Thursday, November 14, 2013

THEIR HANDS ARE STRETCHED UNTO YOU....



















 Pic: Mehul Bhuva



“There are millions of people in this world


who are homeless, sick, illiterate, unwanted, frustrated…


addicted to drugs and alcohol.


Their hands are stretched unto you…


for help, for sympathy, for hope.


You owe a lot to this less privileged, helpless 


and deserted mankind…


Lend your helping hand in your own-little-way…


Your peace and harmony depends on that, too.”



In life, every privilege you are able to enjoy places upon you an equal obligation: to reach out to the less-privileged around you… Similarly, every stroke of fortune, every touch of grace… every blessing places upon you an equal obligation to reach out to the less fortunate… to touch their lives with your own grace… to share with them your own blessings…

This is a ‘divine’ obligation… It comes, inherently, with your life-privileges, fortunes and blessings…

Yes, there are millions of people in this world who are homeless, sick, illiterate, unwanted, frustrated… addicted to drugs and alcohol. Their hands are stretched unto you…for help, for sympathy, for hope…

And, because Life has ‘given’ you the privileges and fortune, you owe a lot to this less- privileged, helpless and deserted mankind…

Agreed, it is not your duty to wipe out the poverty and misery from this world… Agreed, it is impossible to do that… Agreed, even if it is argued, that it is their ‘bad karma’

Still, there is a divine duty – an implied obligation - to share and touch… There is something within your reach, within your means which you can do to do away the poverty and misery around you… And, doing that would, certainly, mean doing your ‘good karma’…


 

Lord Himself says this: 

“When you serve the downtrodden, you serve me.”

 

So, dear, do it in your own-little-way… and, do it from wherever you stand… do it with whatever you possess… Above all, do it from your heart…

That’s enough not only to bring peace and harmony in the world inside… but, it is, also, enough to bring them in the world outside…

And, yes, that’s, also, enough to say ‘thank-you’ to the kind Universe.




GERALD D’CUNHA



 P.S.:

In the early 80’s, as a stranger and a struggling young-man in this big city of Mumbai (then Bombay), I was filled with self-doubts and fears. My self-confidence level was at its lowest pit, and I was gripped with anxiety about my future. It was during these harrowing times, I had found on the roadside an old copy of Dr. Napoleon Hill’s inspirational classic – ‘Think & Grow Rich’… 

My life was destined to change, immediately!

I have been so influenced by Dr. Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success philosophy’ - particularly his famous line: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” - that it would be impossible for me to shed off this influence all my life.

So, as a young-teacher in his twenties, when I had scribbled those passages in the little booklet ‘THE DAWN’, they loudly – and proudly - echoed the core tenets of Dr. Hill’s life-lessons. What he had assimilated from the lives of scores of successful people and passed on to us, I was now trying to do, in my own way, to my students…

With my deepest humility and reverence, I dedicate this book ‘THE ECHOES OF THE DAWN’ - to the one who made me ‘Stand up’ in life…Dr. Napoleon Hill.






2 comments:

Gaurav Das said...

Charity is our moral obligation. You have beautifully described it 'divine'!
------ Gaurav Das

Bhaskar Pandit said...

Thanks for inspiring sir, every day.
.. Bhaskar Pandit