Who then are these Kshatriyas? They are Hindus engaged in
traditional Kshatriya activities like army, police, government,
legal system, and all forms of political and social activism. They
must strive to follow a true Dharmic Kshatriya spirit, rather than
the convenient corruption and obsequiousness that is common in India
today. As noted in the previous article, there needs to be an
intellectual Kshatriya as well, with Hindu writers, thinkers,
journalists and media experts.
They must seek to defend truth with the power of the word. A
Kshatriya of some sort is going to exist because these social roles
must be filled by someone, the question is whether it will be
Dharmic or not, and whether it will raise the Dharma of India or
follow some alien model that denigrates the soul of the nation.
Clearly this requires a revolution in thinking and a new way of
action that will take much time and effort, but without it India as
nation or Hinduism as a religion will not be able to flourish.
Let us remember the true Hindu Kshatriya ideal and its spiritual
root. A true Kshatriya is not violent in mind, but will only use
force to protect Dharma against violent people when there is no
other alternative. He will not be motivated by greed, fame or
sectarian interests but will work selflessly for the universal good.
Above all he is never a hypocrite, he will do what he says and say
what he really does. He will stand firm against all odds, even if it
means to fight against a superior enemy. He will not quit without a
fight, though he will not resort to violence unless he has no other
choice. Such was the warrior spirit of Arjuna and this is what the
nation of India really needs today, in fact all countries need it in
this era of corruption and showmanship.