The more I think of it, the more I begin to wonder if the meek & listless Eastern Philosphies and religions will survive the onslaught of the loud and aggressive philosophies and religions, in which expansion is a key requirement. One key difference is that the religions do not call for propagation and the followers are too self-contented. Atleast 15 Hindu men were killed over a period of a few months, in the city of Hyderabad by a group of 4 muslim youth. The reason?- religious hate. The modus operandi?- select an innocent guy waiting for a bus, offer him a lift in their car, and slit his throat on way. The gang was nabbed 4 days back. What surprises is that this is not even national news in the country! Not even a whimper. Imagine the same thing if it were the other way round- it would have created an international outcry!- The meek Hindu? Way back in 1947- India is divided into India and Pakistan on a 'Religious' basis. Pakistan is an Islamic country and India, in all its greatness(!) chooses to be secular- and now, some of the islamic parts want to break off. Tolerance, the mantra! Further way back- the country is ripped by invaders of all kinds; and the countrymen recite from the Karma siddhanta- the unfair aggressor would face the consequence by his own karma. So today thousands of temples lie under the basements of the religious places of other faiths. And a Hindu country never invaded any other, despite the scientific advancements they had in the old times. The Bamiyan Buddhas, among the oldest and largest idols in the world, are pounded and pulverized in Afghanisthan, and here we chant "Budham saranam gachami"! There is often a talk of adaptability of the religion; and an argument that since it has survived so far, it will never die. But won't it?