A progressive nation is not about building innumerable skyscrapers, filling it with people and in turn emptying them of their dreams, peace and happiness. It’s not about education that is limited to material dreams, a lifestyle that is fast and shallow and humans losing their unique trait -- conscience. That’s in actuality a nation running behind and not ahead; promoting modern slavery in the name of consumerism.
When you hold a magnifying glass, see from a distance what progressive really means, you will understand it is about human beings being closer to their inner selves; questioning life and unfolding the purpose of their existence. It is not about silencing the sounds around, but inside. Progressive means to be free to think, choose and be yourselves. It is about lifting one and another and not stepping on other’s insecurities and fears to mint money. A progressive nation is spiritually awakened and healthy; physically, mentally and emotionally.
This Independence Day, let’s truly become free!
A nation that once was an ocean of knowledge is now draught-ridden; reduced to buckets of water supplied by westerners. Let’s change that, shall we? Let’s make spirituality cool again, let’s find inner peace and thereby nation’s peace, let’s not have mere information that’s a click away, but knowledge that is stored in our minds and shared with everyone. Let’s connect for real.
India has taught people to live for eons. It’s time we revise our own lessons -- through yoga and meditation and learnings from our ancient scriptures.
Let’s change the world’s definition of ‘being progressive and developed’.