Real Inheritance of Modiji:
The only inheritance of Narendrabhai Modi is his spiritual
& cultural values, and empowered by these assets of selflessness, hard work & integrity he has been winning hearts of his people, in & outside Gujarat in an amazing way. Such people all the more validate the beauty & efficacy of good spiritual qualities. It is not about the individuals, but is all about the importance & beauty of some good qualities & values. In Tulsi Ramayana, Bhagwan Sri Ram told Vibhishan that the chariot riding which a man goes around winning the great wars & challenges of life
is not something outside, but are some divine qualities of mind
. Thereafter he enumerated them in great details in the section which is now famous as Dharma-Rath. I am happy that a person who is truly committed to some divine qualities not only gets success in various fields, but is blessed with much more. These qualities alone assure that a person even from humble background can rise so high in the country & world.
Swami Vivekananda & Vedanta:
The majority are happy about Modiji because he works so sincerely & fearlessly for the well-being of all, but I am happy for some other reason too. For the first time we have a potential CEO of the country who is not only committed to good spiritual values, but also to the timeless philosophy of Hinduism, which is Vedanta. Whoever is inspired by Swami Vivekananda is basically inspired by the vision of Vedanta. Vedanta is the greatest inheritance of entire mankind, the best which anyone can ever think & dream. Whatever Swami Vivekananda was, it was all because of Vedanta. Ram-Rajya was possible because Sri Ram was an embodiment of Vedanta, and so also was Bhagwan Sri Krishna. He lived Vedanta and he taught Vedanta in Gita. In Modiji I see a person who has profound value & respect for Vedanta. I did not see this fragrance in other BJP leaders, including Atalji or Advaniji, and this is what makes me truly happy. I wish & pray that may the vision of Vedanta continue to empower, enrich & enliven his life all the more, as much as the lives of everyone else. Vedanta is truly the philosophy of freedom, fulfilment & success.
The Real Secularism:
The tragedy of India has so far been that we have ignored our spiritual values, vision & inheritance. The real implication of Secularirm should have been to get the best of all the saints & sages of all religions, to help our countrymen & the world in the best possible manner, but unfortunately all this was just ignored, and was literally left to dogs. The funny thing is that we have ministers even for School & College education, but that knowledge, which is the greatest of our heritage for the well-being of the entire world, has no place in the plan of any leaders. It is all left to some individuals & institutions, with their meagre resources to do whatever they can. Governments are all about doing things on mega scale, but no one even seemed to have a thought or heart for such things. There were some, like Dr Radhakrishnan, Dr Abdul Kalam etc., who spoke on its importance, but alas they were never the CEO’s of the country, and therefore nothing concrete was done to make people aware of these extremely important truths of life. The problems of corruption, violence, rapes, dirty minds in dirty places all reveal the consequence of ignoring these true man-making values. Bhagwan Sri Ram, not only managed the economy of his country nicely, but personally saw to it that his people got such knowledge & values. With all the existing diversity in our country we do not say, that we declare ourselves as a spiritual state etc, but someone can certainly channelize the best of wisdom of all to make the basic character of the people of this country something all the more better. Every citizen of this country deserves something better.
World-class Universal Consciousness Center:
We need to have a government sponsored and financed research center of spiritual knowledge & wisdom. Truth is not confined to just one book or tradition, so let everyone give out their best for the betterment of all. I dream of an International Center of Universal Consciousness. This will not only help bring about true unity of all our countrymen, but can well be a unifying factor of all the people of the world, in the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Let such a research center devise courses for children, youth, executives, women, old people; let it become a catalyst for encouraging art & literature based on such noble unifying non-dual vision. Let it be a center for inspiring & guiding people from all backgrounds, including foreigners, who always look-upto our country for such guidance. India has contributed in a profound way for the beauty of the world, and can do much more. We are blessed that both the science & technology of such things is available, all what we need is an inspired & committed person on top. A real noble & committed executive, a true son of our Rishis. In Modiji I somehow have a faint hope that such things may be possible in our country.
Om Tat Sat