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Importance of Hindu Dharma, the need for Hindus to abide by Righteousness and perform spiritual practice

June 17th 2013
Jyeshtha Shukla Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115

Index

1. Preface

2. Ancient nature of Hindu Dharma

3. Uniqueness of Hindu Dharma

4. Hindu culture and western culture

5. Importance of Hindu Dharma and the need to abide by Dharma in daily life

6. Importance of spiritual practice as per Hindu Dharma

7. Need for Hindus across the world to observe Hindu Dharma in daily life

8. Efforts required to reinstate Hindu Dharma throughout the world

9. Efforts of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to reinstate Dharma

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1. Preface

1A. I pay obeisance at the Holy feet of Bali island’s Deity of worship Shri Chandidevi, Deity of the village, Deity of the place and Deity of reinstatement of Dharma, Bhagawan Shrikrushna.

1B. I also pay obeisance at the Holy feet of my Sadguru H. H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale who taught me spiritual practice, who elucidated to me the uniqueness of Hindu Dharma and bestowed me with Sainthood.

1C. Saints are the manifest form of God and the splendour of Hindu Dharma. I pay obeisance at the Holy feet of such Saints who have graced this occasion with their presence on the stage. I also pay obeisance to all the invitees and begin my topic.

1D. When I was informed of the invitation to a Hindu summit in Bali, I thought to myself that ‘Indonesia is a foreign country’. Hence, out of curiosity as I started reading various matter about Indonesia and Bali Island, I realised that this is a land of Hindus only. When we examine the history of this land till the 13th century, we realise that it is filled with Hindu culture only. This was the motherland of many Hindu royal families and kings such as Shrivijay, Shailendra, Sanjay, Mataram, the Majapahit empire etc. This land has been associated with Bharat since times immemorial. The Purans mention this land as ‘Dwipantar Bharat’, meaning, Bharat beyond the seas. When I read its glorious history, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I felt deeply grateful unto my Guru and the organisers of this Summit who gave me the opportunity to visit a country which was a part of the ‘Hindu Nation’ five hundred years ago and to meet my Dharma-brethren in Indonesia. The ancient temples here are testimony to their warm relationship with the Hindu Dharma for thousands of years. Hence, for me, this Summit is memorable. I am indeed grateful to the organisers for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to perform Dharma-seva in the land that proudly displays the symbols of Hindu Dharma.

2. Ancient nature of Hindu Dharma

We endeavour to make Bharat a ‘Hindu Nation’. Today, we are endeavouring to make only one Nation a ‘Hindu Nation’; but do we know that in the ancient times, the entire world followed Sanatan Dharma ? Let me give a few examples. The Bahai faith came into existence 137 years ago. The Sikh religion, which was created to protect the Hindus, came into existence 300 to 500 years ago. However, some people tried to separate the Sikhs from Hindu Dharma with the aim of getting the benefit of being a minority. They do not consider themselves Hindus. There was not a single Christian 2100 years ago; nor was there any Buddhist or Jain 2600 years ago. There was no Parsi or worshipper of fire 3500 years ago. There was no Jew 4000 years ago. Jews came into existence from Abraham’s time. Then, who existed more than 4000 years ago ? The obvious answer is – the followers of Sanatan Dharma, meaning, Hindus throughout the world. I will give you proof of this.

2A 1. Inca and Mayan culture in the America continents : If we try to trace our descendants or ancestors we have to conduct a DNA test; but to identify some object, we must look for some pattern. The pattern of Inca and Mayan cultures in the Americas is the same as that of Sanatan Dharma.

2A 2. European continent and Hitler : Let me ferry you across the seas to the European continent. You are all aware that Hitler was a Dictator in Europe for some time. Hitler’s flag carried the swastik sign. How did the swastik sign reach Europe ? ‘Swastik’ is indisputable proof that followers of Sanatan Dharma existed in Europe too.

2A 3. Evidence that followers of Sanatan Dharma have existed in East-Indonesia since the ancient times
A. Images of Deity Hanuman can be seen even today on roads in East-Indonesia.
B. Thailand is a small Nation. The throne of the king is called ‘Ayodhya’ here. Is this not proof enough that followers of Sanatan Dharma existed in Thailand too ?

What I wish to enumerate is that though our countries are different, our philosophy, actions, faith etc. are associated with Hindu Dharma. We may be a minority in this country, but we should be grateful that we are getting the opportunity to represent an ancient and God-created Hindu Dharma. We should be proud of our Hindu culture.

3. Uniqueness of Hindu Dharma


3A.Sanatan Dharma has not been created by human beings : All religions have some founder. The Sanatan Hindu Dharma has no founder; it has not been created by human beings. At the time of creation of the universe, Deity Brahmadev undertook penance and gave shape to the same Vedas which existed in the earlier kalpas or times. The Vedas contain Divine knowledge obtained through meditation by thousands of Sages. Most Sages have not written their own names in the verses of the Vedas. As a culmination of these aspects, Sanatan Dharma came into existence; even now Sages are adding to the Vedas by obtaining knowledge through the intellect bequeathed on them. Since the doctrines of Sanatan Dharma are eternal, not even a slight change can be effected in them. Due to the foreign invaders, most of our Holy texts faded into oblivion in the interim period.

3B. Importance of 33 crore Deities and their tasks : Behind every aspect of Hindu Dharma, there is an extraordinary science. If we study each science, we will understand the uniqueness of Hindu Dharma. There are 33 crore Deities in Hindu Dharma. People obsessed with one-God theory might consider this amusing; but let me expand on the underlying science. Today medical science has advanced to a great extent. What does this mean ? About 50-100 years ago, one doctor only would prescribe medicines to all people for all diseases. Today, there are a number of branches in medical science according to the disease. There are different specialists for women, children and the new-born. If we apply the yardstick of science to this fact, it would mean that more the branches of medical science, more advanced is medical science. Hindu Deities carry out their tasks according to this principle. The task and characteristic of each Deity are diverse. Shri Ganapati is the Deity of knowledge; whereas, Hanuman is the Deity who eliminates negative energies. Thus, each Deity of the Hindus has a different role to play. In today’s times, visiting only one doctor for all ailments such as heart disease, disease of the urinary tract, blood disorders, cancer etc. would be ridiculous. Similarly, if we worship a Deity after obtaining knowledge about the associated task and after understanding worship of which Deity Principle is essential for us, our spiritual progress will be faster.

3C. One principle in Hindu Dharma – ‘There are as many temperaments as there are people and corresponding paths of spiritual practice’ : One important principle in Hindu Dharma is – ‘There are as many temperaments as there are people and corresponding paths of spiritual practice’. Every individual on earth has a different temperament and ability, and thus, the paths of spiritual practice for God-realisation will also be different. Keeping in mind that an individual should be allowed to follow a path which suits his temperament most, Hindu Dharma teaches various paths of spiritual practice such as Karmayoga (Path of Action), Bhaktiyoga (Path of Devotion), Dnyanyoga (Path of Knowledge), Hathayoga (Path of Deliberate Rigour) etc.

There are thousands of Holy texts in Hindu Dharma on the science of Spirituality. If we wish to study each, we will have to take many births; however, in Hindu Dharma there is no compulsion to study these Holy texts. The philosophy in Holy texts such the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Shrimadbhagwadgita etc. is so absolute that if we study even one Holy text and practice its tenets in our daily life, we can easily reach the state of God-realisation.

I need to state all this mainly because not a single Deity, not a single path of spiritual practice nor a single Holy text in Hindu Dharma has been imposed on the Hindus. We are permitted to have faith in any Deity or can follow the tenets propounded in any Holy text in daily life and reach the state of God-realisation. This is the uniqueness of Hindu Dharma. This is the all-encompassing pervasiveness of Hindu Dharma. This is the proof of the greatness of Hindu Dharma.
3D. Unique Guru-disciple tradition : The ‘Guru-disciple’ tradition is the most precious gem of the great Hindu culture. A Sanskrut verse says – , which means – The disciple can attain Final Liberation only with the grace of the Guru. The Guru and the disciple are like two lamps. If we touch the wick of a lamp that is without oil with a lit lamp even a hundred times, it will not light up. The oil and wick in the lamp of a disciple are his loyalty, faith and devotion. If he has all these ingredients, his spiritual progress is assured when he is in the company of his Guru.

There are many examples of ideal Guru-disciple pairs in Hindu culture such as Sage Vasistha and Shriram, Sage Sandipani and Shrikrushna, Bhagawan Shrikrushna and Arjun, Arya Chanakya and Chandragupta etc. The glory of Hindu Dharma remained intact and flourished because of the supreme Guru-disciple tradition. Due to the Guru-disciple tradition, the knowledge in the Vedas have reached us over lakhs of years through the word of mouth. The Guru-disciple tradition has performed the Divine task of perpetuating the Chaitanya-enriched culture of knowledge such as 14 disciplines of learning, 64 arts, all sciences, Purans, Holy scriptures etc. to the next generation over lakhs of years. Hence, we Hindus have a great debt towards the Guru-disciple tradition. To repay this debt, we should abide by Hindu Dharma in our daily life. To achieve this, we should educate ourselves on Dharma and educate other Hindus too.

3E. Hindu Dharma considers compassion in human beings sacred : Other sects preach that ‘man is a sinner and God sends His Prophet to the earth for his emancipation’. This presumption considers that man suffers from defects and all the authority to emancipate him has been given to the Prophet. Man is bound to accept the greatness of the Prophet and serve him without question. However, Hindu Dharma believes differently. It considers compassion in human beings sacred.

3F. Hindu Dharma has the strong support of philosophy and knowledge of the soul : The followers of other sects convert people through the fear of the sword and lure of money. However, the Hindu Dharma has the strong support of philosophy and knowledge of the soul. Culture and sanskars, meaning, subconscious impressions are created out of a comprehensive philosophy. This aspect is not found elsewhere.

3G. Not pleasure, but sacrifice is the culture of Hindu Dharma : Hindu Dharma teaches us to travel from nature to culture. It teaches that man should use the natural resources for his spiritual emancipation. On the contrary, other sects tell us to use natural resources for personal pleasure.

3H. Bharat is the Guru of the world due to Hindu Dharma : Bharat is the Guru of the world because of Hindu Dharma in Bharat. Four Vedas, Upanishads, 18 Purans were created in Bharat. All the philosophies in the world are included in these scriptures. Even today, there is a Saint in each District of Bharat. Today, Bharat has the maximum number of Saints and Gurus of the world. The Sadgurus and Paratpar Gurus are only in Bharat. Hence, Bharat is known as the Guru of the world.

4. Hindu culture and western culture

Today, the entire world is influenced by western culture. Attempts are being made to brand the western diet, behaviour, customs, etiquettes etc. as the best. As a consequence, many Hindus have started aping western culture. The ancient Bharatiya Sages and Seers, who are our deceased ancestors, had taken great care to ensure that every act in Hindu culture becomes sattvik, meaning, helps in God-realisation. This is true not because I am saying so; it has been proved with the help of science too. Spiritual Science Research Foundation carried out some experiments with the help of modern technology to understand the difference between Hindu culture and western culture. These have proved that acts in Hindu culture are sattvik, meaning, help in God-realisation and the acts in western culture are Raja-Tama-predominant meaning they take man away from God. Let us see a slide show on this topic.
1. ‘Hello’ and ‘Namaskar’
2. Cutting a ribbon and breaking a coconut
3. Birthday as per the English calendar and birthday as per the Hindu lunar Almanac
4. ‘Handshake’ and ‘Namaskar’ with the hands joined
5. Letting the hair be loose and tying it
6. Non-vegetarian and vegetarian diet
From this you would have left with no doubt that Hindu culture is superior to western culture. Let us now resolve to behave as per Hindu culture at home as well as in the Hindu community in our daily life.

5. Importance of Hindu Dharma and the need to abide by Dharma in daily life

5A. Importance of Dharma : God incarnates to protect Dharma. Virtuous people protect Dharma. Good people abide by Dharma in daily life.
1. He who protects Dharma is protected by Dharma.
2. He who abides by Dharma is nurtured by Dharma.
3. Dharma nurtures the character of the one who behaves within the limits of Dharma.
King Shibi was a great soul committed to Dharma (Righteousness). King Rantidev was also a great soul. King Yudhishthir too was a great soul. These great souls became immortal and got a place in Bhagawatlok (For example, Vishnulok). The world reveres great souls.

5B. When we follow Hindu culture, we abide by Dharma : Performing daily religious acts, for example, worshipping, performing Arati, celebrating festivals and religious festivals after understanding their underlying spiritual science as also following family rituals and traditions means abiding by Dharma. While performing spiritual practice for God-realisation, it is also very important to abide by Dharma; because through various paths of worship in Hindu culture, religious and Holy festivals, religious behaviour, types of diet etc. and even through every action in daily life, our Sattva component will increase, which means our spiritual practice will take place. Such a provision is available only in Hindu Dharma. This is another characteristic of Hindu Dharma. Abiding by Hindu Dharma in daily life will lead to getting close to God.

Abiding by Dharma in daily life, the individual progresses from action to karma (Action which gives rise to destiny), from karma to bhav (Spiritual emotion), from bhav to gratitude and from gratitude to a sense of surrender. This means we should perform every act by surrendering ourselves to God. Our deceased ancestors have performed such acts for many years; but we have forgotten these acts due to the influence of western culture. We should make concerted efforts to practice them again.
1. Instead of a handshake, do ‘Namaskar’ by joining the hands,
2. Instead of on the English date, celebrate a birthday as per the Hindu lunar Almanac and by performing aukshan (Waving a lit lamp)
3. Women should apply a round dot of kumkum and men should apply a tilak to the forehead before leaving the house.
4. Women should wear clothes as per the Hindu culture not only on auspicious occasions but at other times too
5. Begin a conversation on the telephone or mobile by greeting with a ‘Namaskar’ or ‘Jai Shriram’
6. Visit a temple and have darshan of a Deity at least once a day
7. Visit the temple of your Family Deity once a year to perform family rituals
These are a few examples of abiding by Dharma in daily life. When these are performed not only as acts, but by understanding their underlying spiritual science, we will benefit spiritually to a greater extent. The objective of abiding by Dharma is that we spiritualise every aspect in life, meaning, live Dharma as conceived by God. When these acts are performed with immense bhav, the individual’s spiritual progress is faster. Hence, we should look at the act of abiding by Dharma as a religious duty unto Dharma.

5C. Benefits of abiding by Dharma : Valmikiramayan (Aranyakand, Sarg 7, Shloka 26) says :
Meaning : Wealth follows Dharma and virtuous conduct. Dharma bestows happiness. Abiding by Dharma, all objectives of life are fulfilled. Everything takes place in the world as per Dharma.
In brief, abiding by Dharma will bestow happiness, peace, success and wellbeing. Hence, let us pledge to abide by Dharma in the following manner –
1. I will abide by Dharma
2. I will behave within the limits of Dharma
3. My daily transactions in life will be as per principles of Dharma
4. I will become an ideal individual devoted to Dharma
5. I will consider Dharma to be everything in my life

6. Importance of spiritual practice as per Hindu Dharma

While abiding by Dharma in daily life, it is necessary for everyone to perform spiritual practice. Manifesting divinity in man is the only eternal goal of Hindu Dharma. Life without Dharma is life without oxygen. In other words, the individual who lacks the foundation of Dharma in life is as good as lifeless. There are spiritual causes underlying 80% of man’s physical, psychological and other problems in life. These can be overcome only through spiritual practice.
Dharma is the soul of life. It is necessary to take the soul to its eternal self, that is, to Moksha or Final Liberation or God. To achieve this, with daily actions as per Hindu Dharma, we should also perform spiritual practice. Spiritual practice means efforts required daily for God-realisation and eliminating the undesirable aspects in the self.

A Hindu is one who has eliminated all lowly tendencies, meaning, Raja and Tama components.
If we consider this meaning of the word ‘Hindu’, we should ponder whether our behaviour really suits this definition. Hindu is a Sattva-predominant attitude. Hindu means a seeker. Hindu is an individual whose pursuit of life is only to sing devotional songs in praise of God because he is overwhelmed with the Sattva attitude and relentlessly strives for God-realisation. To become a good seeker, we should perform spiritual practice.

6A. Importance of Hindu Dharma can be understood only through spiritual practice : A Hindu is one who performs spiritual practice. A Saint has said, “Without spiritual practice, we cannot get momentum in our journey to the next higher subtle-region after death. Without the momentum, we cannot be emancipated spiritually and without getting emancipated, there is no Liberation.’ If we try to understand the importance of Hindu Dharma or God theoretically only without performing spiritual practice, we will not realise what true Hindu Dharma is. To experience the greatness of Dharma or to spiritually experience God-realisation, it is necessary to perform spiritual practice. What I am describing to you now has only 2% importance and your action on what I have said has 98% importance; because it is your action, meaning, spiritual practice only which will take you close to God. We cannot comprehend the sweetness of sugar without tasting it. Similarly, unless we perform spiritual practice, God will not give any spiritual experience.
With spiritual practice, man becomes committed to Dharma and his soul energy gets awakened. The mission to serve Dharma, meaning, spreading Dharma becomes effective when it is performed by an individual whose soul energy is awakened. Such a mission has God’s blessings. We should remember that through spiritual practice, man can live a stress-free and happy life.

6B. Accomplishment of human life is in God-realisation : We are caught in the vicious cycles of birth and death due to our merits or bad deeds and demerits or good deeds. The soul which keeps us alive is particle fraction of God and it yearns to merge with God. However, due to sanskars of merits and demerits, we are caught in the cycles of birth and death. God has given us human life for getting liberated from these cycles, that is, to perform spiritual practice and realise God. However, since we are unaware of this eternal knowledge, our life is sprinkled with happiness-unhappiness and births-deaths. While merit is the cause of happiness, demerit gives rise to unhappiness. There is no end to merits-demerits. Hence, we are destined to be born repeatedly in the species of various animals or human being. To put an end to the untold miseries of births-deaths, we should merge with God. The accomplishment of human life is in God-realisation only.

6C. Everyone should adopt that path of spiritual practice which suits his temperament : Taking into account the individual temperament, everyone should to decide on the path of spiritual practice to follow. If someone is good at meditating, he can select Dhyanyoga or the Path of meditation. If someone finds Bhaktiyoga or the Path of devotion easy, he should follow it. Whatever be the path of spiritual practice, it is important to be regular in performing spiritual practice.

6D. Whatever be the path of spiritual practice, we have to go through the stages of seeker-disciple-Saint-Guru in this journey : While performing spiritual practice, we should remember a simple rule. Going from the first standard to the second, from the second to the third etc. is the path of our progress; staying put in the fifth standard for many years is not progress. On the same analogy, while performing spiritual practice, we should pay attention whether we are getting spiritual experiences of the next stage or not. The journey in wordly life of an individual begins from the first standard. Similarly, when an individual performs spiritual practice according to any path, his first goal should be to become a good seeker. Upon performing spiritual practice, the individual goes through the stages of seeker-disciple-Saint-Guru-Sadguru-Paratparguru and then merges with God and attains completeness.

6E. Spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga : Some may think that there are many paths of spiritual practice in Hindu Dharma. There are 33 crore Deities. Which spiritual practice is most appropriate ? Here, we should remember that though we may perform spiritual practice according to any path, there is no alternative to the Guru for spiritual progress. Hence, it is necessary that we perform spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga. My Guru H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale Himself performed spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga and spread it all over the world. Spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga and H.H. Dr. Athavale’s grace helped 33 seekers reach Sainthood within only 12 years. Many seekers are on the way to becoming Saints. The main characteristic of Gurukrupayoga is that seekers who are presently performing spiritual practice according to any path can perform spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga too for faster spiritual progress. Spiritual practice has 8 aspects of chanting, satsang, satseva, sacrifice for absolute truth, love without expectations, personality defect removal, ego removal and efforts to awaken bhav.

The first stage in spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga is to chant God’s Name. Our scriptures recommend that any man should chant the Name of his Female Family Deity for worldly and spiritual progress. With the worship of the Female Family Deity, the Guru comes into our lives, and under His guidance, we start the real journey for God-realisation. Hence, I request all Hindus present here to start on the spiritual practice of chanting the Name of their respective Family Deity from today. If they have a Male Family Deity and a Female Family Deity, they should chant the Name of the Female Family Deity. As an example, if the Female Family Deity is Shri Bhavanidevi, they should chant ‘Shri Bhavanidevyai Namaha |’. If there is only a Male Family Deity, for example, Khandoba, they can chant ‘Shri Khandobadevaya Namaha |’. If someone does not know the Name of the Family Deity, he can chant the Name of his favourite Deity, for example, ‘Shri Ganeshaya Namaha |’. In time, the individual will come to know the Name of the Family Deity. With this worship, to ward off distress caused by our unsatisfied deceased ancestors, we should chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta |’ daily for a minimum of 2 hours, which is normally equivalent to 24 turns of a string that contains 108 beads. Depending on the severity of the distress, this chanting can be done for 4 to 6 hours. We should not remain Hindus in namesake. Like Hanumant, we have to chant the Name of God incessantly.

If someone wishes to understand more about spiritual practice as per Gurukrupayoga or has doubts, he should contact us after this programme. Again, if you have any significant spiritual experiences upon commencing chanting, please write to us. We will publish them through periodicals and websites to instil in the society the importance of spiritual practice.

7. Need for Hindus across the world to observe Hindu Dharma in daily life

Hindu Dharma prescribes four pursuits of life – Dharma or righteousness, Artha or material gain, Kam or desire and Moksha or Final Liberation. The western culture revolves around only wealth and desire and a little of Dharma. With the exception of Hindu Dharma, the concept of Moksha does not figure in any other religion. Hence, enjoyment and greed dominate their lives and they have to face unhappiness only in the end. A verse in Sanskrut says – which means that the root cause of all diseases – physical, psychological and spiritual, is Adharma or unrighteousness, meaning, man and society have drifted away from Dharma in daily life. By following western culture, man’s life today has become miserable. In western countries, 50% people have to take psychological treatment some time in their life. They do not have any other solution.
Conversely, which means that the foundation of happiness is in behaving as per Hindu Dharma. It is for this obvious reason only that now some people in foreign countries are following various aspects of Hindu philosophy in life such as vegetarianism, meditation, Yoga, Pranayam, Ayurveda etc. and are leading a happy life. Therefore, Hindus all over the world should remember that the foundation of happiness is in behaving as per Hindu Dharma in daily life and act accordingly.

8. Efforts required to reinstate Hindu Dharma throughout the world

8A. Let us contemplate on what we can do for Hindu Dharma : Bharat is a country which provides spiritual leadership to the world and boasts of a glorious history of Sages and Seers, Saints, Ascetics, great kings and emperors. Saints and Ascetics are tirelessly working towards making Bharat a ‘Hindu Nation’. Many Hindu organisations are involved in this great task. Hindus throughout the world should contemplate on what they can do for Hindu Dharma residing in their own country.

8B. Let us abide by Dharma and protect Hindu Dharma : A Hindu may reside anywhere in the world, but if he abides by Dharma and performs spiritual practice, he can propagate Hindu Dharma. He can impart education on Dharma to Hindus he comes into contact with. The population of Hindus is less elsewhere except in Bharat. Again, since most Hindus do not have education on Hindu Dharma, they are drifting away from abiding by Dharma. When Hindus do not abide by Dharma, it leads to a reduction of Hindutva in them and consequently decline of Hindu Dharma. If we have to prevent such a decline, we should abide by Dharma and protect Hindu Dharma. To impart education on Dharma required for this purpose, we will bring the river of knowledge of Dharma from Bharat to you. Through such a united effort only will the gigantic tree of Hindu Dharma remain standing firm. Arya means civilised. Hence, means ‘Let us make the entire world Arya’. This was the motto of our ancestors. As our religious duty, let us make concerted efforts to fulfil this noble motto.

8C. Let us endeavour to establish the rule of Righteousness (‘Hindu Nation’) : Whatever exists in the subtle body exists in the universe too. This is one principle in Spirituality. Accordingly, if the Hindu Dharma is safe in Bharat, Hindus throughout the world will be safe. If Hindus in Bharat get education on Dharma, Hindus throughout the world will also get education on Dharma. If we have to reinstate Hindu Dharma in the world, we have to first reinstate it in Bharat. This is not possible with the present secular governance system. Secular means unrighteous. That is why, the ‘Hindu Nation’ needs to be reinstated in Bharat. Through this endeavour, the efforts to establish world peace will get a great impetus.

8D. Let us make Hindus abide by Dharma and create an ideal structure of society : This ‘Hindu Nation’ will not be from the political perspective; it will be based on a philosophy that has the foundation of Dharma. The aim of a smooth system of governance in society is that the society adopts some essential aspects such as commitment to Dharma, loyalty to the Nation, a sense of duty, morality and ethics, purity of character etc. To achieve this, Dharma is important because the wellbeing of man is possible only with the help of Dharma. Then, his worldly and spiritual life will progress and he will attain Moksha. Hence, in the rule of Dharma that will be established in the ensuing times, efforts will be made in a manner that the society inculcates the habit of abiding by Dharma. Abidance by Dharma has the power to make an individual virtuous and provide a sense of duty, that is, make the individual an ideal citizen. It is individuals who constitute society. Hence, if every individual abides by Dharma, the process of creating an ideal structure of society will be completed.

8E. Establishing the rule of Dharma (or ‘Hindu Nation’) does not mean a revolution; it is a process of creating universal brotherhood : It is evolution, and not revolution, that takes place in the creation of the rule of Dharma. Destruction is inherent in revolution. In evolution, there is no destruction; but welfare. The subjects are given education on Dharma, their personality defects are eliminated, virtues are inculcated in them and in this way, they are made sattvik. Universal brotherhood is created in it. National Saints and seekers who have God’s grace create the rule of Dharma with the help of their ideals, qualities, culture and experience.

9. Efforts of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to reinstate Dharma

HJS has been making efforts over the past 15 years to reinstate Dharma. These efforts are diverse.
9A. For imparting education on Dharma to Hindus, HJS has been conducting free of cost weekly satsangs in Bharat.

9B. To prevent Hindus from getting battered by various mediums such as religious conversions, Government takeover of temples, anti-Hindu laws, desecration of Idols etc. agitations are held in a lawful manner.

9C. For the Hindus to get education on Dharma and keep them informed about the harm being caused to Dharma, HJS has organised over 980 ‘Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabhas’ all over Bharat in the past 5 years.

9D. To educate devotees at the recently concluded Kumbhamela at Prayag, an exhibition was organised to impart education on Dharma and create awakening about Dharma. This exhibition was visited by over 1 lakh devotees; in addition, over 40 Saints got connected with the mission of HJS through this exhibition.

9E. HJS organised the 1st ‘All India Hindu Convention’ last year with objective of uniting all Hindu organisations in Bharat so as to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’. The 2nd Convention was held from 6th to 10th June 2013. Seventy Hindu organisations from 20 States in Bharat participated in this Convention. Moreover, Hindu organisations from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia were present at this Convention.

Mission of HJS for reinstating Dharma is gaining momentum progressively. Through the medium of this Summit, HJS has reached overseas too. Consequently, the name of this Summit will be written in golden letters in the history of HJS. Therefore, I once again pay gratitude to the organisers of this summit.
The greatness of Hindu Dharma and performing spiritual practice for God-realisation, (which even transcends the greatness of Hindu Dharma), are subjects that are so vast that they can never be covered in a matter of few minutes; however, keeping a track of time, I have to stop now. If any of you want to speak on Hindu Dharma and spiritual practice, or if you have any questions, then meeting you after the programme will be my pleasure.

By paying obeisance at the Holy feet of my Sadguru H. H. Dr. Athavale and the Saints on the stage, I conclude my sharing.

Victory to Arya Sanatan Hindu Dharma !

 

Source:
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