integral teaching of original Hinduism honors the Kshatriya Dharma.
A nation can only be built up and ruled by Kshatriyas. That is their
appropriate role in society. Please note that I am not speaking
about caste here, but about the mentality and instincts of a person.
True Kshatriyas may come from any so-called caste today and are to
be known by their character and their actions. Should there not be
an adequate Kshatriya class in a country, all the other classes must
take up a Kshatriya activity, even the Brahmins.
In fact a true Brahmin must have learned the value of Kshatriya
Dharma in order to be really able to go beyond it. One
might argue, as some have, that the Hindu Kshatriya spirit, however
important it was in medieval India, is no longer relevant in the
modern world, in which we should have a secular society with no
concern for religion. However the traditional Hindu Kshatriya rule
was never theocratic and protected the rights of all people. It was
not a religious state or church enforced tyranny.
Such Kings as Shivaji, who in the
seventeenth century fought against tyrannical Muslim rule, did not
target the Muslims under his rule as the Muslims were doing to the
Hindus under theirs. I don't think that anyone can doubt in this age
of political corruption that a real Kshatriya spirit is required, a
promotion of Dharma in the social and political realms. Such a
Dharmic spirit should not be a pretext for enforcing a particular
religious belief upon society but it should not be devoid of
spiritual principles, nor need it be unconnected with any religious