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How much we depend on the stars, our sun being one of the several thousand billions of them! How much we depend on the planets, our earth being, once again, one of the many thousand billions of them! We blow the tiny trumpet of our independence to suppress the deafening truth of our overwhelming ‘total dependence’.

Our near blindness is our vision and our mammoth ignorance, our knowledge. Our greed is our wealth and our hatred, our love. We wear courage to hide the nudity of our timidity, and always carry our arrogance with us, in person, that only measures our fall.

Born inverted, we have to learn to stand upright on the earth, and walk with a speed 0.0025 kilometer per second instead of crawling into the space with a speed of 15.75 kilometers per second. Instead of collecting thousands of impressions every day and trying to store them in our overcrowded minds without success, we must try to know what we can ‘really’ understand and carry it with us in our lives. We alone, no one else, can really educate us.

PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]

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