Loving Autocracy - Sri Ramachandra, The Perfect King

by Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti - The BapCast Network

Srila B.B. Bodhayan Maharaja recently said that: "A community of Vaishnavas which is somewhat maintained but where nobody accepts anybody specifically, it is just a factory of laziness and chaos." These are a bit strong words but you see that in Vedic culture there is quite an autocratic system present which obviously only functions under the principles of love, trust and justice. We hear from the Ramayana that any complain any citizen had, specifically a brahmin, he could go right away to the king and complain to him: "My dear King, you are supposed to be the ideal ruler, why this is going on, why that is going on?" and the king had to respond to this complain. So please do not think that we are promoting a dictatorial style of imposition of anyone on top of others. This is not the meaning of autocracy in accordance with the spiritual community.

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