LONDON, ENGLAND, December 2, 2002: With the lecture room packed to capacity a
recent talk at King's College focused on relationship of Hinduism with findings
of modern sciences, reports Jay Lakhani of the Vivekananda Center here.
"One student asked about the importance of Hanuman and this
topic brought into focus a serious flaw seen in the way Hinduism is portrayed
to the Hindu youth in the West...
I asked what is the main difference between say Superman and Hanuman?
Both fly doing good to mankind, still there is a major difference. Hanuman
should be the role model of every Hindu youth, because he stands for these
three attributes: strength, intelligence and celibacy.
One could see that this aspect of Hanuman has not been emphasized to the
Hindu youth when someone remarked, "Then the Hindu youth will go away
from religion! So be it, religion is not a fashion accessory!
Without invoking this vital aspect the youth have missed out on the key
feature of Hanuman. The reason Hanuman is greater than Superman is because:
Lane flutters her eyelashes at Superman he turns to jelly.
If a beautiful lady flutters her eyelashes at Hanuman
he would say, 'Mother, you have
something in your eye ...let me clear it!'