Thursday, August 16, 2007

Just ignore the dwarfs in our Parliament and parties, the wind of change is blowing

Stronger at Sixty Tarun Vijay times of india 16 Aug 2007
The only thing we have lost is respect for the politician and trust in the government's efficacy. The story of India's progress is a saga of peoples' power and a will to move ahead despite netas and all other odds. August 15 also happens to be Sri Aurobindo's birthday, the great revolutionary seer who foretold India's destiny thus,
"India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human people. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicized oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the Occident's success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma."
A long range traveller never gets into small squabbles on the way; like Arjuna's concentration on the eye of the fish, a nation too does well if her targets are ambitious, high and instruments trustworthy. Just ignore the dwarfs in our Parliament and parties, the wind of change is blowing, bypassing them and in Indian interest.

1 comment:

  1. Tusarji, here are few thoughts for 15th August, yes the winds of change are indeed blowing, let us not lament the dwarfs in our public life today, who have exaggerated notions of themselves, things & circumstances, but unfurl the flag of a new India so that it flutters high & mighty & can be seen from distant lands.

    None of the leaders yesterday, mentioned even in passing Sri Aurobindo's name, high falutin words were used, dry statistics were cited, shallow promises made, tired slogans & Jai Hinds raised but the vibrant spirit of India, her awakening strength - Bharata Shakti - her new found dynamism, her age old vision rooted in her deeper dharma & knowledge were not given expression to. That most of our leaders live just on the surface mind, that they are at the end of their energies & are incapable of establishing a deeper bond with the soul of India which is seeking to find a renewed utterance was evident from all that went in the name of celebrations yesterday.
    But, from this year onwards, let us put behind all weak lamentations, all helpless cursing, let us realise that a greater force has again begun shaping the destiny of this mighty nation, it is awakening the 'people's power', it is raising whirlwinds of change which shall have the power to sweep aside all resistance be they from pygmies or giants & amidst all these churnings is dawning the moment - the moment of the realisation of that greater mission for which India was liberated & this moment is bound to be Sri Aurobindo's moment in the nation & in the world. The earlier we realise this, the faster we can dedicate ourselves to that mission & put ourselves on the side of the 'winds of change'. What leaders say & do then shall begin to matter less & less!