RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat didn’t point out Brahmin caste throughout his Marathi speech, media misquoted him4 min read
On Sunday (February 5, 2023) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat delivered a speech in Marathi at an occasion organized to mark the delivery anniversary of Saint Ravidas. After this, the media, with out understanding his level, ran stories saying that he had stated one thing in opposition to the Brahmins. ANI and Aaj Tak have been the primary amongst those that made such errors. Mohan Bhagwat used the phrase ‘Pandit’, which suggests ‘scholar’ in Marathi.
Mohan Bhagwat didn’t identify the Brahmin caste, slightly, he meant ‘scholars’
Pandit is a phrase that has now gone into the English dictionary and is extensively utilized by folks internationally. For instance, those that perceive politics are additionally referred to as ‘political pandits’ within the western world.
ANI first quoted Mohan Bhagwat as saying this assertion – “We also have a responsibility towards society. When everything is for society, how did one become higher, one lower, or different? God has always said that for me everyone is equal, there is no difference based on their caste or creed. But, the classification that the Pandits created – was wrong.”
Later ANI itself admitted its mistake and stated that the tweet was deleted resulting from an error in translation. Then ANI re-translated and revealed this assertion of Mohan Bhagwat – “Truth’s God, says he’s omnipresent. Whatever the name, ability & honour the same; no differences. What some Pandits say on basis of Shaastras is a lie. We’re misled by the caste superiority illusion. Illusion has to be set aside.”
CORRECTION|Truth’s God,says he’s omnipresent.Whatever the identify,potential&honor similar;no variations.What some Pandits say on foundation of Shaastras is lie.We’re misled by caste superiority phantasm.Illusion must be put aside: M Bhagwat
(Earlier tweet deleted resulting from translation error) pic.twitter.com/uj0nInSW6Y
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2023
It is evident sufficient that Mohan Bhagwat was speaking about uniting Hindus right here and giving a message to see and respect everybody equally. He didn’t identify the Brahmin caste. RSS’s all-India publicity head Sunil Ambekar shared a video and informed what Mohan Bhagwat truly stated. According to this, Mohan Bhagwat stated, “The truth is that He resides in all beings. Therefore, whatever His name, the merit being addressed is the same and the respect is also the same. There is a sense of belongingness about everyone. No one is high or low. On the basis of scriptures, scholars talk about caste-based highs and lows – they are lies.”
This is how the media revealed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s assertion. What did the RSS chief say?
While speaking about Saint Ravidas, Mohan Bhagwat stated, “Seeing all the neglect, it came to Saint Ravidas’ mind that ‘I should find the truth’. He asked what is the path of eternal happiness? Saint Ravidas was wondering if the path really was like that. He decided not to go by what he had earlier heard and take first-hand experience. Sant Ravidas attained the closeness of Swami Ramananda. Then he realized that the truth is God.”
Mohan Bhagwat additional stated, “The truth tells us that He resides in all beings. Therefore, whatever His name, the merit being addressed is the same and the respect is also the same. There is a sense of belongingness about everyone. No one is high or low. On the basis of scriptures, scholars talk about caste-based highs and lows – they are lies. We have been confused by being trapped in the idea of caste. This confusion should be removed. Society must be told that our knowledge and tradition do not tell us anything like this. Our tradition states that truth, religion, and karma should never be abandoned. Even if I die, I will not leave give up my Dharma. One such incident happened in his (Saint Ravidas) life.”
The RSS chief defined how Sikandar Lodi first fraudulently referred to as Saint Ravidas and requested him ‘explain to us what is your religion?’ Mohan Bhagwat stated, “Saint Ravidas ji told him about his Dharma. To this, Lodi replied saying ‘your religion is useless, our Islam is better than this, you become a Muslim.’ No one had any grudge against Muslims. Saint Ravidas also didn’t even have hatred.”
Mohan Bhagwat added, “Saint Ravidas also told Lodi that whether it be Hindus or Muslims truth is one and all are children of God. The truth is the same, but that doesn’t mean that one has to change his belief. Stay firm on your own faith. All the paths are going to go to the same place. Choose yours according to your own nature, whether the path is good or bad is not a matter. What matters is what is your nature.”
Mohan Bhagwat was quoting Saint Ravidas right here. The saint informed Sikandar Lodi and stated that he is not going to hand over his Dharma. According to Mohan Bhagwat, Sant Ravidas informed Sikandar Lodi that the faith of the Vedas is the most effective, even higher than Islam.
मीडिया ने #MohanBhagwat के बयान का अर्थ का अनर्थ कर दिया। RSS प्रमुख मराठी में बोल रहे थे। गलत अनुवाद किया गया। उन्होंने कहीं ब्राह्मण जाति का नाम नहीं लिया।
“शास्त्रों का आधार लेकर पंडित (विद्वान) लोग जो (जाति आधारित ऊँच-नीच की बात) कहते हैं – वह झूठ हैं।” – ये है असली बयान। pic.twitter.com/8RGtpV0gSK
— Anupam Okay. Singh (@anupamnawada) February 6, 2023
Mohan Bhagwat additional stated, “The debate was going on, so he had to give such an argument. Sikandar Lodi locked him in jail. But what happened in prison? He had a Darshan of Saguna Krishna. On the other hand, the people of Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, and Sikandar Lodi started seeing Ravidas ji everywhere. They panicked and surrendered to the Saint. Sikandar Lodi’s plan was to crush him under the elephant’s foot and kill him. Even if life is in danger, he told society with his example ‘do not give up your Dharma’. That Dharma is eternal Dharma.”