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09 May 2009
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Bania – Merchants: Empty and Unreached
Filmed 2004 and 2006
(BUN-yah) is a merchant class of people who live throughout
India. Most of these 22 million people are in the northern
part of the country. However, about one million claim the state
of Karnatoka in southern India as their home. A large portion
lives in Bangalore, the capital city, with a population of
over 6 ½ million. Known as the Garden City of India, it is said
to be among the fastest growing cities in Asia. Due to its
leadership in the technological revolution sweeping the country,
it is also referred to as
the “Silicon Valley” of
Bania of India– Merchants: Empty and Unreached 9:02
Script) Nearly all of the Bania claim Hindu as their
religion but, as merchants, they have chosen gods that reflect
their profession. In particular, they worship Laxmi, the god of
wealth, and Ganesh, the god of good fortune, but many have chosen
another god – the god of money. This is a god that they worship;
a god that drives their lives, a god that leaves them with an
empty heart. Everything depends on acquiring wealth.
As Americans, we appear out of place in this
culture. We wait in line to take a short ride with those we don’t
know and by methods that are strange. In God’s time, the journey
is only for a moment, long enough to facilitate the development of
rapidly reproducing churches among the Bania. We can then leave
knowing that the glory of the Lord will soon reign among the
Join us in
fervent prayer claiming the promise found in Habakkuk 2:14: “For
the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord, as the waters
of the sea”.
following 4 chapters are from DVD’s of India and Bangladesh
produced by CRF Media. They will help in understanding the people
and religious systems of India.
Hanging in the Balance of Life 6:04
In Mumbai, the cow is sacred .
A cow is fed, touched and worshipped.
When a man or woman worships a cow, their good karma is increased.
Karma … good and bad deeds hanging in the balance of life.
These Hindus have made a sacrifice. They
have worshipped. They have done a good deed. Their good karma
has been increased. However, just as the cow will need to be fed
again, so it is with their karma balance.
The Hindus need to hear the words of Jesus,
“I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the
Father, but through Me.”
Empty Devotion – The
Script) Hindus are taught
there is the possibility of being reincarnated to a higher
position in life. Listen and learn more about this religion of
Created Equal – In Search of TRUTH
Script) Mumbai is home to multitudes from across India. People from
nearly every culture in the country find their residence somewhere
All of these cultures are impacted by the
now outlawed caste system by which they are affected in every way,
including employment, marriage, social status and, … much more
deeply, … religious convictions, their morality and their
collective political sensibilities. Caste affects their dreams
and ambitions, priorities and goals. Upon caste rests justice
and public conscience, immorality and corruption. Determined by
karma and past reincarnations, caste is a discriminator of
persons, a scale of human worth. They believe themselves to be
In truth, God creates them equal. It is a
truth they do not yet understand. A truth they have never
for the Supreme Being 15:36
Script) In Mumbai, some say that there are 330 million gods … while others
say there is NO god. … Some say that people are not created equal
… and others say that there is no caste and ALL are created equal.
Some religious orders have many overlapping and complimentary
beliefs … and others are in stark conflict resulting in
occasional serious social unrest. Each group tenaciously forms a
seemingly impenetrable cocoon around themselves, their beliefs,
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