Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Worshipping the society is the best worship – Guru Puja Boudhik by Sri Bhagaiah Ji



Maa. Sri Bhagaiah ji, Akhil Bharathiya Boudhik Pramukh, speaking in the Sri Guru Pooja function of South Chennai, said that the Bhagwa Dhwaj (saffron flag), which is worshipped on the Guru Pooja day, signifies renunciation, sacrifice and service.  It is because of this, the spirit of offering is inculcated in the hearts of swayamsevaks (E.g., a swayamsevak, aged more than 70 years and having no legs, coming all the way and worshiping the Guru and offering Guru Dakshina at Bhagyanagar this year.)
According to Hindu concept everything in this world is interconnected and hence global unity should have been the natural outcome.  But what we see is global terrorism (e.g., Salem, Vellore, Coimbatore and other parts of the country) because some people believe that their God is the only God.  



Similarly, everything from inanimate to animate, non-living to living beings is God only.  Hence the best worship is worshipping the society that is what Swami Vivekananda said viz., people are living gods.  Sangh is putting this into practice. E.g., two swayamsevaks of Bihar carrying more than 450 people from one side of the bridge to another side during the floods and earth quake in Uttarakhand, though they themselves had lost their relatives in the floods.

                             Sri Bhagaiah Ji addressing the gathering

Quoting Dharampal, he said that our country was rich till the first half of the 17th century and became poor due to the plundering by the Britishers.  There were number of Dharmashalas throughout the country which took care of all the needs of pilgrims.  The contributions to these Dharmashalas were from the ordinary agriculturists, who gave 1/3 of their earnings for the cause.  This spirit is being revived in Sangh as a result of which even swayamsevaks from humble background offer sizeable amount as Guru Dakshina.  In this connection, he cited that in our tradition there was no concept of Income Tax and that only there was ceiling on expenditure.

Not only money, swayamsevaks offer time and energy for the sake of society.  Working for the family is a responsibility but working only for the family is sin.  Working for the society is not sacrifice, it is our responsibility/duty.

He spoke at length about the positive work being carried out in North East by Sangh as a result of which we could bring significant change in the mindset of the different groups of people whose minds were polluted by Christian missionaries.  This was possible because Swayamsevaks came out as Pracharaks from different parts of our country, went to North East and worked tirelessly there braving all odds.  However, the challenge is big.
Finally he appealed to the audience to speak to the people belonging to the different strata of society with kindness which will go a long way in building a sense of oneness.  Similarly, he also wanted everyone to hold Bharat Mata Pooja in their houses by inviting all sections of people around their locality.

Earlier, Sri.Vasudevan, Chairman of Prince Group of Educational Institutions, who presided over the function promised that he will render all possible help for Sangh. Sangeetha Bharati Dr. Narayanan rendered the patriotic invocation song at invocation. Sri Ramkumar South Chennai Jilla Sanghachalak welcomed the gathering.  Sri Durai Shankar, Vibhag Sanghachalak was on the dais. A total number of 540 persons participated in the function. Ladoos were distributed as prasadam.

2 comments:

  1. I HAD THE OPURTUNITY TO ATTEND THE LECTURE. IT WAS THE MOST INSPIRING TALK I EVER LISTENED TO.THOSE WHO COULD NOT ATTEND THE TALK HAD LOST AN OPPURTUNITY TO STIR THEIR SOULS.

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