06 June, 2009

First Things...First!

I would like to share a beautiful poem with all of you...

Go not to the temple to put flowers on the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the fragnance of love...

Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart...

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen...

Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden...

Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

This poem is so divine, apart from being relevant to today's India...Today's India where riots are nothing new, where regional discrimnation exists and where the quality of human resource is plummeting down the graphs!

We are a nation of a billion people, of a billion wonderful people...so why does violence persist in India?

Riots only have 1 motive - To prove you are right and the other person is wrong. And when you are proved right, there is a sense of pride and satisfaction. At such a point, national unity and integrity is completely shattered!

What is our problem? Why can't we live and let others live? Why to behave differently with people belonging to different religions and castes?

Let us all get the message from the above poem...and let us all live together with equality and justice in a pleasant environment...

First things...first!
Before all military deals, politics and cricket, comes the strength and unity of all Indians!


What do YOU, as a responsible Indian, feel about this subject?