Be Integral, radiant part of establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ and preserve the Guru-disciple tradition !
H.H. Dr. Jayant Athavale
Gurupournima is the day to express gratitude unto the Guru. The real mission of the Guru is to turn the materialistic society towards sadhana (Spiritual practice) and help a true disciple attain Moksha (Final Liberation). Real disciples tread this path alone and perform samashti (Spiritual practice for the spread of Spirituality) mission throughout their lives. Sacrificing mind-body-wealth in the samashti mission of the Guru is the disciple’s real gratitude unto Him.
The Guru-disciple tradition has contributed to the society in no small measure. This glorious tradition has evolved the Hindu society morally, culturally and spiritually. History testifies that whenever Dharma faced lassitude, the Guru-disciple tradition took active part in the process of reinstatement of Dharma.
Today, since the society is practicing unrighteous ways of life, the spiritual strength of the Nation has reduced. In the name of Dharma, unrighteous behaviour is practiced rampantly. In short, the soul of Sanatan Dharma is missing and its lifeless skin has remained. Hence, it has become inevitable that Dharma be reinstated.
Today, reinstatement of Dharma means creation of an ideal, alternative system of governance based on Dharma. Brahmatej and Kshatratej (Radiance of a Kshatriya) are the two aspects necessary for reinstatement of Dharma. On the strength of sadhana, most Saints and spiritual organisations like Sanatan Sanstha are nurturing spiritual strength, that is, Brahmatej; whereas, to change the pathetic state of the Nation, nationalist and devout organisations, periodicals and intellectuals are actively working at the physical, psychological and intellectual levels respectively. They are all nurturing Kshatratej. The nature of this mission is given ahead.
Taking actual physical action for reinstatement of Dharma, for example, preventing harm to Dharma, organising rallies against harm to Dharma, taking direct action (protesting lawfully) etc. As per the present times, this aspect has 10% importance.
As per the principle ‘Unless national and religious feelings are awakened, action does not take place’.Hindus in general should be educated on the concept of reinstatement of Dharma and be inspired to become proactive for this noble cause, for example, giving educative articles in newspapers, periodicals etc, giving speeches etc. As per the present times, this too has 10% importance.
Giving direction to the Hindu society for reinstatement of Dharma, for example, presenting scholarly analysis of threats to the Hindus, providing intellectual strength to organisations. As per the present times, this aspect too has 10% importance.
Performing spiritual practice to be able to provide spiritual strength to the physical, psychological and intellectual mission for reinstatement of Dharma, for example, to chant or perform Yadnyas (Sacrificial fires) for fulfilment of a task. As per the present times, this aspect has immense importance at 70%.
In addition to the Guru-disciple tradition and spiritual sects, every Hindu should perform the task of Kshatratej (at the physical, psychological and intellectual levels) and Brahmatej (at the spiritual level) as per his ability for reinstatement of Dharma and nurture the Guru-disciple tradition. O Hindus ! From this year’s Gurupournima, be proactive towards the reinstatement of Dharma and be an integral, radiant part of the historic event of establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’.
– (H.H.) Dr. Athavale (Source of Inspiration for Sanatan Sanstha)