Why India is suffering from this current state of affairs could be debated forever. And the buck can be passed endlessly. However, the crux of the problem lies within us.
For those of you who can understand the depth and true essence of the beautiful, yet simple lines below, you will understand that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that it’s time to stand up and be counted. From Kautilya’s Arthashastra, I give you…
“Dharma has always occupied the most premier place in Life’s objectives that can be studied and practiced by man.
Dharma not only signifies an absolute and immutable concept of righteousness but also includes the idea of duty, which every human being owes to oneself, to one’s ancestors, to society as a whole and to the Universal order.
Dharma is Law in its widest sense – spiritual, moral, ethical and temporal. Every individual, whether the ruler or the ruled, is governed by his or her own Dharma. To the extent that society respected Dharma, society protected itself; to the extent society offended it, society undermined itself.”
This is the ROOT.