There was a time the Temple did really well. The history about the Gupta and Maurya empires proves that the Temple along with the kings did a great job at managing society. People respected the temple as an authority because in those days, people saw material and spirit as a duality. Things were less explainable, so the spirit was more magnificent. You didn’t understand the spirit too well, so you trusted the temple with its upkeep.
But then, material has many degrees. There is stuff that varies in degrees of spirituality and materiality. Those days, gold, silver, and bronze were matter that were aspired to, and they all had supernatural, spiritual connotations attached to them. But as we progressed, material took heavier forms of materiality. What spurred aspirations then were stuff that was more matter than spirit, at least, to the naked eye. Thus, their thirst for status prevented people from seeing the overlap between the sets of materiality and spirituality. The two sets, from the new frame of reference engendered by new interpretations of materiality, suddenly seemed disjoint. There was terror, fissure, and what not. To embrace the sublime forms of materiality, the Indian man now had to take the Temple out of his line of sight. But the Temple was there, and the man knew it was still there, taking care of him, in spite of the loss. Further eons engendered further estrangement to the point where the Temple realized that the Indian man can no longer relate to it, for it could not relate to the spiritual side of matter; he now could only relate to something that prima facie seemed entirely material. So the Temple swallowed its pride, and met the Indian man half-way, with The Constitution in hand, so that the man now felt safe, that an aura that in his childhood seemed to come from the Temple was still guarding him, without knowing that he was embracing the Temple, on a piece of pretty paper, doled out by the English, so that the Indian man felt safe, and validated, by the aristocrats too.
So go ahead and embrace The Constitution and feel safe under its protection and talk about doing away with religion. Those who know, are happy to know, that The Temple is safe, in spite of the Indian man, for it has conned the Indian man into believing that its word can be disregarded by seeking refuge in that piece of Paper that it designed to complete the circle. Say what you want, do what you want, if you are smart you’ll realize you can never escape the Temple; if you are not smart, you just will never escape the Temple!
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