NON-ALIGNMENT : BEATING RETREAT : STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Hon. Prime Minister,

NaMo Namaha.

 

Recently held ASEAN Conclave 2018 was a spectacular event and it conveyed a very broad spectrum of multiple powerful messages to so many across the world who need to listen to them. It was unique, epoch making and highly dignified. What is much more heartwarming is that with a paradigm migration of foreign policy priorities, entire foreign policy itself is being recast for the first time post-1947. With strategic alignments, de-alignments in place of inflexible and devious Non-Alignment of Bandung variety, I find our foreign policy lively and dynamic, free of baggage / legends of past whatsoever with every initiative ‘farm-fresh’, righteous and pro-Bharata. While foreign policy laid down by the first Prime Minister was guided by the sole objective of earning him Nobel Peace Prize somehow or the other, only attainment for the country out of Nehruvian Non-Alignment was food-grains under PL-480 unfit for human consumption !!! You rightly heard Mr. Prime Minister, ‘PL-480 Humiliation’ was the sole achievement for the country out of Nehru’s foreign policy of Non-Alignment. If somebody accuses me of being too harsh with Nehru-Gandhi-Vadra Dynasty, so be that. How could that Policy benefit the nation when the underlying guiding principle itself was preposterous ? You may not be dreaming of attaining a Nobel Peace Prize for your international initiatives, yet it may be JL Nehru’s unrealised dream of Nobel Peace Prize that may be realised with you in future, Mr. Prime Minister.   

Sight of hip-swinging soldiers in Beating Retreat 2018 has prompted me to re-visit the event quite dis-passionately. Inclusion of Tabla / Sitar etc. in all inclusive Retreat was fine albeit not the presentation in form of a concert being held in Siri Fort Auditorium !! Beating Retreat is a moving parade by serving uniformed, decorated and ornamented soldiers holding epaulettes on their shoulders hence, they all ought to be presented that way and not possibly as music maestros ensconced on a luxuriously cushioned dais before an audience to earn applause and laurels.

Question quite fundamental in nature that pops up in my mind is that, should we continue holding the annual Retreat at all since it is absolutely a colonial British legacy while we are committed to re-attaining our lost glory and ethos as well as doing away with colonial legacies forever ?

Should we decide to continue with the legacy, that must be completely indegenised with compositions like

Himadri Tung Shring Se,

Prabuddha Suddha Bharati,

Svayam Prabha Samujjavala,

Svatantrata Pukarati

by Jai Shankar Prasad, ‘Puspa Ki Abhilasa’ by ML Chaturvedi, ‘Janani Janmabhumisca Svargadapi Gariyasi’ or so many more from Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Shyam Narayan Pandey, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and so on. Martial songs / poems in regional languages too may be selected for the Retreat to be played by them. Those are enthralling compositions that will resonate so many chords in crores of hearts across the nation.    

It was 69th Republic Day and the Star Of Bethlehem stood tall on top of a pillar in front of Rashtrapati Bhavana. If we are not too late by 69 years courtesy Nehru-Gandhi-Vadra Dynasty, it must be replaced by ‘Ashok Chakra’ immediately, Mr. Prime Minister.

 

With best regards,

Ramakant Tiwari

 

Published @ https://makingindiaonline.in/online-news-in-hindi/2018/02/07/non-alignment-beating-retreat-star-bethlehem/

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Oct. 1920 :: MOPLAH OF CALICUT IN KERALA AND HINDU-PACIFISM

Khilafat Mandal headed by Ram Narayan Nambudri was organising a conclave to be addressed by Maulana Allah Baksh from Panjab, on his ‘pious and secular’ visit to Kerala. Calicut Muslims persuaded Khilafat Mandala Chief RN Nambudri to order Hindu  youths to pull the Buggy of Maulana instead of horses in the procession leading to the conclave venue to convey a ‘beautiful’ message of Hindu-Muslim unity across the country. Nambudri was immensely pleased at the suggestion and complied with it. Maulana seated himself in the Buggy like a Mughal Sultan, Hindu youths yoked to the Buggy dragged it so proudly, Muslims exclaimed frequently, “Subhaan Allah, Subhaan Allah” and ” Allah-O-Akbar”, Hindu-s showered petals on Maulana on the way, Muslims looked at one another so gleefully and Hindu-s did a joy-ride for the Maulana all around streets and roads of Calicut in the name of communal harmony. While Hindu-s and Muslims were singing songs of Hindu-Muslim unity, one ‘stupid’ Hindu  Nair suddenly started shouting ‘Vande Matarama‘ whereupon Muslims were extremely annoyed, pulled him out of the procession immediately to become untraceable later, ordered all Hindu-s to shout only ‘Allah-O-Akbar’, resumed the procession only after Hindu-s apologised to the Maulana umpteen times. Then the procession arrived at the residence of Mahanandi Iyer  where the meeting was scheduled to be held.

While the conclave was being conducted by Maulana Allah Baksh, Mahanandi Iyer  proposed to discuss ‘Swaraja Andolana‘ too after ‘Khilafat Taharir’ as that too, was on it’s full stream and equally important. One Mulla Etkhan lost his cool and shouted on Iyer  that he wished to impose Hindu-s on Muslims through the ‘conspiracy’ of ‘Swaraja‘ while MK Gandhi had pressed for complete success of ‘Khilafat Taharir’ at any cost !! Crest-fallen Mahanandi Iyer  immediately apologised to the ‘venerable’ Maulana and assured his unmitigated co-operation. Now Maulana Allah Baksh read out the riot act, if Hindu-s were true Hindu-s(as doubts perpetually existed), supported MK Gandhi’s ‘clarion call’ by heart and wished complete success of ‘Khilafat Taharir’, they must donate funds and other resources as Mopla Muslims of Kerala were extremely poor. Hindu-s attending the conclave lustily cheered the Maulana on his appeal and clapped heavily in endorsement. Mahanandi Iyer  assured the Maulana in that congregation, even if Hindu-s were compelled to sell ornaments and jewels of their wives, they would ensure ‘Khilafat Taharir’ was not hampered owing to resource constraints !! Then he suggested a Hindu  to be appointed / responsible for collection of funds. All Muslims in the conclave burst into intense anger, accused Hindu-s wanting to capture ‘Khilafat Taharir’ through their contribution, that Hindu-s in fact owed them ‘Jajia’, that Hindu-s were too clever while Muslims displayed ‘Ittehad’, that it was only due to ‘your’ Gandhi Hindu-s were allowed to participate in ‘Khilafat Taharir’….Mahanandi Iyer  again got up to profusely apologise before Muslims with folded hands and begged for pardon. On the same day, Rs.10,000 (huge amount in 1920) were collected by Hindu-s of Calicut and delivered to the Maulana before sun set. Maulana praised Mahanandi Iyer, called him a ‘true’ Hindu  and a ‘MahaPurusa‘ at that, of a high order !!

Few days later nation learned, all Hindu-s of Mopla with Mahanandi Iyer  being the first one, were brutally slaughtered, all Hindu  women gang-raped, their breasts severed before their husbands / sons, tortured and killed, their houses / properties plundered, thousands of Hindu-s in Calicut were forced at sword-point to confess Islam……thus established was pious Hindu-Muslim Unity as visualised by MK Gandhi through that ‘Khilafat Taharir’.  

Is it that Mahanandi Iyer  was not aware of the recent past of blood-bath perpetrated by Mohammed Bin Qasim, beheading of King Dahira  of Sindh, daughters of King Dahira  being crushed alive in his Harem by one Ibn Yusuf of Iraq, thousands of Hindu  women savagely brutalised by him, children being pierced by his soldiers before their parents; or 17 invasions on Somnatha Mandira  by Mahmud Gazanavi, Sivalinga  mutilated into pieces by his ‘messengers of peace’, thousands of Hindu-s beheaded and their heads thrown in fields, Peshavar / Multan / Lahora burnt to ashes with thousands of Kafirs screaming to death; or Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer and his ‘Chela’ Mohammed Gori who brutalised Prithviraja Chauhana, stripped his Rani  naked before all after being defeated umpteen times by the brave Rajaputa, then hanged his severed head at the entrance of his castle, caused rivers of blood flowing; or Bakhtiar Khilji of 13th century, Nalanda / Vikramasila  razed to ashes, all teachers / students / women / children burnt to death alive; or brutalities committed by Allauddin Khilji, Rani Padmavati  committing Jauhara  accompanied by thousands of women to escape Islamic brutalities, thousands of Rajputa  warriors slaughtered defending their Kingdom; or the genocide of Hindu-s wrought by Taimur, raising hills of skulls of some 2 crore Hindu-s butchered; or brutalities of Babar in 16th century, ‘Slaughter Hindu’ competitions, children screaming from his Harem, destruction of Sri Rama Mandira  in Ayodhya; or the mass slaughter of 30,000 innocent women / children / old men by Akbar ‘The Great’ with his own hands in Chittoragarha, thousands of women committing Jauhara, his Harem full of 5000 screaming women and children; or Guru Arjuna Deva  being forced to sit on red-hot iron plate by Akbar’s son Jahangir followed by pouring of extremely hot sand over Guru’s body, then excoriating flesh from his body with tweezers; or lakhs of Hindu-s slaughtered by Aurangzeb for refusing to confess Islam, who razed thousands of Mandira-s, brutal killing of Guru  Tega Bahadura, Bhai Mati Das  being cleaved alive into two halves, Bhai Sati Das  being burnt alive wrapped in cotton-sheaths, holding procession of 700 severed heads of Sikha-s beheaded, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaja  tortured for 20 days and his eyes being gouged out with sword for refusing to accept Islam, his tongue / skin / nails pulled out for refusing to say ‘Allah-O-Akbar; or two sons of Guru Govinda Singha  being immured to death in a wall; or Mahanandi Iyer  ignored the fact that thousands of Hindu-s were captured, castrated and sold as slaves in west Asia by all Mughals…and in spite of such a sordid history of brutal persecution, Mahanandi Iyer  conducted himself in the manner described before that aptly symbolises plight of Hindu-s then and now.  

No, it is impossible to believe that he was not aware of those dastardly acts of Muslims, least of all obliterated from his memory. Why did those Hindu-s participate in those activities even if MK Gandhi wished that after centuries old brutal, sanguinary history ? Why did a Hindu  accept leadership of ‘Khilafat Mandala’ at all, that too devoid of liberty to manage funds ? Why no one protested angrily when Hindu  youths were yoked to drag the Maulana in streets of Moplah ? Why didn’t all Hindu-s unite there and then to cleave the Maulana into loaves of flesh with his blood flowing on streets ? Is it that Hindu-s had turned pacifists after undergoing severe brutalities perpetrated by British-occupiers once they were recalled / invited by 60 Hindu  Kings with assurance of unqualified support after they were decisively defeated and thrown out in 1857 ? Not at all, root-cause lay somewhere else. 

Concept of ‘Hindu-unity’ never ever occurred to anyone in ancient Bharata. I have not yet come across even a single tangential reference to the concept of ‘Hindu-unity’ anywhere in Sanatana  scriptures and I believe, it does not exist anywhere. Our ancestors, generations after generations, were so much intoxicated high on Sanatana  values that it never occurred to them that non-Hindu communities might ever be a source of existential crisis for them. They were absolutely unaware of any issue that even remotely resembled Hindu  vs. non-Hindu  !! Quite paradoxically, there was nothing unusual about that as law of nature goes, wicked felons and diabolical ones unite fast and quick to realise their nefarious goals while pious, sagacious ones do not find uniting necessary / desirable at all. First thought of defending against oppression / onslaughts perpetrated by non-Hindu  must have come only after they were fiercely ravaged by Mohammed Bin Qasim, first invader in recorded history who brutalised Hindu-s. In absence of ‘Hindu-unity’, several Hindu  Kings / monarchs colluded with Mughal Sultans to teach another Hindu  King a ‘lesson of his life’ owing to sheer ego-clashes of flimsy grounds !! On the contrary, never ever a Mughal / Muslim Sultan colluded with a Hindu  King to teach another Mughal / Muslim Sultan a ‘lesson of his life’. Quite unfortunately this propensity exists even today albeit in a modified manifest. No Muslim ever raises his voice for a Hindu  cause while scores of Hindu-s jump to yell and howl for Islamic / Muslim causes !! It is very shocking and nerve-rattling to behold that erudite Sanatana  leaders in medieval Bharata  too, did not warn Hindu-s about potential hazards to their well-being and security emanating from non-Hindu  communities or invasions from across the ocean though they were celebrated visionaries, not to speak of the era of ancient Bharata !! They left all innocent / defenceless / gullible Hindu-s entirely at the mercy of Param Brahma  while preaching them volubly, “Isvara  helps those who help themselves” !! Sense of ‘Hindu-unity’ was implanted in Hindu  mind for the first time in entire available Hindu  history, by Dr. KB Hegdewar by founding RSS with the sole mission to address the existence-threatening issue that besieged Hindu-s for so long.  

Hindu-pacifism too, is a proceed of complete absence of Hindu-unity. Seeds of Sanatana-pacifism were sown in the royal court of intellectually and physically blind King Dhrtarastra  itself and maximum share of responsibility for that heinous act of omission goes to Bhisma Pitamaha  though Dronacarya / Krpacarya / Karna  etc. too, were equally responsible. Draupadi  was disrobed in the royal court and Bhisma Pitamaha  astonishingly discovered himself ‘helpless’ !! And ‘fragile’ too !! And he is still regarded and adored as a grand-warrior  !! If a grand-warrior and an exceedingly erudite scholar of the class of Bhisma Pitamaha  was rendered helpless and fragile when his great grand daughter-in-law was disrobed and derogated before him in royal court, how can we blame or mis-understand Mahanandi Iyer  and others, centuries after centuries ?? Vasudeva Sri Krsna  was perfectly righteous when He declared, such a family / clan / society that derogates their women, must be completely extirpated. If crores of our ancestors were brutalised and exterminated, we must intensely introspect what subtle factors and causes might have been there in their homes for such calamities and catastrophes to fall upon them in the form of foreign invasions.   

Just like complete absence of the sense of ‘Hindu-unity’, sense of ‘country-hood’ too, had been absolutely non-existent in Hindu  minds. Hindu  nation always existed, weaved and sewed with the powerful thread of Sanatana Adhyatma  but the concept of ‘country-hood’ never. Mere nation-hood was not enough for security and prosperity of Hindu-s and a politically / territorially well organised country was an absolute imperative as boundaries of ‘country-hood’ used to drawn and re-drawn too often, so much so that the cardinal concept itself disappeared into oblivion and hardly anyone was conscious of it. Practical concept of ‘country-hood’ was visualised by many but concrete contours were imparted to that only by first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel post-1947. Barring lesser deviations like POK and Akshai Chin largely invited by an irresponsible / anti-Hindu  Prime Minister, politically well-organised ‘country-hood’ of Bharata  gifted by Sardar Patel turned out to be resolute and unshakeable. From this point of history onward, possibility of expanding ‘country-hood’ shall ever remain alive while it’s contraction shall continue to be an impossibility. 

Deficiencey of ‘Hindu-unity’ was eradicated on the auspicious festival of Vijayadasami-1925 while deficiency of ‘country-hood’ on I Day-1947. Hindu-s have been able to address these two serious deficiencies after centuries of sacrifices and oppression, at a very huge price as detailed above. Those monumental sacrifices render it absolutely necessary that we move on towards consolidation and beyond. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel who visited us in Jan. 2018 for 6 days, too cautioned / warned us never to ignore our past of terrible Hindu-holocaust and we must remain strongest possible unitedly so as to live and die peacefully in our country / nation / homes in centuries to come. If at any point of our existence in future, any reverse whatsoever, is cast upon us pertaining to both issues, it would be an unpardonable sin and darkest chapter in the history of Hindu-s ever.   

 

Published @ http://www.indusscrolls.com/moplahs-of-malabar-and-hindu-pacifism/

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WHY ONLY 33 CRORE DEVA-S / DEVI-S FOR HINDU-S ?? WHY NOT MORE !!

In social media of Facebook and Twitter, I am frequently ridiculed and berated for my faith of Sanatana Dharma  that is purported to boast 33 crore Devi-s and Deva-s to worship. They also condemn Hindu-s worshipping plants and animals too. Those ‘they’ happen to be mostly Roman Catholics of Goa, Protestants of Nort-East Bharata, ‘Khalistani’ brand Sikhs from Canada and a motley crowd of ISI brain-washed Sikhs residing in Jammu. When countered and challenged, they issue me warnings / threats of dire consequences which I thoroughly enjoy and laugh at, following foot-steps of my hero Russy Karanjia, late editor of a weekly tabloid Blitz which used to be published from Bombay. I am dismayed to behold, Sikhs do not wish to accept the reality that Sikhism is one of so many streams emerging from the Gangotri  of Sanatana Hinduism  and Sikhs have been Rajputa-s in the erstwhile scheme of Varna  order. Catholics / Protestants / Muslims do not wish to accept that their faith does not belong to this nation and those were forcibly imposed upon their ancestors by intruders from overseas. 

There have been others too, who are ‘lambasted’ like that which many of them meekly ignore / tolerate, some explain away by saying that it is 33 only and not 33 crore, that ‘Koti’ does not necessarily mean ‘Crore’ etc. Let me now set the records straight for the benefit of all who may be seeking accurate perception of the imbroglio even at the risk of being condemned further.  

We are well aware that Absolute Entity is binomial in structure and likewise, all sub-entities too, are binomial in configuration. Cetana  i.e. Consciousness and Jada  i.e. material together create an Absolute Entity, also adored as Param Brahmatma. Param Cetana, also known as Samasti Cetana  i.e. Absolute Consciousness of Param Brahmatma  allows Himself to manifest / proliferate into innumerable individualised Cetana-s, circumscribed by Ahamkara, also known as VyastiCetana  as well as Atma. In a parallel and compatible cosmic event, Jada  too manifests / proliferates into innumerable entities through the processes of aggregation and conglomeration, all absolutely devoid of Cetana  at the behest of Param Cetana. Jivatma  comes into being ONLY when VyastiCetana  associates itself with Jada. It is also known as embodiment or birth and it’s converse, dis-embodiment or demise. 

In Sanatana Dharma, it is Cetana  who is worshipped, whether Param Cetana  of Param Brahmatma  or VyastiCetana  of a living being who may be an ant or elephant. Every manifestation of Cetana  is adorable irrespective of contours imparted upon by various conglomerated derivatives of Jada. Every VyastiCetana  possesses the potential to attain absolute divinity. Quite logically, there are innumerable VyastiCetana-s i.e. Atma-s who are already Deva-s or poised to evolve into Deva-s.

Thus Sanatana Dharma  has infinite number of Devi-s / Deva-s to be adored and worshipped, not merely 33 crores as grossly mis-understood or mis-interpreted by some. So there is no dearth of Devi-s and Deva-s to chose from for worshipping as each and every VyastiCetana  is adorable and deserves to be worshipped. Concepts and realities like Vasudhaiva Kutumbakum, Ahimsa  etc. spontaneously spring forth as soon as you concede, every Atma  is an adorable celestial Deva. Philosophy behind Sanatana Hindu  greeting in the form of ‘Namaste’ too, is based on that axiomatic truth alone.  

When a Hindu  worships a plant or an animal, it is VyastiCetana  hidden within the plant or animal as the case may be, is worshipped and not body of the plant or animal in question. It naturally implies, it is Cetana  that worships Cetana  with the means of Jada. So cynics, sceptics, atheists, hedonists, nihilists, sensualists and of course, secular-lunatics have absolutely no business to ridicule Sanatana  way of worshipping some plants and animals. 

When a Hindu  worships a Murti  carved out of Jada  viz. stone, wood, glass, soil etc., it is VyastiCetana  ensconced within the Murti  after Vedic  ritual of PranaPratistha  is solemnised, is worshipped and NOT the idol crafted of Jada  material. Hence, MurtiPuja  cannot be accurately translated into or described as Idol-worship as Murti  is not an idol at all. Murti  is a repository of divine Cetana  whose PranaPratistha  has been solemnised through invocations, a manifestation of the Deva  or Devi  for whom the sacrosanct Vedic  ritual of PranaPratistha  has been carried out. All those individuals, empires, Kingdoms have been razed to dust that destroyed such a Murti / Mandira  or under whose regime, such instances of desecration has / had been enacted. Desecration of Cetana  inevitably invites terrible consequences to bear with.

Tailanga Swami Maharaja, a Siddha Yogi  and contemporary of Swami Ramakrsna Paramhamsa  who came from Andhra Pradesh, settled down on banks of Ganga at Varanasi, lived for almost 270 years, prayed to the small Murti  of Ma Kali  whom he used to worship, to appear before him and his disciple to bless both of them. Ma Kali  did emerge from the Murti  after his invocations manifesting Herself as a young girl, blessed both and reverted into the same Murti. In this exceedingly mysterious nation, such events are quite frequent, neither rare nor exceptional albeit accessible only to those who are imbued with Sraddha  and Bhakti  unto Him or Her.      

Hence as a matter of fact, those who ridicule Sanatana Hinduism  for having 33 crore Deva-s / Devi-s to chose from and worship, are in reality, laughing at their own abject ignorance about an intense  Adhyatmika  mysticism as ancient as the Planet Earth itself.

 

Published @ http://www.makingindia.co/online-news-english/2018/01/19/33-crore-devas-devis-hindus-not/

  

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WHO DO YOU BELIEVE DESERVES THE HONOUR OF ‘FATHER OF THE NATION’ ??

Certainly not MK Gandhi. No stretch of arguments howsoever correct or convoluted, can justify MK Gandhi as ‘Father Of The Nation’. The title was bestowed upon him by some minion of Congress, Party captive of a dynasty, out to deny sterling role and sacrifices of so many other outstanding freedom-fighters viz. Mangal Pandey / Vinayaka Savarkar / Netaji Bose who rendered life for British-Occupiers of the nation a living hell. Mangal Pandey sacrificed himself to ignite first War of Independence 1857 that was entirely successful, all British intruders were brutally killed except a handful few who absconded in disguise as Sadhu-s by smearing ashes and cow-dung all over their bodies, country was absolutely free of British occupation till Sept. 1857; Vinayaka Savarkar was one of the most terrible threats to British Empire, he was most savagely tortured in Andamana prisons; finally it was Netaji Bose whose marching INA caused mutiny in Royal Indian Navy, battle that ensued witnessed sacrifices of more than 26,000 INA soldiers and British-Occupiers chickened out in great panic as terrible sanguinary reminiscences of Mangal Pandey ignited WOI-1857 were refreshed while Netaji had to spend final years of his life in utter seclusion as a ‘Gumanami Baba’ in Ayodhya  after the great escape from vicious clutches of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.  

MK Gandhi did not earn nation’s freedom at all and all such claims were blown away by the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee when he was in Kolikata long ago. Ahimsa  that he espoused was an Absolute Cowardice. Ahimsa  was practised by Vasudeva Sri Krsna  who slew His cousin Sisupala  after accepting 99 invectives hurled upon Him by His cousin. Satyagraha  that MK Gandhi ‘marketed’ in the country was downright intellectual bankruptcy as real Satyagraha  was in action when Vasudeva Sri Krsna  inspired Arjuna  to slay all Kaurava-s in the battlefield of Kuruksetra  after long years of injustice and oppression perpetrated upon Pandava-s by them. In fact, WOI-1857 was a genuine reflection of Mahabharata. How many of us are aware of the reality that MK Gandhi did his best to spike and spook renovation of Somnatha Mandira  undertaken by Sardara Patel and his devious designs were foiled by Sardara Patel assisted by KM Munshi, then Agricuture Minister ? I have just one argument to counter all those loud-mouthed votaries of the doctrine of ‘Gandhi brought us freedom with his Ahimsa, Satyagraha, Charkha, Goat’s milk, Multani Mitti…’ – 

HAD HE REALLY BEEN A FREEDOM-FIGHTER AS CLAIMED BY SOME, CERTAINLY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN HANGED TO DEATH LONG AGO BY THE CRUEL / DESPOTIC BRITISH EMPIRE. BUT HE WAS NOT AND WHY ?  

Will any of those ‘brilliant’ votaries respond rationally and convincingly without hurling invectives upon me and my ancestors ? Same question is valid in case of JL Nehru too. I do not believe they were freedom fighters in true sense of the term at all. Occasionally, I am hit by brainwaves like MK Gandhi was a remarkable curiosity-arousing Halloween character of his time !! And Nehru’s precise ‘make or break’ contribution to the war of nation’s freedom is one of the most conspicuous enigmatic riddles in nation’s history. They just redeemed and enjoyed their Punya Karma-s performed in their past lives by them !! No other rational explanation is available to explain their comfortable stay in British Jails or justify the pomp and glory that they enjoyed at a huge expense of this nation and crores of abjectly poor denizens who toiled and trudged for a morsel of bread and a piece of loin cloth to cover their mortal frames, every day for decades. And MK Gandhi’s Ahimsa, Satyagraha  were vulgar and macabre jokes on those abject paupers.       

Being a downright positivist and an optimist, I shall not leave you languishing in a state of mental turmoil after kicking up this dust-storm of confusion and contemplation in your minds. I offer some rational alternatives to chose from for the honour of ‘Father Of The Nation’ with a few arguments in brief as details are widely available in public domain. Criteria decided by me to select options are ostensibly very stringent and only three historic luminaries have succeeded in crossing the bar.

They are hereinasunder –    

 

Rsi Canakya

Rsi Cāṇakya  was born in 371BCE, an ascetic and Guru  possessing adept knowledge of several disciplines viz. Philosophy, Economics and Law. Also famous as Kauṭilya  and Visnugupta, he authored ancient treatise on politics famous as Arthasastra, regarded as precursor of contemporary economics. Precise rules of strategic governance enshrined in Arthasastra  are valid even today. CanakyaNiti  is yet another treatise authored by him which is truly remarkable. Diplomatic enclave in New Delhi is rightly named after him as Chanakyapuri. His entire work was lost then rediscovered during early decades of 20th Century.

He is widely regarded as having established and expanded Mauryan Empire and served as Chief Advisor to both emperors, Candragupta and his son Bindusara. He was a great thinker and large number of Bharatiya  nationalists  adore him as probably the first Hindu  who visualised Akhanda Hindu Rastra  of Bharatavarsa  and strove throughout his life to realise that vision.

 

Adi Samkaracarya

He was an ascetic and mystic of the highest order, visited Planet Earth in early 8th Century, consolidated and nourished the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. Regarded as an incarnate of Siva  and a titanic giant of Adhyatma, he is rightly credited with unification of all Sanatana  philosophies across the nation. Prior to his incarnation, utter religious anarchy prevailed in the country. There were some 72 sects viz. Carvaka-s, Lokayatika-s, Kapalika-s, Sakta-s, Samkhya-s, Bauddha-s, Madhyamikas etc. vying for superiority over others and striving senselessly and often violently to expand followings. With so many frequent scuffles and no peace around, Deva-s implored Siva  to incarnate to redeem the mankind. He was born in Kalady  of the state of Keralama  and survived only 32 years of glorious life on this planet. He became expert in all the four Veda-s by eighth year of his life, master of all scriptures by twelfth year and enunciated all his commentaries by sixteenth year of his deeply intense life. He recast rituals to establish six major orders of adoration, Ganapatyama  i.e. worshipping Ganesa, Kaumarama  i.e. worshipping Subramanyama, Saurama  i.e. worshipping the sun, Saktama  i.e. worshipping of Sakti, Vaisnavama  i.e. worshipping Visnu  and Saivama  i.e. worshipping Siva. Owing to this feat, his legend is also known as Sanmata Sthapakacarya  too. Very forthrightly he accepted Gautama Buddha  as one of Dasavatara-s and demolished all hostilities between Sanatani-s and Buddhist-s. Like a cataclysmic thunderstorm, he swept away entire nation demolishing several age-old prophesies, heresies and restored pristine glory of Veda-s, composed SamkaraSamhita describing rules of conduct and ethics for Brahamana-s. He established his precepts of Advaita  from Himalaya-s in north to Dwarka  in west, to Puri  in east and Sringeri  in south. He raised monasteries in all four corners of the nation, then settled down at Kamakoti Pithama  in Kanchipurama  established and presided over by him. He dis-incarnated himself in presence of Kamaksi, an erudite scholar of Upanisad-s in this Pithama  in his 32nd year of mortal existence. He was the greatest unifier of all sects, faiths and Kingdoms into a composite nation. The great ascetic practised Advaita  not only on Adhyamika  plane of Cetana  but also on national plane of consciousness too. Had he lived longer, he would have certainly succeeded in transforming Adhyatmika  unity thus attained, into a unfied mighty political power that would have possibly guarded the nation from foreign invasions in subsequent centuries.   

 

Dr. KB Hdegewar

Doctorji, his other name, born on Pratipada, Caitra, Sukla Paksa, Vikram Samvat 1946 (1 April 1889) in Nagpur, actively participated in Indian National Congress in 1920s. Disillusioned with their anti-national policies and politics, outbreak of Hindu-Muslim Riots 1923 prodded him to mull over an alternate model of nation-building. He observed that in every social turbulence, Hindu-s were the worst sufferers, no one to protect them, every other community out to exploit them and provoke one section of Hindu-s against another. He resolved with a steel determination, if there is no one to protect Hindu-s, Hindu-s shall collectively stand up not only to protect themselves but also all those oppressed, tormented and exploited ones. Soon he arrived at the conclusion that Sanatana  spiritual and cultural heritage alone can be the basis of Bharatiya  ethos and organised nationhood. Thereafter, Doctorji founded RSS in 1925 on the day of Vijayadasami  with the mission to organise Hindu  community for it’s cultural and spiritual regeneration and leverage that to get rid of foreign domination. The seed of Sanatana Hindu  nationalism that he sowed, has now gown into a gigantic banyan tree covering the entire globe. I regard Doctorji as the greatest visionary and crusader of his century and one of the greatest blessings to the nation. The way he diagnosed ills afflicting the nation, nature of dangers lurking around, absolutely precise course of action that he defined and the way he offered his entire life as oblation into sacred Agni of that Yajna, are unique and far ahead of even Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda  heralded the nation with his clarion call of Uttistha Bharata  obscuring the stark reality that without Sanghathit Hindu, Uttistha Bharata  was impossible to realise. Doctorji’s message to the nation is, “Uttistha  and Sanghathit Hindu; Jagrit Bharata”. With this motto, RSS grew into a finest human resource development organization in the world and there is none other anywhere close to it and won’t be there for a century or more. 

Catalogue of spectacular achievements, milestones and benchmarks attained by RSS in rendering service to the nation so far are simply mind-boggling to say the least. Nation not only survived but also flourished in spite of catastrophic calamities like Nehru-Jinnah Partition 1947, Nehru’s China Debacle 1962, Indira’s Emergency 1975…UPA 2004-14 owing to the strength imparted upon the nation by RSS. If Army / Security Forces defend our external borders from invasions and intrusions, RSS have been defending the nation at devious internal borders, much more difficult to identify and act upon that too, without any Government patronage. We have survived from fierce socio-economic-religious onslaughts uninterruptedly lobbed at us by inimical forces, only because of the resurgence and renaissance brought about by RSS at a great sacrifice, in spite of three official bans, scores of arrests, torture and murder of RSS members. Yet, the marvellous and unique organization have been growing exponentially much to the heart-burn of so many across the world so much so that if any organization truly represents Bharata  today, that is RSS alone. Humanity had never ever witnessed before such an organisation and organised activities with a mission on such a massive scale in recorded history. And all that absolutely SELFLESSLY !! RSS NEVER claim credit for any success at all. It is an organisation of Rsi-s, Parivrajaka-s and Sadhu-s who consume themselves for the sake of nation. 

You are at liberty to select any one of them for the accolade of ‘Father Of the Nation’.   

Entire exercise of the honour of ‘Father Of The Nation’ being conferred upon anyone is a mere tokenism. Bharatavarsa  is an ancient Sanatana  nation, as ancient as Planet Earth with the Supreme Father in Sriman Narayana, also adored as Bhagavana Visnu, Tirupati Balaji Maharaja  and Sri Padmanabha Swami. Bharatavarsa  is the nation where He incarnates often for the sacrosanct mission of consolidation and resurgence of Dharma  on Planet Earth for the entire humanity to follow and slaying felons and sinners.  

This nation does not need in reality, a ‘Father Of The Nation’ at all !!

 

Published @ http://www.makingindia.co/online-news-english/2018/01/14/believe-deserves-honour-father-nation/

 

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