BY PROF. DR. SHASTRADUTTA PANT
It is true that India and Nepal both are the Arayanfrom Oriental Civilization. They have common sharing in Dharma, religion; Sanskarand Aastha. They were and are living inside the big ocean of Dharma and Darshanthat can lead the universe. Both countries lie in Aryabart, Jambudwipa. Bharatvarsha, is also pronounced to denote Bharat-khandaand Himabat-Khandato denote Nepal. Nepal and Bharat lie on the AryabartBhumi. Aryabart was divided into two parts Himavatkhandaand Bharatkhanda. Himavat khandais Nepal and Bharat khandais Bharat. Bharat is India now. Vedic Sanatani people, while performing any ritual still chant sankalpawith these names. However, present Nepal is Himavat-khandawhile present India is Bharat-khanda. Tityathus sea between HimavatKhandaandBharat Khanda is almost forgotten. The undercurrent the Indian plate is pushing to the north at the rate of 2 cm every year, due to which the sagarwas collapsed. During the period there was only Dharma; no majahabs (religion) were born. There was peace, tranquility, joys and prosperity everywhere. There were no tensions, no strifes. The whole societies were free from anti-social elements.
The name Nepal is mentioned in Devi-Bhagavata, which was authored before the Puranas. Himavat-khandais a Tapobhumi, a land devoted in research of Soul and God. The research was for the good of all living and non living things and the relation between beings and the God. Himavat-khandais the area south of Brahmaputra including Kailashand north of River Ganges. East, from where Himalaya range starts and it ends in the west. South of Ganges to Indian Ocean, Bharat-khandawas a land for implementation what was found from the Tapobhumi. Both Khandas were Dharmabhumiin Aryabart. But Bharatkhanda was ruled by Muslims and Christians for centuries, and its civilization, culture and Dharma was spoiled.India was newly reborn in 1947.
If we just go back to the recent past 2550 years ago there was no sampradaya(religion) anywhere in the world. There was only Dharma. Dharma is eternal truth, common to all beings and the nature including rivers, hills, forests and mountains. Dharma is not made by any individual. It is sanatansince the brahmanda (universe)was created. Sampradayas are party-like and are manmade organizations, not common to all. Nepalis and Bharatis both believe on Dharma. All Aryans living in Bharat or Nepal are of same family and same origin. The converted ones just five to nine hundred years ago are also Aryans.
Aryans of four Varna were there since the time immemorial.
They all are of the same generation of Rishis and Munis. They are not migrants as whites in America or Oceania. Whole of Aryabart was their country, they used to travel throughout without any hindrance. Himavatkhanda was their Tapobhumi. The border between Himavatkhand and Bharatkhanda was thus open, continuing so far. During Muslim invasion and looting of the Dharma
Grantha, mainly the scarce hand written ones were tried to take and hide in Himavat-khandajust to protect the granthaas the crisis management. Those were also taken back by the Christians during
The British rule in India. That is why King Prithiv Narayan Shah drove them out.
However, Aryans, Brahmans, Rishis and Munis were continuously living in the foot of Himalayan since Vedic age. The Dalits of both India and Nepal are also Aryans; Dharma does not differ them.
The RAW is now dealing out of Dharma to the tune of aggressor colonist Christians, which India has not yet realized. They are doing so due to the Macaulay’s education system.
Thus the concocted issue of Indian origins raised by India is meaningless. All those have been living in Nepal for ages, whatever the castes, ethnic groups, or whatsoever the people of Himal, Tarai or Hill, all are genuine Nepalis, the sons of the soil.
When we talk about Indo-Nepal relations we go back to the Vedic civilization, Ramrajya, Dharmarajya, and to the principle of basudhaivakutumbakam, the universe as a family. Nepali still chant during: Sankalpa pronouncing as: aryabrate Jambu deepe himabat khande Nepala deshe. Indians chant as: aryabrate Jambudeepe Bharatbarse, bharatkhande. The bases of the languages of both the countries are Sanskrit in Devanagariscript. Having unity in diversity liberalism with Vedic socialism, Nepal still has religious tolerance which is lost in India.
Thus, Nepal is the land of the origin of Vedic civilization, a tapobhoomiof Maharsis, kingdom of devata, a devbhoomi. Nepal was successful to maintain its sovereignty, independence and Vedic system for ages. India could not save its sovereignty, civilization and independence. India was ruled by aliens for over 900 years, however Nepal has been sovereign, independent Himalayan Kingdom since time immemorial.
In the days gone by‚ the Vedic system of governance was highly decentralized and democratic. There were ganarajya(state of clan)‚ rajya(state) and Bharatvarsha (federation). There were 562 states,hundreds of ganarajyasand one Bharatvarshaas an umbrella organization. The ganarajyaswere later started to be called as petty states ruled by petty rulers. In today’s Nepal alone were about 95 petty rulers. As these states were based on highly decentralized; defense was not a matter of priority till the alien invasion. Taking advantage of the situation‚ the westerners‚ all of a sudden‚ established their colonial rule there. At a time when West was in an uncivilized state‚ this part of the world had attained maturity in civilization and culture. The Vedic civilsation was widespread and people would call it just “dharma”. In fact‚ the Europeans were fascinated and bewildered by the grandeur of the civilization. They would pronounce ‘Sindh’ as ‘Hind.’ Later the people of Vedic civilization living in there were started to be called Hindu. They unfortunately‚ terrorized the Dharma and created religion fractions.
RAW does not have ideas on these things but following the west guided by the Nehru Doctrine.
Nepal, with the full of glories, is the most beautiful country in the universe. The highest mountain Sagarmatha and longest Himalayan range are in Nepal. Sagarmatha is the crown of the nation. This country consists of many languages, ethnic groups, jaatjaatis, cultures, religions under one Dharma, festivals based on ways of lives styles, Varna Dharma and professional caste system having inter dependent. MaharshiBalmiki wrote Ramayan, the first and top epic in the world, sitting in Balmiki Ashram by the side of River NarayaniandHanumanghat in Bhaktapur. MaharshiVedvyas wrote 18 puranas and divided Veda into four parts while in Vyasashram,Damauli, Tanahun, Nepal. Maharshi Panini wrote world’s first grammar in Panini ashram, Gulmi, Nepal; Dasharath the king of Ajodhya, came to Resunga to visit Maharshi for PutrestiYagya. King Janak himself was a Rajarshi followed by Yagyavalkya and Astabakra. Jaanaki, the leading girl inspiring the world and Gautam Buddha enlightening the world were born in Nepal. MaharshiChevan made a great herbal research in Lamjung. Heros like Tenjing Sherpa and Pasang
Lhamu were son and daughter of Nepal. While people of western hemisphere were in a state of uncivilized barbarous, as stated by Charles Darwin, Nepal was in a highly civilized state both spiritually and materialistically. They had invented great things such as mathematics, astrology, Veda, Purana, music, culture, literature and what not. When America was not even independent Nepal was enjoying Vedic Socialistic prajantric (genuine democratic) administrative system. When the English men had not given even Voting Rights to women Nepali girls/women not only enjoyed the full rights but also were worshiped as Goddesses. The society was highly moral without any corruption, injustice, fearfulness. Honesty was considered as the best policy of the society. They believed on self dependent individual, families and society. They opposed any suppression, injustice and immoralities. These are the characteristics of Nepal. The war strategy plans, skills and strategies of Nepal are still famous worldwide.
The main languages spoken in both in Nepal and India are the daughters of the same mother Sanskrit. The festivals celebrated by both countries are common. Their dishes, music and songs, bhajansand teerthatansare common. Their dresses, ornaments and their spiritual way of thinking are common.
Nepal has enjoyed sovereignty and independence since time immemorial. Nepal could drove out the alien troops immediately, not a single day Nepal was under any colony. Instead Nepal helped India in 1956 and in several times. The same government while quitting India in 1947 left India dishonestly, without returning the Nepali territory between Mechi and Tista Rivers in the east and Mahakali and Sutlej rivers in the west. As per the 1950 treaty, article 8, it is yet to return to Nepal.
Englishmen were tempted with the warfare skills, tactics, courage and bravery of Gorkha. They wanted Gorkha (Gurkha) army to be their part. Finally, they succeeded to hire them. By nature, dishonest Britons at last differentiated between the Gurkha and English army. The Anglo-Nepal war at Nalapani was such a high bravery war in which the enemy admired it.
Nepal is still governed under the Vedic/oriental dharma shasan-paddhatiand the Aryan civilization. Nepal could maintain unity in diversity. However, India could not; it is still running its administration under Christian made Acts and Rules, even after 7 decade of its independency. It is that India, like dishonest Englishmen, helped eliminate the only alive world heritage, Hindu Kingdom of Nepal in 2006.
Nepal, a Himavatkhand remain always sovereign and independent, in all yugas. Nepal was aware of the fact of Britons’ dishonesty and didn’t permitted entering them into Nepal. They were afraid of Grokhaand Khukuri. India, a Bharatkhanda, could not protect Vedic Civilization, Sanskar, Dharma and ShasanVyavastha but Nepal did it. Even now, after emancipation of slavery rule of whites, India is still working with the British mindset, which is called the Nehru Doctrine. India has not been able to eradicate Lord Macaulay’s education system & Missionaries culture to return to its previous state; even could not return to Bharat from India. Nepal though ever independent, however remained determinately affected to its culture because of India. This has negative impact still in Nepal.
British united the scattered India; contrarily to it they divided the united Nepal. They have remained friend of India and enemy of Nepal.
In the Vedic system the big one loves the small one, gives affections, helps in need, never threatens or creates an environment of fear. In it all living beings animals, birds and aquatic can live together. Veda promotes the ecological and environmental interdependent principles. None of these characteristics are found in the present India.
Mahatma Gandhi was in favor of Oriental Civilization but he was killed. As a result of which Vedic Civilization went on declining. Nepal could sustain Oriental Civilization and maintain friendly relations with neighbors as per the Vedic order –bashudhaibakutumbakam –on which, India has failed.
The Prithvi Doctrine kept Nepalunited, the Nehru Doctrine adopted the Christian culture. Here lies theactual point of conflict between these two nations.
India, though fatty in size and born in 1947, is younger brother of Nepal, has been bullying to its elder brother, which is against the Vedic moral value. Nepal and India are the countries to live friendly and interdependently; geo-physics nears them but the Indian attitudes of Christian society creating distance between them.
(Excerpts from the book “Machination of RAW in Transitional Nepal” authored by Pant.)
BY PROF. DR. SHASTRADUTTA PANT