I don’t believe in being in cutthroat competition with others, in jobs or anything, if I can help them I try. The thing is I find with people is at the end of the day is, I find it much easier to stand behind them in support than to fall in front of them in defeat.
Yet the greatest temple in existence is not one found on a mountain top or in a jungle, it is far more simple than that, for there is no greater temple than one of the heart and mind. For what resides in it is constantly what is truly worshiped by a man, in feeling for it and reflecting on is what he prostates himself upon. Yet such a thing differs from man to man, for some have created temples of wealth, enslaving themselves to the idea of money, others to a lover devoting themselves to another, and yet others to a cause, binding their beings to a purpose greater themselves.
So today is the birthday of a great personal hero of mine, The late Bhagat Puran Singh. The picture below exemplifies the rare quality in the man I have come to admire. In that even the dying for whom life has begun abandoned, are not beneath compassion or care. That human life no matter the condition is worth caring for, worth loving and nurturing. That a man no matter how difficult the odds must continue do what he feels is right. That is a bravery not written books or shown in movies very often. Yet a bravery that is very necessary in this world. The man though poor and with a grade 10 education, would in the eyes of many be regarded as a failure, yet he is not, for the man who through his actions has taught the true meaning of humanity something many schools and philosophers have broached yet few demonstrate, for it is not who is a person that defines their worth in this world, rather the what they do the life given that is.
“Freedom is not an achievement but an opportunity.” – Bhagat Puran Singh