There is nothing wrong with chanting “Jai Shree Ram”, but one should walk on the path followed by Lord Rama, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said last evening in an address in Delhi.
“Man has religion. Everyone starts relating worshipping to religion (whereas) worship is a small part of religion”, he said. “You will fall in the pit eventually if you chase material happiness, which is true as well,” he further said.
The work of service and public welfare is not only about raising slogans, for it one has to be conscious and do work on the ground, but he also said at an awards function in Vigyan Bhawan, organized by Sant Eshwer Foundation in association with Sewa Bharti, recognizing individuals and organizations working at the grassroots level for socially backward classes.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the way society should have moved forward after Independence did not happen but if it were to leave aside ego and make sensibility and compassion the basis, one can attain development faster. “We did not walk the path that could have taken us towards progress. If we walk the talk, we will surely reach there,” he said.
Emphasizing the importance of work of service in nation-building, he said the country has not achieved its desired growth in the last seven decades or so but it can grow as much as it desires in the coming years, provided it moves on the right path.
“There a tradition from the time of Vedas that assumes entire India belongs to you. This compassion towards this land which we treat as our motherland and all those born here as our siblings, our brothers and sisters. If we work with this compassion there is nothing that can stop India from growing at the desired pace. At times we feel 75 years have passed but if we wake up like this, then everything will be fine in the next 15-20 years,” Bhagwat said.