Lacking in self-respect, not in merit.
We must unite and with self-belief and self-respect, be determined to excel in every field and pay our tribute to Bharat Mata.
We are proud to have born in India. We are also proud to be a carrier of the worldís ancient and most developed culture, civilization and heritage. Almost all the civilizations of the world are about 2000 Ė 3000 years old. And when we determine the same by adopting different religious streams, we happen to remember our splendorous and proud history, since the beginning of the universe.
Letís think our past, present and future. Taking pride in our past, we should be aware, alert, prudent and inclined to work hard in our present to build a determined, hopeful and bright future. A country is doomed to be destroyed, if the people of that country do not take pride in their history, if they are not inclined to hard work and if they are not hopeful of the future of their country. The English people took advantage to this situation in our country. Indians, who sang Vande-Mataram, were taught and are still being taught that we are not the son
of our soil, but we are progenies of monkeys. This theory of evolution by Darwin has been discarded by western scientists but we are still consuming the same traditional theory, which erases out identity and self-respect. We are not carrying a lineage of monkeys rather we are children of Ram, Krishna, Gautama, Kapil, Kanad, Jamini, Brahma, Panini, Patanjali and other such saints. Even today, we are still studying a history, which transform us into slaves. We do not respect and honour our ancestors. We only like praises from foreigners. When it comes to scientists, we talk of Einstein and Newton, and we forget Vishwamitra and Bhaskaracharya.
When people in the world used to hear about an aircraft in stories, well before that Maharishi Bhardwaj had already written a treaty on aircraft and he knew how to model one also. Talking of mathematicians, we remember foreigners like Pythagoras, but great mathematicians like Aryabhatt, Sridhar and others are ignored. Itís a pity that in the nation of the father of surgery and medicine, Maharishi Charak and Sushrut, when a child graduates to become a doctor, his syllabus does not carry a single subject from Maharishi Charak and Sushrut.
One does not find in the world the kind of merit and talent our country has. World over there are renowned Indians who are doctors, engineers, scientists, economists, philosophers, thinkers, poets and writers. In business also, people like Lakshmi Mittal are names to reckon with among multi-national companies. We do not lack in merit and talent. We lack in our self-respect and self-confidence. Let us unite and with self-belief and self-respect, be determined to excel in every field and pay our tribute to Bharat Mata. Letís defeat this western colonialism and distorted culture with our nationalism and spiritualism.
†May 2011 Issue of Yog Sandesh.