Hearts In, Brains Out

By Acharya Sachidananda on 30-10-2010

            “The Congress has won political freedom,
but it has yet to win economic freedom, social and moral freedoms. These
freedoms are harder than the political, if only because they are constructive,
less exciting and not spectacular”, wrote Mahatma
Gandhi on 27th January 1948, just 3 days before his martyrdom. This is the
unfinished task entrusted to posterity by those who sacrificed their lives for
the political freedom of India. It is the divine mission of the era that is to
be fulfilled by the present and coming generations. I have consecrated my
‘second life’ to this much-needed Second Freedom Struggle of India.

Economic freedom for more than 30 % of the 1100
million population of India begins with freedom from the pangs of hunger.
Freedom from the clutches of the de-humanising caste system is the basis of
India’s social freedom. Moral freedom for India begins with freedom from the
all-pervasive corruption in Government. Thus, ‘hunger-free,
caste-free and corruption-free India’ has to be and
is adopted as the motto and common minimum goal of the Second Freedom Struggle
of India initiated on 30th January 2008.

Hunger, caste and corruption together constitute an
evil trinity. They form one formidable common enemy of India today. Hence they
are to be fought with all our hearts, all our minds, all our strengths and all
over souls put together.

The real crises facing India today are not
political and economic, but moral and spiritual. A moral regeneration and
spiritual revitalisation of India has become the crying need of the era. The
root causes of hunger, caste and corruption can be found within our own hearts
and minds. Hence, lasting solutions to these problems are to be found within
us.

The greatest of wars are fought not in the
battlefields of the world, but in the hearts and minds of men. It is in the
hearts and minds of Indians the ‘Second Freedom Struggle’ must find its first
practical expression. 

About The Author

Acharya Sachidananda Bharathi

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.