Many may feel that talking about the ‘Hindu Nation’ when practically nothing is happening in this direction at the physical level is an exaggeration; however, Saints who know the future have already sensed the bright future. Many people are curious to learn more about the ‘Hindu Nation’. Detailed information on this topic will be made available to the readers in this column every fortnight
1. Definition and synonyms
1A. ‘Hindu Nation’ is a gathering of upright people striving for the welfare of the universe !
In the Holy text Merutantra, the origin of the word ‘Hindu’ is – ‘He who destroys the inferior Raja-Tama components is a ‘Hindu’. He who hates the Raja-Tama-predominant inferior components and the inferior karmas at the physical, verbal and mental levels resulting from these, meaning, he whose conduct is sattvik, is a Hindu. Such Sattva-predominant people renounce selfish thoughts of ‘me and mine’, and think of the well being of the world. There are many such examples in history
1. Our Sages had a slogan – ‘Let us make the entire world cultured, meaning, spiritually evolved’.
2. As per the Upanishads, ‘It is people with a narrow mind, who strive for a sense of belonging and think on the lines of ‘He is mine, he is not mine’. Broad-minded and kind-hearted people feel that the entire world is their own family.
3. In the Holy text Bhavarthadipika, Sant Dnyaneshwar has said, ‘The entire universe is my family’. In His famous ‘Pasayadan’, He has prayed for the welfare of the world.
4. Samartha Ramdas Swami had said, ‘I am concerned about the entire world !’
The true definition of ‘Hindu Nation’ is – A Nation of Sattva-predominant people (Rulers and the subjects) striving for the welfare of the world as expected by Spiritual Masters on matters pertaining to Dharma.
‘Sanatan Dharma is the foundation of ethics and the Sattva-component. To protect Sattva-predominant ethics (Truth, virtuous conduct, benevolence, control over sense organs etc.), it is intended that ‘Sovereign system of governance as per Sanatan (Hindu) Dharma’ be addressed in the Constitution and the Nation be structured accordingly.’
1B 1. Divine Kingdom : A social arrangement that is a culmination of Divine resolve that cares about the emancipation of not only humans, animals, birds, insects, ants, trees and creepers, but of subtle-most jivas (Embodied souls) too is called a Divine Kingdom!
1B 2. Ramrajya : A Kingdom of Shriram, by Shriram and for Shriram (For devotees of Shriram, meaning, Sattva-predominant people) is Ramrajya.
1C. Establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ means establishing Ramrajya ! : Sugar and its sweetness are commodity and character respectively. There is non-duality between the two. Similarly, there is non-duality between God (commodity) and His (Sanatan) Dharma (character); hence, establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ means establishing Dharma (or God), meaning, establishing the Divine Kingdom (Ramrajya) !
2. Ideals for establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’
The Kingdom of Shriram is remembered even after millions of years; for, it was the most ideal Kingdom. We can understand the ideal values of Shriram when compared with the present day politicians from the points given ahead.
1. Politicians today do not take note of complaints of the citizens. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram not only took note of even a wrong complaint by a washerman, but abandoned his innocent wife too.
2. Politicians today do not abide by Dharma; they violate all the restrictions of Dharma. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram was known as Maryadapurushottam (Best among the best who abides by every restriction in Dharma).
3. Politicians today promise development to citizens in every election, but do not keep their promises. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram is renowned as ‘Ekavachani (One who keeps His word)’.
4. Politicians today do not leave their chairs (meaning, power) even after being found guilty in corruption cases. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram selflessly renounced His Kingdoms of Ayodhya first, then Kishkindha and later Lanka for others, due to His attitude of detachment to worldly matters.
5. Politicians today are unable to find solutions on the health problems of the citizens. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram gave Ramrajya, which was free from untimely deaths and diseases.
6. Politicians today are making the borders of the Nation unsafe by letting infiltrators in, they are losing diplomatic battles with the enemy Nations as well as Maoists and terrorists everyday. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram demolished His enemy (Ravan) by performing Ashwamedha Yadnya.
7. Politicians today indulge in corruption and make the citizens suffer malnutrition. Whereas, the Ideal King Shriram gave Ramrajya, which was prosperous and ideal in all aspects and beneficial.
Thus, Prabhu Shriram is the real ideal for the ‘Hindu Nation’.
B. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj had set the goal of establishing the ‘Hindavi Swarajya’ and achieved it in his life. The ideals set while performing any task are of victorious heroes, and not of losers. This is the principle in considering Shivaji Maharaj as an ideal for organisations in Bharat