Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ekla Chalo Re - By Legendary Mr. Rabindranath Tagore

I want to write about the beautiful poetry by RabindranathTagore "Ekla Chalo Re" but before I do that, it would be inappropriate if I didn’t write, How grateful our literature is because of compositions by him. Writer of Gitanjali, (also known as "An offering of songs"), and winner of The Nobel Prize in Literature (the first non-European to win it) is simple remarkable in the all on his work. I just want to salute this great poet and artist.

So now back to the poem which I keep listening (even now when I am writing this), "Ekla Chalo Re" (Check out this on Youtube).
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa ashe tobe ekla cholo re
Tobe ekla cholo, ekla cholo, ekla cholo, ekla cholo re
(If they answer not to thy call walk alone,)
Did he mean walk ALONE? What I guess from these lines, he poured the entire world of wisdom in this single line of verse. He didn’t mean walk alone. I feel, he wanted to say, Even if no one understands you, even if no one listens to your Noble (yes, noble cause) words, don’t be afraid and walk alone. I always thought, we are so much afraid to express our opinions, our views that it almost dies each day in us, and here our greatest poet giving us strength to tell don’t be afraid, don’t fell alone, because you have YOURSELF with you, so walk... walk alone with yourself. But Make sure you take a step.... (from where a journey will begin)
Jodi keu kothaa naa koye, ore ore o abhaagaa, keu kothaa na koye
Jodi shobai thaake mukh phiraaye shobai kore bhoye
Tobe poraan khule o tui mukh phute tor moner kothaa, eklaa bolo re
(If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall, O thou unlucky one, open thy mind and speak out alone.)
Again this verse beautifully portrays the freedom, right to FREEDOM SPEECH, in his own expressive and lucid words. He wants people to walk if no one supports him or he says, those unlucky ones who are not with you in your right way, you still Express. How does it signify today? Infect, its true
and on the target even today, we want support around us, if want to say something, we will go and ask hundred people do you think its right? We take people's judgement over matter we know in heart is right. And finally we sink our judgement, So that what I guess he is trying to say, be true to yourself and express even if no one listens to you, if no one supports you, walk in your own company. 
Jodi shobai phire jaaye, ore ore o abhaagaa, shobai phire jaaye
Jodi gohana pothe jaabaara kaale keu phire naa chaaye
Tobe pothera kaantaa o tui rokto maakhaa choronatole eklaa dolo re
(If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness, O thou unlucky one, trample the thorns under thy tread, and along the blood-lined track travel alone.)
Isn’t very true in today’s world? We at times, feel deserted, we feel are alone in the wild race of success, wild race of power and struggle, we forget WHO we REALLY ARE. At that times, instead of surrender to the blood sucking animals (cruel, jealous or unloyal people I mean) we should tread our path. Because if we know we are right, and true in our self, what’s wrong in the walking the path which no one has taken before? Just believe and walk. That’s where Rabindranath Tagore has shown skill of leadership and told to bear the torch in dark and walk on the path which will be difficult but will lead to success. 
Jodi aalo naa dhore, ore ore o abhaagaa, aalo na dhore
Jodi jhora-baadole aadhaara raate duyaara deye ghore
Tobe bajraanole aapon bukera paajora jaaliye niye ekalaa jolo re
(If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm, O thou unlucky one, with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart and let it burn alone.) 
Again marvel worlds by him. Here as we all know, diamond is produced buy pressure and hundreds of years of heat. So how come we can get the purity by not burning our self and being feel how pain is? I understand from this lines is, we should be not be afraid of falling and failing. we should be not being afraid to burn our self in the process to get and achieve what we want, even if we are alone. 
Doesn’t this poem also can be counted as one of the great poem which teaches us the wisdom of leadership, lets us know that we can be wrong, but not to stop trying?  It teaches us that we are who we are, and that’s where we can burn our self, believe in our self and in the end, being honest and being faithful will make us winner. Quite interesting to note that this poem might be result of India’s struggle of freedom? Wonderfully written poem and no wonder, I am addicted to it.
And lastly a quote from Rabindranath Tagore which reflects a reflexion of this poem, 
"What I could not see did not take me long to get over—what I did see was quite enough. There was no servant rule, and the only ring which encircled me was the blue of the horizon, drawn around these solitudes by their presiding goddess. Within this I was free to move about as I chose."

Two different life

Its different sun rise each day. Its different walk on the streets each day. We meet, we rejoice yet are not living the life we want to. Its said in one of the movie, there is a field between right doing and wrong doing. There is a space between right and wrong. There is life behind the face we wear. There exists a human being behind the walk of life.

What makes people live two different life? I ask you WHAT? I am not sure what I can write about it, but I know one thing that there is lot of differnt in way we potray ourself in world, and way we potray ourself in mirror.

This is world of competition, a poor kid gets screwed in the jaws of the world. Someone wants to do other than being a doctor or engineer then thats a Sin. What the world is going to do with so many doctors and engineers? What a person will do if thats not done with all his or her heart?

There are people you will find walking on the street you take walk on, in the same train you travel in or in the same bus you run to catch, who will be thinking how to spend some more time out. We have lived a different life for so long than we forgot who we actually are. We wanted to be a writer, or a photgrapher, or a teacher or nothing but a philantraphist. But what we actually became? We became a puppet of the world. We fulfill the destiny of the path designed for us, but not something which we consturcted. Whom to blame? Honestly no one. Its US or we who has to be blamed. We didnt stood for our rights when we had to. We didnt stood for the craving we had in our heart and accpeted what was given to us. We had fear of loosing a dear or near one. We were afraid of our decision might hurt someone so we accepted the thrones in our path. So what is that we can do. Nothing?

Not Nothing, I am trying to build a society of our own. Lets discuss how we are living two differnt life, how each day we wear two different mask in our walk of life. Lets not take or write any name but lets spend a time talking or writing and it will make us belive that there is someone in the web world, who might understand the two differnt life someone living. I will hear you, I will write your part here without any names and You will be yourself, what you always wanted to be.

Lets make a community where we can live and talk as we always wanted to be. Its a challenge, a risk one has to take. Its effort which will needed from you, me and others to write and talk to. We will make this community where difference will be appreciated. Out of box thinking will be respected, and we will tell world, Lets not have anyone living two differnt life, because It Hurts. Let each decide what life one wants to live. And even if one person decides to live life in his or her own way by any small means of our story or effort we are taking, we will be happy.

Friends, i dont know how long i will take for first response to this, but I will keep writing about people i know who live two different life, who has shared their dreams and hopes, and I will wait for world to write their own tow differnt life part, and if we can make a slightest change in some one to live only one life as required, we have done our part. Lets make a effort stop two different life part, and Lets make it together friends.

Please write to me about what is your two different life is all about and we will become one community where there will life as we always wanted to be. I promise to not to share your names or details, and we will be a point to share or write our part. Lets make it happen.

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