रविवार, 2 दिसंबर 2012

धरोहर: मैंने शांति नहीं जानी है बच्चन

धरोहर:
मैंने शांति नहीं जानी है
बच्चन
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Photo: I have not known peace and quiet and solace. There are some shortcomings inside of me. There are some short comings outside of me. But I  have resolved that I shall condition both my inside and outside to be devoid of any fault or mistakes. For, I have not known peace and quiet and solace.

A lifetime have I spent in putting effort. I am but at the same spot and so is the world. And I do sometimes think, has there been in me a childish juvenile behaviour. For, I have not known peace and quiet and solace.

But why must I be disappointed with this. Is not my confident promise and assurance enough ? I may have accepted defeat from the world, but I have not accepted defeat with myself ! I have not known peace and quiet and solace.

This from my Father’s work ‘Ekant Sangeet’ – the music of solitude ! This from my Father’s works written during that phase of his life when he suffered great sadness, pain and disappointment. Pain from circumstances, from society and from life itself. They were depressing days. There was death of near ones in rapid succession. There was rejection from attachments. There was poverty and want within. When you have to travel miles on foot to earn Rs 25/- from a tuition it is harsh. Rs 25/- which, in western equivalence is half a dollar at todays prevalent rates, is half a dollar for an entire month !!

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