Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hazaaron khwahishen aisi

kahaan maikhane ka darwaaza Ghalib aur kahaan vaaiz
par itna jaantay hain kal voh jaata tha ke hum nikle

We preach a lot. The name given to our lot is that of an arm chair critic.
You profess peace, and they say you haven’t had your brother being killed or your wife being raped.
You profess revenge, and they say there has got to be some humanity in life.
You profess pragmatism, and they say that you are an opportunist.
You ask for truthfulness and they say that it is utopian.
But how many of us act out what we preach? Till we do that we haven’t earned the right to talk.
I haven’t earned my right yet.
And yet there are thousands out there who in their own small way have shown us the path. What we can learn from them is that it is not what you say, but what you do. May a million such people live a long life. And may their life give us the hope that even we can be nurture God in us.

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