Today in this world of chaos where man is surviving only to become wealthy and mighty. His basic instinct is to become recognised and famous. This instinctive nature of man gives water to a plant named skill. In this present epoch, skilled person is welcomed in every field. But there is many a good tune played on an old fiddle. An old person is not necessarily unable to do certain things well. A person’s ability does not depend on his age. If new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the concerns. What we are today is only the outcome of yesterday and what we be tomorrow is the excellence of our work. Each epoch has its own significance. The genius of the work lies in its ability to perform better and more better. It is rightly said that “Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains”. Genius is ‘God’ gifted. He knows the water best who has waded through it. Our ancient history is evident of its struggle and pains by which its people undergone changes and proved to be skilled and dexterous in discovering and invented new things. It is said that without change, experience can become a prison and our ancient people experienced and discovered nature’s laws and climbed steep hills with low pace, they made use of time and let not the advantage slipped. They lived once and did it right and once was enough. Their key to success was not easily found in their path, they did efforts for it. They ever inspired mankind, with what they achieve it. Man cannot direct the wind but can adjust the sails. Impossible is a word invented by lazy people. Find a way to say “yes” rather than a justification for saying ‘no’. He who would hang his dog gives out first that it is mad. So their work of genius lies in their patience and endurance thats why it is said that ” he conquers who endures”. He who seizes the right moment is the right man. He who works before dawn will soon be his own master.
See! How prophetic were our old people who taught us not only skills but the art to live. They said if the mountain does not come to the man, man must go to the mountain. Never trouble trouble till troubles troubles you. God’s will grind slow but sure and produces workers whose challenging work has no match God sends nuts to those who have no teeth so that they could discover other skills to chew, swallow or eat the nuts. ‘God’ even tells man “Go to dreams with lamb, and rise with the lark, he that fights and run away live to fight another day”. So these are all the virtues if one sows reaps fame.
Can anybody forget Nobel Prize winner C.V Raman, Jagdish Chander Bose who served humanity from vicious weed lantana camera, A.P.J Abdul Kalam whose life itself is an artefact for mankind. Who knows not Satyendra Nath Bose, Srinivasa, Ramanuja and Homi ji Baba whose genius worked miracles and serving humanity till date now. One thing we must learn from these great people that they never joined hands with the negative foes, they kept themselves above fools because they thought if we give fool enough rope, he will hang himself, fools rush where angels fear to tread. They must have learnt some good tips to be successful. To become skillful, one must be like a goat which browses where it is tied. He who has to eat the kernel must know how to crack the nut. He that is to thrive must rise at five as all the cats love fish but fear to wet their paws so all things are difficult before they are easy because the beaten road is the safest and that’s why the cat has nine lives. Skill is a hidden capacity which is not always found in a average human being or if it is found in a average, he doesn’t make complete use of it. One who is endowed with this gift he is the wonderful creation of ‘God’.
Here I want to quote the lines of John Mittos who feels fear of ‘God’ for not using his talent.
‘And that one talent which is death to hide,
Lodged with me useful, though my soul more bent,
To serve there with my maker and present
My true account, lest the returning chide.’
All of us has an innate capacity of doing well in many fields. But do we use our talents? No!
(To be continued)