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Saturday, 18 June 2016
Musings (1) - Need for fame
Its a sad state when people need to promote themselves or their work.
A farmer grows food and places his production for society. The village shepherd plays his flute and allows the notes to flow into space. The rishis wrote the ayurveda texts and handed them over to the world, sans advertisments and sans promotions.
That which is worthy lasts. Name and fame are adolescent needs.
Jagannath Chatterjee Yes! Much of our religious texts are really written by anonymous persons. They just took on the names of the original writers while expanding on the texts. Completely unselfish work.
Rajesh Pandey "Name and fame are adolescent needs" says it perfectly.
Aparna Krishnan One needs name and fame when one is fundamentally insecure. That could be so in adolescence. With age comes a certian acceptance of the self, and the insecurity is not there. One needs no validation from others. And then one can act in peace.
Jagannath Chatterjee There was a popular saying "The flute plays in Krishna's lips because it is empty". Therefore the authors felt they were empty flutes that were only channeling God's wisdom. I think the complete submission to God's will really allowed the purest wisdom to flow through their mouth/ quilts.