Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Man who Moved the Mountains..

"Every morning, for 22 long years, a frail, diminutive man, barefoot and clad in a loin cloth, would trudge two kilometres to a hillock of solid rock and chip away at it with a hammer and chisel. Bemused onlookers thought he had lost his mind, and he was an object of great fun for village urchins. But the women of the village, young and old, admired him, for his was a labour of love "

- You can be rich, you can be powerful, and you can be famous, but you won't amount to much of anything until you change the world-

"Dasrath Manjhi was building a memorial to his wife Phaguni Devi—one that won't ever find a place in hallowed global must-visit lists, but can well be passed down from this generation to the next as a monument of love. A poor man's Taj, literally. Not for its aesthetics, but for the way it symbolises the human spirit's capacity to endure, its indomitability. Dasrath had undertaken a Herculean task, perhaps unequalled in recent human history. The direct beneficiaries may be few—the residents of Gelaur, a remote hamlet in Bihar's Gaya district—but the act itself is a gift to us all: a fable for our times."

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Its really amazing, the extent a human being can go to conquer something .. if they set their minds to it ...

10 comments:

Archu :-) said...

This is what we call Perseverence,Determination,Love,Stubbornness,Dedication,Devotion,Grit,Diligence......Good Post!

Boston said...

Good one kk, Truly inspiring! I am seeing the "the change the world" quote second time in your blog, and on both ocassions it really made me Think!

Nithya said...

"Its really amazing, the extent a human being can go to conquer something .. if they set their minds to it ..." - verrrrrrrrrryyyyyy nice n motivating

Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...
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Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...
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Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...

All deleted comments are my work :)

Probably the effect that love had on him. But its not often that the power of love manifests itself into something as tangible and 'visible' as the mountain in this case. Everyday millions of people touched by love are changed forever by the power of it.
"You will not lose yourself[happens only in poetry! :(] in your girl, in her love,
you find yourself. What you cannot do, your limitations and your inadequacies.
It will put things in perspective.
Whether you choose to accept these exposed 'inadequacies'and 'limitations'or fight to overcome them will define you."
Epdi?!!? chumma adhurudhula!

Archu :-) said...

Yedhdho konjum sensible talk paneerkaan da, Man of feelings!Lol...Have been laughing since I read this comment. Eagerly waiting for your comment KK :-)

Boston said...
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Karthikeyan....KK said...

Archu - Athuvae thaaan amma!!

Boston - Glad it did :)

Nithya - Thanks..

Abhi - Think you wanted to say "You will find yourself... in the love ". You are "attributing" wrongly my friend... you still are dreaming away..

Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...

Point taken.
deviating from the topic. "the world is illusory; Ellaam maayae!"
:P