Friday, May 12, 2017
In the Young I Trust.
"I learned from the eleven million youth that i have come across over the decade that every youth wants to be different, wants to be unique.;that is you! But the world around you is doing its best day and night to make you just like everybody else. Now, the question is whether you want to be you or everybody else. Being like everybody else is convenient at the first glance but not satisfying in the long vision. The challenge therefore my young friends is that, you are to fight the hardest battle which any human being can imagine and never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place that is the unique you."
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's - Speech at IIT Madras
" The young man who had renounced all his worldly ties has but one Love, his country, one grief, it's downfall."
I am reflecting upon the wisdom that was and still is, that is India one of if not the oldest spiritually evolved nation on earth. I am reading, listening and practicing as much as i could the Hindu Ways, the Hindu thoughts from the Vedas and the Upanisads to the contemporary thoughts of the likes of Jedu Krishnamurti, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudav, founder of the Isha Foundation and many others. This is not something new for me as I have always reflected upon the teachings of the Gita and the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in my self discovery process. India is still a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom as the people live their lives according to the ancient ways of the Yogis and the Rishis.
I have often enough declared that the intention of writing this Blog is to share my innermost feelings, my perceptions and my general take of life itself. The younger generation holds the future of this Planet in their hands and as I am among those who is marching out of the picture, it is my hope and intention that i can leave behind a little something for the benefit of the young. I do not take the young for granted in the way they view life, in what they know or understand about life. I often am caught with surprise when confronted with the young adult who could make me wonder at myself for not being up to what is going on in life or when i am corrected for not seeing life in a more fresh and innocent ways as they do. The young adults today have come a longer way than their elders when they were at the same age; their consciousness is much more awakened in most of them and they are able to discern right from wrong in a mush more accepting manner than their fathers used to.
I am very encouraged to find that more and more of the younger generation are getting involve and becoming aware of the fate of humanity and the environment they are inheriting than their forefathers do. Perhaps being more exposed to the information than their fathers through the Info-tech has given them and edge over the matter. It is my hope through this humble work i am attempting that a few might be awakened to pursue their own self discovery and create a journey of their own towards finding out who they truly are and what their position is in the scheme of things in this life. In so doing I hope too that they will be able to make their own contribution towards the betterment of their lives and society if not the world itself. It is my hope that the youth of today will awaken to their own uniqueness and become creatively involved in helping to solve and heal the universal ailments of apathy and decadence, that is threatening to rip us apart at the very seams of our humanity.
Through the wisdom of the ancient vedic teachings such as Yoga and so forth, the youth of today will continue on to harness the power inherent within each and everyone of them and put their mind to work in a more productive way towards solving world problems. When modern day science and the wisdom of the ancient spiritual consciousness is being merged into one entity it becomes a formidable force of creation.