Sunday, January 3, 2010
Can a Book change the life?
There may be lot of debate on this issue. Some will agree, yes books are best friend , philosopher and guide , I also agree that books are best friend and can be best guide too but change the life ? I do not agree. More so if think the change to be a positive change.
Actually change is always difficult to accept though is certain and every minute is a new minute, every day is a new day .Therefore change is certain and will occur irrespective of the fact you like or don’t like. But that is only one part of the story this change comes from out side and one is bound to accept it.
Change of life is a internal issue and comes only with practice , knowing is not enough the book can give give knowledge not the wisdom therefore change will come only after one starts practicing it. I often argue against just collecting lot of knowledge coming from through books and other sources. I am surely in favor of practicing the good knowledge preached by the books.
I often argue that the knowledge to live the life is generally given by the parents and primary teachers in child hood itself and at least we have all the knowledge required to lead a life till the age of 12-14 .Whatever information or knowledge thereafter gained just decide how you are going to make your lively hood. Many a time we mix both living a life as a good human being and how we make our lively hood .For example the saying of Kabir "साँच बराबर तप नहीं ,झूठ बराबर पाप जाके हृदये सांच है ताके हृदये आप" This one preach is good enough to make a person achieve the target of life which is none other than "self realization" but generally it is not happening for a simple reason we know a lot we collect it of information form various sources but seldom able to use it when in need. To make it more clear I would say our position is like a person sitting in a pharmacy shop and believing that it can cure the sickness but it never happens, one can get cured only after a dose is sollowed.
Similarly the preaches given in the book should be practiced instead of just collecting the knowledge and never able to use it.
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Ajay Singh "Ekal"