Skip to comments.Gilroy City Council Will Open with Hindu Mantra
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:17:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Gilroy is one of 14 local governments in California that will be opened by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed.
Meetings of 14 city councils and county board of supervisors in California, including Gilroy City Council, are opening with ancient Hindu prayers during the next few months, mostly for the first time.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is delivering the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Gilroy City Council, as well as the city councils or county boards in Madera, Dos Palos, Plymouth, Suisun, Wasco, Shafter, Chico, Anaheim, Downey, Paso Robles, Fairfield, Merced and Reedley. Zed has already read this year Hindu prayers before the California city councils of San Jose, Lemoore, Live Oak, Tracy, Waterford, Hughson, Exeter, Anderson, Tulare, Oakdale, Redding and Hanford; besides Nevada Assembly and Sparks City Council in Nevada.
After Sanskrit delivery, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.
Rajan Zed will recite from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He plans to start and end the prayer with Om, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.
Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Zed plans to say Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya, which he will then translate as Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, and Lead me from death to Immortality. Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he proposes to urge Councilmembers/Supervisors to keep the welfare of others always in mind.
Rajan Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Liberals don’t have a problem with eastern religions (which is why they also support the islamos, even though they like to kill Hindus). Their problem is with the west.
So lets honor a religion that preaches a cast system where you are a lower caste slave because your skin is darker.
Yep, Hinduism what every progressive needs
Got no problem with Hindu’s. Seik what I mean ?
Yeah where is the Freedom of Religion Foundation and why aren’t they filing lawsuits against them. Oh yeah, the prayers arent being done by Christians....
Those people in Government have a purpose, to bring the USA down. They enjoy hate and pain inflicted on others
and don't give a damn if anybody knows about it at this point. Obama brought them into the light.
Liberals HATE Christianity because it’s TRUTH and LOVE.