According to RSS president Mohan Bhagwat on Friday, India will lead the world—which is reeling from its experiences with materialism, communism, and capitalism—down the road of pleasure and contentment.
Speaking at the opening of the third World Hindu Congress (WHC) in this capital of Thailand, Bhagwat urged Hindus everywhere to connect with the world and reach out to one another.
We must make an effort to engage with every Hindu. And Hindus as a group will unite people everywhere. The process of connecting with the world has begun as Hindus become more numerous,” he declared, speaking to an international assembly of intellectuals, activists, leaders, and businesspeople.
He said that everyone in the world has realized—especially after the Covid pandemic—that India has the key to pleasure and contentment. After experimenting with materialism, communism, and capitalism in the pursuit of pleasure, Bhagwat said that the world was now faltering and was turning to Hinduism.
“The world is now in disarray. They have conducted many studies to promote joy, contentment, and tranquility over the last 2,000 years. They’ve experimented with capitalism, communism, and materialism. They’ve experimented with many faiths. They have taken for granted material wealth. However, he said, “There is no satisfaction.”
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, they have begun to reconsider. They all seem to believe that Bharat will pave the way, according to Bhagwat.
We must make contact with everyone, establish a connection with them, and use our services to draw them to us. That spirit is there in us. When it comes to unselfish service, we have the upper hand over everyone else. It is a part of our ideals and tradition. Thus, he said, “reach out and conquer nothing but hearts.”
Participants in the three-day conference will get the chance to talk about issues that Hindus face globally.
According to Bhagwat, Hindus must be instrumental in promoting the idea that everyone on the planet is a member of the same family—Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.
“We must come together, remain together, and work together in order for it to be fulfilled. Not everyone will fit into a certain uniform. However, we need to be able to bring everyone together,” he said.
“Everyone must make a contribution to the world in some way. We acknowledge their distinctiveness as well. Everybody is respected by us. Our forefathers understood this, but we have since lost this skill, allowed ourselves to be divided, and eventually subjugated. Now is the time for us to unite,” Bhagwat said.
He built a compelling case for why selfless service can win people over and shatter societies and organizations, claiming that hate speech, wrath, jealousy, and ego prohibit people from joining together.
Swami Vigyanananda, the founder and worldwide chairman of the World Hindu Foundation, blew the conch to start the quadrennial event, which lasted three days and drew representatives from more than 60 nations.
Spiritual guide Mata Amritanandmayi Devi, general secretary of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Milind Parande, head of the WHC organizing committee, Swami Purnatmanand, working president of the Bharat Sevashram Sangh, and publisher of Hinduism Today-USA, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami are a few of the people mentioned.