Adi Shankaracharya preserved caste system and varnashrama system : Communist leader

Adi Shankaracharya

Thiruvananthapuram – MB Rajesh, a Communist leader made derogatory remarks against Adi Shankaracharya at an event. He stated that Shankaracharya was the “implementer of the cruel caste system based on Manusmriti”.

(Left side) A Communist leader MB Rajesh and (Right side) Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan

Condemning Rajesh`s statement, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said Adi Shankaracharya was the Vedanta Philosopher. Rajesh is attempting to divide Hindus by making such statements. He added that his statement showed the intolerance of the communists towards ancient Indian traditions and philosophy. Union Minister said even a hundred Communists’ manifestos could not match the philosophy propagated by Adi Shankaracharya.

Editorial Viewpoints

  • The number of people criticizing and opposing Hindu scriptures and traditions increased during Adi Shankaracharya’s time. Adi Shankaracharya traveled all over India, debated with such people, and defeated them in debates. Therefore, the communists dislike Adi Shankaracharya.
  • Communists make absurd comments and unresearched accusations about Hindu Saints, Mahants and Dharma Gurus to tarnish their image. It is their attempt to divide the Hindus and create hatred towards Hindu Dharma in the minds of Hindus. Hindus should not fall prey to this.
  • Communists do not even know that there is no caste system in Hindu Dharma. Hindus should oppose those who mislead Hindus by making such statements without even studying Hindu Dharma.

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