Equalising the divine bliss?


As it obtains currently, equality is more a political slogan than any thing else. Equal rights, equal privileges, equal status, and what not form the agenda under this tag. All this leads to several kinds of reservations based on caste and creed with some political manoeuvring or the other giving a look of an anarchy in the total system. Any way, this should or should not go the way it is doing is an all time debate at different levels generating for and against speeches on the topic in an unending measure.

But, then what about the Nature, or say for that reason, some natural gift or the other to different individuals?. Do we equalise a river with an ocean, or can we raise the size of a small tree to that of a banyan?. Can any one put a hillock to equate its size to that of the Himalayas. Recently a girl in some rural areas claimed that she has the calibre of singing in much better a way than that of Lata Mangeshkar but she is the victim of the caste prejudice, hence getting no recognition from any where. What an argument?. Lata Mangeshkar is a Pacific Ocean of the talent gifted with the divine bliss of a superbly melodious voice like a nightingale’s. It’s not that some one on this earth donated her this skill, or she was selected as such out of turn as some reserved category. She had to compete inch by inch with lot many singers of top repute in her early days in the field practicing indefatigably day and night for the purpose. Her’s is a rank not transferable by human hands, nor it can be reserved to some one else by any legislation. Her talent is an immeasurable divine gift to her adoption of which by any one any where is much beyond any kind of manipulation.

 

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11 thoughts on “Equalising the divine bliss?”

  1. neelkanth,
    Your blog today, opens up to many more questions of value in society. Or the perceptions, thereof.

    I’m often bemused by the efforts of entertainers and athletes, versus? Let’s choose something at random? Versus plumbers, or other trades and professions? We enjoy to be entertained, or watch a sporting event. In India, cricket and field hockey maybe? Yet when we go to a service. Even a restaurant, or shop. We expect good service. A service here in Canada that is usually accompanied with a tip, if satisfactory. But only in a few categories. Not all people supplying service get tipped. Restaurant yes, retail no. Both are poorly paid.

    The value society in general places on the efforts of a vocalist. Their renumeration, seems incommensurate to the value received. Any song that is sung or cello that is played. The pleasure is gained by the listener is soon gone. Floating on the breeze. A game is just that, a game. There are plenty more. Yet a professional athlete demands huge sums for their effort.

    For a street sweeper, who is good at their trade. A clean street, lasts much longer, often for a whole day. Yet they are poorly recompensed. Good service often goes by without even an expression of gratitude. Truth is a rare commodity, but we expect it for free.

    Like you point out. Equal does not always mean equal. Even when it has been the best plumber in the world fixing the problem.

    The world is an unequal place. To suggest anything else, is just another way. By politicians to steal taxes, from the people. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Equal pay for equal work sounds good on paper. Just much more difficult to evaluate. It seldom goes in a woman’s favour? Especially when it is an industrialist evaluating.

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  2. Equal rights, equal privileges, equal status ,caste and creed are only cards used by politician for vote.These are man made only.But some people born with the gift of God .Such is the case of LATA MANGESHKAR Such personalities are very rare and remains always rare.

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  3. LATA MANGESHKAR IS LATA MANGESHKAR. SHE IS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD. WE CAN WRITE AND SPEAK ABOUT LATA FOR HOURS TOGETHER BUT I THINK TO PRAISE OR TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT LATA IS LIKE “SURAJ KO ROSHNI DIKHANA”. MAY GOD BLESS HER WITH A VERY HEALTHY LONG LIFE.

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  4. its true the society is biased, and its hard to prove that one is being victimized but just as you have said yourself, only talent is not enough, a lot more is required before a talent gets its recognition and maintains that recognition.

    as for lataji or ashaji – their voices say how much they have worked for the success- even at this age they are nightingales 🙂

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