Jalsa , Mumbai March 6/7, 2012 Tue/Wed 1 : 43 AM
मूर्ख अपनी मूर्खता का उदहारण निरंतर देता रहता है …
"But here is the rub; here is what startles: these great warriors are depictions of the Celts, their enemy in battle, over whom the Pergamenes were soundly victorious."
"Think upon it, it is extraordinary. These people of Pergamon immortalised their enemy in noble memorial. These people were strong enough, confident enough in their own culture, to remember their own victorious dead by saying, "Our enemy was great and noble and died with dignity. In our victory over them, so we are all the greater, all the nobler, all the more dignified."
"To vilify one's foe is to fear them: it ultimately dehumanizes both parties equally. True victory over one's enemy is to conquer such fear. Fear and wrath: they blind; they betray good judgment; they poison the noble spirit. Pergamon did not make monsters of their enemy to defeat them: these were a people strong enough to acknowledge the dignity and humanity of their sworn foe despite war and death, for they knew that to make monsters of the enemy is to become monstrous oneself. Their victory was all the greater."
"The measure of true greatness of an individual, as much as of a country, is to understand this truth. Against such greatness, no adversary can ever win out, no other civilisation can overcome such a fatal embrace." ~
In deep gratitude to a dear friend for this contribution …
Need I say more on the subject ..
Good night and may the God's be with you, and for the non believers, your pillow …