| In fact the Puranas relate
that the Angirasa Rishis, the oldest Vedic seer family, was one of
Kshatriya Brahmanas. This movement of a new spiritual Kshatriya of
modern Hindus needs to be completed today, not only for the
generation of Hindu society but for the revival of Sanatana Dharma
or the universal tradition of truth throughout the world.
The main Kshatriya that can carry the day today is the
intellectual Kshatriya. Hindus
must create a new intelligentsia that has the power to overcome and
absorb the alienated and Western dominated intellectuals of India,
projecting an intellectual view that is articulate and compelling.
They must turn Sanatana Dharma into a world cultural force, not
merely a religious curiosity. For a culture that has produced such
thinkers as the Vedic seers, Upanishadic sages, Kapila, Buddha,
Patanjali and Shankara, and in the modern times Sri Aurobindo and
Ramana Maharshi, this is certainly possible.
fact such great modern figures of India as Sri Aurobindo and Swami
Vivekananda are good models of intellectual Kshatriyas as well as
spiritual masters. Clearly the success of Hindus in such
intellectual fields as science and medicine shows that they have the
capacity. What is lacking is the motivation, the guidance, and
perhaps the inspiration.