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MR. Stephen colbert-the dumbass joker, oh! yeah people call you a comedian don’t they? But I will like to call you a Joker, a comedian who makes his acts just to please viewers with insufficient knowledge and is unbearable to the legitimate/wise public. You are a Joker… and hey you also wrote some books(that I didn’t hear of). So, since sometime back you made fun of our country, one of our caste, our flag, and a living goddess that not only Nepalese but also Hindus and Buddhists believes in. Yes, since you made fun about kumari based on some inconclusive and misleading information you had I thought may be I can help you with some of the things I know about Kumari.

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                            Comparing Kumari with Hana_Montana? Don’t Americans have respect to other religion?

But first things first… Do you Know what religious tolerance is? Oh! How could you know you only know about Jesus, or the Musa, or the amount of Hatred you have for Muslims since one ‘maroon’ named laden crashed planes in your building. You are the guys who decides to burn Quran, a holy book of more than a quarter of the world. You are the ones who burned all the books that described about Mary Magdalene, the original heir of jesus. You guys are the one who sucked the blood of Africans just because you thought you guys were superior because of colour. FYI, Hitler also thought he was superior and he certainly descended from the aryan clan. Don’t worry we are not here to describe who is superior.

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     A ten-year old girl who is part of both Buddhist and Hindu tradition from time even before America was sovereign

Not only does Nepal have many gods, goddess, deities, Bodhisattvas (near Buddhas), avatars and manifestations, which are worshipped and revered as statues, images, paintings and symbols, but it also has a real living goddess. The Kumari Devi is a young girl who lives in the building known as the Kumari Ghar, right beside Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. From time immemorial the practice of worshipping an ordinary pre-pubescent girl as a source of supreme power has been an integral part of both Hinduism and Buddhism, a tradition which continues even to this day virtually in every household. They call this girl Kumari Devi and worship her on all the religious occasions. The Kumari Ghar was built By Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD (yes, more than a century before your country got sovereignty). The kumari Now resides in Kumari Ghar built by King Jaya Prakash Malla in 1757. Kumari generally waves the devotees from Kasthamandava a 12th century building believed to be made from a single tree.

Kumari is believed to be the reincarnation of Taleju, a goddess believed to be Buddhist by birth, and represents the ancient Hindu deity of Nepal. Kumari is not just the symbol of power or goddess, she is the symbol of religious tolerance we have in our small yet so big country.There is an ancient story based on mythology. The Malla Kings of the Valley in ancient times had wide knowledge of practising Tantricism. They used to play dice and other games with the goddess Taleju with their tantric powers. King Jaya Prakash Malla, the last Malla ruler of Kathmandu used to play dice with Goddess Taleju. He became fascinated by the charming beauty of the goddess. He lost control and caught her by the hands. The goddess perceived his erotic thoughts and was enraged by his immoral attitude, she immediately vanished from the king’s sight. That night the king again saw Goddess Taleju in his dream. In his dream she strictly warned him that he shall no longer be blessed by her. His dynasty was going to end. The king would only be able to get darshan in the new form of pre-menstrual girl belonging to the Shakya caste in whom the goddess herself is said to dwell as goddess Kumari. Since then, the Kumari is worshipped as the living virgin goddess. The Kumari bahal was built in 1767 during the reign of King Jaya Prakash Malla. He also instituted the festival of drawing the chariot of Kumari, the living goddess followed by other two living gods- Ganesh and Bhairav. It may amaze you that The Kings of Nepal would be considered kings only if the Kumari gave them blessings. Yes, the kings had to bow before the three year old girl which you made fun about.

The selection of the Living Goddess is a highly elaborate tantric ritual. Upon passing the preliminary test, this is merely concerned with their 32 attributes of perfection, including the colour of her eyes, the shape of her teeth and the sound of her voice. Her horoscope must also be appropriate. The 4 to 7 year poor girls from the Sakya community are made to confront a goddess in the darkened room. The sight of the Buffalo heads scattered around, the demon- like masked dancers, the terrifying noises theyencounter scare some of these innocent babies. The real goddess is unlikely to be frightened, so the one who is calm and collected throughout the tests is the only girl who is entitled to sit on the pedestal for worship as the Living Goddess. Then as a final test similar to that of the Dalai Lama, the Kumari then chooses items of clothing and decoration worn by her predecessor. (Not just the three characters you said dumbass, know something before commenting/mocking others.) In fact if you want to know these are the qualities the Kumaris must possess:

1) Feet well proportioned.2) Spiralling lines on the soles of the feet. 3) Nails well proportioned. 4) Long and well formed toes. 5) Feet and hands like those of a duck (with netlike lines). 6) Feet and hands soft and firm. 7) The body broad at the shoulders and narrow at the waist. 8) Thighs like those of a deer. 9) Small and well recessed sexual organs. 10) Chest like a lion. 11) Well-spread shoulders. 12) Long arms. 13) Pure body.14) Neck like a conch shell. 15) Cheeks like lion. 16) Forty teeth. 17) Teeth white and nicely shaped. 18) No gaps between teeth. 19) Tongue small and sensitive. 20) Tongue moist. 21) Voice clear and soft like a duck’s. 22) Eyes blue/black. 23) Eyelashes like those of a cow. 24) A beautiful complexion with white luster. 25) A gold-coloured complexion. 26) Skinpores small and not too open. 27) Hair-whorls stiff and turning to the right. 28) Hair black. 29) Forehead large and well-proportioned. 30) Head round with cone-shaped top. 31) Body shaped like a banyan tree. 32) Robust body.

We are not Afghanistan or Iraq, We don’t have oil that might interest you. We are a small country with people who are well aware of limitations they have. we may depend upon the millions foreign-bucks that we get in donations or may be America is a sacred place that all of Nepalese cherish to go to, but still we cant bear what some idiot maroon dumbass joket like you says about our culture so old, infact older than the America itself. And Moreover if you found ‘Shakya’ funny what about the surnames like ‘Dick’ you guys have? And on the comments you made about our flag, go check the google, it’s the oldest flag of the world that has existed since vedic period as a symbol of Hinduism.

Colbert….. you have no rights to say such things about our country-Kumari-Flag….. and come apologize Mr. Stephen Colbert!

Here is a link if you haven’t seen what he said.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/183184/july-26-2007/advice-to-the-gods—nepalese-pre-teen-goddesses

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Freedom of speech doesnt means one has license to Play/mock with otherculture,nation,religion,pride,etc shameleslly in a tv show!!he sud appologize for this!!!i think colbert isunaware of the fact about DANISH CARTOONISTS who once cartoonize prophet muhammad andprobably is regretting as his life mistake who often is welcomed with many death threats andattack..,,dont play with gorkhali’s pride else ur pride will be shattered!!!!.its our culture dat makes usunique in this universe!!!!l we waste million quintals of rice(chamal) in dashain as tika and travelmillion miles just to get blessings from elders,,fasting by women for their families,,,worshipingmetal,money,cow,trees,flowers,rocks ,etc…it is just because we love and respect each and everyliving/nonliving creature of this unvierse…but one has no rights to play and mock ourpride,culture,nationality,religion, shamelessly in a tv show..we respect our visitors as god but if theymock with our pride,nationality,culture,religion etc we cant tolerate it…(Kriss)

Who the hell is this guy to comment with such abrassive language to the culture that is older than the America itself. Being an american doesn’t mean they can say whatever the hell they want. Do they think that being one of the poorest country of the world mean they can make fun about our culture that we cherish so much. Making fun of other’s culture is no part of a civilized person. What if we question about the rights of mary or how she was toppeled or all the injustices that christianity did against anyone who opposed it, prominently the scientists and what about the huge sum of money you guys spend to convert religion? Didn’t you think it was totally.inappropriate to compare Kumari, a goddess of about a billion people, to Hana Montena, and made fun of whole belief with the aid of one news that itself is inappropriate and misleading. Don’t make hasty conclusions based on no/lil knowledge.

What you said Mr. colbert is certainly over the limits. You may be one of the great showman, a great comedian but that gives you no right to say anything you want about our culture. Do you think shakya is funny then how about Dick? Even your former president has it. Kumari is a common goddess of Both Hindus and Buddhists, a symbol of religious tolerance and proof that how rich our culture is. You said you had the three qualities of Kumari…. let me ask you one thing, Do you even know what religious tolerance is? Yes you know the meaning, I am not that dumb, but what about the practical meaning. Don’t forget that you live in the country where just because a ‘psychopath’ Muslim laden and Al-Qaeda dropped planes in you buildings made you hate ever.ordinary.muslims.in.the.horizon. Isn’t it true?

We agree we are poor, we live in the foreign bucks that your country or other rich nations donates us. but that doesn’t makes you say whatever.the.hell.you.want.to.say about us. We may be the porters, but the porters are the one who takes you to the top of the Everest. And what the hell about the Flag? It’s the sign of how unique we are from rest of the world. It’s the flag Hindus all over the world cherish. It’s the flag that has been in use since the Vedic era. And you say we don’t know about rectangular flag?  what do you guys about Nepal? Do you still think that Nepali people are the one that Indiana Jones showed… the ones that lived in the jungle and drank liquor more than water? May be you guys should be wise enough to know that most of the toppers or A-grades of your universities are Nepalese.

The comment that offended the most was how you described America is the holiest land of all. It’s a country that doesn’t have a culture of its own, and its also a country which treats the aboriginal people as the second class citizen. And you say you live in the holiest land of all. oh! I forgot it’s a comedy show and you are the joker of it…. How Hilarious.

Colbert…. You definitely should apologize and watch you tongue from next time about what you say

Sathya Sai Baba (Sathyanarayanana Raju) was Interred today. Born in 1926, November who himself deemed as reincarnation of Shiridi Sai Baba, he died 24th April 2011 at the age of 84 after Multiple organ failure at hospital established by himself at Puttaparthi.Sinve the time he claimed to be an avatar at a young age of 14, he had millions of devotees who followed him in whatever he did. From cabinet ministers, industrialists, chief justices, and cricketers he had more than 500,000 people who attended his funeral. Who was he actually, a demi-god or a fraud(! no offenses) ?

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This will be a huge debate if we go critical. Sai baba preached once,”’My objective is the establishment of sanatana dharma, which believes in one god as propitiated by the founders of all religions.” The apparent materialising of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches by Baba has been a source of both fame and controversy – skeptics consider these simple conjuring tricks while devotees consider them as signs of divinity. Sathya Sai Baba claimed to be the reincarnation of the spiritual guru, Sai Baba of Shirdi, whose teachings were an eclectic blend of Hindu and Muslim beliefs.

 

Believing in the Baba was easy. Devotees were not required to adhere to any particular set of beliefs or renounce worldly pleasures; non-Hindus did not need to change their religion. "I am God," he would say. "You too are God. The only difference between you and me is that while I am aware of it, you are completely unaware." With that approach, he attracted a following of some 6 million people and amassed a fortune in the form of a charitable trust valued at an estimated $8.9 billion. According to its most recent filings with India’s Home Ministry, the Sathya Sai Trust received $19.5 million in foreign donations in 2009 alone.

The Sathya Sai Organisation reports that there are an estimated 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 114 countries worldwide. In India itself, Sai Baba drew followers from predominantly upper-middle-class, urban sections of society who have the "most wealth, education and exposure to Western ideas." He was a cultural icon in India and drew an audience with presidents and prime ministers from India and beyond who have become his devotees; in 2002, he claimed to have followers in 178 countries.

He built free hospitals, free water-projects, schools Universities (one of University he built is the only university with A+ grade among University rankings). But many people believes that all the philanthropic activity were alibi to cover all his bad deeds. With his death, his free medical cenetrs and hospitals (which many people from my village have also seen benefited), the free drinking water projects and all universities and schools that has benefitted more than 3millions all over the world will remain with us. It’s a false belief that he was revered because he looted millions of money to the needy. You have to earn to give away, and he (and his trust) spent not more than 20 percent of the anonymous money they have.

regardless of how much money he spent, his philanthropic works are unparalleled to all other works in India. You need to respect him for that. For me he wasn’t a god? but what does god are meant for, aren’t they are supposed to bring smile to dejected faces? He obviously brought many such smiles in whoever came to his hospitals and some 5 million people who are benefitted from his free water projects.

He came into prominence during 1950s and 1960s when India was in Transition. It is not the philanthropic works he did that we should remember. It was a time when India was developing in the field of science and technology, and he did enormous damage to the mindset of people at that time propagating that the miracles can work and are the solution. In-fact, all the devotees believed him for his miracles rather than his philanthropic works. To be precise his philanthropic works started to take substantial shape during the late 80’s only. In the country where the people are gullible, he used the gullibility of people with his well established mechanism to spread his miracles. All these brought him enormous reverence, millions of followers and billions of riches.

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All his works are summed by one of the most heard quote of his, “Love All, Serve All. Help Ever, Hurt Never”.

I don’t know how he got all his money and followers, but he really did a great job with the philanthropic works. I am a non believer of his GOd part but I respect him for his philanthropy.

“Adieu Sathya Sai – The Philanthropist” 

you might wanna look following links as well;

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2067431,00.html#ixzz1KiuGNpGu

http://in.news.yahoo.com/sathya-sai-baba-village-boy-became-demi-god-052347056.html

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/whys/whys_20110425-1256a.mp3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba

p.s if the post was boring and inconcluive, I have all ears to hear your complains and comments. Smile

Saraswati-Puja it is today. It is probably the third day of year any student will pledge to read with whole heart. The first two being ‘the New year’s day’ and ‘after the exam finishes’. The day when, traditionally, young kids starts their education has never excited me. Today, as I am writing this post and listening to the podocast of Sirish ko Ful(parijat); thanks to Ujyalo Network and Achyut Acharya(a female would have been better, or its just me?), I have no plans to wake up early and take bath and go to pay prayers to the statue of Saraswati. It has nothing to do with me being agnostic but more than that being reluctant to bath early in the morning; any phobia, anyone? Or probably due to high temperature of my forehead and abnormal weight of my lungs, I have no strength to give-up my bed.

But I doubt thinks would have changed if I was well. I have my own plans for tomorrow. My Saraswati is in my books, I have to search her in those letters. Saying this, the deja-vu takes me back to the days of my school when my Baba(Dad) told me story when I skipped classes to collect Chandas to arrange pujas. Many of you have/had heard the story where a young boy thought he can pass the exam if Saraswati becomes happy with him. He failed the exam but Saraswati somehow convinces( I forgot how?) him to search for Mantras in his books. The boy does as Saraswati said and passed the next exam. This story had/has been a great influencer to me to reinvent myself from average student to not-so-average student in the school.

Saraswati-Puja has always been a fashion cum tradition. The GIRLS and boys wear the best possible dress and a Kilogram and so of makeup and always comes an hour early in the school and talk not so routine talks in the premises of the school. it is unreasonable to say that the girls always looked pretty in this day. Taking prasads is another part of saraswati-puja, that is if you are not adult enough to be still single or if you do not belong the above mentioned category you visit other school and mandirs to see the celebrations or the girls. It is always fun fighting with friends to have some extra set of Prashad and also robbing friends from it. And as the night looms you become too tired with all the gossips and travels you sleep early. You know the hell.. the day of goddess of education and you didn’t even touched your book or pen.

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I stick with my Baba. I would like to stay in the home reading “Sumnima-B.P koirala” rather than watching some random girls’, you know what!.

उनिहरु ले भने,

खै कुन ढुङ्गामा अनि मुर्तिमा ईश्वर भेटिन्छ अरे,

उनिहरु ले भने हामी हिन्दु, ऊ त्यो ख्रिष्टियन,

अनि त्यो चाहिँ मुसलमान अरे,

फेरी भने, हामी ब्राम्हण, त्यो अछुत-

अनि तिनिहरू चाहिँ म्लेच्छ अरे।

मैले ढुङ्गा पुज्न रुचाँइन,

मैले मान्छे – मान्छेमा विभेद गर्न जानिँन,

मैले ईश्वरलाई कुनै नाम दिन सकिनँ-

यसैकारण,

मलाई बहुलाएको आरोप लगाइयो ।

 

उनिहरु ले शीवलाई सर्वशक्तिमान मात्र देखे,

मैले शीवलाई भाङ्ग-धतुरो खानेपनि देखेँ,

उनिहरु ले विष्णुलाई पालक मात्र देखे,

मैले व्रिन्दालाई गरेको छल पनि देखेँ,

उनिहरु ले रामलाई आदर्श-न्यायी मात्र देखे,

मैले सीतामाथी भएको अन्याय पनि देखेँ,

उनिहरु ले कृष्णलाई आदर्श-पूरुष बनाए,

मैले कृष्णको छल-कपट पनि देखेँ,

मैले भनेँ- कृष्ण ‘क्याशानोभा’ थियो,

उताबाट फ्याट्ट प्रतिउत्तर आयो-

तँ बहुला होस ।

 

मैले ईश्वर एउटै हो-साझा हो भनेँ,

उनिहरु ले अनगिन्ति नाम दिसकेका रहेछन्,

मैले भने मानवसेवा परमधर्म हो,

उनिहरूका ढुङ्गा अनि मुर्तिहरू टड्कारो रहेछन,

उनिहरूको एष्ट्रेझैँ फुस्रो ओठहरूबाट आवाज निस्कियो,

तँ वंशको कलंक होस- तँ बहुला होस,

अनि पाप-पूण्यका पुराना काहनी सुनाइए,

ती काहनीमा भीष्म- अभीमन्यू थिएनन्

न त एकलब्य-रावण नै थिए ।

 

हो म बहुला हुँ,

मलाई तिम्रो वैकुण्ठ जानु छैन,

मेरो ‘युटोपिया’ यसै धरतीमा छ,

ती निर्दोष कलिला ओठहरूमा हाँसो हेरेका छौ?

मेरो ईश्वर त्यही हो-आर्शिवाद त्यही हो,

एक मूँठी गाँसका लागि लडीरहेका को-

पेट भर्न सक्दा- मेरो स्वर्ग पनि त्यही हो ।

मलाई ऋचाहरुले पेट अनी पञ्चामृतले तिर्खा मेट्नु छैन,

अरूले छोएको खाएर नर्क जाने डर पनि ममा छैन् ।

मलाई मन्दिर बनाएर वैकुण्ठमा बस्ने रहर छैन

म पाठषाला बानाएर पीषाच हुन तयार छु ।

चाहे जेसुकै उपमा किन नदिउन,

अहँ-

म बाहिर उभिएको त्यो अशाहयलाई लात्ति मारेर

त्यो ढुङ्गोमा म दुध चढाउन सक्दिन ।

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The god lies inside and the helpless lies outside-

when will we be able to distinguish what Humanity!