inability to understand or even appreciate religion can be said of many professors in
America, who as products of materialistic Western academia are similarly likely to analyze
religion not as a spiritual phenomenon but as a purely social-political institution.
Leftist scholars in India look to such Western thinkers for
their inspiration and have little regard for the Hindu spiritual and philosophical
tradition which they neither understand nor feel any kinship with. If they have any God or guru, it is Marx, and Hindu system like
Vedanta are as foreign to them as they are to any non-Hindu.
Hindus who are religious and the great majority are
strongly religious should not mistake such Marxist views for an objective pursuit of
truth, whether they come from India or elsewhere. Fortunately with the downfall of
communism in the world, the influence of communism in India is on the wane, but just as
the old communists are holding on to their declining power in the political institutions
of China (and Bengal), they are holding on in the educational institutions of India.