1/n #SadarPranam to Ishvara within you @MamataOfficial

Thought of reminding you words of #Tagore on his jayanti.

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"There are two religions in earth, which have distinct enmity against all other religions. These two are Christianity and Islam. "
2/n #RabindranathTagore continues: "They are not just satisfied with observing their own religions, but are determined to destroy all other religions. That’s why the only way to make peace with them is to embrace their religions."

Source-Original works of Rabindranath Vol. 24
3/n #Tagore writes in Parichaya,

"When two-three different religions claim that only their own religions are true and all other religions are false, their religions are only ways to Heaven, conflicts can not be avoided.
4/n ...Thus, fundamentalism tries to abolish all other religions. This is called Bolshevism in religion. Only the path shown by the Hinduism can relieve the world from this meanness."
5/n #RabindranathTagore in his book "Kalantar" says as below tweets:

"We can appeal to our neighbour Muslims, `Please don't be cruel to us. No religion can be based on genocide' - but this kind of appeal is nothing, but the weeping of the weak person."
6/n "On the other hand, when we (Hindus) call will call, ‘come on, Hindus’, who will respond? We, the Hindus, are divided in numerous small communities, many barriers-provincialism-who will respond overcoming all these obstacles?"
7/n By saying so #Tagore literally mocks Hindus of today who propagate "Islam is a religion of Peace."

He mentions the friendship with Muslims without being powerful as expecting fruit to grow from the thorny shrubs.

Understand People of Bengal.
Now @MamataOfficial , I quote the letter to Hemantabala Sarkar, written by #RabindranathTagore 16/10/1933.

He warns Hindus of being humiliated by Muslims, if Hindu mothers don't make them stronger.

He prophesied so 88 years ago, O' people of Bengal.
9/n In interview given to @TOIIndiaNews on 18-4-1924 , #Tagore pointed out that Muslims can't ever be patriotic to any country.

He gave eg of Muhammad Ali,whom all celebrate as symbol of secularism,where latter accepted that Muslims can't go against even attacking Muslim Nation.
10/n I again quote Gurudev from "Kalantar".

For him, act of Cheraman to convert to Islam (I consider it fake) was an act of appeasement & idiocy.

For him conversion to Islam at will was like idiocy, something like inviting Ghost in middle of the day.

@ShashiTharoor sir?
11/n @MamataOfficial , you should also be reminded of #Gurudev 's views about Christianity.

He mentions that none can ever the understand the beautiful Hindu Dharma, unless he is out of the Whirlpool of Christian Education.

Christian thoughts were like closed window for him.
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