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Sep 30, 2013

Honor Killing in India: Runaway woman and her boyfriend killed by her parents

Everybody finds this incident abnormal.  However, logically thinking, it is above our comprehension.  I think that for the couple who killed their daughter and her boyfriend, probably Manusmriti or Laws of Manu come before the laws of this world.  I suppose that they punished her daughter who tried to marry her boyfriend belonging to a different caste in violation of the Laws, under the authority of the Laws.  The Devine order to kill is taken as an absolute by religious fanatics.  It appears that such acts of murder are completely justified by fanatics if they obtain endorsement from their religious leaders or receive spiritual messages from deities through channeling.

However, aside from fanatics, what is wrong is wrong from any angle.  Although Mahayana Buddhism relativizes everything with the theory of nothingness, we have to understand that a group of beings led by Maitreya were all demons.  Most of beings people on the earth worship are devils or demons at best and the teachings they provide to control the heavenly world and earthly world are religions.  To sum it up, religions on the earth are means to control this world including spirit world, and they are far from the truth.  Leaders of Mahayana Buddhism seem to have called such false teachings the wisdom of *Upaya and believed themselves the wise who had achieved **Prajna and have considered themselves above every law including karma.

This is the very height of stupidity but this has been accepted among people who are slaves for authority.
This, however, is not accepted by people who can accurately determine what is right.

Well, let me get back to the incident, I wonder how they feel in their heart, with the exception of their sophistry.  It is unthinkable that peaceful mind resulted in such incident.  I don’t need to explain that wicked heart such as anger, jealousy, lust for control or lust for fame is the real truth of this incident.  In other words, we have to work hard to let go of desires and free ourselves of filthy heart, that is, to obtain inner peace.  If real religion teaches how to achieve such goal, I don’t deny it.  However, if so, worship or order should be alien to it.

Masatoshi Takeshita
September 23, 2013

English translation of a Japanese version of The Voice of Russia – September 22, 2013 –

Honor Killing in India: Runaway woman and her boyfriend killed by her parents

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A very gruesome incident took place in the state of Haryana, India.  Parents punished her daughter who fell in love with a “common man” and ran away with him to New Delhi.

The woman’s parents lied to take them home, tortured them for several hours and killed two of them.  According to the Times of India, their 18-year-old daughter Nidhi was beaten to death and her boyfriend was beheaded.

The police arrested two suspects, who are her father Billu and his wife Reeta living in Gharnavati village in the state of Haryana.  It is reported that the two suspects admitted the allegations but showed no remorse toward what they had done.  The two claimed that their daughter dishonored the family.  Her mother reportedly says, “If all people act like us, there would not be such disobedience to the Laws.”

It is unknown what penalty will be given to the suspects.  Although “honor killing” cases repeatedly occur in India, the police cannot do anything.

*Upaya – a means that goes or brings one up to some goal, often the goal of enlightenment (Wikipedia)
**Prajna - wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity (Memidex dictionary)

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