Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has questioned the statement of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in which he said that the caste in the society was created by the pandits.
Saraswati said, “When God himself has said in Geeta ji that he created the characters, then on what basis has Bhagwat ji has said this, he should be answerable.”
“Considering how socially active Mohan Bhagwat is, he must have said something appropriate. What should we say right now until we find out the basis for his huge statement?.” said Saraswati.
“He is not the type of person we can reprimand for saying something. We are aware that we will always speak responsibly. What kind of research did he conduct to say that the Pandits created the caste?” he questioned.
The demand for a Hindu nation was criticised by Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand as being incorrect.
He said, “It is all jumlebaazi. Why don’t those who are raising this demand put forward the blueprint of Hindu Rashtra? What will change in the political system if there is a Hindu Rashtra? It is meaningless to talk about it without keeping its blueprint in front.”
Shankaracharya, while talking about the Ramcharit Manas said “The scripture on which all of India relies says that our politicians will do anything to win their support. Wherever Ramcharit Manas is being heard, there are stages set up in every village. Ramcharit Manas is currently the book that Indians read, listen to, or interpret the most. You are destroying those copies by tearing, burning, and trampling on them, and that is bad.”
He also demanded that Dharmacharyas should be nominated to Rajya Sabha.
“Cricketers and actors attended Rajya Sabha, but no one from the field of religion was chosen. A person who works in politics from the field of religion is different, but they are still included here because they claim that even though they have nothing to do with politics, they come from a field that has made a significant contribution to society. Religious people are engaged in the work of connecting people day and night, they never create a rift in the society,” he said.
Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati was speaking in Raipur while he made these comments.
In a programme commemorating Saint Rohidas Jayanti held in Mumbai on Sunday, RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat stated that caste was not created by God but rather by caste pundits, which is incorrect.
“For God, we are all one. Attacks on the nation that divided our society came first, and then outsiders benefited from it.” he had said.