"The revolutionaries sacrificed everything to fight for independence of this country. If we see the condition from independence till now, is this India as envisioned by them ? If every citizen thinks about dreams of revolutionaries, there will be clarity on changes required to be made in this country", said Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nishchalanand Saraswati while answering queries of ‘jidnyasus’ in a program held at Harsiddhi Mandir hall on 12th December at Ujjain. Swami Nirvikalpanand Maharaj and Mahant ‘Pujya’ Shekharanandji Maharaj from Ujjain were present.
Swami Shankaracharya said further, “Rulers, who are interfering in religious matters, are killing ‘Raj-Dharma’. Temples and education, these fields come under Dharma; but rulers have control even over these fields, which is extreme anarchy.”
Regarding Uniform Civil Code, he said, “What is the meaning and base of this law ? Under the law of ‘Uniform Civil Code’ who are going to be treated uniformly ? All will come behind Hindus or Hindus will be taken behind others ? It will victimize only Hindus.”
Regarding problems faced by Hindus, he said, “Hindus have no competitors; but they have several foes. Nobody can challenge Hindus on science and behavior. It is an ancient tradition and cannot be eliminated in a jiffy. Today, the world is ready to adopt Hindu Dharma; but India’s rulers and people are not ready to accept it which is unfortunate.”
Regarding reservation, Shankaracharya said, “We are staunch followers of reservation as prescribed in Hindu Dharma. Our Dharma had designed style of living of every individual under ‘Varnashrama’. There are no jobs still the Government is talking about reservation and oppressing people. Nobody is using the knowledge available in India; therefore, people from other countries are using this knowledge. The whole world is ready to adopt Hindu Dharma; however, our rulers and people are not ready to adopt Hindu Dharma. Even then, our Dharma is the absolute Truth and Truth will find its way.”
Shri. Yogesh Vhanmare presented flowers and fruits on behalf of Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and sought blessings of Shankaracharya. He was also given a copy of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’s issue.