Ideal leaders and their responsibility
Posted on April 27, 2014
...leaders must be very ideal men. Then automatically the country or the society becomes nicely situated. Because if the leader of the society is perfect... Therefore formerly, monarchy was current, and the king was educated very highly, how to administer state. Just like Maharaja Yudhisthira. ideal king. Lord Ramacandra, ideal king. Somebody came to Lord Ramacandra and made Him responsible that "How Your kingdom is going that my son in the presence of his father has died?" You see, king was responsible
for that. If there is severe cold, the king is responsible for that. If there is severe heat, the king is responsible for that.
Just try to understand how much a king was responsible for the happiness of the citizens. They were ideal king, and therefore the citizens also followed. They became Krsna conscious, they became all devotees. And if the leader is a sinful man and doing all impious activities, then how you can expect the citizens to be all good and pious? It is not possible. Therefore here, it is a very important subject matter. "Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men will follow in his footprints." Therefore good leader wanted. You haven't got to educate individually every citizen. If you have got a good leader, then the citizens automatically become good.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 3.18-30 -- Los Angeles, December 30, 1968