Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - Hinduism doesn't see any "White Supremacist" but family in "White Hindus".
Opinion Published by NRI Herald Australia 21 October 2021
The Bhagavata Purana describes vasudeva kutumbakam as the “loftiest Vedantic Noble thought.” It affirms the worth of all life – human, animal and plants – and the value of their interconnectedness on Earth and in the universe.
Hinduism vs Forced Religious Conversions
Forced conversion is the adoption of a different religion or the adoption of irreligion under duress. Someone who has been forced to convert to a different religion or irreligion may continue, covertly, to adhere to the beliefs and practices which were originally held, while outwardly behaving as a convert. Crypto-Christians and Crypto-Muslims are historical examples of the latter.
Hinduism does not have any such concept of forced conversions. In Fact the very way Hinduism functions is on the basis of 'Karma' instead of some god like Abrahmics do. Hinduism believes that "your life is your doing" i.e. Karma. Being a Hindu does not mean having a particular belief system. Basically, the whole ancient Hindu culture was oriented towards realizing one’s full potential. Whatever one did in this culture was Hindu. There is no particular god or ideology that you can call as the Hindu way of life. One can be a Hindu irrespective of whether he/she worship a man-god or a woman-god, whether one worship a cow or a tree. If one don't worship anything he/she can still be a Hindu.
It is only recently and due to external influences that this geographical and cultural identity has attempted to transform itself into a religious identity called Hinduism. Hindu was never an “ism”, and the attempt to organize it as a religion is still not successful because the Hindu way of life which is referred to as Sanatana Dharma or universal law is all-inclusive in nature and does not exclude anything. The Hindu way of life is not an organized belief system but a science of salvation.
This term "White Hindus" has been coined by so called progressives in recent times and is under circulation by various others with vile ideologies and motivated by shear hatred for Hindus. why?
because, Everywhere in the world, whenever anyone spoke anything other than the existing organized religion of that time, the first thing that the people said was, “Kill.” In Europe, thousands of women were burnt at the stake simply because they showed other kinds of possibilities and capabilities that were not logically understood by people. So they were labeled as witches and burnt. Persecution has always been the thing, these days persecution happens on social media via character assassination by coining terms like "White Supremacists". Some of the famous ones that one know who were persecuted were Jesus, Mansoor and Socrates. They were persecuted simply because they showed other kinds of capabilities which were not considered normal.
So, wherever spirituality happened in the West, it always happened in secrecy. It always was individual or in small groups, never as a society. But in Hindu culture, there has never been anything called persecution for spiritual people. At the most, Hindus called Non-Hindus for debates and asked you questions. Because the pursuit is truth, so people sat down and argued whether what they knew was true or what the other person knew was true. It is a very different kind of search. People were searching to know.
Many "white" westerners have understood this concept like any other brown, yellow, blue or black would and have joined this search without any forced conversion or persecution.
Progressives & Liberals must mind their own business
India is not a study, but a phenomenon of possibilities, though a cauldron of multiple cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic soup. It is all held together by a single thread of seeking. The tremendous longing has been nurtured into the peoples of the land, the longing to be free. Free from the very process of life and death. India cannot be studied, at the least one must soak it in, or at best must dissolve. This is the only way. It cannot be studied, western analysis of India is too off the mark, as symptomatic analysis of Bharat will only lead to very grossly misunderstood conclusions of a nation that revels and thrives in a chaos that is organic and exuberant.
Modern day Indian Hindus, non Indian Hindus, African Hindus, English Hindus, Russian Hindus or in fact Hindus from any part of the universe does not strive for any validation from any progressives or liberals. Hinduism does not link skin color to beauty and power. For Hinduism entire world is just "one big family"
This most ancient of nations upon this earth is not built upon a set of principles or beliefs or ambitions of its citizenry. It is a nation of seekers, seeking not wealth or wellbeing, but liberation, not of economic or political kind, but the ultimate liberation. Any human being of any skin colour or any nationality irrespective of his/birth in any religious ideology is most welcome in this journey.