In the Hindu culture we take "sanyaasis" in a high regard. That trends does not end in just
respecting brahamachari religious leaders - jogis and babas, but it goes far beyond than that. We often elect them as our political leaders to assume the high posts. We don't have to go to far to see it, if you
just look at the current prime minister of India Narendra Modi. You get the picture. Technically,
PM Modi was married, but he denounced it without his wife's consent (maybe he didn't think it was
necessary to bother because it is clear that he is the man in the marriage) and led a brahamachari
life. Again it was a different time and the people of India, 1.3 billion people, cut him a slack, so who
am I to judge. The last Nepali prime minister Sushil Koirala was also a brahamachari. The list
does not end here - Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai etc.
I wonder that why we are so fond of these brahamachari leaders. I understand that brahamachari is a choice and a tough choice. You have to give up material life. You can't marry. Hence, you are denouncing everything that a family has to provide company, love and comfort. Obviously for these people their purpose is/was bigger than anything in this world. Therefore, they decided to embark the spiritual life of brahamachari. I have a lot of respect for their sacrifices and simplicity of life.
However, I wonder that if they have an experience to be the top leaders. They don't have
a family. They have no experience dealing with wife and kids. As most of the married people know
that how hard it is to keep all of your family members happy. It requires a lot of patience, love
and most importantly compromise. And, these brahamachari people are used to doing things
their way. Leading the diverse people with different needs requires ability to compromise.
I wonder if a brahamachari has a tendency to be a little hard headed. This passion can definitely
be useful during a revolution, but can it also make them one sided. Hitler was unmarried until the day that he committed suicide.
Why do "you" like brahamachari people?
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