We’re amidst an interesting yet an important discussion on Vidura’s advice with regards to listening and propagating the “Dharma” at important junctures. In due course of the previous episode we’ve witnessed Vidura explaining that it is not just enough if we listen to “Mahatmas” and follow the footsteps of “Dharma” in our lives. It is also important that we propagate the “Dharma” when we witness an “Adharma” happening in front of our eyes. At a time when something wrong is happening, it is our bound duty to criticize the wrong happening and to try and resurrect it in the right direction as per the prescribed “Dharma”. For instance, if we happen to come across an unethical happening like bribery or any form of harassment on people in the organization where we work, should we just keep quiet about it or should we fight against the people who propagate such wrongdoings? This is always a sensitive and a debatable topic – Many of us might think that unless and until the problem comes on us, why bother about it! If nothing is affecting us directly and if someone else is getting affected, why go and poke our nose unnecessarily into the matter?
But the question here is that, is this the right approach? What if tomorrow, this same problem comes to us? For instance, if we are in the tenth floor of a multi-storeyed building and if there’s a major fire accident in the ground floor, can I ignore it and sit inside the building by saying that the fire is only on the ground floor and not for us? Shouldn’t we evacuate the building as quickly as possible? What is the guarantee that the fire would not spread quickly to the tenth floor? It can spread within minutes, if it is an intense fire! Similarly, can we keep quiet if a problem occurs to someone who works with us in the same organization? What if tomorrow that same problem occurs to me? Isn’t it a necessity that we push for a corrective action immediately by reiterating the “Dharma” at our work? We should give it a serious thought!
Moreover in the last episode we had concluded by talking a little bit about one of the modern day’s biggest challenges to our Hindu Sanaathana Dharma. In some parts of India, we are witnessing a silent, yet a powerful movement by anti-Hindu groups to aggressively convert many innocent Hindu people into their own religions according to their whims and fancies. This is a time where there is a threat looming large for our Hindu religion’s existence and yet, most of us are insulated to it and rarely raise our voice against those anti-social elements trying to challenge our age-old traditions. Some groups have even gone on to challenge certain important traditions with respect to the constitution of the country and sadly we Hindus are silently falling prey to their “false propaganda”! This is because, we are quiet when we shouldn’t be! We’re not raising our voice and fighting for our “Dharma” when it has to be done!
One good example is the recent issue on the Shabarimala temple. Who are the courts to challenge the traditions of our Sanaathana Dharma? All of us now know the inefficiency of our judicial system, but when it comes to matters like these, the judiciary will “act” as if they’re the most efficient system in the world! My question here is, who the hell is the Supreme Court to question and challenge the age-old traditions of our Hindu Sanaathana Dharma? Our forefather, ancesstors, great Maharishis have given us ways and guidelines to worship Bhagawan and they’ve been epitomes in following those guidelines and to reach Bhagawan’s feet! Hence these things are beyond stupid and baseless questioning. What does the Supreme Court know about the sanctity of the holy Shabarimala temple? What right does the Supreme Court has to promulgamate laws in its own whims and fancies to hurt the sentiments of millions of Hindu people across the world? If the Supreme Court has that much of guts and audacity, why doesn’t it propagate entry of women into mosques all over the country? Why doesn’t the Supreme Court ban illegal slaughters of cows and other animals during the so-called other religions’ festivals? Why is the court interfering only into the matters pertaining the Hindu Sanaathana Dharma? Moreover, who the hell is a court to decide that we shouldn’t burst crackers during Deepavali day? Shouldn’t all of us Hindus unite together to fight down this inefficient judiciary system of ours? Here is where the problem lies – At times of critical need, we just remain mute spectators to the dictatorship of an inefficient and a useless supreme court, which tries to exhibit its superiority! At all other times, the supreme court proves its inefficiency and drags cases on and on for twenty years without a verdict! Whereas, if it comes to religious matters – specially matters pertaining to Hinduism, the Supreme court is up in arms to deliver a shitty shameless verdict immediately! How stupid is it?
Hence the important message from today’s episode is that, at times of crucial junctures wherein our Hinud Sanaathana Dharma is under threat from anti-Hindu elements including the useless Indian judiciary system, we Hindus should step in and try our best to propagate our “Dharma” to the world and save our religion from the clutches of these anti-social elements! It is to be reminded to our readers once more that I’m not trying to derogate the Indian judicial system. That’s not the point here. All what I’m trying to say is that, the judiciary should mind its own business and not poke its nose into religious matters like this, which only tries to challenge one religion and not others!
So for today, let us all lend a serious thought and try to join hands to protect our Hindu Sanaathana Dharma, which is the need of the hour! We shall wait till the next episode to witness more of Vidura’s messages. Stay tuned!