THAT DAY – A STORY FOR CHANGE

That day, I was witnessing the other face of her mild appearance. Till that time, she was in dilemma, to continue in that city or not. I knew her, as she was one of my classmates. She was not the front or back bencher. Her favourite place was in the middle but I preferred back bench for my comfort in  the classroom. I had attitude from very beginning, which still continued,  to wait and watch, before making companion, then friend if frequency matched. Because of that, I had only a few friends.

She became my friend one day,  after many  long discussions on life and its meaning. She was serious and I was always in light, joyous mood to have concentration. I had my style. One day, I dared to ask about her liking for the middle bench in the classroom. That day,  I had seen, for the first time, a light mood in her, when she smiled and said to have balance between ups and downs. I had guessed that that had been a serious smile. Life needed balance to exist in this biased world for females, leaving homes for a cause – she said. That day she told about the reason of her special psychology.

She had revolted in her conservative family of a village,  for higher study in university and was meeting her needs by self employment. I had got not sympathy but honours for her, since that day.
Naturally, I became more supportive to her. I could not be her shadow but a good friend was in me for her.

That day,  I had seen that she had cried, as her father had given ultimatum to be back to village for marriage. Marriage was the sole responsibility of her father who was impatient to complete it for the sake of  village and community. She had refused but her mother, who was supportive to her, came to settle the issue. I had met her mother, as mediator for her dreams. I got that tradition was the hindrance. She did not want to be in house, helpless like mother and grandmother fully dependent on males whether husband, brothers or sons. She knew that education could only break the ice. Her mother was worried about getting a match in community after her higher qualification.

That day, she had broken on her fate in the hands of males. She wanted to change her destiny. I knew that she was really nervous. I was also helpless. She looked towards me. I could not face her, as I was also student. Her eyes asked support. That language was silent.

That day, I immediately met to an NGO supporting females for education. She was recognised for her will and new light of hope in her life and for many other females. She grabbed the opportunity. Her mother blessed and left with encouraging words to not forget rituals and be the example, for others.

She was finally left alone to sail in the world. She started a job in the same NGO after completion of education. I was also earning in the same city and  frequently meeting her as friend.

One day, during discussion it was concluded that present engagement was not the end of the tunnel. It was decided to hold commanding position through administrative services. Due to her firm attitudes,  commitment and continuous preparation, she was finally on an important chair to deliver for betterment of others.

She was glorified for her achievements. The leader of her community felicitated her. Her father and relatives were abstaining from her because of their egos. But that barrier was broken when she reached her village to lay foundation stone for girls school. Her motivational speech, encouraged girls and villagers took pledge to send their girls out of village for higher education. It was a sea change in the village’s history. She was given credit for her foresightedness that education was important weapon to change destiny. Her father was also getting respect from officials and villagers. She was accepted by her father who was repenting on his traditional attitudes, under pressure of community.

I was happy to note my role in the whole changes in a life and for a good cause. But that was not the end for me. One day, in  an auto taxi she reached to my office without security and  entered into my chamber hurriedly. To my utter surprise, she called my home’s nick name, lovingly given by my mother. She took a seat before me and without any hitch,  told that she did not want discussions on life any more, that day, because she had discussed a lot with me. She wanted to give her life and took someone’s life. She wanted to give meaning and momentum to her life for future and continuity of her legacy. I told that I could not help in that extremely private matter. She laughed and said that was our matter and no one else was involved. She had decided to give ritualistic name to our friendship for social acceptance. I discussed a lot but she had taken permission from my parents. She was knowing that I had denied marrying many times. That day, she was woman of substance, eager to excell in all aspects of life. That day, her smile attacked on my nerves. I was the sailor for her – yours faithfully.

Ultimately, she took my hand and my life for her to be one. The good deeds continued. Story of life began and got meaning by the grace of almighty for others, from that day.

We were reciprocal to each other

Fruits of actions

The known results oriented actions attract the most. It is inherent in our nature. We do not  hesitate to react to routine calls as results are known. It is by nature that we think on actions and their results. It is beyond imagination that any action does not bear fruits. We apply our brains where we have to deal with unknown world or relations. A student knows that the result will be as per study but the future is not known. But we know about most of the actions and their results happening in nature. It is known that a seed germinates and becomes tree and bears flowers and fruits on time. The periods of various seasons in different parts of world, barring some exceptional situations, are defined. We know that all actions in nature are not fruitful to civilisations and some of them are harmful. Accordingly we remain ready for results with cautions, except in a few exceptions.

Human Life is not like that. Our lives start from unknown and end into unknown. We know that only a few actions are common in humans but the brain plays major role in many actions and results may or may not be anticipated. This complications of brain  have affected the most and  play main role in imagination and interpretation.
Perhaps brain enjoys and dives into unknown to drive the humans ahead for a cause. Sometimes, there may not be coordination between brain and  actions, between saying  and doing etc. If these are because of diseases they may be curable, otherwise,  they create problems to the whole world.  The selfish attitudes develop and results create more harm than good.   We are witnessing political turmoil and war in different parts of world because of such type of brains. Even nature is sufferer because of the brains.

Human brain is the director of actions. Actions ultimately control results. Results may be useful or useless. Results may be  beneficial or harmful. It is obvious, if we sow thorn we should not expect flower.
We have been accustomed to many activities and their results in so many years, but the technical advancements are influencing the brains and results. We, for examples, are in discussions and researching on the effects of waves emanating from mobiles and mobile towers on brains of humans of different  ages. Apart from this, artificial intelligence and remotely controlled instruments and apparatuses are affecting the brains and healths. Useful researches are being used for harmful purposes. We may assume that both human civilisation and nature are at stake because of criminal brains and technical advancements.

The age old concepts of fruits of actions are same and will never change, but other developments with time throw effects on thinking, means of actions and results. Ultimately we are not controller of all types of actions. In holy book ” Gita” it is said that overall controller of fruits of actions is almighty and we are to obey him. We may only act but by order of almighty.

The day we become successful in regulating the life and death, we may expect to control fruits of actions.

The question and spirituality

If we spiritually think, it becomes evident that life is a question in itself from entry to the exit from this world. The pertinent question of invisible soul may never end. But we can not yield to it and stop asking question. Question has place value, importance and may have quality.
  Every question asked has two main aspects. First the questioner wants to explore and enhance knowledge or wants to examine the answerer. Exploration may make the secrets unveiled to the world and may prove to be venom or nectar for the world and nature, depending upon the traditions and changing thoughts of humankind. Since the world’s  configuration has diversity in social development, biasness, regional cooperation, economic growth and opportunities to excell, the outcomes of exploration  may be useful or useless accordingly. The views of supremacy,  dictatorship, conquer and slavery may get venomous approach towards the same favorable outcomes. Ultimate gainer or sufferer is the world and nature. So before the outcomes are to be on floor, the question on their effectiveness  should be  deeply taken care of. We know the threat and usefulness of the same technology in atom bomb making and nuclear power generation. The atom bomb is being used as threat on the existence of civilisations while nuclear energy is used for the betterment of humankind.
Question asked to examine the knowledge has many aspects of showing the right path, srength, assessing the weak points and generating crave to be one of the best in the field or it may be for mockery of the answerer. This may instigate to know more or generate hatred towards the  questioner.
Thus answers of questions may be useful or useless according to their acceptance by the beneficiaries in the world related affairs. But the same may not be true in case of spiritual world for questions on almighty. Every answer may add to the knowledge on search of the almighty. The most common question on almighty may be about existence. I myself think there is someone to look after and to control not only humans but also every creature on earth. The creator certainly might have abode to welcome all of us.
The only common thing in all creature is the soul which comes in the world on the path of love and departs on own for the love of the almighty who has assigned every one duty to perform in the world.
Every role is well defined for every soul in the nature for assistance in performing the
acts of almighty. So the questions on the almighty may have no different answers,    ” except the style in placing the words in different order “.
It is the sole purpose of the soul to make the question alive in different forms by unveiling the secrets of universe. This question related with almighty is a  bonding factor among all animals, plants and humankind. No one may exist alone but in fact assist each other for existence. This is the secret coding by the almighty. All questions to the almighty lead towards purification of soul from time to time, to do good before saying goodbye to the  world.
Love is the ultimate requirement of almighty. Questions come from love, for the love to all and for the almighty. There may not be  your God or my God. The benevolent God has no discrimination between his own creations. We are the sole reasons for such heinous crime of favoritism, for our sake to prove superiority over others and try to impose our vicious thinking by hook or by crook on weak and helpless people. Even violence, muscle power and fiscal allurements are used for this purpose to increase the followers to please the God. We ignore the godliness.
  There  are many questions but it is the only answer – the God is love and love is God. Any more question may be futile. Live whole-heartedly, God will meet us. Live for all, God will call us. God is so kind.

Old is Gold

The old one is always gold- most valuable having manifestation of the nature. We should hold his goldenness because  he or she is leaseholder, householer, placeholder, stakeholder of our lives. He or She is at the threshold to influence us manifold. His or Her bold face unfolds golden folders of pretold doldrums scolding the time. His or Her foothold has withhold us together. His or Her smile is like marigold.

We sould always be thankful to them as we treat them as our path to begin this journey of life. They should not be neglected rather their experience and guidance may be of great use for the betterment of  society. Wherever olds are neglected down fall of the culture and fortune starts early. When they start  keeping silent in the home the fate of that family starts deteriorating day by day and doomsday starts early.

We should never forget that history repeats and we have to sail in the same boat and we may reap the fruits of whatever have been sown. There may be worse scenarios. The life is the best teacher and behavior is the path to tread in future to face the music. This is always true. The old one is a living library. They are hidden treasures. Our furure’s golden days lie in their pandora’s box.

Strategy and experience

Every creature in the world has importance and assigned job to perform in life. But in case of human being it may not be true. The natural importance in completing the life cycle is only assigned. Other activities are controlled according to the age of individual from childhood to old age through young stage. Humans have many privileges bestowed by nature as special case for appreciation of her treasure.
Among all creatures, something makes humans special in nature and that is developed brain. Humans have utilised brain for  developing a very important system of learning called education. Education is only essential need which unfurls the universe’s secrets and paves the path for meaningful complete life with due care of the nature. Education has unlimited scope but need a systematic approach which may be termed as strategies. Hence, we may consider that formulating strategies need education to be useful and purposeful.
The strategy may not be same in every case. Though education is very important, yet values and importance of experience of uneducated or lesser educated people may not be neglected. We have traditional thoughts that without proper training or education, success is doubtful. We, should also analyse that in many cases even after vigorous training, expected results are not achieved in various fields such as administration, economics and growth etc.
We may meet in life certain persons who are not educated or having minimal education but their experience mattered more and they are very successful in life. They are sometimes very useful in formulating the strategies and achieving the goals. We may get examples in field of agriculture, labour intensive work, caring and tourism etc. where local or migratory people are very friendly and helpful in making strategies and their executions. Even in field of defense they are very  useful. So raw education may be taken as tool of strategies and not as guarantee for success.
We should consider that experience comes with age and is a tool for refined approach in making strategies and taking decisions. We should  appreciate that many innovation are made based on the situation and requirements, by experience of both educated and uneducated persons. Still it is continuing. The same is true in case of making strategies. Recognition and appreciation of such people are necessary for existence and continuity of thoughts and developments. When the nature has capacity to change, we may also adapt to sustain. Change is first requirement for creation and continuity otherwise, extinction will be fate of humankind. So developmental strategies should be based on the history of nature and imagination of origin of life and survival.
Nature has shown the importance of strategies of step by step growth upto a level suitable for incarnation of humankind.
Experience may save them.

Four Musketeers and Life

The beginning of life, from invisible, needs addition from minimum two in counting following nature’s law and universal truth. This addition makes complete sequence of future of generations to come. It is true atleast for the mankind.
As the knowledge increases with age and experience, at suitable stage of life, we are taught the first lesson of life’s journey – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These are the four governing musketeers dominating  all kinds of knowledge. We apply them frequently to achieve success in the eyes of judging society. While addition and multiplication are having increasing tendencies, the subtraction and division are having opposite tendencies of decreasing or diminishing. These pairs of calculations control the entire nature’s operations and functions as balancing factors.
Since, the life starts with addition it plays the most important part in making the world suitable on every aspect of the nature. It is the symbol of continuous growth in definite pattern. Whereas the multiplication denotes growth by additions in leaps and bounds. It may be uncontrolled many times inviting disturbances.
Subtraction and division are two factors counter acting the influences of addition and multiplication. These are main factors in balancing all types of ecology. These factors may also be heinous sometimes leading to extinction of species and also paving the path for addition and multiplication of more advanced species in the nature.
Such is the case in life’s ecology also. Addition and multiplication make the society and are symbols of cooperation. These are symbols for growth, rich history, favorable atmosphere and happiness. The subtraction and division, in controlling bonding factors, lead to devastation or further growth of society. If they change the attitudes and inculcate the thoughts of selfishness, and instigate the behavior of bosses unruly, the ultimate outcome may not be easily imagined but it will definitely be heinous for society.
It may be astonishing to note that we have knowledge but for self, though knowing the long term effects. Social mutations may be in control if we take a risk of being able to make conqueror by utilising the same four muscatears. Rest is in the hand of the limitation of nature’s laws. We should follow the laws for the cause of humanity and almighty. We are directly or indirectly controlled by them. We are not independent for our existence. Sustainability is the prime concern for humans, because it is interdependent on various necessary factors.

Written by Sant Kumar sinha

Education

I am expressing my thinking on education first.  Our country is full of diversities in many respect. So there are many differences in education both statewise and educational boardwise. That is  affecting the performance of students at state as well as at  national level in different competitive exams. That is creating many problems in the society.
So such existing system should be completely overhauled for everyone’s benefit.
1. There should be only one syllabus  in every state after class VIII to avoid  the difference in standard of education.
2. If  possible  there should be only one education board for conducting the exam of board level.
3. There may be statewise difference in syllabus in education upto class VIII. There may be impetus on knowledge related with state’s culture, language, traditions, customs, history.
4. Since it is known that a child can learn faster upto certain age, three languages ( mother tongue, national language and English) may be taught from early days.
5. Apart from routine syllabus, certain physical activities, every weekend motivational speech, games, and practical knowledge may be given.
6. The impetus on physical and mental activities should be given to prepare every child for  future as per requirements of time.
7. Knowledge of every aspect of life should be given from early days.
8. The parents and grand parents may also be  involved in imparting the education at primary level to inculcate the family values and importance of united families. It should not be like prevailng parent teacher meeting.
9. There should be only one type of school to avoid status differences and sense of insecurity from very beginning.
10. Every child should get opportunities  to develop in the field of interast from very beginning.
11. Stories of our grand civilisation, national leaders of all walk of life,  achievements of our old generations in revealing the secrets of nature and universe and many more possible well thought facts should be given to inculcate nationality.
12. Since it is  known that many teachers from cities avoid to go to village’s schools, local educated villagers may be involved for this purpose after giving proper training.
13. There may be occasional healthy competition between schools in cities and villages  to know the status of education and need of improvements from students as well as teachers point of view.
14. Since a good sleep is required for complete growth of child the timing of school should begin from 9:30am or later,  atleast for primary level
15. Since primary education is very important for the nation building devoted teachers should be given responsibilities with best salaries. These teachers craft the future of generation so they should not be involved in other activities of government rather they should be continuously judged on the basis of the performance of their students.
16. There should be frequent educational tours and performance should be judged on application of knowledge and practical approach rather ratta mar system of exam and unhealthy competition for number to boast.
These are my views. I  request everyone to express her/ his views in extending it.