The previous parts of the series can be accessed here Part 1 and Part 2. This is part 3.
In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says ‘Time I Am’. Time is all that we have in our life. Using that time wisely is the wisest thing to do. Every person, communities and nations get opportunities to succeed according to time, place and circumstances. It’s up to us to capture it for our benefit. When we miss that opportunity, we may or may not get that again. Every opportunity has a time attached to it.
Correcting, Nehru’s political blunders should have been the top priority and that was the actual mandate given to him
For an individual, the cost of opportunity is directly related to the utilization of opportunity. We have to be ready to capture it at all times. So qualification and suitability play an important role. When an individual misses that opportunity, he/she may have to wait to find the next one.
For communities also, time is all that matters. Communities have to take important decisions to help them grow at a particular time, place and circumstance.
For Nations, timing is all that matters for the collective wellbeing of the country. People who run the country have to take decisions at the right time otherwise the whole country suffers. Leaders at the decision-making level have to make sure that they don’t set wrong precedents. And leaders have to be realistic enough to understand their own strengths and weaknesses. That’s why all nations have a cabinet and other intelligentsia to consult with. Nehru made huge mistakes in regards to China and Pakistan because of his personal ambitions. He created the Kashmir Valley issues because of his personal ambition, personal character, poor judgement and lack of farsightedness unilaterally. He never consulted far more educated peers to gain deeper insights into issues of that time. The result is that India is bleeding by a thousand cuts. Despite all the potential that India has it is taking longer to achieve her national objectives. Today India is paying a heavy price due to Islamic Terrorism and past economic model of socialism. His unilateral and crazy refusal to accept Permanent membership of Security Council as offered by the USA has resulted in India being in the second class category of UN classifications. His secular anti-Hindu Mughal stance has destroyed the pride of Hindus post 70 years of Independence. Probably, history will regard him as an enemy of India in future generations to come.
India has always missed opportunities because its leaders failed to capture opportunities at the right time. History of India is evidence that leaders after leaders have failed to capture opportunities at the right time. Shri Narendra Modiji, a highly respected leader and probably the best PM, India has ever had is also on the verge of falling into the same category of leaders. The huge mandate that Hindus gave him in 2014, has not been utilized properly. Probably, he took the Nehruvian model far too seriously. His inaction on most important threats to India has been mind-boggling to most Hindus who actually campaigned for him. Leaders are respected by actions and not speeches. Also, leaders have to decisively and timely action for the long term interest of the country. Correcting, Nehru’s political blunders should have been the top priority and that was the actual mandate given to him. If those Nehruvian blunders are addressed, India won’t have to deal with bleeding through thousand cuts. Economically and strategically, it would have been the greatest and cheapest options for India in the long term. But indecisiveness and lack of consultation with far experienced and educated colleagues like Dr Subramanian Swamy, has become the biggest failure of his administration that history will record.
Timing is all important for a nation as I said before. Important timely decisions will help India in the long term. That will help India to grow faster in the near and long term future
India knows that they have given the biggest mandate to a hope, but they are still fighting to resolve key issues that matter to them i.e Ram Temple, Respect to culture of Hindus, Removal of Corruption Ecosystem, Article370/35A removal, Proactive action to root out the disease of Islamic terrorism and Restoration of Pride of India. All those major issues have been relegated to next term, and Hindus today are confused whether they actually know this person or not. They may still vote for Modiji on account of his personal good qualities because more so that they don’t have an option, not because of anything else. This is the time for Modiji to capture the moment and fulfil the aspirations of the majority of Indians for India. Hindus don’t want to become a minority in India. Because when they are a minority within India, they are either killed or become second class citizens of India as per what history has shown in Kashmir, Kerala, Mizoram, Telangana, Bengal and other parts of India. Soul of India is the culture of Hinduism / Buddhism / Jainism/Sikhism. That shouldn’t be destroyed by secular actions of a popular and respected leader. That’s the main worry for the majority of Indians today.
Timing is all important for a nation as I said before. Important timely decisions will help India in the long term. That will help India to grow faster in the near and long term future.
If we respect Krishna and His wisdom in Bhagavad Gita, then we must respect Time as well. What will happen next, only time will tell? Jai Hind !!
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.