In the previous episode we had witnessed yet another important point of advice from Vidura wherein he talks about the importance of good parenting. As a parental duty we should make sure that our children are educated in the right direction and get them married to the right person, in such a way that their life is well-settled for the future. More than just these duties, it is also important for every parent to inculcate the basic value systems that are prescribed by our “Sanaathana Dharma” for a peaceful and a disciplined living.
This is where we tend to lose out in today’s world of westernization. As discussed in the previous episode, we must make a definitve attempt to inculcate these important value systems, the significance of our Indian culture and traditions to our children, although it might pose a great challenge in doing so. The point is that, just because it might be a challenge, we should never give up on our attempt. As an Indian and as a part of the great religion called “Sanaathana Dharma”, we should always stand up and live up to the expectation.
It is pleasing to witness today that many people from the western countries are trying to embrace our “Sanaathana Dharma” by trying to meticulously following its principles and Dharma. If they’re able to do this, what should stop us from following our own “Sanaathana Dharma”? We should stand up to crush all other anti-Hindu forces that are trying to play havoc in our society and this is the duty of each one of us.
As I’ve mentioned time and again in the past, one of the main purposes of starting and running this blog page over the past two years or so is this – There is an ardent lack of awareness about the significance of our “Sanaathana Dharma” and we’re moving into a stage wherein the “Dharma” and Vedas are slowly getting forgotten. There are many anti-Hindu elements that are trying to raise up their heads, thus posing a major threat to the existence of “Sanaathana Dharma”. However let us not be afraid of this point as nothing can destroy our great religion. As Valmiki Maharishi himself portrays in the Ramayana text ‘ “The Ramayana text would exist and will never lose its significance unless and until the Himalayas, river Ganges, the Sun and the Moon would exist in this world!” This simply means that the Ramayana is virtually undestroyable! If the Ramayana can be undestroyable, how can someone destroy “Sanaathana Dharma”? We’ve witnessed earlier how the Ramayana in itself is a complete package of all the principles of our Sanaathan Dharma put together! Hence all we need to do at this critical testing time is to try and understand the principles of our Indian Dharma and make a sincere effort to pass it on to our younger generation so that they do not get carried away by the whims and fancies of the anti-Hindu groups!
Now moving on further, this is exactly what Vidura explains – We should make sure that we always perform only those activities, which would be of some benefit to us as well as for others. Vidura explains thus:
“Hitam yat sarva bhootaanaam aathmanascha sukhaavaham!!”
Thus Vidura explains clearly that every action of ours should be useful and should be directed towards achieving some benefit. If we monitor our daily activities closely and if we take a statistics, we can witness for ourselves that most of the activities that we do as part of our daily routine would neither benefit us nor others! If we take a paper and a pen and start writing down a list of our daily activities for the past six months to one year, we would come to a state of shock! We would realize how wastefully we’ve spent our precious time. In many cases, it would be alarming that we spend only less than 10% of our time in doing something useful for us and for others! Rest of the 90% goes wasted by gossiping, chit-chatting about unwanted and unimportant things, fighting, arguing, etc. Each of us have developed our own innovative ways of wasting time nowadays! 🙂 Hence there is no point in talking about that any more! All what can be said is that, we should strive a bit harder to convert that 10% gradually into 100% and reduce that 90% gradually to zero! This means that we should make ourselves more productive and try to spend our time in as many useful activities as possible.
This is exactly what we’re discussing right now – Rather than wasting our time in unwanted activities, if we spend our time in knowing and understanding the significance of our “Sanaathana Dharma”, we can use our knowledge to propagate the “Dharma” to the next generation and thus this activity would ensure that the “Dharma” gets protected. If we’re able to do so, this would be of great service to our “Sanaathana Dharma” and I’m hereby taking this opportunity to stress and insist each and every reader of ours to take a conscious step towards this goal.
So for today, let us all take a pledge to spend our time productively in reading and understanding the greatness of our Sanaathana Dharma and try our maximum best to propagate it to the world and specially to the younger generation, so that the whole world benefits out of it. We shall take this point forward in the upcoming tomorrow’s episode as well and discuss it in more detail. Stay tuned! 🙂