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Book Review: The Beautiful Dynamic: When Dharma Guides by Shivank Goswami

The Beautiful Dynamic: When Dharma Guides by Shivank Goswami is a short book on moral and spiritual integrity emanating from Hinduism. The author takes a concerning stance on the significance of Hindu warfare and Vedanta while protecting the interest of people under a ruler or king. He guides us through a story of a true leader who saves his people (Praja) from the cruel atrocities of the British rule.

The book while narrating a fictional yet inspiring tale of leadership, courage, bravery that follows the path of Hindu Warfare ideology, also offers commentary on modern ways of living of our country. It is heartfelt that much has been changed in the guise of sophistication. People are forgetting what is written in their Vedas and Hindu scriptures, rather they are oriented by their aspirations of fulfilling their dreams and desires. For instance, in snatches, the author poured his point of view on how today we treat horses, while in ancient times they were taken care and were almost worshipped, a warrior never let his horse suffer.

Another instance is that people have forgotten their ancestral roots. They have converted the property into business and hotels, paying no homage to Praja – this has been discussed with the help of Pitr Yagna. The author’s knowledge about Hindu Itihaas and Scriptures is well-versed, reflected in his work.

Other than placing value on morals of Hinduism, the book narrates a story of one true leader who defied the oppression of British rule. He instead of joining hands with British for his own interests, worked on a plan that not only back footed British but also saved his Praja from being misruled by anyone. That story is interesting, as he seeks wisdom and help from Naga Sadhus dwelling in the forest.

The point is here that when British captured the Indian subcontinent, many Hindu rulers didn’t fight against British. They provided them with ration and money…but the ultimate burden fell on the shoulders of people, who became slave in their own lands.

The author pinpointed that those Maharajas and Maharani were Adharmi, not following what is written in the Vedas and other scriptures. So, the point is, even today one can follow the path of Dharma and get away from hollow manifestations.

The book urges us to implement moral integrity and spirituality in our actions. Be it any time, we can learn to respect our ancestors, can pay homage to them, and be grateful of their contributions. The book is slightly offbeat as it combines morality and fiction together. However, its core essence is to pass on the message for this and coming generation.

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