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Sri Chandramoulisvaraya Namah:
VEDA DHARMA SASTRA PARIPALANA SABHA (Regd.)
Publication No. 36
In our country a number of parties have come up now. It is wrong to say that they have come up here; we must say they are coming here from abroad. They are: Democracy, Socialism, Communism, Self respect, Social reform party etc. What are these parties for? There are many difficulties for human society. Every party proclaims that their way is the right way of getting rid of difficulties and gathers following. In olden days, religions propounded by Gnanis full of tranquillity sought that man should be ever in undiminished bliss at any time, even after death, without suffering from sin or misery. But the present day parties propagate that no matter what happens after death, where is sin and merit; it is all cock-and-bull story that the fruits of sins and acts of merit committed now have certainly to be enjoyed some time or the other and that these acts will not just go away without thrusting upon us their fruit. They further propagate their theory that within the short time available before death, it is essential to seek man’s wellbeing and that there is no need to worry about permanent welfare.
Man should attain true happiness at all times. That alone is true joy; the rest is all false. Notwithstanding this, will it be possible for any of these new parties with all their efforts to ensure happiness without any misery to all humans on the earth till their last breath? Let us assume that whatever aim each party proclaims, we have reached the very end of that. We have to think carefully whether all of man’s difficulties will vanish without any trace in that state. It will be clear on careful and impartial examination that many more ever new difficulties will crop up. These parties are all foreign medicine; indigenous medicine is only one. That alone is truly efficacious medicine. But there will not be any show and pomp in that. That medicine alone is good for us. Irrespective of whether government systems change basically, Aacharas go topsy-turvy and many borrowed parties crop up, there will be more and more difficulty for the human race when peace and virtuous qualities decline. When virtues grow, apart from decline in the pains and pleasures resulting from previous births, the pains acquired in the present life will also start reducing. How will we get this virtue? When we think of people of virtue, our mind will also become virtuous like them. If a scholar keeps reading the poems of Kamban, he starts writing like him. If he reads the works of Nakkirar, he starts writing like Nakkirar. Propagation of dharma is nothing but making the minds of humans seek persons of exceptional virtue more and more. The government that does it will need to spend less on police and military. Even expenditure on treatment of diseases and adjudication will come down. There is no dearth of such pillars of virtue in our country. We do not suffer from that famine which makes us seek suspect imported medicine to cure the illness of our miseries. Let us establish in our minds those great men, who are the leading lamps in every virtue. Let us follow their path.
This is indeed the medicine practised by Maharishis to solve many problems.
VEDA DHARMA SASTRA PARIPALANA SABHA
Translated by: P R Kannan, Navi Mumbai
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