Learning from Wise Ones

Learning from Wise Ones
Ms. Meenu Sharma, Faculty, Department of Information Technology, INMANTEC Institutions

India is a country of saints and learned people. Our history is full of personaolties that have given the gift of knowledge and different perspectives to the world. Gautama Buddha, Chanakya, Chatrapati Shivaji, Swami Vivekananda, Gandhi ji and so many more. list is endless. Stories of their teachings are passed from one generation to another in the form of stories, songs books etc.

Each and every word spoken by these eminent personaolties fills our heart with pride and love towards them as well as towards our great country. We are told to remember the idea, not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be caught; he can be killed and forgotten. But his idea can still change the world.

Republic day is an occasion which gives us an opportunity to look beyond the celebration of freedom and reflect on how to treasure this freedom and bring more glory to the gift we have received from our heroes of the freedom fight.

And the most beautiful part of the history of our motherland is that, how of this question is also hidden in the messages we have received from people who nurtured this land with their blood, beliefs and values. All we have to do is, to follow their footsteps. Let us go through a few of them and reaffirm our understanding and sense of responsibility!

1. “If a tree, which is not a highly elevated living entity, can be so tolerant and merciful to give sweet mangoes even when hit by anyone; being a king, should I not be more merciful and tolerant than the tree?” …… Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

2. “No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger.”……..Ashoka the great.

3. “Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” …… Chanakya

4. “Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. ……… Swami Vivekananda

5. “The lack of learning is nothing but gross beastillity. It is through the acquisition of knowledge that one can be free of its lower status and achieve the higher one”…… Savitribai Phule

6. “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” ……. Mahatma Gandhi

7. “Nirasha Sambhav ko Asambhav bana deti hai.” ……Munshi Premchand

8. “The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” …… Gautama Buddha

9. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense” …… Gautama Buddha

10. “We’re kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”…..Bhagwad Geeta