To begin with like any other kid I was brought up in an environment where certain set of preconceived notions like Religion, Their God-Our God, Community, Social convictions, Marriage, Motherhood etc were gently enveloped in my growing years via Home, family, relatives, school, college, workplace without giving any space to reasoning perhaps.
Of course, thanks to the gorged in mannerism,culture,etiquette,values imbibed which I guess, I have rather stopped evolving after my mom-dad stopped parenting me, might be giving way to the growth of my own set of notions/beliefs/understanding which are still in an infant stage and eager to develop through experiences and knowledge/education.
और अचानक आज इतने सालों बाद लगा की निष्कर्ष निकलना चाहिए की ऐसे कौन से लोग है जिनके विचारों ने , वाय्तित्वा ने, उनके जीवनी ने काफ़ी हद तक मुझे प्रभावित किया है।
Three personalities I admire, aspire and kind of idolize are
1. VISHNUGUPT CHANAKYA.
2. KRISHNA (also proclaimed as a God in Hinduism).
3. SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH.
My intention here is to pen down” my point of view” and my personal bias towards them otherwise Google is there to serve your queries and explore them in-depth.
I literally love this man the kind of character he is sly, opportunist, sharp, convincing, adventurous that every time I read about him it’s like getting a new angle to your thoughts over again. His artfully subtle ideas and crafty implementation of his insidious plans appeals me the most.I get a glimpse of him in everyone but no one .People are out rightly so mean today but aren’t so correct in placing themselves.Politics has its genesis in some negative ideals too क्योकि राजनीती और सत्ता में तटस्थ समानता है।It is a struggle of power and the incumbent is to be replaced sooner or later we call it democracy in a civilized nation and a coup in a lesser civilized one’s.The vision of Chanakya of अखंड भारत which any ruler of his times never even thought of besides strengthening their own anarchy or monarchy is the most appealing thing for me.Though the very basis of his anger and enragement was towards the injustice his family faced particularly his father for unearthing the kind of anarchy prevailing in the kingdom of Nanda dynasty but in disguise history was paving way for an extraordinary Statesman.The way he played with the strength and weaknesses of persons and organizations and turning them favorable for his ambition was exceptional.Truth is circumstantial because it can have a million view except certain sets of Universal truth.Nothing is categorically very right or absolutely wrong if intentions are clear for a greater good it should pave way for collateral damage.I still feel to read about him over again and getting a new perspective all the time.
Sorry , not to be offensive at all but Krishna for me is just an other interesting mythological character.
He certainly seems to be a very popular God(so-called) in Hinduism, a versatile reincarnation. The very obvious image of Krishna in my mind imprinted was the face of Mr. Nitesh Bhardwaaj, it was only when I grew up and television was taken over by many other satellite channels I could differentiate that ok so he is k=just a personified character. An interesting fact to add-on is recently I watched this very hilarious bollywood movie “OH MY GOD” where a very new profile of Krishna was pictured [suit boot mein aaya kanhaiya meri band bajaane ko(funny man!)]. He as a character is one who so soulfully manipulates things turning them favorable to the available best resources.The author has cleverly crafted to credit him with the good and the bad, veiling it indeed under the acts of (proclaimed) divine God. Though I am still to explore him profoundly but certain basic angles of Krishna are fascinating.His female bonding..having lot many wives and two mothers (Biological ,Devki & the other being a foster ,Yashoda).The stories of his affair with Radha and the devotion of Meera giving a complete new outlook to Love/Lust. His skillful /deceitful ways to make things fall accurately. He reinstates my view on survival of the fittest where ideologies,truth, outlook,dogmas are rather situational. His role in the epic Mahabharta and his teachings to Arjun at the war is the Gita. It is indeed wiser to take a wider view on life including the end to be possibly justified to a greater benefit inbuilt is the collateral damage somehow. Krishna to sum up as Ramdhari singh dinkarji has penned down.
वर्षों तक वन में घूम घूम, बाधा विघ्नों को चूम चूम
सह धूप घाम पानी पत्थर, पांडव आये कुछ और निखर
सौभाग्य न सब दिन होता है, देखें आगे क्या होता है
मैत्री की राह दिखाने को, सब को सुमार्ग पर लाने को
दुर्योधन को समझाने को, भीषण विध्वंस बचाने को
भगवान हस्तिनापुर आए, पांडव का संदेशा लाये
दो न्याय अगर तो आधा दो, पर इसमें भी यदि बाधा हो
तो दे दो केवल पाँच ग्राम, रखो अपनी धरती तमाम
हम वहीँ खुशी से खायेंगे, परिजन पे असी ना उठाएंगे
दुर्योधन वह भी दे ना सका, आशीष समाज की न ले सका
उलटे हरि को बाँधने चला, जो था असाध्य साधने चला
जब नाश मनुज पर छाता है, पहले विवेक मर जाता है
हरि ने भीषण हुँकार किया, अपना स्वरूप विस्तार किया
डगमग डगमग दिग्गज डोले, भगवान कुपित हो कर बोले
जंजीर बढ़ा अब साध मुझे, हां हां दुर्योधन बाँध मुझे
ये देख गगन मुझमे लय है, ये देख पवन मुझमे लय है
मुझमे विलीन झनकार सकल, मुझमे लय है संसार सकल
अमरत्व फूलता है मुझमे, संहार झूलता है मुझमे
भूतल अटल पाताल देख, गत और अनागत काल देख
ये देख जगत का आदि सृजन, ये देख महाभारत का रन
मृतकों से पटी हुई भू है, पहचान कहाँ इसमें तू है
अंबर का कुंतल जाल देख, पद के नीचे पाताल देख
मुट्ठी में तीनो काल देख, मेरा स्वरूप विकराल देख
सब जन्म मुझी से पाते हैं, फिर लौट मुझी में आते हैं
जिह्वा से काढती ज्वाला सघन, साँसों से पाता जन्म पवन
पर जाती मेरी दृष्टि जिधर, हंसने लगती है सृष्टि उधर
मैं जभी मूंदता हूँ लोचन, छा जाता चारो और मरण
बाँधने मुझे तू आया है, जंजीर बड़ी क्या लाया है
यदि मुझे बांधना चाहे मन, पहले तू बाँध अनंत गगन
सूने को साध ना सकता है, वो मुझे बाँध कब सकता है
हित वचन नहीं तुने माना, मैत्री का मूल्य न पहचाना
तो ले अब मैं भी जाता हूँ, अंतिम संकल्प सुनाता हूँ
याचना नहीं अब रण होगा, जीवन जय या की मरण होगा
टकरायेंगे नक्षत्र निखर, बरसेगी भू पर वह्नी प्रखर
फन शेषनाग का डोलेगा, विकराल काल मुंह खोलेगा
दुर्योधन रण ऐसा होगा, फिर कभी नहीं जैसा होगा
भाई पर भाई टूटेंगे, विष बाण बूँद से छूटेंगे
सौभाग्य मनुज के फूटेंगे, वायस शृगाल सुख लूटेंगे
आखिर तू भूशायी होगा, हिंसा का पर्दायी होगा
थी सभा सन्न, सब लोग डरे, चुप थे या थे बेहोश पड़े
केवल दो नर न अघाते थे, धृतराष्ट्र विदुर सुख पाते थे
कर जोड़ खरे प्रमुदित निर्भय, दोनों पुकारते थे जय, जय .
रामधारि सिंह दिनकर
I adore this Man, his courage ,fearlessness, clarity of goal is the most admirable thing in him.His non violent means opposite to the prevalent concept of AHIMSA had been unacceptable to many Gandhian but like many even I feel that the national movement had been an amalgamated effort of all set of principles at various times and degrees though predominantly it was Gandhian. Bhagat Singh had something divine an iconic hero.His sphere of knowledge and vision was immensely impressive.
“Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail “– Jail Note Book of Shahid Bhagat Singh (1929).
It is amazing that a young boy of his age with quite a an affluent background could have opted out for an easier and comfortable life but then that is what impresses me and many of us that where did they guy develop so much of courage and optimism.Well! I have not read about him as much to write a biography but he is a my personal favorite for the reasons of having such revolutionary vision and approach in such a short span of life.I mean imagine a guy of 23 yrs old sacrificing his life for the nation..it is wonderful/overwhelming.Whenever I am quite cynical and my thoughts sullen in conflicting opinions, I read his biography written by Jitendranath Sanyal and bounce back to realistic ideas a certain degree of enthusiasm pours in keeping me focused to the fact that everything can wait but not hope and hard work.His life is such an inspiring story.
This is one of my favorite lines ” The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realize truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity – of opportunity in the social, political and individual life”
– from Bhagat Singh’s prison diary, p. 12.
There are certain people, events,places, moments in all our life which leave a print an impeccable taste and aroma.We either learn or unlearn things modifying ourselves to be graceful enough.Everyday indeed is an opportunity to get better.