Senior Principal, Bhavan’s Vidyashram
‘WHAT YOU ARE IS GOD’S GIFT TO YOU AND WHAT YOU BECOME IS YOUR GIFT TO GOD”
– it is an old Jewish proverb.
Despite own grievance every one must be grateful to Him for all what He had given. Instead of brooding over what is not given, one must be craving to effect maximum modifications and improvements possible to become a fine human being.
If, inside the cocoon, over a couple of days, the hairy caterpillar could transform in to a symbol of beauty; if the tiny seedling, over a few years, can grow up in to the big banyan tree; if the little boy Naren could get refined to become Swami Vivekananda, if the vision of one person could evolve in to an ever growing affidavit of ‘ Bharatiya Vidya’, is n’t it possible for a ‘ Bhavanite’ to modify himself in to a balanced personality – humane as well as capable.
Anything is possible if only one cherishes a strong desire, supported by high degree of perseverance. Righteous deeds emanating from truthful thoughts and words lead one to real happiness just as steady steps leading to great heights. In order to climb up, having a ladder is not enough; it must be placed appropriately also.
‘A little candle cannot wipe out the darkness of the entire world but it can, indeed, light up the corner where it stands’!