If Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism were to be defined in a single word… it would simply be “Truth”. It is right to say that gist of Bhagavad Gita could only be understood by one who was totally truthful in life. Whoever in this world read Bhagavad Gita many times but could not understand the underlying meaning, that simply indicated… we were not totally truthful in life, as truthful as necessitated for understanding jnana wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita.
Truthfulness is an important inherent ingredient of human life… in absence of which human beings were no better than animals. Do we ever realize why United States of America is superpower number one? Truthfulness is practiced in United States of America to the core. The glowing faces of masses in America said it all. What was in their heart… reflected on their face! It is an absolute fact of life that face is a reflection of our inner feelings… our real self!
Even though most spiritual scriptures originated in India… spirituality was not practiced in India as it should be. Most Indians were pawn in the hands of fate. We always left things to chance, even our destiny… our karma! Unless we practiced truthfulness all the time… we could never compete with Americans who were perfect human beings as a physical manifest form. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita must reflect on our faces. We must learn to live like human beings.
In 1984, I got an opportunity to migrate to US. But my destiny did not bid so. Under no circumstances I was prepared to leave my loving country. From the bottom of my heart I always believed… with changing times lifestyle of Indians would also change. In coming future with advent of Kalki avatar, India would witness golden era, the golden period. Mankind would witness end of Kali Yuga forever. It was then India would rise from slumber forever.
India truly is a sleeping tiger. It only needs mettle of people like Chanakya (the most able administrator in the entire history of mankind) to change its destiny. With coming of Kalki avatar… one who would be a combination of man God like Mahavira and Chanakya… world would witness a phenomenal change in living conditions world over. The thinking prowess of human beings would witness a dramatic change… something that would usher India to the forefront.
In my appreciating living style of Americans, I was generalizing the issue. Not all are born with virtues… we always had some black sheep in the society. This is the case with all societies, communities’ world over. No country of the world is aloof of this problem. It was only in a Satyuga (golden period)… most human beings not only practiced truthfulness but also behaved like good human beings. In present Kali Yuga it has become difficult to differentiate human beings from animals. The whole world seems to have gone materialistic. The glitter of gold attracted all. It is only with coming of Kalki avatar… a messiah, a savior… society would reach its logical end.
Coming of Kalki avatar would announce start of a new chapter… a new Yuga! The present situation world over can be brought under control only by a firm hand. It would be within powers of Kalki Avatar to improve society en masse. Kalki avatar would be an apostle of truth and only truth. Other than truthfulness, sincerity and hard work… nothing would fascinate Kalki Avatar… the awaited savior… messiah! Kalki avatar would finally succeed in re-establishing Dharma (righteousness) in the society. Such would be the power manifest in Kalki Avatar… that he would develop a dedicated following of above 2000 million people worldwide.
Remaining truthful in life had its benefits. One was nearer to God while remaining truthful. When six years of age… I started traveling path of absolute truthfulness. Something within me all the time said… not to leave path of absolute truthfulness, no matter what! As time passed by… my resolve to remain truthful all the time fortified. It is practising truthfulness to core I finally realized God in 1993 at 37 years of age.
Who can understand truthfulness better than a seeker of spirituality! As path of spirituality demanded remaining truthful all the time… travellers of spirituality were always treated like outcasts by society. If remaining truthful had its advantages in spiritual world, it also had disadvantages in the physical manifest world. For a serious seeker of spirituality… workings of physical manifest life carried no meaning. So was proved by Siddhartha Gautama in the early stages of his life when he left for deep dense jungles (forests) to meditate in isolation.
When God Almighty can only be reached via path of absolute truthfulness… why did human beings go to temples, churches or mosques! Almost all human beings indulged in untruthfulness at some stage of life. Unless this stain of untruthfulness was wiped clean… no human being could ever reach stage of enlightenment (termed kaivalya jnana in Hinduism). Spiritual journey was never related to workings of physical manifest life.
For human beings to undertake spiritual journey, reach God in present life… path of absolute truthfulness was an absolute must… one could never do without!