So, why then, is there still some ongoing outrage? Sure, we Hindus are more than a little tired of seeing our deities plastered on underwear and beer mugs and even atop meat sandwiches at Burger King, but we can still express our disapproval in a more thoughtful manner. I question whether demonstrations of anger against the Australian government or flag burning are the most effective methods of expressing discontentment.
Hindus absolutely have a right to be upset over the continued misuse of our religious iconography. And we absolutely have a right to voice our outrage and disapproval. But our actions should be steeped in logic, not in anger. Isn’t that what Hinduism teaches?
“From anger comes bewilderment; from bewilderment disturbed memory; From disturbed memory, loss of discernment; from loss of discernment one becomes lost.”