|INDIA:.....HOW DHARm is BEING UPHELD BY A SINGLE KISHOR C. BHATT AMONG A BILLION OF 5 BILLION HUMANITY|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 1, 2005
As India's profile on the international stage grows, so do the challenges
the nation of more than 1 billion faces. Beginning September 18, CNN will
"Eye on India", a week of programming
that will have anchors and reporters examining many of the social, economic
and political hurdles before India. Click on the red name hilite to visit
the web page.
You can also find the schedule for the above by clicking
on this: EYE ON INDIA CNN TV SCHEDULE
WHY PVAF IS PUBLICIZING
THIS NEWS STORY?
Because of the following facts discovered
through the study of vED at PVAF:
That lands stretching from middle east area
to China and Japan were the abode of the peoples who practiced lifestyle
based on vED.
vED is a
sNskRUt language word meaning
OF SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE. This
vED knowledge is what
bRH`maa-DEv uses to create all that exists in each
bRHmaaND (universe). In
it is stated numerous times with historical anecdotal examples that
without this vED knowledge
bRH`maa-Dev stops creating or
looses the power to create....PVAF has published various
articles related to this on this PVAF web site.
In the above stretch of land on this
planet Earth, continuing archeological excavations have shown these lands of previous
and present nation called bhaart or India is the cradle of this
vEDik culture and civilization for at least 10,000 plus years of presently known civilization
which still practice vEDik
The fundamental set of universal rules on
which vEDik lifestyle exists is
called DHARm. Without
DHARm creation cannot have
sustenance and without sustenance creation perishes. And the very primary
rule of DHARm is:
NEVER TO HURT
ANY CREATION IN THOUGHT, WORDS OR PHYSICAL ACTION, all of which are
grouped in the sNskRUt word kARm. For a quick primer on DHARm please
vED states that the present time era that
this humanity is living on this planet Earth is called
kli-yug is estimated to have started around 3102 BC when
SHRii kRUSH`AN left this
pRUthvii-lok, after the end of
the 18-day mHaaBHaart war which
killed about 1.7 billion peoples who were living
non-DHaaARmik or aDHaaARmik
lifestyle. That means, presently this humanity is living in about the
5107th year of kli-yug.
kli-yug time era
has a total time span of 432,000 years. It is ordained by
pRjaapti bRHmaa-Dev as per his
design of creation, that at the start of
kli-yug only 25 percent of the humans will have the
self-power to live by the rules of DHARm.
This ordinance comes about from the
operation of 4-yug time eras and kARm-fl
rules and regulations. kARm-fl
is the results or fruits of one's kARm
which have to be experienced by the same entity that has performed
kARm as a creation in preceding
life-journeys meaning one hurts somebody then one has to experience the
same hurt in time to come or if one offers joy and happiness to another
then one will enjoy the same joy and happiness in time to come. As
kli-yug progresses in its total
time duration, this percentage of humans living by
DHARm keeps on decreasing.
KEEPS ON DECREASING IN kli-yug
CREATING SUFFERING AND PAIN......
The full effect on life of this decreasing
DHaaARmik lifestyle and
increasing non or aDHaaARmik
lifestyle will be posted on this web site soon. But not living by
DHARm results in mutual
cheating, hurting, robbing, envying, angering, disrespecting, non-caring,
not following sv-DHARm,
aaSHRm-DHARm of each life
journey...and all this can happen due to a simple fact of state of
ignorance of knowledge to live life by not studying
vED in student life and continue to study
vED and practice
vEDik lifestyle in adult
life.....all this leads to breakdown of values and behaviours of self,
family, marraige, relationships, communities, nations.... and results in
daily lifestyle of constant personal and group conflicts, non-harmonious
life, non-mutually dependent and non-co-existence at all levels from self
to nation and intra-nation.
But during the entire span of 432,000 years
DHaaARmik lifestyle by few
always survives to keep the entire humanity alive....in some sciences this
rule is known as
10 percent rule ...meaning at least 10 percent of all life
including humans will always survive any major natural or man-made
calamity of universal destruction....
And to prove the above point this news item
has been published with a story of one person in the entire 1 billion
population in bhaart (India) which is the proven cradle of
vEDik lifestyle which still lives
by DHARm - even when
DHARm is only practiced
partially by 25 percent of the humanity.
This person is
SHrii KISHOR C. BHATT
of Mumbai, bhaart (India).
Kishorji, for the past 37 years of his 54 years on this Earth
is, single handedly and one person in billion population in
bhaart (India), trying to uphold DHARm
which states that all peoples at the time of death must receive the
sNskaar (rites or sacraments)
that is ordained by vED.....
does not discriminate humans by the man-made belief systems or skin
colour, or wealth, language or any of many life characteristics which
makes each human and their social groups a distinct person or tribe or
race or nation. And so does Kishorji....he
ensures, with his own means and without any hope for dependency or
support, that any dead person he comes across who has nobody to give the
aNtim-sNskaar or last rites
gets them in compliance with the man-made belief system lived while
Please click on the next line outside this
column to read about Kishorji and his
sevaa (voluntary service) to the
dead who have the misfortune of not having anybody to care for their bodies
upon their deaths....
sNskRUt words are in blue and
italics and transliterated on this PVAF web site to have correct and
accurate phonetics spellings. Please click
here to refer
to the sNskRUt-English
This column was provided by
Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as part of sharing his vED
library and study at PVAF......with
a note that all man-made belief systems which we experience in the present
humanity is derived from partial and incomplete knowledge of vED.....
The life story of SHRii Kishor C.
Bhatt is published on the next page....and was contributed for
publishing on this knowledge-sharing PVAF web site by
SHRii Jaswantbhai Mehta and SHRiimati
Indiraben Pandya of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SHRii Jaswantbhai is a
regular contributor of news worthy but life knowledge-sharing items to
PVAF.....Please click on the next line to inspire yourself to perform
sv-DHARm, that is one's on
DHARm to co-exist harmoniously and
supportively with rest of the humanity and all creations...upholding
sv-DHARm is the only thing that
eternally exists TO MAKE TOMORROW HAPPIER THAN TODAY FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS....
Unlikely hero for unclaimed
KISHORE C. BHATT
Mumbai man works to ensure
dignity for the dead
By Marianne Bray:
CNN.com: Friday, September 9, 2005 Posted: 1445 GMT (2245 HKT): MUMBAI, India (CNN):
Kishor C. Bhatt picked
up the body parts of a Christian woman who was torn apart when she was hit
by a truck and placed them in a bag.
He saved a newborn baby from a garbage bin while others just gaped. He
retrieved the head of a man whose body was chopped by a train and carried it
between his hands to the police while the corpse jerked on the track.
Bhatt is not a police officer. He's not a fireman or an ambulance driver.
He's an interior designer from the central Mumbai suburb of Jacob Circle,
and he has become an unlikely hero for many in this city where the world's
richest live alongside the poorest in Asia's largest slums.
During the past 37 years, the 54-year-old has carried out the last rites for
as many as 1,500 unclaimed bodies -- slum dwellers, beggars, orphans and the
sick -- who have no family, or whose family are too poor to pay for them.
Sending off the dead in the right way is especially important in India,
where ceremonies are designed to purify and console the living and the dead.
Pictures are scattered around Bhatt's "Priti Arts" shop on Arthur Road,
where he sits with one leg crossed over the other, his hands in his lap,
amid plastic reinforced dogs, Buddhas and even a head of Jesus Christ.
On his desk there's a picture of him with a Bombay police commissioner.
Another of him with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.
It all started in 1968 when he was living in Sarashtra. The then-17-year-old
went to give food to the victims after floods washed into Sutar, Gujarat.
He was distraught when he saw hordes of human corpses entangled with those
of animals, and told his father.
Bhatt's father, the owner of a garment company, told his son that
irrespective of what a person was doing when they were alive, they deserved
to get their last rites.
So Bhatt began picking up unclaimed bodies and giving them last rites.
What's even more surprising is that Bhatt is a Brahmin from the priestly
caste. They do not typically associate with Muslims and Catholics, so it is
considered a greater nobility for him to be carrying out this work.
Pictures show him placing flowers around the face of a Hindu girl and
sprinkling red powder over her white wrap before cremating her in a ceremony
called a puja. There is also a picture of him thigh-deep digging a grave for
He shows a medal from the Muslim Council. It "Presents this Memento of
Appreciation Service to the Humanity 2001 for outstanding performance in the
Field of Social Service."
Kishor C. Bhatt performing the
aNtim-sNskaar or last rites and
sacraments for dead people with nobody to care for them upon their death.
In a city where orphans live hand-to-mouth, where AIDS is on the rise, and
where beggars and new migrants live on the streets, it is not uncommon for
them to be run over while they are sleeping or to die of sickness or lack of
"If there is an unclaimed body lying on the street, I have to cremate it or
bury it, instead of letting it rot," says Bhatt, the married father of a
It is a mark of respect that he bears at his own cost, despite many offering
donations. Mostly he carries out cremations, which costs upward of 1,000
rupees ($23), but he can get a burial for 200 rupees. He even scatters the
ashes into the Arabian Sea at Chowpatty Beach.
While Indian authorities treated him with suspicion in the early days, he
has become such a figure in Mumbai that hospitals and police officers ring
him up to tell him that a body has arrived, and no one has claimed it.
As two young girls dressed in blue school uniforms peer though his shop
window, Bhatt says his proudest moment was when a rich Muslim man asked him
to organize his last rites, even though he had the means and the family to
pay for it.
His most moving came when a man he helped one day by putting him in hospital
turned up a few days later and sat at the foot of the tree outside his shop
And Bhatt says his most uplifting was when he was able to show a Muslim
family that there was somebody there to help, by paying for the last rites
for their daughter.
"This is to reinstate the belief in God and the spirit beyond," he says,
noting that he carries out this mission for peace of mind and solitude, even
as he recounts gruesome stories with great gusto.
"People need to reinstate faith in mankind."
When asked how he would like his last rites done, he simply pulls out a
photo of a dead cow he has blessed, with flowers placed around the body,
covered with a white cloth. There's also a snake burning on a funeral pyre.
He doesn't think about his own death, he says, as he takes some change from
his pocket to give to a woman who is walking a cow outside. It's for the
grass, he explains.
He is surrounded by magazine and newspaper articles entitled "Messiah of a
Different Kind," and "Living with the Dead," but the most memorable picture
is one of a boy with dark hair and eyes, draped with a garland of orange
flowers and brown beads.
It is his son, Viren, who died of fever when he was 17 years old. Bhatt
performed the last rites for him only after finishing the ceremony he was
already conducting for an unclaimed corpse.
That is his biggest sadness.
"I would have been happy if my son could have followed in my footsteps," he
says, his lips drawn and eyes downcast.
His dream now is to set up a cremation area where anyone can get their last
rites free of charge.
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