Mar 21, 2023
Mar 21, 2023
A tribute to Pt. Anantanand Jha
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden path or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is fulfillment - Emersion
He was just a humble person. What is unique about him then?
He dreamt of leaving the world a little better place
He respected tradition.
Tradition is the accumulated experience of yesteryears. A tradition is kept alive by being subjected to continual scrutiny and renewal. There is all the difference between a tradition that is alive and one that is lifeless and backward looking.
He was modern.
Acceptance of new belief and practice is Modernity. Modernity is by no means a painless process. But society, as
a whole pays a higher price by turning its back on the changes emanating from the outside world in order to safeguard all its ingrained beliefs and practice.
He was deeply religious but he was not superstitious.
Religion is right belief, right feeling and right action. It is all the three. It is not intellectual conviction, emotional ecstasy or social service. It is all the three.
He was neither communal nor sectarian.
He respected the bliss of every individual.
Each person should discover his divinity, assess his unique talent and exercise it for the benefit of others.
He played exceedingly well. Though he was not successful - It was worth.
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