Today evening I was watching a clip from a Bollywood movie “Namaste London” where movie star Akhsaya Kumar delivers a very powerful dialogue to a British man when the man tries to humiliate India by calling it the land of Snake Charmers and so on. There, Mr. Akhsaya Kumar starts & ends his dialogues with the most honorable way of greeting people – ‘NAMASTE’.
Although INDIA is one of the most emerging superpowers & the fastest growing economy globally, it has not lost it’s rich heritage & culture of nearly 5,000 years. There are innumerable factors for which Indians can feel proud & great world wide but still we follow the teachings & culture of our old Indian society. Whenever we see anyone elderly we greet them with folded hands and bowed heads, saying ‘NAMASTE’ out of respect and honour.
I feel this word ‘NAMASTE’ has a great analogy in the scripture – The Bible. The Bible tells us to humble yourselves to God & also to your fellow human beings, as Jesus Christ humbled Himself unto death on the cross. Humility is one of the many characters of Jesus Christ which He displayed to human beings before He was crucified. So as the children of God we need to be humble to God & also to our fellow human beings.
Humility only comes when we have love for others in our heart. We can never boast or humiliate others for our own good. And God also hates pride & boastful people. Because it’s not a godly character rather it’s an evil character, which always discriminates & divides people and races.
Therefore to live together as one family & one village (Global Home), the first change we need to bring in ourselves is, “to humble ourselves even to the point of death.” Only when everyone starts practising humility surely we can live with peace & harmony.
India is land where we find UNITY among many DIVERSITIES. We have people from different castes, creeds & languages in India. Still we are able to live together & choose one government.
I being an Indian, pray on this 67th Republic day of my nation, “let this character of HUMILITY shine in every human heart irrespective of all the differences”.
I Thank GOD because I am an Indian & I wish all the Indians a very HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY !