UNWORTHY AND UNDESERVING LEADERS OF PARTITIONED INDIA - 3

Date: 5/28/2002

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Unworthy and Undeserving Leaders of Partitioned Bharat: Part 3

In the Vedic view a country cannot exist without a warrior order, which is the pillar of the society. The Mahabharata states if there is not a righteous warrior rulership, which employs danda or is willing to punish adharma, then the people will end up eating one another.

Sikh dharma which was originally a pure spiritual movement, were forced to take up arms and to adapt a warrior order by the cruel oppression perpetuated against them by the Muslim rulers of the time, in which torture and genocide was the rule of the day. In this way they grew, flourished and became a force to be reckoned with. The movement for a new spiritual warrior of modern Hindus that the Sikhs began need be completed today, not only for the regeneration of Hindu society but for the revival of Sanatana Dharma or the universal tradition of truth throughout the world.

The only warrior that can carry the day today is the intellectual and spiritual warrior, who is devoted to dharma and cannot be won over by name, fame influence and fame. The true spiritual warrior will help and lead, giving a positive direction to others to follow, not merely appease and accommodate in order to gain popularity. He must project a positive view of Hindu Dharma and give it a futuristic vision. He must be willing to spread Hindu Dharma in a dynamic way along the lines of the old Vedic impulse, krinvanto vishwam aryam (make the entire world noble). He must challenge media distortions whether in schools, books, newspapers or in the media or Internet. He must also produce authentic information expressing the truth of Sanatan Dharma whether relative to history, art, politics, religion or philosophy. This means a new revival in the field of Hindu education, which is perhaps the key factor.

The spiritual warrior must also throw up an ethical challenge, which is the challenge of dharma, exposing the danger of exclusivist religious cults, materialistic political philosophies and unchecked commercialism. The western voice of human rights is not for ethical or religious reasons, but motivated by commercial and nationalistic interests.

Hindus must create a new intelligentsia that has the power to overcome and absorb the alienated and western dominated intellectuals of India. Hindus must project an intellectual view that is articulate and compelling. They must inculcate the influence of Sanatana Dharma upon the intelligentsia of the world. For a culture that produced such thinkers as the Vedic seers, Upanishadic sages, Kapila, Patanjali and Adi Shankracharya and in modern times Sri Aurobindo and Raman Maharshi, this is certainly possible. In fact we can find, in such modern figures of Bharat as Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda, good models of intellectual warriors as well as spiritual masters. These intellectual and spiritual warriors have not only analysed the cause of malaise of modern Bharat, but has also suggested solutions as well.

August 15 is not merely the independence (in reality PARTITION!) of India, but it is also birthday of Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo, who plunged into the struggle for Bharat's freedom, in the first decade of this century, he pioneered the Bharatiya Revolutionary Movement with his powerful writings in Bande Mataram .In 1904, Sri Aurobindo wrote a pamphlet, "Bhawani Mandir" for the preparation of revolution.

Bharat, the ancient Mother, is indeed striving to be reborn, striving with tears and agony, but she strives in vain. What ails her, she who is after all so vast and might be so strong? There is surely some enormous defect, something vital is wanting in us, nor is it difficult to lay our finger on the spot. We have all things else, but we are empty of strength, void of energy. We have abandoned Shakti and are therefore abandoned by Shakti. The Mother is not in our hearts, in our brains, in our arms.

The spiritual warrior tradition is not one of aggression but of protection, not of forcing conversion to Hindu religion but upholding the dharma. It is a tradition of holding to truth and creating a culture in which freedom to pursue truth, not only in the outer world but in the religious realm is preserved.

We Bharatiyas, born and bred in a country where Jnana has been stored and accumulated knowledge since the race began, bear about in us the inherited gains of many thousands of years.... But it is dead knowledge, a burden under which we are bowed, a poison which is corroding us, rather than as it should be a staff to support our feet and a weapon in our hands; for this is the nature of all great things, that when they are not used or are ill used, they turn upon the bearer and destroy him.

Is it love, enthusiasm, Bhakti that is waning? These are ingrained in the Bharatiya culture, but in the absence of Shakti we cannot concentrate, we cannot direct, we cannot preserve it. Bhakti is the leaping flame, Shakti the fuel. If the fuel is scanty how long can the fire endure?

The deeper we look the more we shall be convinced that the one thing wanting, which we must strive to acquire before all others, is strength -- strength physical, strength mental, strength moral, but above all strength spiritual which is the one inexhaustible and imperishable source of all other things. If we have strength everything else would be added to us easily and naturally. In the absence of strength we are like men in a dream who hands out but cannot seize or strike, who have feet but cannot run.

If Bharat is to strive, she must be made young again. Rushing and billowing stream of energy must be poured into her; her soul must become, as it was on the old times, like the surges, bast, puissant, calm or turbulent at will, an ocean of action or of force. For what is a nation? What is our mother country? It is not a piece of earth, nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind. it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the Shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass force and welded into unity. We have to create strength where it did not exist before, we have to change our natures and become new men with new hearts.

What Sri Aurobindo has said, on that basis Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Nehru were leaders having feet of clay and were inappropriate leaders for nascent Bharat? In fact this is the situation of all congress leaders. As the final count down in the new millennium has already begun, it is appropriate to take stock of what we have accomplished as a nation, and to set new goals to achieve the ideal shared by millions of Bhartiyas. That ideal is of a strong, unified corruption free nation based on Indian spiritual ideals, which has to recognise that every one of its parts contributes for making Bharat the best country in the world in which to live.

We need a stable world. An unstable world produces vast amounts of human misery. Beyond this moral imperative, an unstable world makes it tough to do business for trading nations. Nations around the world are being tugged in two directions: towards chaos, and towards peace and prosperity. The North Atlantic Treaty Alliance brought Europe an unprecedented 50 years of peace. Democratic countries, in general are less likely to go to war. Countries in which civilian rule is legitimate are less likely to go to war. Countries without border problems or minority problems have a much better chance at avoiding strife than other kinds of countries..

Anyone who thinks spending money on the military is diverting money from the well being of its citizens is the victim of fuzzy thinking. Spending money on military is commitment to stability and enterprise and maintaining nation's independence.

The first war of the 21st century has been a learning experience not only for the defenders of freedom but also for and architects of terror. Most significantly, this war has shown that the so-called invincibility of radical Islam is a myth. The sudden collapse of the Taliban, once advertised as the biggest Koranic triumph after the Great Islamic Revolution in Iran, has brought home a plain truth: the regime of the faithful was an occupation army of barbarians who had won only the terrain, not the mind. The winner is placed continents away, and that is the other major lesson of this war. If you have the national will and a leadership vision to execute it the military prowess is only complementary you can make the tormentor run. That is what America has achieved.

America has set an example by winning this war. What the US experienced on September 11 was unique only in size and spectacle. Bharat has been living through the terror of radical Islam the biggest enemy of civil society and follower of ideology of terror for years. There is desire and national will for justice, but where is the leader - and the vision thing? There are words and words on Kashmir, but no action plan. There is today an international and civilisation consensus on the medieval horror of jihad. Bharat should capitalise on this consensus for its own national well being. Let the wreckage of the Taliban be an inspiration for Bharatiya leaders to destroy terror of followers of Semitic religions completely from Bharat forever.

Secularism has made Hindus weak. On the name of secularism all kinds of insults are heaped upon Hindus, and Hindus are not able to do any kind of thing. Bharat must be made a Hindu Rastra and the constitution of Bharat must be Hindu constitution. All Hindu organisations must deal sternly, harshly with secular and pseudo-secular Hindus first of all without any mercy. To teach a lesson to pseudo-secular-Hindus, some of these people must be sent to the other world. English press of Bharat and the world is against Hindus. Hindus cannot do anything to the world English press, but English press of Bharat must be destroyed.

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