Today, human intellect is evolving in such a way that anything that is illogical will not fly in the world. Heavens are collapsing in people’s minds, so promises of “I will take you to heaven” are not going to work. This is the right time for Sanatana Dharma…Sanatana Dharma is not of the past. It is not our tradition. It is our future.
Today, being in the twenty-first century, you have to know English to make things work. This is a relative thing. Maybe in five hundred to thousand years, it may be some other language. A thousand years ago, it was a different language. Those are dharmas of the day – they keep changing. But Sanatana Dharma is the eternal law. There are certain elements or fundamental aspects of life which will always work. Sanatana Dharma means that we have had insights into how life works for always.
A few days ago, I was asked how we should protect Sanatana Dharma. Well, does Sanatana Dharma need protection? No, because if it is eternal, who am I or you to protect it? But how to access this Sanatana Dharma, how to be cognizant of these laws, and how to implement it in our lives, these aspects have to be spoken about in the current language, style, and mode, as it appeals to this generation of people. They are not going to take it up because you say it is valuable. You cannot beat it into their head. You must make them see the value, you must make them see how it works. Only then will they take it up. Sanatana Dharma does not need preservation. It has to be enlivened, it must be alive in all of us in the way we live. If we do not do this, protecting it will become an isolated work.