Awaking the sense of brotherhood and peace among the Community leaders and spreading the importance of togetherness, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said out a beautiful message to the entire world inviting peace and betterment of the society.
“Hindus have no aspiration of dominance and the community will prosper only when it works as a society”, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said addressing a gathering of some 2,500 delegates attending the second World Hindu Congress.
The second World Hindu Congress marks the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893 in Chicago. “If a lion is alone, wild dogs can invade and destroy the lion. We must not forget that. We want to make the world better. We have no aspiration of dominance. Our influence is not a result of conquest or colonisation,” he said.
Bhagwat said a sense of idealism is good and described himself not as “anti-modern”, but as “pro-future”. He sought to describe Hindu dharma as “ancient and post-modern”. “Hindu society will prosper only when it works as a society,” he said at the conference inspired by the Hindu principle ‘Sumantrite Suvikrante’ or ‘Think Collectively, Achieve Valiantly’.
“One of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to have controlled ego and learn to accept the consensus. For example, Lord Krishna and Yudhishtra never contradicted each other,” Bhagwat added.
According to the ideology of the RSS leader, the Hindu society has the largest number of meritorious persons. But they never come together and unite for the nation. Coming together of Hindus in itself is a tough thing and we hardly get to watch it. Hindus had been suffering for thousands of years because they forgot to practice its basic principles and spiritualism.
Addressing the congress on the theme drawn from the Mahabharat, ‘Think Collectively, Act Valiantly,’ He said in Hindu dharma, even a pest is not killed, but controlled. “Hindus don’t live to oppose anybody. We even allow the pests to live. There are people who may oppose us. You have to tackle them without harming them,” Bhagwat said.
It is all in the mind of an individual. If he wishes to build a better society, he will. If he chooses to not, then it is not possible by anyone forcing him to do so. Hindus need to realize what their actual strength lies in, and someone else cannot make them aware of it.
Taking the event further, “Confluence of Hindu leadership who have come to connect, share ideas and inspire one another and impact the common good,” WHC coordinator Abhaya Asthana stated we have gathered to reaffirm the same message of diversity, cooperation and universal acceptance uttered by Swami Vivekananda 125 years ago.
Actor Anupam Kher who was also present at the conference, said “Hinduism is a way of life and one becomes a Hindu by living like one. Tolerance was the centerpiece of Vivekananda’s message. Despite being refugees in their own country, Kashmiri Pandits have practiced tolerance for 28 years like nobody ever has,” he said.
“As a Hindu, it pains me deeply to see how half knowledge and ignorance are trying to destroy one of the world’s oldest, most peaceful religions,” he added.