Inherent Rights of Sanyasi in Hindustan
Ref.: Rrecent news at below link informs that a Bhaarat’s court determined it cannot accept a sanyasi’s testimony.
It is sad and disturbing that a court of Hindustan determined so. I request the Vedic leaders to consider following facts and help the courts understand it too.
- Hindustan (Bhaarat) is homeland for the Vedics (Hindus) since thousands of years. That means the courts of Hindustan should not be against the Vedic dharma, which is non-sectarian and universal religion for mankind. The Vedic dharma provides complete spiritual science for mankind to advance spiritually. This cannot be said for other invaded non-Vedic religions. Spiritual advancement does not negate material advancement.
- Bhagavan Krishna in Bhagavad Gita verse 18.2 defines who is called a sanyasi. He says:
काम्यानाम् कर्मणाम् न्यासम् सन्यासम् कवयो विदुः ।
सर्व-कर्म-फल-त्यागम् प्राहुस् त्यागम् विचक्षणाः ॥ Gita 18.2
Madhvacarya’s Commentary on the verse: Lord Krishna explains that the absence of prescribed Vedic actions which hold even a miniscule residue for rewards is renunciation known as sannyasa or relinquishing of actions. Tyaja is renunciation by abandoning the desire for rewards and not the prescribed actions themselves. Both sannyasa and tyaja are considered renunciation.
A sanyasi, as the Vedics understand, does not do any karma in order to satisfy his/her own material senses. A sanyasi does karma to advance the self and others spiritually. He does such karma, but leaves the fruit of karma to God and remain unattached with the fruits. This reminds Gita 2.47 verse where Krishna says:
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।
मा कर्म फल हेतुर् भूमा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥
“You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.”
From the above it is clear that a sanyasi has right to act, right to reveal any truth that benefits innocent person(s). A sanyasi of Hindustan is a citizen of Hindustan. Therefore, his rights as the citizen should never be taken away as long as he/she is a citizen. Thus he has right to give testimony in courts, and the right could not be denied. A sanyasi has no interest to lie or cheat. The courts have the mission to find and know the truth from any trustworthy source. Therefore, no court of Hindustan should ever reject hearing a sanyasi or a true Vedic dharma guru. If the courts do not understand this, then it is very likely that many Vedic institutions and swamis of Hindustan will protest strongly against the courts.
Jai Sri Krishna!