Know more about RSS

By G V Chelvapilla published on December 26, 2015

“Namasthe, Sada Vatsale Mathru Bhoomi” is start of prayer in RSS. Nehru heard it while taking vacation in Kulu valley. We do not know what his reaction was, but we do know that once virulently anti RSS , fully knowing hollowness of his charge against it when Gandhi was assassinated,he banned it, yet the same person invited RSS participation in Republic day parade in 1963. When some one asked why, he replied they too are patriots. It is sterling patriotism of RSS which is by the way largest volunteer organization in the world, that made it stronger after each unjust ban imposed by Congress led governments, all bans inflicted on phony charges.

There is also another sentence in the prayer of RSS. Suseelam Jagatyena Sambrhamavet. We will dazzle the world with good character and conduct. This is typical Hindu philosophy which is viewed as all encompassing . Perhaps Hindu Dharma is the only one that emphasizes content rather than the label. Content of character supercedes all other distinctions and just being a Hindu or even being a vociferous advocate of Hindutwa does not guarantee a place either in the heaven or higher status on earth. Veda Vyasa said long time back, ‘ I am telling you with raised hand, even beyond the pale of Aryans ( Arya was synonymous with Hindu and both denote noble person) there are noble people.

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In contrast Muhammad Ali, of Khilafat fame who was fully supported by Gandhi who as you know was known as Mahatma, said unless Gandhi becomes a Moslem he cannot enter heaven. So also the other proselytizer insists heaven’s gates are closed to any one else unless he converts to Christianity. Conduct and character are of secondary importance.

Hence all inclusive nature of Hindu Dharma for which RSS in India and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh abroad work to preserve and inculcate the ageless values, makes it very natural for the Swayamsevaks, as the volunteers are called, to be part and parcel of host country, country of their migration in complete amity as well as attract participation of kindred souls of all nationalities and religions in their activities.

Swadeso Bhuvana trayam. All three worlds, (earth(Bhoomata), those below and those above) are our home lands.

Hence it is Bharatmata ki Jai in India and
Namamo Bhumimataram abroad.

PS: We realize there are skeptics, detractors, they too should go and attend Sakhas(branches) of either RSS or HSS and have first hand experience , look and learn rather than continue to harbor baseless prejudices . Especially take children, there is much to learn about our culture and civilization and very few places to learn about them even in India , but more so abroad. Hence they will also go home enriched.

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  1. Sunil Kumar K Reply

    December 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Jai Bharat matha, Vande matharam.

  2. Raj Puducode Reply

    January 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

    http://media.radiosai.org/www/
    Click on the main video link on main page…very interesting interview with Chairman of Suzuki from Japan….really nice!
    We as a nation must align with people who share our cherished values & culture.
    KOLKATA: Did you know that at least 20 Hindu deities are regularly worshipped in Japan? In fact, there are hundreds of shrines to Goddess Saraswati alone in that country, along with innumerable representations of Lakshmi, Indra, Brahma, Ganesha, Garuda and others. Even deities forgotten in India are worshipped in Japan. A unique exhibition at Indian Museum here is set to throw light on the country’s long lost history that survives in a foreign land. The Japan Foundation and filmmaker and art-historian Benoy K Behl have collaborated to hold an exhibition of rare photographs that will be inaugurated on Monday and will continue until January 21.

    “The exhibition will be a rare treat for the eyes and the mind,” said Indian Museum education officer Sayan Bhattacharya. The research that accompanies Behl’s photographs reveals startling facts about the importance of Indian heritage in Japan. For instance, the 6th century Siddham script is preserved in Japan, though it has disappeared from India. ‘Beejaksharas’ (or etymology of alphabets) of Sanskrit in this script are regarded as holy and given great importance. Each deity has a ‘Beejakshara’ and these are venerated by the people, even though most of them cannot read it. Some Japanese tombs are adorned with the Sanskrit alphabet. At Koyasan, they still have a school where Sanskrit is taught in Siddham, Behl’s research revealed.
    A number of words in the Japanese language have their roots in Sanskrit. In Japanese supermarkets, a major brand of milk products is called ‘Sujata’. The company’s personnel are taught the story of Sujata who gave sweet rice-milk to the Buddha, with which he broke his period of austerity, before he achieved enlightenment. “All this and more are revealed through Behl’s photography,” Bhattacharya added. Apart from the language, there are deeper civilizational connections that can be traced to early developments of philosophy in India, he said. Behl wrote in his research, “In many ways, this philosophic understanding is most well preserved in Japan. Japan has not had the breakdown of cultural norms which India suffered when a colonial education system was created. Therefore, most Indians learnt about our own culture from the Western point of view. The dominant and admired language was English, which it remains till today.
    The National Geographic had carried an 18-page story on ancient Indian art revealed through Behl’s photography to the world. The exhibition will also explain how India’s relationship with Japan. “The deep-rooted spirit of the Buddha’s teachings energizes the Japanese people. Buddhist temples are numerous and vast numbers of people visit these every day. Besides the Buddha, many ancient Indian deities and practices (prevail) in their temples. An Indian feels quite at home in Japan,” Behl wrote.

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