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Our concept of Rashtra is more profound and inclusive than ‘Nation’ – Dr. Krishan Gopal Ji


The European concept of nation and the Bharatiya idea of Rashtra needs thorough understanding and ours is a more profound and inclusive concept said Dr. Krishan Gopal Ji, Sahsarkaryavah of RSS. He was delivering a talk in Jayanagar’s National College, HN Kalakshetra on the occassion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s 101st Birth Anniversary on 25 September 2017.

The Western countries have taken race, language, geographical limits as basis of their nation. These definitions are exclusive in nature and lead to conflicts. We in Bharat have had a more inclusive and wider basis, which is culture (Sanskriti). It is this culture which holds together the people in Bharat, despite differences in looks, languages and worshiping patterns, said Sah Sarkaryavah Ji in his address.

We have been taught by our ancestors and elders and have always practiced seeing Divinity in all beings and that aspect certainly stands out in the eyes of westerners who look at us with awe. This is the very concept of Ekatma Manav Darshan propounded by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Ji, he said. He remembered an incident from the life of Deendayal Ji……..

A guest arrived at his home at midnight asking for water, but was served with food and that was the practicing of Atithi Satkara which is basis of respecting the interests of everyone under all circumstances.

The selfless attitude of us in Bharat is always acknowledged by others and that has come to the fore because of our respect and love towards Nature. So seeing God in a being is not just confined to human beings but extends to all living and non-living beings present around us. It does not end there, we also revere our Bharat Mata as Goddess and worship her, added Dr. Krishan Gopal Ji.

Dakshin Madhya Kshetra Sanghchalak of the RSS V Nagaraj Ji, Karnataka Dakshin Prant Karyavah Na Tippeswamy Ji, Sah Prant karyavah Sridhar Swamy Ji were present in the function.

Courtesy: Samvada


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