Bharath bhumi is the land of infiniteness, as our theme is music, which is a symbol of infinity in finite hands. The name” BHARATHA” BHA– Bhava (Expression), RA– Raga (Music) and THA– Tala (Rhythm). Complete life is all about your expression of feelings in a proper manner. The bharatha is the completeness of meaningful life. That is the reason why India has been the source of serving the world in terms of spirituality.
Here spirituality is not thought as the process of going to temples and talking about the sacred books of religions. Instead it is thought as the process of being within us for the service of the others. This great country has been engaged in transforming many souls to become great souls and it’s continuing its work. But now this great ship has got some holes in it (where waters of corruption, indignity, greed have started to seep in to the ship), in this situation how far it is correct to blame our country instead of taking care of it, which has contributed much to this world. So is it not our responsibility to take care of it? As its work has been the foundation for all that we are enjoying now. This scenario is leaving the parents to their fate in ripe old age, who has struggled to bring us in to good position. Do u think is not our responsibility to take care of them?
It is to be recalled that country is not just a land, it is an envelop of people and land. So let us take the responsibility on to our shoulders and clear the holes in this great national ship. To make this great dream to come true, every citizen has to become a soldier and take part in sweeping out all the bad in the society and moreover in ourselves to make our mother land the complete “ANANDABHUMI”. This alone can be true tribute to our mother land and great leaders, like Swami Vivekananda, who sacrifised everything go the well being of nation.
So, hey, my fellow citizens the mantra that has to echo in our brain and heart round the clock
“उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत, क्षुरासन्न धारा निशिता दुरत्यद्दुर्गम पथ: तत् कवयो वदन्ति”
Note: This is a extract from one my speeches addressing school students in 2009 .