New Delhi: The Indian way of life is the only option left for a world that’s standing on the edge of destruction, a reason why we should firmly establish the “Hindu thought in the character of Bharat”, according to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
“Doosra rasta duniya khojti hai – Bharat ke paas hai (India has that alternative path that the world is seeking),” he said on Friday, addressing a ‘Prerna Shibir’ on the 80th anniversary of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the women’s wing of the RSS.
“We can guide how to progress without exploitation. Bharat is an example of unity in diversity, which the world can’t manage. We don’t talk about tolerance but live the ideal of acceptance and respect. Sabki unnati ke liye kaam karta hai (We work for everyone’s progress). Also its kutumb vyavastha (family system) has caught the attention of the world,” the RSS Sar Sanghchalak said, stressing on the strength of “matru shakti”.
The homo sapiens ate into the space of other species, but time is running out even for them, Bhagwat said. “A thousand years from now even the homo sapiens would go extinct. How did these fault lines appear?” he asked.
The RSS chief said that science had made human life comfortable and convenient and this was matched by development of technology. And it is going to go like this, he said, observing that farmers will become managers of their land, many occupations will come to an end, all of which can be seen now by trends like people going for cashless transactions.
“The world is changing and 90% of the work will be done by the machines. There is debate who will be the master: man or machine?” he said.
“The other perspective cannot be ignored. We have to see, if with progress man’s mind will function constructively… There is no guarantee that the mind that will become empty with progress will not be governed by devil,” he said.
“Our past is marked by fundamentalism because of which there has always been struggle, and has that stopped? The same fundamentalism works even now and that is how ISIS is born. But nobody gave any solution to that problem. Fundamentalism is giving rise to terrorism,” he said.