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Vivek Ramaswamy: Veda Chanting Video Goes Viral


Vivek Ramaswamy: Veda Chanting Video Goes Viral

DAYTON, OH (ANI) – The Kerala Hindus of North America gifted a copy of the ‘Rig Vedam’ to the parents of presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, here.

A viral video shows Vivek’s father conducting a ceremonial pooja for the ancient text before passing it on to his son. Ramaswamy, in turn, is seen reciting the Aikyamatya Suktham.

Speaking at ‘The Family Leader’ forum organized by The Daily Signal platform, in November last year, the Indian American entrepreneur drew parallels between the teachings of Hinduism and Christianity, expressing his intention to promote shared values for the benefit of the next generation.

Ramaswamy said, “May faith is what gives me my freedom. My faith is what led me to this presidential campaign…I am a Hindu. I believe there is one true God. I believe God put each of us here for a purpose. My faith teaches us that we have a duty, a moral duty to realize that purpose. Those are God’s instruments that work through us in different ways, but we are still equal because God resides in each of us. That’s the core of my faith”.

The Ohio-based biotech entrepreneur also drew parallels between Hindu and Christian faiths and said that these are the ‘shared values’ of God, and he will stand for those shared values.

“I went to Christian High School. What do we learn? We learned the 10 commandments. We read the Bible. Scriptures class. God is real. There is one true God. Don’t take his name in vain. Respect your parents. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. Don’t commit adultery. What I learned at that time is that these values are familiar to me. They don’t belong to Hindus. But they don’t belong to Christians either. They belong to God. And I think these are the values that have undergone this country,” Ramaswamy said.

38-year-old Ramaswamy is a native of southwest Ohio. His mother was a geriatric psychiatrist and his father worked as an engineer at General Electric.

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  • I am impressed by his knowledge of religion, in general and Hinduism, in particular. Since he didn’t succeed in politics, at least, not yet, he should think of using his time and enormous resources to educate not only Americans about Hinduism but also Hindus who are ignorant of Hinduism, even though they were born in “Hindu” families. Hinduism in essence is a very simple religion, but it has become complex because of misunderstandings, incorrect interpretations, and failure to see the connections between various interpretations of our scriptures. He can use Hindu American Foundation (HAF) to facilitate this task by funding them adequately. Very few Hindus are aware of this superb organization which has competent lawyers and Hinduism experts to fight for the Hindu issues. And very few Hindus who are even aware of HAF bother to support it financially or otherwise.

    January 5, 2024

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