Friday, 26 October 2018

India : Our Motherland

Shall India die? Then from the world all sprituality will be extinct , all moral perfection will be etinct, all sweet - souled sympathy for religion will be extinct , all ideality will be extinct , and in its place will reign the daulity of lust and luxury as the male and female dieties , with money as its priest, fraud , force and competition its ceremonies, and the human soul its sacrifice. Such a thing can never be .... Will she die? This old mother of all that is noble or moral or spritual , the land which the sages trod,the land in which Goldlike men still live and breathe? I will borrow the lantern of the Arthenian sage and follow you , my brother ,through the cities and villages , plains and forests , of his broad world - show me such men in other lands if you can .

Can you adduce any reason why India should lie in the ebb tide of the Aryan nations? Is she inferior in intellect? Is she inferior dexterity? Can you look at her art , at her mathematics , at her philosophy , and answer 'yes' ? All that is needed is that she should de-hypnotise herself and wake up from her age - long sleep to take her true rank in the hierarchy of nations ..... The national ideals of India are RENUNCIATION and SERVICE . Intensify her in those channels , and the rest will take care of itself .

Now you understand clearly where the soul of this ogress is : it is in religion . Because no one was able to destory that , therefore the Hindu nation is still living , having survived so many troubles and tribulations . Well , one Indian scholar asks ,'What is the use of keeping the soul of the nation in religion ? Why not keep it in social or political indepedence , as is the case with other nations?' It is very easy to talk like that......The fact is : that the river has come dawn a thousand miles from its source in the mountains , does it , or can it , go back its source? If it ever tries to trace back its course , it will simply dry up by being dissipated in all directions . Anyhow the river is sure to fall into the ocean , sooner , or later , either by passing through open and beautiful plains or struggling through grimy soil. If our national life of these ten thousand years has been a mistake , then there is no help for it , and if we try now to form a new charcter , the inevitable result will be shall die .

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