Source: News Bharati English11 Oct 2016 13:05:20

Nagpur, Oct 11: Invoking the contributions of great savants of India like Acharya Abhinav Gupt of Kashmir, Ramanujacharya, Guru Govind Singh and Prajnachakshu Gulabrao Maharaj, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr. Mohanrao Bhagwat underlined the need to follow their teachings to overcome the challenges of the present situation.

It may be mentioned that the RSS has observed the millennium year of Acharya Abhinav Gupt recently.

“If we carefully study the situation that we have been facing for the last one year, we will certainly be convinced of the need for us to follow the teachings of these four illustrious great masters”, he said.

Dr. Bhagwat was addressing the annual Vijayadashami Festival -the foundation day of RSS, this time, the 91st- at the historic Reshambag ground here on Tuesday.

Bhagwat said that Acharya Abhinav Gupt who lived a millennium ago in Kashmir was a realized soul and foremost among the proponents of ‘Shaiva Darshana’. He was multidimensional and dealt with mundane topics of poetry, drama, music, language, and phonetics etc. He made seminal, authentic and everlasting contributions in these fields.

The theoretical analysis he presented on “sound” is not only a treatise that speaks on the efficacy of “sound” to lead one to God-realization, but also a subject for deep study for modern computer scientists.

The RSS Chief further said that the greatest achievement of his lifelong penance was that he could resuscitate from the soil of Kashmir the salient feature of the Sanatana culture that helps one to see unity in diversity.

In spite of being an ardent follower of the Shaiva school of thought, he had studied with utmost reverence the thoughts of other sects as well and imbibed their spirit.

He gave the message of pious living and harmonious view field with love and devotion through his own life example and teachings, merged and became one with Shivatatwa, at a cave – the “Bhairav Gupha” – of Birwa near Badgaon in Kashmir.

Invoking the contribution of Shri Ramanujacharaya who hailed from South, and authored “Sreebhashya”, the RSS Chief said that he travelled on foot all the way from South to Delhi to retrieve the idol of the revered deity from the Sultan’s court.

He had shown the largesse to habilitate the daughter of the Sultan who had turned a devotee of the deity, in the temple.

Denouncing the differences of the case, religion etc. he had thrown open the doors of Bhakti and Jnana for all, Dr. Bhagwat said.

Establishing social equality and practicing Dharma in its pristine form in his life, he was able to invigorate the sense of equality and fraternity throughout the nation, he added.   

Recalling the role played by the founder of Sikh sect Guru Govind Singh, the RSS Sarsanghchalak said that this year, we are also celebrating his 350th birth anniversary.

He said that Guru Govind Singh donned the dual-mantle of a statesman and a preceptor (Meeri and Peeri) to protect the nation, society and Dharma, as also to uphold our self-respect and annihilate wickedness.

Bhagwat recalled Swami Vivekananda's words on Guru Govind Singh's total commitment and relentless struggle to the cause of the nation and Dharma, and how he exhorted the Hindu youth to emulate his example, in his famous address at Lahore.

This year also marks the birth centenary of Prajnachakshu Gulabrao Maharaj, Dr. Bhagwat said. The blind saint called himself as ‘daughter’ of Sant Jnaneshwar and had made the painstaking study of our own as well as foreign works on spirituality and empirical sciences.

During the shameful period of British slavery, he, through his irrefutable logic based on our own traditional wisdom and modern scientific theories, had established the loftiness of Swadharma, Swadesh, and Sanskrithi, and reinforced our self-confidence.

He had further made unequivocally clear through his voluminous works that the future progress of science, its humaneness, its meaningfulness and the harmonious synthesis of all the religions in the world is possible only by making our spiritual culture their foundation.

The RSS Sarsanghchalak said that the guidance offered by these four illustrated savants is enough to make us competent to tide over the problems the society is facing in the present situation.