Tuesday, January 16, 2007

An inspiration forever...

Yesterday, January 15th, was Martin Luther King Jr Day. And I remember him from my school days when we used to recite his speeches for elocution events. I cannot imagine how different the world would be if people like him were not killed mercilessly. He chose the path of non-violence and love and proved that it was possible to achieve anything with just the determination and the will power.
When I think of such people, I see only love in all their deeds and senses and I think we should follow their path of love and non-violence to erase the chaos from this world. We are currently witnessing so much turmoil in Nature and it is clearly proven that violence does not make anything better. It destroys, destroys and only destroys!

Martin Luther King Jr Major events in 39 years of life...
Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956.
Birmingham Protests and the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," April 1963.
"I Have a Dream" Speech and the March on Washington, August 1963.
Nobel Prize, December 1964.
Martin Luther King Jr., once said, " I am afraid that many among you are more concerned about making a living than making a life. You are prone to judge the success of your profession by the index of your salary and the size of the wheel-base on your automobile, rather than the quality of your service to humanity."

Isn't it so true in today's Capitalist world???
We have alienated ourselves from our souls and killed reason beyond recognition along with these people and more others who represented truth!


1 comment:

RNith said...

Well said... its so true that in this mechanical world we forget the meaning of life and started giving importance to the materialistic things. We forgot the Human values and started seeing how much value each one posses. In tamil there is a saying "Kaiyil Enna kondo vanthom kondoo sella" which means "what did we bring in when we came to this world to take back when we leave"