தங்கம் அல்ல, மனிதர்களே தேவை! (Post No.9491)

WRITTEN BY S NAGARAJAN

Post No. 9491

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தங்கம் அல்ல, மனிதர்களே தேவை!

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பாழ்பட்டு வீழ்ந்திருக்கும் ஒரு உன்னதமான தேசத்தை உயர்த்தி மீண்டும் அந்த மகோன்னத நிலையை அடையச் செய்ய தங்கம் வேண்டாம். அர்ப்பணிப்பு மனப்பான்மை கொண்ட தைரியமிக்க மனிதர்களே வேண்டும். இதை அழகுற எமர்ஸன் ஒரு கவிதை வாயிலாகத் தெரிவிக்கிறார்:

தங்கம் அல்ல, மனிதர்களே மக்களை மகத்தானவர்களாகவும் வலிமையானவர்களாகவும் உருவாக்க  முடியும்;

ஸத்தியத்திற்காகவும் கௌரவத்திற்காகவும் எவர்கள் துணிந்து நிற்கிறார்களோ நீடித்து துயர் உறுகிறார்களோ,

மற்றவர்கள் உறங்கும் போது எந்த தைரியமிக்க மனிதர்கள் விழித்திருக்கிறார்களோ,

மற்றவர்கள் பயந்து ஓடி ஒளியும் போது எவர்கள் துணிந்து எதிர் நிற்கிறார்களோ,

அவர்களே ஒரு தேசத்தின் அஸ்திவாரத்தை ஆழமானதாக ஆக்கி அந்த தேசத்தை விண்ணளவு உயர்த்துகிறார்கள்!

    – எமர்ஸன்

Not gold, but only men can make

     A people great and strong ;

Men who for truth and honour’s sake

     Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,

    Who dare while others fly –

They build a nation’s pillars deep

    And lift them to the sky.

                          – Emerson

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 ஸ்வாமி விவேகானந்தர் தனது பல உரைகளிலும் அர்ப்பணிப்பு மனப்பான்மை கொண்ட இளைஞர்களே வாருங்கள் எனக் கூறி பாரத தேச இளைஞர்களைத் தட்டி எழுப்பினார்.

சுதந்திரம் அடைந்து விட்டோம் என்றாலும் கூட நமது புகழோங்கிய பண்டைய நிலையை இன்னும் அடைந்த பாடில்லை. அதை அடைய அவர் காட்டிய வழியே இன்றைய இன்றியமையாத தேவை.

ஸ்வாமிஜியின் உரைகளில் சில பகுதிகளை இங்கே பார்ப்போம்:

Man-Making or Moulding of Workers

We want fiery young men – intelligent and  brave, who dare to go to the jaws of Death, and  are ready to swim the ocean across. We want  hundreds like that, both men and women. Try  your utmost for that end alone. Make converts

right and left, and put them into our purity- drilling machine. Start centres at places, go on always making converts.

A hundred thousand men and women, fired with the zeal of holiness, fortified with eternal faith in the Lord, and nerved to lion’s courage by their sympathy for the poor and the fallen and the downtrodden, will go over the length and

breadth of the land, preaching the gospel of salvation, the gospel of help, the gospel of social raising -up – the gospel of equality.

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The highest men are calm, silent, and unknown.

They are the men who really know the power of thought; they are sure that, even if they go into a cave and close the door and simply think five true

thoughts and then pass away, these five thoughts of theirs will live through eternity. Indeed such thoughts will penetrate through the mountains, cross the oceans, and travel through the world. They will enter deep into human hearts and brains and raise up men and women who will give them practical expression in the workings of human life.

You must be Rishis yourselves

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Act on the educated young men, bring them together, and organise them. Great things can be done by great sacrifices only. No selfishness, no name, no fame, yours or mine, nor my Master’s even!

Work, work the idea, the plan, my boys, my brave, noble, good souls – to the wheel, to the wheel put your shoulders !

Stop not to look back for name, or fame, or any such nonsense. Throw self

overboard and work. Remember, “The grass when made into a rope by being joined together can even chain a mad elephant.”

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Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself – that eternal power is lodged in every soul – and you will revive the whole of India.

Ay, we will then go to every country under the sun, and our ideas will before long be a component of the many forces that are working to make up every nation in the world.

We must enter into the life of every race in India and abroad; shall have to work to bring this about. Now for that, I want young men. “It is the young, the strong, and healthy, of sharp intellect that will reach the Lord”, say the Vedas.

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Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves. Born with the consciousness that they were to be great, they became great.

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Religion in India must be made as free and as easy of access as is God’s air. And this

is the kind of work we have to bring about in India, but not by getting up little sects and fighting on points of difference. Let us preach where we all agree

Give the truth and the false much vanish

if there is the darkness of centuries in a room and we go into the room and begin to cry, “Oh, it is dark, it is dark!”, will the darkness go? Bring in the

light and the darkness will vanish at once. This is the secret of reforming men.

stand fast. If a hundred fall in the fight, seize the flag and carry it on. God is true for all that, no matter who fails. Let him who falls hand on the flag to another to carry on; it can never fall.

A hundred thousand men and women, fired with the zeal of holiness, fortified with eternal faith in the Lord, and nerved to lion’s courage by their sympathy

for the poor and the fallen and the downtrodden, will go over the length and breadth of the land, preaching the gospel of salvation, the gospel of help,

the gospel of social raising-up – the gospel of equality.

Enter the arena as servants of the Lord

Again and again has our country fallen into a swoon, as it were, and again and again has India’s Lord, by the manifestation of Himself, revivified her.

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