Soon after Union Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma’s decision to add chapters from Ramayana and Mahabharata
in students’ curriculum, RSS has now come forward and asked people to reassess Hindu religious values that have no scientific base. The announcement was made by RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday when he asked for the reassessment of Hindu religious values and requested people that those that did not conform to a scientific base should be given up.
Bhagwat, who was at a conference in Jaipur, said:
“There is a need to assess the prevalent Hindu religion along scientific lines. Those values that do not conform to scientific standards should be given up.”
He then further explained that the Indian society had a tradition of rejecting redundant beliefs and accepting only “good things”.
He demanded that people view all the issues and problems from the point of view of Hindu philosophy.
“The Hindu life view looks at men and women as two expressions of a single element. It therefore lays stress on unity instead of equality.”
Giving an example of the above, Bhagwat pointed towards the values and significance of the Indian family system and emphasised that recognising the roots and strengthening them will empower the society to “combat westernisation and numerous such attacks”. Bhagwat is currently in Rajasthan on a nine-day tour and will be participating in Sangh meetings till September 20.