THIS is a book through which the author tries to show that the Hindu intelligentsia to stand up in revolt against the selfish ?money-minting? religious preachers, who pose as godmen and get their statues installed in temples for deification so as to be included in the category of Lord Shiva, Lord Rama or Lord Krishna. These ?demi-gods? should work for strengthening the ?Hindu nation politically and socially? and protect the Sanatana Dharma.
Since centuries Sri Rama and Sri Krishna have been great warriors and heroes of Hindu Dharma and karma, but because ?we have utterly forgotten the real message and spirit of their lives?, demoralisation, degradation and perversion have set in the Hindu society. Untruth, injustice, negligence and apathy are being perpetuated as a result of which the asuri pravarti (demonic nature) is pervading in the society.
Defining Dharma as ?the right action in right time for a right thing? that is, Santana Dharma, the author praises the Manusmriti, the oldest book on codes of individual conduct and which prescribes 10 attributes of Dharma that include dhriti (serenity), kshama (forgiveness), dama (endurance), asteyam (non-stealing), shoucham (piety), indriya nigrah (control over the sense organs), dhee (wisdom), didya (learning), satya (truth) and akrodha (absence of anger). He quotes thus from the Manusmriti: ?Dharamath dharmamityahuh dharmo dharayiti prajah?, meaning the power which brings individuals together and sustains them as a society is called Dharma. Here he expounds on the role played by Sri Rama and Sri Krishna in preserving the Dharma.
Sri Krishna, the great avatar worked throughout his life to create a dharmic Kshatriya who would establish and sustain a dharmic social order. Sri Krishna was willing to promote a great battle, a civil war, among the Kshatriyas to allow his handicapped dharmic Kshatriyas to gain power. ?He purified the Bharatavarsha Kshatriyas with the blood of a dharmic war and established a Kshatriya order that maintained a dharmic society for centuries.?
The author says that the lessons learnt from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata should be inculcated by us because both the epics teach that freedom in ?part of a country is no freedom when we have surrendered precious ground from where the enemy continues to infiltrate, invade and menace our lives.?
Criticising both the religions, he says that they want to dominate the whole world because they are imperialist and theocratic in nature?. It is this revelation which inspired for the Christian Crusades and Islamic jehad on those people who do not believe in their authority.?
The author is convinced that as long as Christianity and Islam exist ?there will be no peace on earth. He wants people to be like Sri Rama and Sri Krishna and deliver the land of the Hindus from the infiltrators like the Muslims and Christians.
(Sakti Prachuram, Narasaraopet, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.)