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 commencing from this issue.
There are many misconceptions about the ‘Hindu Nation’, most of which are a part of the propaganda by atheists and so-called progressive elements. These people have an allergy to anything that begins with the word ‘Hindu’. However, there are many prudent thinkers, intelligentsia and readers who can peruse the perspectives here without any prejudice before finally forming their own opinion. Here we introduce the subject.
One speciality of Hindu Dharma and the subcontinent of Bharat is that remarkable incidents of the future have been pronounced much before they have actually taken place. Sage Valmiki, whose brilliance was unparalleled, first compiled Ramayan. It is only after its compilation that Prabhu Shriram, the Incarnation of Shri Vishnu, was born and the historic Ramrajya materialised on the earth.
Before the birth of Bhagawan Shrikrushna a too there was an Akashvani (Divine message). Bhagawan Shrikrushna, whose birth was as per the Akashvani, established Dharma (Righteousness) and Dharmarajya (Dharma-based Kingdom) was re-established on the earth.
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, an authority on Spirituality, first put forth the thought that the Divine Kingdom (meaning, the ‘Hindu Nation’) will be established in Bharat in 2023. After this farsighted declaration, He has been writing consistently on the subject of the ‘Hindu Nation’ at the intellectual as well as the spiritual level. It is in these thoughts that the seed of the ideal structure of the Nation, meaning, establishment of Dharma is placed.
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. Making efforts in this direction is our spiritual practice.
The Holy text under the same name is a collection of thoughts pertaining only to the direction to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’ from among the writings on the subject of the ‘Hindu Nation’ by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale. It includes notes and articles He has written on the subject from time to time.
Many scholars have defined the ‘Hindu Nation’ based on Geography, History, Culture and Philosophy. On the other hand, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale has elucidated the subject from the spiritual perspective. It can be easily deduced from this Holy text that establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ not only in Bharat (that teaches the world the expansive spiritual philosophy of benevolence of the world) but the entire world, is a spiritual process.
Great personalities such as Swatantryaveer Savarkar, Dr. Hedgewar (first Sarsanghachalak [Chief] of RSS), H.H. Golwalkar Guruji put forth their thoughts on the ‘Hindu Nation’ very powerfully.
Sadly, the sub-continent of Bharat, which was inherently a ‘Hindu Nation’, became a ‘secular Nation’ after Independence, and the glowing concept of the ‘Hindu Nation’ was eclipsed.
Ramrajya (Rule of Shriram, which also means the rule of Righteousness) is being labelled a myth in the same region where it was actually established. Efforts are being made to push the ‘Hindavi Swarajya (Hindu self-rule)’, meaning, ‘Hindu Nation’ established by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj into oblivion, and under the pretext of a secular kingdom, paint it green.
The ‘Hindu Nation’ is being equated with fanaticism deliberately. Secularism has caused enough problems for the Nation and yet, those who have blind faith in secularism want Bharat to continue to be a secular Nation. The concept of the ‘Hindu Nation’ does not even exist in their realm. They are ignorant of the fact that the real issue is not a secular Nation or a ‘Hindu Nation’. In the next 2-3 years, the issue that will take prominence is – What will survive – ‘Islamic state’ or the ‘Hindu Nation’.
Under these circumstances, only a thought process that is directed at uniting the Hindus can protect our Nation and establish the ‘Hindu Nation’. So that the yearning for the ‘Hindu Nation’ transforms into a seed of success, there has to be uniformity in thought, speech and conduct pertaining to the ‘Hindu Nation’ of the Hindu society.
This Holy text is a guide to the various constituents of the Hindu society (such as Hindu organisations, sects, Saints, advocates, scholars etc.). It elaborates on what needs to be done to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’.
By taking inspiration from the encouraging thoughts of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, may each reader be motivated to shoulder the responsibility of establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ in Bharat to the best of his ability, which will give the spiritual experience of Ramrajya and may each reader work tirelessly to accomplish this mission at the physical, psychological, intellectual and spiritual levels – this is our prayer at the Holy feet of Prabhu Shriram.