10 Sep : Hindus have suggested Japan to “rethink and re-plan its course” in view of its having one of the highest suicide rates.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that despite being world’s second-largest economy, remarkable growth, source of global capital and credit, high living standards, and highest life expectancy; the high suicide rate indicated that there was something basic wrong with the direction Japanese society was heading. Japanese urgently needed to find their purpose of life.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested Japanese to realize the Self. Quoting ancient scripture Taittiriya Upanishad, he says that Self is the source of abiding joy. Katha Upanishad points out that when wise realize the Self, they go beyond sorrow. Self is supreme… When one realizes Self, there is nothing else to be known.
According to reports, over 32, 000 Japanese committed suicide last year. The most popular spot for suicides was said to be forested area at the base of Mount Fuji. Railroad tracks were also common location for suicides.