If Hindus take the lead in India then the other groups will
follow. If Hindus have to wait for the approval of all minorities, they will never get
anything done. For Hindus to truly lead they must not
act as nominal Hindus but as true Bharatiyas, representatives of Dharma. This requires a
development of character and a projection of real leaders, and, perhaps above all, an
ability to face the criticism of the rest of the world, which will not be happy to have to
deal with a Hindu or a Dharmic presence that is bound to challenge much of what goes on in
this commercial age.
Hindus must become confident, assertive, educated, informed
and willing to respond quickly to all distortions against them, but remain kind, tolerant
and flexible and project higher models of culture and spirituality for the rest of the
world to follow. This is the challenge for Bharat to truly reemerge, to restore Dharma
without weakness or rigidity, without accommodation or appeasement. These are the themes
that we will examine and expand upon in the following chapters.
spirit of Bharata Mata awaken in all who read these pages!"