Biraja Mahapatra View profile More options Feb 8: Hi Campaigners,
Today is the birth day of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The man/saint, who was poisoned five times in his life in the 19 century. The reason:- he was opposed to superstitions and an exponent of spread of education as the single most effective weapon to save the land from slavery and people from narrow mindset.
Personally, as a student of history, I hold him in the highest esteem as compared to all other saints I know of. A good number of disciples he could create and they included Lala Lajpat Rai, Veer Savarkar and Hansraj and his immense faith in tradition gave us today more than 2000 educational institutions in the country.
This is the biggest achievement for creating good citizens and people for the country. I can imagine how much he may have struggled for the soil and how much love he had in him for the people. This is what our Dharma teaches us.
“I accept as Dharma whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice, truthfulness and the like; that which is not opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas. Whatever is not free from partiality and is unjust, partaking of untruth and the like, and opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas - that I hold as Adharma."
Indian faith system has been built up over a period of thousands of years. So many risis and thought leaders have given so many ways for smooth survival of the humanity and those which withstood the test of time have been retained and those not have been discarded. Swami Dayanand was a great contribution of time and would remain alive in the minds of those who truly think of the country.
That is why Sri Aurobindo had once said “I have seen so many saints sitting on the mountains of
Himalayas but the one on which Swami Dayanand is sitting is the highest”. It is a true complement in deed that Swami Dayanand deserved as he was probably the first one to foresee a political with samskara (the process of culture) as its true foundation and he relentlessly worked on it until his death. India
Build India Group (BIG), a Delhi-based civil society, campaigns for a citizen's pledge to the country. The organisation believes that if citizens across the country demonstratively pledge their love and loyalty in unison to the nation at an appointed time, then the electrifying moment arising out of it can be the best launcher of hate against terrorism and corruption. BIG is also working towards establishing a university of politics in
with the focus that politics is the finest form of management. It believes hating politics is a crime against democracy. If you agree with us, please join this unique movement. For details please log on to www.buildindiagroup.org. India
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