“The great is one who inspire others to be great.”
I have met an uncountable number of personalities and the data is increasing day by day. I have found many of them made of extraordinary behavior, knowledge and impression. They have equally inspired me and I can name them ‘inspirations for a moment’ but It’s still a hunt in my life for a lifetime inspiration.
I am an undergraduate student and enjoying my time at college’s hostel. Here I have heard a friend’s story about his inspiration. He is from a remote area of our country and is now in the reputed Banaras hindu university.
What inspired him and who is the person who made him able to join the race of so called more developed world?
He always name and remember that person and tell us about his great’s story.
As he usually say about his inspiration,
“Oh! The owner of my knowledge
You are the reason of my courage,
Those discussions interactions and debates
Filled in me the academic enthusiasm and determination,
From the bottom of my heart, I say
I will keep good health of your advices everyday,
Those two years of knowledge made my minds free
But departure from you still hurts me.”
“Life had been synonymous to a ceaseless pain and agony to me. My 17th birthday pased in woeful fashion. I had even started to forget all the sweet reminiscences of my past. I had dried up my emotions. Several reasons juxtaposed together to define my degrading spirit. My former life years of chastity and purity were polluted by my new set of habits that had penetrated and taken roots in me. The intoxication of these nasty habits had been so intense that all my efforts went in vain. I tried to change my course but it did not work. The fallacy of my curiosity driven. Habits was proved beyond my acceptance. At this juncture, I realised nothing and get carried away with the wind. Many questioned my changes, tried to rectify me but all in vain. None could avert my folly. They made constant effort to get me back to the track but I was incorrigible then.
I remember how my class 10th exams were spoiled by my this changed way of life. Logic was quite perceptible but I could not clearly run my eyes across them. They made all tries to reclaim my lost self but failed by a terrible note. Parents felt the gravity of the situation and tried to help me through concealed way. It was mistake on my part to have declined their help. Then I too made a series of efforts to get away from those nasty habits and company. But the vicious ties hold me tight. I at that moment shrieked but none heard. I sought help but none came forward.
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We have greatness among us but there is need of someone to explore that greatness.
But enough was enough I had decided to mend my ways. I had planned to change my course. The spirit of seeking goodness ran high in my blood. I made untiring efforts to achieve the former purity. But once blot with stain, It took me a tremendous amount of effort to wash it. But as the saying goes, “whenever you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it,” by paulo coelho. I met a Messiah in my life, he liberated me from the pseudo-chains that had refrained myself in following my instinct.
“A teacher in Indian tradition is treated above the God.”
A teacher is the highest person in a student’s life. I changed my school and joined for intermediate in another school.
I saw him first time there, ordinary in attire and appearance but extraordinary in his aura. The very first meet had hinted me of a prophetic omen which was about to happen in my life.
Rakesh kumar was the name of the person who later went to become the unending fountain of inspiration to me. Truly made up of undeniable greatness, his tutelage sowed the seeds of goodness in me. There are two kinds of teachers- One who teaches to inform and other who teaches to transform. He was of the later kind. I truly found optimal condition in his tutelage to thrash out all the vices in me. Though some may have remained in but I have thrown out the major ones permanently.
He taught the lessons well but he didn’t confine his work till there. The extra-syllabus classes made a great deal of impact in my untrained mind. The first major change that I witnessed was the habit of introspection that had inculcated in me. The art of inward looking exposed innumerous lapses in me. I vowed to change them. To be frank, I understood the purpoae of my life is to seek goodness in everything.
Life since then became a daily celebration. The festivity each day brought in my life was beyond compare. I still pay a great price for my erstwhile lackadaisical attitude. I faced the burnt of this happy-go-lucky attitude without any complaint. I became tolerant to all the adversities thereafter.
Today what I am more concerned with is what is the reason behind the magic. I with deep and profound search found that his principled and sincere efforts to impart us the knowledge at his disposal was the most potent force behind mine and several other’s transformation. He too had faced and slipped many times and the best part was that he rose and challenged the odds thereafter dictating life on his own terms.
Today still many problems come my way almost everyday. I even end up crying but what I find beautiful in me is that I do not further resort to those nefarious means to alleviate my problems. I rather cry and then equip myself with more strength and then proceed with revitalized spirit accepting the life as it is. The best way to live life is by reasonable questioning and by prudent acceptance. I today believe that miracle are made to happen by just altering the attitude towards life.
Rakesh Sir too did the same. As a man of same flesh and blood as I am, he too didn’t perform magic or cast any spell but disclosed the infallible attitude by which life is lived respecting each component of life alike. This makes my head bow before him in veneration. This silent acquiescence of him being at the pinnacle of my life, is the most sumptuous appetite of my moral self. This magnificience shan’t fade anyday.”
He always tell us that he is everything due to Rakesh Sir. Very few are made of great and Rakesh Sir is one of them.
I am still in search of such one but I must say after listening his story,
“There should be a inspiration in every one’s life whom we can call made of great.”
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