Just because an ordinary washerman raised doubts about Seeta Mata’s character, Prabhu Shriram, who was the guardian of His subjects in all respects, did not feel ashamed of what would the citizens of His Kingdom think of Him if He renounced Seeta. Bhagawan Shrikrushna who had taken a vow that He would not take up arms in the Mahabharat war, broke His vow and took up arms when He thought Pandavas were on the verge of losing. He did not feel ashamed of what anyone else would think of Him. Our Deities have set ideals before us that we should not feel ashamed in any situation, be it abiding by Rajadharma (Code of righteous conduct for rulers) or war between Dharma (Righteousness) and adharma (Unrighteousness).
Today, Hindus are ashamed of conducts related to abiding by Dharma such as visiting temples, wearing dhoti-kurta (which is prescribed in Hindu culture), applying kumkum on the forehead, praying with folded hands before eating in restaurants, while traveling, etc. Muslims offer Namaz on roads or railway platforms during the times prescribed by their religion. Then why do Hindus feel ashamed to abide by their own Dharma ? Do Hindus feel that abiding by Dharma in today’s ‘modern’ era is a sign of ‘backwardness’ ? In fact, Hindus should feel ashamed that they do not abide by Dharma. Will Hindus think about this and introspect deeply ?
– Sanatan’s Saint, H.H. Sandeep Alshi