now let us analyse CONFUCIUS, the lucky guy who had all the time for speculations and metaphysics but never saw one third of China vanish from the map in his life time.


1. First there must be order and harmony within your own mind.


Our ideal Hindu produced such a state of harmony within his own mind. Then appeared a dacoit who hit the mahatma on his head and ran off with his glasses, walking stick and the mug of goat's milk which nourished his guts. Our Gandhiji in harmony could not see the point of view of the dacoit. He could not see the JINN even in broad daylight.


2. Then this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom.


Our lucky man has escaped the robber and attained the second stage of wisdom. Then, while he and family were having meal, a mob, baying for Kafir blood, appeared outside, shouting "Allah Hu Akbar".

They forced themselves in, and killing the father and mother, ran off with their five daughters. The lucky little lad who survived by hiding under the bed then stepped out after all was quiet once again.

He saw the community on the run, helter skelter, making for the nearest bus stop or train station. Many were on foot carrying possessions in bundles, dragging their infants by the finger.

When the lad grew up he had forgotten it all, and said, "I had a very happy childhood."


3. Only then can you have peace and harmony.


Mohammed had taken good care of the HINDU'S peace of mind, and of the harmony in his kingdom (Jai Bharat).


"JAI HIND," said Mahatma Gandhi, our own counterpart of Confucius while handing over HINDUSTAN to JINN, and giving millions of us a billion sleepless nights to recall our own philosophers, "sants" and sages who were contemporary of Confucius.