Pandit deendayal upadhaya was an Philospher, socialist and politician. He was a fulltime pracharak of RSS and later a member of Bhartiya jana sangh, the predecessor of Bhartiya Janta Party. He led the bhartiya jana sangh for 15 years until he was killed, which remains a mystery till date. His ideology of “integral humanism” is the basic ideology followed by the BJP. He is the person who formed the base of Bhartiya Janta party and it’s ideology. In this page we have shared Quotes by him.
Quotes by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
When a group of persons lives with a goal, an ideal, a mission, and looks upon a particular piece of land as motherland, it constitutes a nation. If either of the two-and ideal and a motherland-is not there, then there is no nation.
We are pledged to the service not of any particular community or section but of the entire nation. Every countryman is blood of our blood and flesh of our flesh. We shall not rest till we are able to give to every one of them a sense of pride that they are children of Bharatmata. We shall make Mother India Sujala, Suphala (overflowing with water and laden with fruits) in the real sense of these words. As Dashapraharana Dharini Durga (Goddess Durga with her 10 weapons) she would be able to vanquish evil; as Lakshmi she would be able to disburse prosperity all over and as Saraswati she would dispel the gloom of ignorance and spread the radiance of knowledge all around her. With faith in ultimate victory, let us dedicate ourselves to this task.
If you are a democrat do not be dictated by anybody but your conscience. Political parties that stand for the people also stand on the strength of the people. If the people want that nobody should bend them the people should lend them their strength. It is the people who are the architects of political parties, and through them of their political destiny.
A bad candidate cannot claim a premium just because the party he belongs to is good. An evil is an evil and, like the proverbial ill-wind, cannot blow good to anyone anywhere. The party High Command in giving a ticket to such a man might have acted on a partisan basis or, with the best of intentions, it might have committed an error of judgment. It is the duty of a responsible electorate to rectify such a mistake.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on Bharat Mata
The basis of our nationalism is not simply Bharat but ‘Bharat Mata’. Remove the word Mata and Bharat would remain just a piece of land. The affinity between us and this land is established only with the relationship of the mother. No piece of land can be called a country so long as the relationship between it and the people living in it is not that of mother and son. This is patriotism. But patriotism does not merely mean love for a piece of land. Even birds and beasts have such love. The tiger lives in its lair, and birds return to their nests every evening. But they cannot be called patriots. Man also comes to acquire a feeling of affinity for the place where he may live. But that is not enough for patriotism. Only those people can be called patriots in a particular country who are bound together as one people. A country is created by the coming together of land as mother and an integrated society as son. This is patriotism and it is deathless.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on National Identity
It is essential that we think about our national identity. Without this identity there is no meaning of independence, nor can independence become the instrument of progress and happiness. As long as we are unaware of our national Identity, we cannot recognise or develop all our potentialities. Under alien rule this identity is suppressed. That is why nations wish to remain independent so that they can progress according to their natural bent and can experience happiness in their endeavour. Nature is powerful. An attempt to go against nature or to disregard her leads to troubles. The natural instincts cannot be disregarded but it is possible to elevate this nature to the level of culture. Psychology tells us how by suppression of various natural instincts different mental disorders ensue. Such a person remains restless and dejected. His abilities slowly deteriorate, and become perverted. The Nation too, like the individual, falls a prey to numerous ills when its natural instincts are disregarded. The basic cause of the problems facing Bharat is the neglect of its national identity.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on Dharma
The distortions of Dharma that we now-a-days see all around us are largely the result of foreign education. The English word ‘religion’ has substantially contributed in distorting the pure meaning of Dharma. The British first heard the word when they came to India. They had no word of an equally comprehensive meaning.So they translated it as religion. Such translation has distorted the meaning of Indian words. Dharma is a very wide term which includes many religions. A religion a system of worship, and there are many such systems prevailing in this land. But in spite of these systems and sects Dharma is one. Dharma is that which is good for everyone irrespective of the system of worship and can open up for him the way to salvation.
Religion means a creed, or a sect, it does not mean Dharma. Dharma is a very broad concept. It is concerned with all aspects of life. It sustains society. It sustains the whole world. That which sustains is “Dharma”
The fundamental principles of Dharma are eternal and universal. Yet their implementation may differ according to time, place and circumstance.
The complete treatise on the rules in general and their philosophical basis is the meaning of Dharma.
These rules cannot be arbitrary. They should be such as to sustain and further the existence and progress of the entity which they serve.
Niether the Legislature is higher nor the Judiciary. Dharma is higher than both. The Legislature will have to act according to Dharma. Dharma will specify the limits of both. The Legislature, the Judiciary or the people, none of these is supreme. Some will say, “Why, people are sovereign. They elect”. But even the people are not sovereign because people too have no right to act against Dharma. If an elected government allows people to go against Dharma and does not punish, then that government is in reality a government of thieves. Even the general will cannot go against Dharma. Imagine the situation, if by some manoeuvring, thieves gain a majority in the government and send one of their ranks as an executive. What will be the duty of the minority if the majority is of thieves and elects a thief to rule ?
If the four million people of Kashmir say that they want to secede, if the people of Goa say they want to secede and if some say they want the Portuguese to return, all this will be against Dharma. Of the 45 crore people of India, even if 449,999,999 opt for something which is against Dharma, even then this does not become truth. On the other hand, even if one person stands for something which is in accord with Dharma, that constitutes truth, because truth resides with Dharma. It is the duty of this one person that he tread the path of truth and change people. It is from this basis that a person derives the right to proceed according to Dharma.
Let us understand very clearly that Dharma is not necessarily with the majority or with the people. Dharma is eternal. Therefore, in the definition of democracy, to say that it is a government of the people is not enough ; it has to be for the good of the people. Dharma alone can decide.. Therefore, a democratic government “Jana Rajya”, must also be rooted in Dharma i.e. a “Dharma Rajya”. In the definition of ‘Democracy’ viz. “government of the people, by the people and for the people”, ‘of ‘ stands for independence, ‘by’ stands for democracy, and ‘for’ indicates Dharma. Therefore the true democracy is one where there is freedom as well as Dharma.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on Nationalism vs Religion
During the regime of the British we had accepted that there are many different communities, like the Muslims and the Christians. in this country and the spirit.of nationalism can be created only by protecting their individual existence. Actually to accept their independent existence on the national level is a big mistake, because to classify society into classes such as Muslims and Christians on the basis of religion is different from nationalism. Followers of the same religion can be nationals of different nations, while a single nation can include the followers of many religions. If nationalism is a sufficiently strong sentiment, religion does not enter it. But today our effort is to accept the independent existence of these communities and then to unify them so that the unification does not require anybody to forsake anything. The funny thing is that nobody Las a clear idea of the unifying element that can bring everybody together.
Quotes by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Related to Religion
The Muslims are the flesh of our flesh and blood of our blood.
Religion means a creed or a sect and it does not mean Dharma.
The longings for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (the four kind of human effort) are inborn in man and satisfaction of these in an integrated way is the essence of Bhartiya Culture.
Dharma is very wide concept which concerns all aspects of life sustaining the society.
The nearest equivalent English term for Dharma can be ‘Innate Law’, though even that does not express the full meaning of Dharma. Since Dharma is supreme, our Ideal of the State has been ‘Dharma Rajya’.
The fundamental principles of Dharma are eternal and universal. However, their implementation may differ according to time, place and circumstances.
The English word Religion is not the correct word for Dharma.
When State acquires all powers, both political and economic; the result is a decline of Dharma.
Quotes by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Related to Bharatiya Culture
In Bharat the Principles of Ethics are termed as Dharma–The Laws of Life.
Both from the national as well as human stand point, it has become essential that we think of the principles of Bhartiya Culture.
Here in Bharat, we have placed before ourselves the ideal of the four fold responsibilities of catering to the needs of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul with a view to achieve the integrated progress of Man.
When nature is channeled according to the principles of Dharma, we have culture & civilisation.
Unity in diversity and the expression of unity in various forms has remained the thought of Bhartiya Culture.
The fundamental characteristic of Bhartiya Culture is that it looks upon life as an integrated whole.
In the past 1000 years whatever we assimilated-whether it was forced on us or we took with willingness-cannot be discarded now.
Quotes by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Related to Politics
Opportunism has shaken the confidence of People in Poltics.
Opportunists with no principles rein in politics of our country.
The principles of Marx have changed both with the changing times as well as with varying conditions to the extent that parrot-like repetition of Marxism for solving problems facing our country would amount to a reactionary attitude rather than a scientific & pragmatic one.