Defending The Mahatma
"I have nothing
new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the
hills" this is what M.K. Gandhi said about his principles
which revolutionized the world.
He dreamt that
we inculcate those ethics and values and practice in our daily system.
But even more than half a century after independence do we really
see a glimpse of it anywhere? We could see only one thing and that
was publicly criticize him for his ideals. Is violence only a means
to set our system in order? Can't we people surrogate the issue
by peace? You have corruption, nepotism, sleaze rampaging up day
by day no doubt, and you have a very good bureaucratic gibberish
system which conceals you to fight for the people but seldom does
it. So in this chaos do we break our bones to solve the issues?
The only question that requires to be answered is why do we hate
him so much? The answer is simple-inadequate knowledge about the
mahatma, his deeds, and his untiring contribution to this country.
Do we have an estimate of the power of truth?
Have we ever tried
to build the pillars of "ahimsa"? Well in an ocean
where there are islands of darkness groping up who cares for this?
The need for the day is shun down the egoist attitude, the mutual
distrust with which we are passing. That's why the need arises for
mahatma to be justified.
violence - can
be a good force if practiced and can bring masses under one
shelter. If we have the moot of "shoot the messenger"
we can't progress. That is a sheer criminal act. We have to
face the person, we have to impress upon them that the thing
they are doing is beyond the limits, by hogging guns and pestering
down people ruthlessly we are poking our own conduct and spoiling
our image in the society.
Well if the
issues can be sorted out by peace go ahead. There is no room
for patronage among the equals.
- this sounds so
obsessed today, neh!? This is a cryptic word which has spread like
a virus and hampered our lives! That's what is today's youth mantra.
We don't say there is dishonesty brooding in everywhere but we have
still a huge huge drop of honesty in our country. Our own netas
and babus, we are well aware of their scams and convictions hitting
the headlines daily, why to mention them! Well the board" honesty
is the best policy" is whiplashes at the backyard and who cares
to follow it. Honesty is a virtue that gives you inner strength.
It makes your conscience mentally strong, it leads to the right
direction whereby you gain the ultimate of life. Gandhiji an apt
philosopher who strongly enforced this word among his friends and
foes thereby he united people on a threshold where they stood to
fight for every injustice done to them, and the Britishers had to
forcefully wash their hands.
Well lastly we feel there was a strong force who guided us during
our remorse times, who took an initiative to cleanse the system
by his virtues, by his marvelous demeanor, a patron who moved
that magic stick to bring us to light from darkness. A true
freedom fighter who fought till the last breath of his life
so that we could sleep in peace. Well it's difficult to pen down
those moments unraveling those memories of our nation! A
"sone ki chidiya" flying with freedom to achieve its dreams.
How great it would have been if we had him today.
still not late, just an inner voice who can breaks the chains of
poverty, corruption, violence, rage, is needed. So why cant you
just follow his path and lead the transformation of MOHAN to MAHATMA.
- Ravi Tyagrajan
has a passion for writing, and loves to meet people from different
walks of life. Currently a student of final yr electrical engineering
in Gujarat and working as a freelancer for a local supplement of
Times of India (anand plus.)