Hindu Rashtra and Challenges for it in Hindusthan
Some strategic planning needed for Unity in Hindu Dharma to
Hindu Dharma Unity is the basic desire and need for many of
us looking for establishing a Hindu Rashtra, while some may still do not see this
and want their only path as true. While many honest and sincere workers for
Hindu Dharma try to follow the truthful and Dharmika and Sathvika paths of
action, this is not working or is counteracted by existing forces. While 20% of
Hindus feel the injustices happening, the other 80% are either remaining as
silent observers or afraid of the existing law or do not know what to do.
We need a Hindu Unity movement
Unity with diversity is the beauty of Hindu Dharma and this
must be taught to everyone. What we need is a sense of Unity, support and
proper leadership and acceptance of proper strategic planning. Each group
organization can have their own segment or part of the agenda but work in
cooperation accepting the variations in our faith, traditions and philosophy. We
may need the various segments of our organizations for varying activities but
unity in spirit of functioning with cooperation and coordination. We need a
grass root movement, accepting every worker in the group, understanding all the
needs our community in every state in India establishing a real Grass
Hindu Dharma Education to get Unity.
Basic and advanced studies of Hindu Dharma, its history,
philosophy, rituals and traditions must be taught in a large scale to all
Hindus in evening classes in Temples,
Community Centers and Houses. All educated Hindus must volunteer to teach the
basics to all and not to look for professional teachers for this. At this basic
level of four year studies, all boys and girls, men and women should be taught
all sampradhayas, unity with diversity of various practices and basic levels of
3. Organization of National Hindu Forces
Organization of a Hindu National Security Service is very important, to function like a voluntary para-military like organization that will do social work for the community, do service during natural calamities as also to defend and protect during any terrorist activity and community problems. At ordinary times, they will get physical training, martial arts training, do voluntary educational work and other faith based spiritual development work.
4. A common Flag for all Hindus to be used
First we need a unity flag that is simple to draw and
express our principles properly. Here is one simple idea that came to my mind,
and this can be our Hindu Rashtra Flag. 1. It has bright Red color bands for
Dharma and Rajasika qualities to fight for our rights. 2. It has Orange band in the middle for our Devotion and Sathvika
qualities of Orthodox. 3. It can have White bands for all other Eastern faiths like
Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists. 4. I Chose the Sun symbol in the middle as Sun is
the symbol of worship for all Hindus and for all Eastern religious faiths, as
opposed to 6 pointed Star for Jews, five pointed star for Christians and
Crescent of Moon for Muslims.
Acharya Sabha for unity and strength
The best thing that has happened in the recent years is the organization of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha as organized by Pujyasri Swami Dhayanada Saraswathi. Several Acharyas and Adheenams have joined them and working with them and developing that oneness which is very important. This must be further strengthened and made into the major Hindu policy making and Governing Council for all. This can be easily organized like the United Nations with its Security Council, and their elections and governing procedures.
Equal rights will teach Hindu Unity.
First, Hindus following each and every Sampradhaya and
Acharya should feel unity and friendship with all. They should teach that all are
alternate paths to the same Supreme God and the teachings are equally good.
Each one should take and follow whatever paths suits them and makes them feel
good. They must tell that no one Sampradhaya is superior or inferior to the
other. Then, each one should teach and follow this sense of equality and
support equal rights for all rituals and studies for all. Varna classification is only for traditions
and sampradhayas and by individual desires and studies. All Jaathi
discriminations and disparities should be avoided. Jaathis and Kulas should be
kept only for family identifications and not for making any one superior or
inferior. This will bring that unity within the diversities. The differences in
status occur in all walks of life and employment in every nation, not just in
Hindu religion and this must be understood.
Unity among various groups and organizations
Each Hindu organization should recognize and list the areas
of their activities and objectives and try to help and cooperate with each
other in other areas. Any one organization should not expect or insist on
others to follow or do every act in their objective. Rajasika religious
organizations can work on educating the Hindus, help in unifying them, and
preventing conversions and even fight with non-Hindus who work against their
interest. Sathvika Religious organizations may work for uplifting the community
and their spiritual welfare and for temple related work, but may not join
others for activities related to other faiths or conversion related work. That
is unity with cooperation and networking.
A National Hindu Corpus Fund for All
Members of other Religious groups have large amounts of
funds made available to have such activities. Possibly, we, as the united Hindu
Community, can strengthen ourselves by organizing a Hindu Corpus Fund,
administered by a division of Hindu Acharya Sabha, not just for themselves, but
for all of the Hindu Community, like the IMF. Whenever money comes into play,
some doubts about corruption and misuse will always be there. So, to address
this problem, they can institute checks and balances with strict rules,
auditing and accounting, internal and external, with open books that will
increase the credibility and strength. Possibly voluntary donation of about 100
rupees every year from every committed Hindu, as requested by all Acharyas and
leaders in the community and additional major donations from big donors will
fund this project.
Special problems for Hindus Specific to Every Region
Each region of India can have a regional Council
of Acharya Sabha for easier operations. In this connection, there is a desire
of several Hindu groups to organize and also form a regional council
specifically to address the political situation, local community problems and
also the conversion problems in each region. There are the problems of Atheists
and other anti-Hindu forces who act against the interest of Hindus in the name
of Pseudo-Secularism and on the side the Christian Missionaries are getting
very active in their conversion activities on a large scale.
Man-Power and Money-Power are important
In these days of political power struggles and calamities
due to Religious work, there are only two forces that work. First is man-power
and the numbers always count. Every effort must be made to get a grass-root
revolution and encourage enlisting of large numbers of members to various
organizations. If all Hindus, even those who are silent, will support only
politicians who declare themselves as Hindus and Hindu supporters, then even
members of Atheists and Communist parties will become or profess to be
pro-Hindus and work for Hindu causes. So, Hindu Unity is strength.
11. Various Hindu organizations and political groups
Establishing a glorious Hindu Rashtra is like organizing a
powerful large military force. In military unit, there will be fighting troops
of different kinds, rifleman, artillery, tanks as also fighter pilots and
gun-ships, so also there will be supply units and support units like Service
corps, medical units, transportation and administrative units. Every Hindu
group cannot have the same objective and everyone cannot be doing the same.
12. Tolerance with variations of Hindu Society
The first set of organizations will be the Sathvika forces.
They can be advocating Ahimsa, vegetarianism and work for Temples and religious education, and such
activities. These will be teachers, preachers, purohits and their supporters
along with people who will organize them. There will also be large sections of
Hindu activists in the Rajasika group of organizations who will practice other
forms of the faith but may not be vegetarians or practice strict ahimsa as a
policy but will be needed to protect the Hindu community from external threats.
Then, there will be the common true Secular Hindu Social welfare activists of
the Tamasika group. They will remain faith-based Hindu organizations working
for Hindu communities as also for non-Hindus.
13. Youth Development Corp for Students
The strength of any political-Religious movement is not
solely dependant on the elderly persons sitting in the leadership, but at the
grass-root support and involvement of youth and their educational activities
and community services including policy education, and association with the
leadership. The national and political survival of any organization depends on
the support of the next generation for they are the future. We must develop a
true faith-based Secular Hindu Youth corps among students in High schools and
colleges and employed young adult members of the community. They will also get
assistance in education, leadership development, assistance in career
development, job interviews and employment, in return, by elder members of the
14. Special studies and activities for Hindus
As a long term planning for a strong Hindu Rashtra, we must
encourage many Hindus to join various professions involved in developing a strong
Hindu Nation and reduce the chances of the community exposure to disinformation
and weakness in thought. We need many staunch Hindus get training to become
teachers in schools and colleges to replace the present brigade of atheists,
non-Hindus and anti-Hindus poisoning the young mind. Similarly, we need a large
group of people taking up courses in Journalism, Political science, Legal
studies, Temple Management studies at college levels and
post-graduate levels and also Hindu History research studies. We need large
number of Hindu religious course conducted in evenings and week-ends. Religious
institutions should encourage new-entrants and support conversion activities at
15. Politics and Politicians of Hindu Rashtra
We need not involve ourselves in direct conflict with
non-Hindu and anti-Hindu forces. If our Hindu base is strong we can do
wonderful things and be successful. Political leaders, born in Hindu faiths but
professing atheism and doing anti-Hindu activities are the main cause of the
problems. We need to convert them first. Acharyas can organize a “Hindu Samaj”
to convert and accept all individuals into Hindu fold with a simple ceremony
done free where non-Hindus who wants to join as also Atheists and others who
want to be part of this class-less society as Hindu Samaj members, very much
like Arya Samaj but following main line Sampradhayas of Hindu Dharma. We need
to make sure that those politicians who follows the Hindu paths and supports
the Hindu cause should get our support and others should be discarded as
anti-national. This way, we divide those groups who will start talking as
pro-Hindus just to get the political support. We can also join hands with all other
Dharmic nations that support freedom of religions. Let us all come up with
hundreds of new ideas to strengthen our faith and the nation.
So, as the need of the hour, Hindu Unity is very important.
Hindu Rashtra should be our Vision and Ultimate Goal.
Om ! Asatho' Maa Sath Gamaya - Thamaso' Maa Jyothirgamaya |
Mr.uthyo' Maa Amr.ruthamgamaya - Om! Saanthih Saanthih Saanthih: ||
Lead me from the unreal to the Real - - From darkness [ignorance]
to the Light [knowledge]; - From death to Immortality.
- Om - Peace! Peace!! Peace!!!
Bala N. Aiyer M.D., Sugar Land, [Houston], Texas, USA