SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
CHICAGO – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that the Hindu society has suffered for thousands of years because it forgot its basic principles and spiritualism. He said this while addressing the Second World Hindu Congress that was organised on Friday in Chicago, United States of America.
“We have knowledge and wisdom but we have forgotten how to work together. Even today Hindu society has the largest number of meritorious people across all societies. But they never come together,” he said.
Addressing the gathering of around 2,500 delegates, Bhagwat said, “[Some may say] lions never move together. But we forget that wild dogs can invade together and destroy.” He however did not specify whom he was referring to as wild dogs and lions.
Bhagwat said the Hindu society will progress and prosper only if it unites, news agency PTI said in a report.
“We are not an enslaved society. We are not a downtrodden society. Hindus serve all poor across the society. That is what we have been doing. Nothing is untouchable and every activity should be surcharged with spirituality,” Bhagwat said.
Raising concerns about the alleged lack of unity among Hindus, he said, “They [Hindus] never come together. Coming together of Hindus in itself is a difficult thing.”
Besides him, others who addressed the gathering include Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and Illinois Lt Gov Evelyn Sanguinetti. “As a Hindu, it pains me deeply to see how half knowledge and ignorance are trying to destroy the oldest religion of the world,” Kher said.
Abhaya Asthana, coordinator of the event, said the second World Hindu Congress marks the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893 in Chicago.
Courtesy/Source: India Today