Unity in diversity, this what we call for India”, I think there is no grandiose in saying that we are united, for me Unity means Unity and diversity means diversity, this pithy saying is now almost extinct from our society. Today we are just of stray sticks bounded by a tenuous string that is fragile enought that can be broken by a mild gust of wind. I know folks reading my blog would say I am a traitor to the mother land, but when I look into the past of the same land, I see flair of knowledge, unity compassion, a sense of rapport among souls, but now I see only hatred. Today many of us are self centered, the I factor has so deeply grooved in our self that we are not concerned about any thing, but just US
The very idea of division comes from the very first word you say about yourself, yes its your name, to be more precise your complete name. Shaukat Ali, thats my pen name, but one among us would be the owner of this title, I don’t know and I am not interested either, what I am interested in is what thought process kindles when I hear such words. Race, sects, religion community to which the person belongs. People are tendentious when they hear name that are aligned to their religion may be caste, the very notion of such introduction ignites a sense of divison among us, some feels the salutaion of such aplhabets are related to rebillious group, a more scorching word would be terrorism, but I guess we are being too prejudiced with our mind set. We are too baised in our outlook, call it a parochial behaviour .
Long years ago to organize our society we divided the same in groups so that there could be more harmony among the people. Today we call as the Bourgeois and the Proletariats, with time human has gone astute and to pretentuous that he is all blessed by the god, in India we call them pundits, they appear with different names like sharma, mishra, shukla. Whatever but the logical sense says that these folks represents the learned class of the masses, now education is affable to every one, so according to our ancestors we all are Pundits, think about it, its a teaser. Working class was called vaishays, the term now more commonly used for prostitutes. Every morning when I embark my journey to office I see sweeper, the same Pundits going for work, so again they all be called the Vaishyas- The working class. We have manipulated the rules and now they are so intricate that we our self cannot find what exactly we are. The name is a identity for us not a burden, if I own my name I am supposed to be proud of it, and I am . Still my introduction is my first name, I am not Hindu, no Muslim nothing, I am just a soul who is here to to work so that one day I may be exonirated from this wordly matters, and attain salvation.
This forms the base reason why developed country are so ahead of us, they never include their surname, rather they suffix their parent’s name, may be the city. So when they utter it out they have a sense of belonginess, even we do, but thats for just our creed, Sad but its truth.
I might have roughed many readers, but this is what we are living in, I know when you are in a sweet dream you don’t want to get out of that, may be this is the same gesture I want to envoke among you all. We are in a state of dreams, its time to wake up and realize how much filth we have filled in our system, in our souls.
Lord Ram even accepted the hospitality of samll farmers, if he was not ashamed what he did, then we humans are too small in this light. Feel proud of your name, your name tells your attitude you passion for life, its just dont divide the country with this. We have a long journey to travel, don’t shake it with such small gusts of confusion and resentments.