In the previous episode we had witnessed yet another important point as mentioned by Vidura wherein he explains the significance of a person’s mental acumen. He added a keynote that with a sound mental ability and an acumen, one can inflict any kind of defeat on another person in such a way that he/she can never get up from that defeated state forever! We’ve seen quite a few examples in today’s life too, wherein intellectual people nail and bash those who come up with baseless arguments. Thus from this point, we should realize that mental ability and acumen is of prime importance when we consider the broader aspect of “Strength”. In other words, the true strength for a person comes only from his/her mental ability, which includes the ability of keeping oneself calm at all situations, the ability to think wisely at critical times, ability to make appropriate and path-breaking decisions at the right time and finally the ability to communicate the ideas that are conceived. If these four abilities are imbibed in a person, this becomes the greatest strength for the opposition to reckon with.
Before we move forward to the next point, we need to witness a small extension of yesterday’s discussion. This is going to be a bit sensitive topic to talk about in a blog like this, however I request readers not to take it as a personal veil of attack motivated towards any individual or a community of people. Even though it is a sensitive topic of discussion, I’m not shying away from taking it up because if I do not take it up, it is going to be a great disservice to our Hindu “Sanaathana Dharma”.
It is sad and unfortunate to note that in many places (especially in the south of India), many anti-Hindu groups (predominantly two other religious communities well known to the readers) are forging and plagiarising important excerpts from our Hindu texts such as Vedas, Bhagawad Gita, etc. and are trying to misinterpret these sacred texts with the sole aim of misleading the common people against Hinduism. The sole aim of these anti-Hindu and anti-India elements is “religious conversion for money”. Let us accept this blunt and hard fact although this is not discussed much in the public domain. If this is not the worst, nowadays it is also astonishing to see that the so-called “fathers” of a religion are trying to pull innocent people into the fold of their baseless religion by inculcating “manthras” that have the sacred syllables of “OM” and “NAMAH”! This is how religious conversions happen in India these days and sadly it is painful to note that we Hindus care a damn for it! Isn’t it our bound duty to protect our “Sanaathana Dharma” from being illegally plagarised for a criminial motive?
This is where I keep repeatedly stressing on the point that we Hindus should learn and understand the important principles of our “Sanaathana Dharma”. For this, we should devote some time amidst our daily routine to understand the significance of our Vedas, Upanishads, Puraanas, Ithihasas, etc. Once we start doing this meticulously, it becomes easy for us to call out the atocricies of the other religions that try to malign our “Sanaathana Dharma”. The main reason today why we’re not able to counter the false claims and propaganda of the anti-Hindu elements is the sheer lack of awareness of the significance of our Sanaathana Dharma. Once we consciously start plugging this big loophole, we would have enough firepower to gun down those baseless and reckless arguments posed by those useless fringe groups.
This is why it becomes important for us to strengthen our mental acumen and this is exactly what Vidura is explaining here too. Once we have the mental acumen, we can defeat any force in this world with ease and as ardent followers of our Hindu “Sanaathana Dharma”, it is compulsory and mandatory for us to understand our sacred texts, so as to stand up against those completely baseless religions who try to target us without even a proper agenda or a narrative other than money power. Just like the famous battle between David and Golliath, an extremely strong and a powerful “Sanaathana Dharma” is being challenged by mediocre and third-rated religions, which do not have any substance to defend themselves. We Hindus should realize our folly of “lack of unity” amongst ourselves, which is the primary focus point for all religious conversions that happen in India. Once we start standing united with each other, trust me, Hindus would be a force to reckon with, and all these fringe elements would be made to run for their money!
So for today let us extend our thought to this extremely important and sensitive issue that is posing a great threat to our “Sanaathana Dharma”. Let us together stand united to defeat these anti-Hindu and anti-India forces with the help of our strong mental acumen. Let us make a conscious effort to learn and understand the principles of our “Sanaathana Dharma” and propagate it to the world. Let us follow Vidura’s advice in this way so that our great Hinduism is protected! We shall wait for the next episode to witness Vidura’s next important piece of advice! Stay tuned! 🙂