Carlyle in his famous work ‘Heroes and Hero Worship’ wrote: “It is well said, in every sense, that a man’s religion is the chief fact with regard to him. No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. The hero can be poet, prophet, king, priest or what you will, according to the kind of world he finds himself born into”. These stirring words are totally applicable to Sri Guruji. He would have made his mark anywhere. He was a saint, a sage, and a seer in the great Hindu tradition of sages like Vasishtha, Bharadwaj, Shukracharya, Yagnavalkya, Vishwamitra, Angirasa and others going back to the dawn of history. In these days of globalization of Hindus and globalization of Hindutva, the best homage we can pay to Sri Guruji on the occasion of his birth centenary on 24 February, 2006 is to live up to the great ideals enshrined in the following inspiring words:
We have to live up to his legacy that can help human beings in all corners of our globe to rejuvenate our spirit not to conquer one another, but to conquer oneself; not to destroy, but to build; not to hate, but to love, not to isolate oneself, but to integrate everyone into one global society and to achieve much more in the future to enrich human civilization to result in the maximum welfare of the maximum number or as in Sanskrit it is called:
Lokaa Samastaa Sukhino Bhavantu and Samasta Janaah Sukhino Bhavantu.