Golden words by 𝐉𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐮 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐲𝐚 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢 𝐓𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐬𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐣𝐢 highlighting lapses in our society

11/21/2023

One must realize that one has to perform the duty prescribed for himself by the Shastras. Indulging in any other duty and performing it even in an excellent fashion is secondary. For instance, a son’s duty is to take care of his parents when they age. That is his Dharma. However without performing this duty, many send their aged parents to a Vridhhashrama (old age home). They live in a two or three-storied building with their spouse and children and inform the Vriddhashrama that they could go to any extent to meet the finances for taking care of the elderly parents. Is this proper? Is this the gratitude that needs to be shown towards the parents, who had nurtured the son, and given him a proper education to face all the trials of life? In schools, teachers are given a salary to teach their students. Instead, certain teachers do not teach properly at school and ask their students to come to their houses for tuition. If the teacher does this act, is he following his Dharma? No. People are involved in activities which is not ordained for them, that is why we see anarchy and disorder. Useless discussions consume time. People assemble for a specific agenda and discuss everything unrelated to that, ultimately yielding no result. There is no mental peace for few are aware of their duties. If each one begins to perform his own duty perfectly, there will be peace everywhere.
These days, some people say our land has to be one where the rule must be “Dharma Nirapeksha Samrajya” – governance without any regard for Dharma. Do these people know what Dharma is? If we were to lead our lives without Dharma, then we would be no different from animals. Traffic rules apply to humans and not to animals. Not following Dharma would lead to a complete disintegration of the social and moral fabric of humans. Every religion uphold discipline, speaking truth and observing ahimsa as dharmavvvvvv