glory, position and prosperity are tied up with that of theirs. You stand as
long as they stand, and fall when they fall apart. Loving the motherland means
loving your countrymen, who are born and live to work in a particular
geographical unit, of which you have become a part and parcel.
you live, mingle and work with them, you gradually understand their ideals and
aspirations that are reflected by their actions. Constant company enables you to
imbibe their. nature and assimilate it without making any conscious effort for
it. As a matter of fact, you are initiated into their thought process through
the subconscious mind. In course of time, you identify yourself with them and
finally become one with them. They too shed their distinct personalities and
identify themselves with you.
sense of oneness makes you feel more for their welfare, and work for their
all-round development. You ardently endeavor to live in them and in turn, they,
in you. In the end, duality will be lost and oneness will emerge. This realization,
and this ambition prepare you to undertake any venture and sacrifice your life
for the country, meaning thereby your fellow-men.
you like to be separated, or break away from them then? No. That fragrant bond
binds you both for ever and makes you one with them. As a matter of fact, you are
now no more of your 'full self'. You are 'half' only, since the other half lies
with them. Quite naturally, your 'half' craves for the union with the other half
and attains bliss in union. This accounts for the mystery of the attachment to
one's land and the real significance and meaning of patriotism.