Thus far, we’ve reached the end of what was a mega-project that was undertaken last year – The Vidura Neeti, as part of the Mahabharata. As we conclude the Vidura Neeti, we should realize that although King Dhirdiraashtra failed to understand and implement whatever aspects of Dharma that Vidura has explained, we shouldn’t fall into the same trap as King Dhirdiraashtra. We should make it a point to take Vidura’s golden words forward and follow whatever he has told in our daily lives. In the previous episode, we had witnessed King Dhirdiraashtra expressing his helplessness in implementing Vidura’s words to practice. Such shouldn’t be the case in our lives. We’ve to realize that Bhagawan has given us this golden opportunity to learn and understand each of Vidura’s words of advice in detail, and we shouldn’t stop here! We should sit back, take each episode of the Vidura Neeti, analyze it, assimilate whatever Vidura has said, try to relate them to the modern-day life and implement them in practice. This is the greatest service and “Guru Dakshina” that all of us can give to Vidura and Sage Veda Vyaasa. Of course, with the limited time frame and with my limited knowledge on the subject, I’ve tried my best to bring out what Vidura has tried to say. It is now up to all of us to ponder over and try to put these things to practical usage.
Having said that, to summarize in short as to what Vidura has said in this package of Dharma called Vidura Neeti, he stresses on the controlling of our senses, giving respect to women and treating them as Goddess Lakshmi herself, significance of motivation, accumulating wealth and property only by the ways as prescribed by the Dharma and most importantly, developing the intent of sharing whatever wealth or property we have with other people. These are the five main points that Vidura has stressed in the entire Vidura Neeti, time and again through various ways and means, so that King Dhirdiraashtra can understand and realize his folly. If a person who is able to follow all of these principles of Dharma properly and meticulously in his / her life, he / she can lead a happy and a peaceful life for a long tenure, without any hurdles or problems. If a person is able to develop the “Dharma Chintana” (Thought of Dharma), he / she is definitely able to obtain the divine grace of Bhagawan throughout his / her life. This is what Vidura has preached to all of us and as mentioned above, it is up to us to follow Vidura’s words! The ball is in our court now! Let us make the maximum use of the opportunity that is given to us in hand by Bhagawan.
Saying thus, I bow my head in respect to Vidura and Sage Veda Vyaasa first up. Along with these two important people, there are of course innumerable “Aachaaryas” who have meticulously written commentaries after commentaries and it is only because of their dedicated efforts, we’re able to have something in hand to read and benefit. Hence, it is my profound duty to bow down to all the “Aachaaryas” and “Gurus” for their blessings and their dedicated efforts in bringing such “Dharma” to our hands. Of course, our Bhaarata Desha (India) is built only on the foundation of all these principles of Dharma and this is why our country is the epitome of Sanaathana Dharma. It is our duty to bow down to all those people who have sacrificed their lives to protect important texts like these, for the benefit of the future generation like us. All of us know how many invasions have happened in this country for centuries together and how foreigners have looted our country. They might have taken away our wealth and riches, but none could ever destroy our Sanaathana Dharma. This is the unique speciality of our Bhaarata Desha and this can never be the case anywhere in the world!
Finally, I wish to thank all our profound and esteemed readers for your time and timely feedback. Many of you have been writing to me on and off, and your kind words have served as a huge motivation for me to take up mammoth projects like these. I wish to express my sincere apologies to all of you, for my mistakes if any, and personally, I would be very thankful and grateful if all of you can write to me your comments and feedbacks. You can feel free to write your thoughts and I would respect your words with utmost humility. You can write to me on my email – firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have any queries, I’ll try my best to answer all of them.
I once again extend my warm regards to all of you! Finally, last but not the least, all of us owe our greatest respect and love to our beloved Bhagawan Krishna for making this a grand success! May Bhagawan bless all of us in all our endeavours in life!
With this, I’m taking a short break from writing. The break would be just for a few days and I shall come back to you with the next new mega-project. This is going to be a very interesting one for all of us – “Shrimad Bhaagawatha Puraana”. We shall commence the next project very soon and till then, let us invoke the divine grace of Bhagawan and keep waiting!