I often have an urge to compare Swami  Vivekananda  with Dr. Hedgewar, founder of RSS because I always regarded these two titanic personalities being progenies of the legend of Swami Ramakrisna Paramahamsa. By way of Karma, both were Guru Bhai-s. Of all the commonalities and diversities between them, there is one aspect that stands out conspicuously stark and livid.

Dr. Hedgewar was acutely conscious of haplessness of Hindu-s, their vulnerability to onslaughts from non Hindu-s, presence of no authority to protect them and constant attempts to destroy Hinduism  caused by ABSENCE OF HINDU  UNITY. The great visionary dedicated his entire life promoting the cause of Hindu  unity among various groups / sects of Hinduism  apart from character building etc. He was very particular about grooming Hindu-s with respect to Hindu  unity right since impressionable stage of childhood, actively encouraged participation of children in Sakha-s and opened a nationwide chain of schools with that mission statement. Today, RSS and associated organisations have worldwide presence promoting Sanatana  values and the great holistic ideal of Hindu  unity. The mission has been so effective that emerging Hindu  assertiveness and unity are now a matter of concern for so many across the world. Hindu  unity has always been a burning issue and even the highly accomplished Hindu  society was not united in past, suffered grievously as an aftermath. Dr. Hedgewar very effectively addressed the grave issue to it’s logical conclusion and glorious / spectacular rewards that the world is witnessing today.

That was the aspect which even Swami  Vivekananda  overlooked. Swamiji  stressed upon Uttistha Bharata  while what was terribly required was Sanghathit Hindu, Uttistha Bharata. He sorely missed the stark reality that Uttistha Bharata  is hidden within Uttistha Hindu  while the converse is not true at all. Swamiji  could not visualise, without Uttistha Hindu, Uttistha Bharata  is flatly impossible. Swami‘s message to Hindu-s had been to rise and awake while Dr. Hedgewar’s had been to unite, rise and awake.

Dr. Hedgewar was as great a visionary as Swami Vivekananda  or may be he surpassed the Swami  owing to this aspect of his greatness / farsightedness in spite of not being a Yogi  like the Swami 

Dr. KB Hedgewar was Maharsi Canakya  of 20th Century Bharatvarsa.


Published @ https://makingindiaonline.in/online-news-in-hindi/2018/03/09/dr-kb-hedgewar-vs-swami-vivekananda/



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