By Acharya Sachidananda on 11-11-2016
The Baba began the day’s discussion.‘The inclusive vision is that of a ‘Dharma Rajya’ of love, unity, peace and joy on earth, and the shared mission is that of ‘New World Order’ that can usher in a culture of peace on earth. The action plan consists of two programmes, a spiritual revitalisation programme termed ‘Tyagarchana’ and a moral regeneration programme termed ‘Pancha Sutra’. I shall briefly explain these one by one, my son. For details you can refer to Part-2 of the book titled ‘The Second Freedom Struggle of India – An Integral Revolution for a Hunger-free, Caste-free and Corruption-free India’ and to the book titled ‘Tyagarchana Shanti Mission’. Both are in the library, shelf no.1’ the Baba told his disciple.After a pause, the Baba continued:‘You have a good knowledge of Sanskrit. The word ‘Dharma’, as you may know, comes from the Sanskrit root ‘dhr’. It means to hold together, to integrate, to unite. Love is the basis of this togetherness, this integration, this unity. Peace is its fruit. When there is love, unity and peace, there is bound to be joy. Hence, ‘Dharma’ is an integral concept implying love, unity, peace and joy..… ‘We can also see ‘Dharma’ as a tree. Love is its roots. Unity is its trunk. Peace and joy are its flowers and fruits….‘The vision of ‘Dharma Rajya’ is thus the vision of a nation or world of love, unity, peace and joy. This is a vision that integrates into itself the vision of ‘Rama Rajya’ of the Hindus, the vision ‘Khuda Raj’ or ‘Paradise’ of the Muslims, the vision of the ‘Kingdom of God’ of the Christians and the vision of the ‘Dhamma Rajya’ of the Buddhists. It is an inclusive vision large enough to include the whole of humankind and all living beings inhabiting this planet. The great saints and sages of ancient India had also referred to such an inclusive vision as ‘Vasudhaivakutumbakam’….‘Dharma Rajya’ is the physical expression of the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ on earth preached by Sadguru Jesus Christ. To work tirelessly, fearlessly and selflessly to realize the vision of the Dharma Rajya, Kingdom of God, is the goal and purpose of every human life, of every religion of humankind…….‘The concepts of Dharma, Dharma Rajya, Dharma Raja, Dharma Yudh etc. have deep roots in the collective psyche of India. They are understood by all Indians irrespective of the differences in their religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds…‘A Dharma Rajya, Kingdom of God, established in India can be specifically termed ‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’. We can also refer to this ‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’ as ‘Dharma Bharathi’ with love and devotion….‘Dharma Bharathi’ will be a mother of love and princess of peace in the world family of nations. She will be blessed among the nations of the world as a ‘disciple nation’ of God…..‘The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens given under Article: 51-A of the Indian Constitution include within themselves many of the spiritual and moral values promoted by religions in India. Together these Fundamental Duties constitute what can be termed ‘Bharatiya Dharma’. There are today eleven Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens constituting the ‘Bharatiya Dharma’… ‘The ‘Bharatiya Dharma’ can provide a strong Constitutional foundation for the ‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’ or ‘Dharma Bharathi’ of our vision. It can also provide a ‘common meeting point’ for religions in India to join hands in a great nation-building mission…..‘A tree can stand tall and strong only if its roots have gone deep into the soil where it is planted…. ‘A nation can grow to greater heights of endeavor and achievement only if it is rooted deep in the best of its own spiritual, cultural and historical traditions. This is what the vision of ‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’ will help us to achieve.
About The Author
Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Indian Air Force officer turned spiritual guide and an apostle of peace and love. He is the patron of 'Indian Thoughts'. He represented India in the 'Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders' held under UNO, in 2000. He has founded Dharma Bharathi Mission.