Word Patriot was popularized lately by American political think tanks.Americanism is a set of the United States patriotic values aimed at creating a collective American identity, and can be defined as “an articulation of the nation’s rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning”
Let us go beyond. For us, राष्ट्र भक्त is the real world as the culture or संस्कृति defines राष्ट्र and we राष्ट्र भक्त. Over and above patriotism that is vulnerable for hijack by political parties for petty short term political gains.
सच्चा देशभक्त by भगवान मनु
एतद्देश प्रसूतस्य सकाशादग्रजन्मना |
स्वं स्वं चरित्रं शिक्षेरन् पृथिव्यां सर्वमानवा: ||
“All people living on earth (prutivyaam sarva-manvaa-haa) should take lessons about living and building character from the ancestors who took birth in this land (Bharat Bhumi) and have always lead others by character.”
Are we true patriots? Do we lead life by our character? Manu, the supreme law-giver had stated very clearly that solution to world problems is two-fold. First, conduct of every Bharatiya should reflect character of Rishi & Veda. Second, character of us should be so high that people from other Nationa may draw inspiration from us. This makes it clear that there is an urgent necessity of presenting this definition of देशभक्त before the present Bharat-youth when the world is virtually sitting on the volcano of social and physical destruction.