Monday, August 24, 2009

Change With Change





Recently I have read an interesting fact, which clearly illustrates the pain and suffering endured by people due to their dogmatic and irrational thinking.
According to it, in the time of George3, It was believed that people suffers because devil resides in their body. More the people will be in pain; more pain will be transferred to devil. So they made a conclusion that if suffering man was made to have a very severe and unbearable pain, devil would leave his body forever. It was implemented not only on citizen but also on the King itself without any success. I hope, today, this type of cure can be adopted for enemy only.

Society changes with change in our thinking; with a change in our belief. Change is always painful. Whoever first opens his mouth, many hands try to close it. One has to endure humility, pain and even condemnation to death to bring out the change. When Galileo said that it is not the sun that moves around the sun, but earth moves around the sun, people get agitated as it was contradiction to the statement written in Holy Bible. He was summoned to court and threatened to withdraw his statement. And today everyone knows who is true? Buddha, Mahavira, Socrates, Christ and many more who sacrifices their life for the sake of change; for the sake of welfare of people. In recent time, I cannot forget to mention the name of Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell, a mathematician as well as philosopher, whose books on religion and his advocacy on sex education brought such storm that he had to leave the professorship. He was called beast, dog and many more. It happened in around 1920-40 in England. But today’s people of England realize the significance of his book which once known as books of immorality and obscenity.

Likewise, India has evolved too. Sati- Pratha has completely abolished. Child marriages are at the verge of ending. You would be surprised to know that two of my friends (I will not mention their name) in my Batch (electrical engg. IT-BHU) were married in their childhood. It was shocking for me. But old traditions are so deeply seated in people minds that to change it, is a herculean task. Even today if a boy and girl talk to each other, in many parts of our country, it is understood as indecency. Without questioning ‘why’ they make a concept (axiom will be more suitable word) that this is an obscene. In villages, even today the characteristic projected by’ Manusmiriti’ is followed for females. Marriage, in same caste is one of the most essential laws in society. Daily, in newspaper we read that villagers killed the girl and boy as they are going to wed despite being different caste. Even now, In spite of the fact they have fallen into love and are perfect for each other, very few people dare to accept this due to prevailing orthodox thought of society. I believe inter caste marriage are one of the great way to eliminate casticism.

India is changing. Yes! It is good sign of a happy nation. But there are still some brainless minds that obstruct the flow of change. Some of them are camouflaged in religious cover and some in political. As it is said,”Change with Change for survival”.  Scientist are opening deeper secrets of our psychology; our physiology and today in the light of it we are changing our system (like education); destroying taboos (accepting homosexuals, inter cast marriages); advocating clandestine matters (like sexuality). A thoughtful and courageous mind can revolt for change. And Change is law of nature.

Jai Hind 

12 comments:

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

Interesting :)
Every word beautifully mentioned ... n I love the way u thnk .... if we want a developed nation ... we will have to develop our thought process first n for tht change is necessary :)
keep writin :)

Indian Pundit said...

""You would be surprised to know that two of my friends (I will not mention their name) in my Batch (electrical engg. IT-BHU) are married in their childhood."'

Shocking yaar.

Reading your post i remembered the following poem:

This is what i want my country to be:
By Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow
domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the
dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought
and action--
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Durga Nandan said...

I will tell you how the "hurt drives devil away" came into being.

The celibacy and discipline part of christianity, was hard to practice. pain diverts ur attention and hence a lot of priests and nuns used this then. hence symbolically, pain got rid of devil.

gosh!! married in childhood in a place like that? with that literacy?? cant imagine the situation really!

hope things get btr. :)
cheerz! :)

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

@http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com

Thanks a lot :)

Thoghtfulness is a catalyst to change.... :)

cheers!!

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

@ Indian Pundit
Thanks a lot.. :)

It is one of my favourite poem.
Glad that my post remember you this poem.


cheers!!!

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

@ Durga Nandan
thanks..

But don't you think it is a psychological escapism from reality? when it requires transformation, they follow supression. I think
,their way of getting away from devil is Evil.

cheers!!!

Babli said...

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You are welcome in my blogs.

Bharathi said...

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Amit414@IT-BHU said...

@Babli..
Thanks a lot for visting my Blog...
glad that u liked my blog..:)


@Bharathi
thanks a lot for following me..... :)

Yayaver said...

Amit, Its now my time to depart from your blog. You are well established as a writer in readers and getting good feebacks. My share of initial encouragement is over. I will visit and comment in future but lesser in quantity and morein quality. I am also changing with change.You have to now lookback and review how much your thoughts have been molded for good or bad by writing. It was mine pleasure and make some reflective or critical comments on your wonderful writings. Just ending on high notes with Tennyson: "The old order changeth, yielding place to new,. And God fulfils himself in many ways,. Lest one good custom should corrupt the world. ..."

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

I heartily appreciate your encouragement which led me to write so many post in diverse fields.
No doubt, my thoughts have changed and I am now more aware beyond my intial cocooned life.
Thanks a lot... :)
I will wait for ur critical and qualitative comments....

cheers!!!

Durga Nandan said...

well, i think it takes too much of self control to remain celibate and disciplined for life.
So, those who cant control, they have to use other methods to remain so. Pain was one of them. :)
Cheerz!
DN :)