Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy believed as he wrote in his essay ” Bengali Brain and it’s Misuse”, that “the intellectual decline of Hindu civilisation had preceded the Islamic invasion. No fresh intellectual impetus was discernible during the medieval ages even in parts that remained outside Islam’s ambit, like south India.
We went only round and round the mulberry bush with rarefied metaphysics and philosophy. The west, in the meanwhile, took path-breaking strides in the fields of science, technology, politics and economics.”
It was this decline that was sought to be reversed through the incarnation of Swami Ramakrishna Paramhamsa at Belurmath. His visit to Planet Earth led to the rise of two titanic social-soldiers, Swami Vivekananda and Dr. KB Hegdewar. One founded Ramkrishna Mission and the other, RSS.
Dr. Hegdewar was as great a visionary as Swami Vivekananda, may be more. There may be organisations in the world to match Ramakrishna Mission but there is none to match Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha.
Whenever there is decline in our intellectual / physical / moral standards, we would be invaded by hostile forces to overpower us. We must always remain awake.
Pursuit of excellence is a continuous practice, never a safe harbour.