Sarvebhavantu Sukhinah Sarvesantu Niramayah Sarvebhadrani Pasyantu Ma Kaschitdukha Bhagbhavet Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!
May all live happily. May all enjoy good health. May all see auspiciousness. May none experience distress. May peace prevail everywhere!
Universal happiness and peace is the heritage of the ancient Indian civilization, which assumed the character of Bharatvarsha in Bharat Khand. About India, Megasthanes said that “never invaded others and was never invaded.”
As per Maharishi Aurobindo, the nation is enshrined in the concept of Sanatana Dharma, which assumes an integral concept of VasudhaivaKutumbakam, which means world as a family. This idea is an exclusive contribution from India to world peace.
The nation has evolved a world view based on the motto “Lokasamastasukhinabhavantu (Let the entire world be happy). The nation as achieved this motto not by marching its armies and conquering the rest and offering peace, but by the inner-directed pursuit of universal values by the Rishis living in the forests and mountains of India.
India has received faiths from all people like the Jews, Parsis, Muslims or Christians. Israeli society has openly acknowledged that out of over a hundred nations in which Jews sought refuge, only in Bharat they were received and treated well.
It is because religion in ancient India meant faith in general and not any particular faith. It is this ancient Indian mind that formulated the Constitution of India, guaranteeing equal treatment to all faiths and their adherents and it is not the Constitution that shaped the Indian mind.
Diversity is an inseparable part of India’s past and present national tradition. The BJP not only respects but celebrates India’s regional, caste, credal, linguistic and ethnic diversity, which finds its true existence and expression only in our national unity.
This rich tradition comprises not only the Vedas and Upanishads, Jainagamas and Tripitaka, Puranas and Guru Granth Sahib, the Dohas of Kabir, the various social reform movements, saints and seers, warriors and writers, sculptors and artists, but also the Indian traditions of the Muslims, Christians and Parsis.
The BJP is the true inheritor of the Indian tradition while all other political parties have branded everything associated with this great tradition as sectarian, unworthy of being followed. BJP believes in the saying of Swami Vivekananda that “It is out of the past that the future is moulded. It is the past that becomes the future”.