An expressive write-up on the importance of mother for her children. A fact for all of humanity, despite the diversity people have.
The article has been published in TripuraInfo (Original Source can be seen in this link- http://www.tripurainfo.com/pgDetailSpecialAricle.aspx?WhatId=3830 ) , a leading news portal of the state of Tripura, Agartala, India.
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TripuraInfo Article on Maa
Behind every success of HIM, it is only SHE!
Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty
She is the power for everything you do well in life, she is the creator and architect of everything nice you learn, she is the basis of your self-belief, and she is the unselfish soul that would only look for your interest, just to see you happy and established in every walk of life! The time to realize all these during her lifetime is difficult or rather challenging, as small things having magnified importance in our lives, often tend to make her presence dissolute, till we realize that her true significance. Probably, by then it’s too late! Life is cruel and we humans tend to make it even crueler though our actions, mental ‘false’ beliefs, assumptions based on hearsay, by being hypocritical and the like. The important role played by such souls do reverberate even during the lifetime of those superhuman, but they resonate faster, at a quick frequency, only when they are gone from the radar, forever! The painful phase dawns soon after that and one starts to realize the good things that happened, courtesy that soul, who was pivotal in shaping up our persona, our destiny, our life, our tomorrow, by sacrificing her today, till she was alive. Seldom do we realize that her strictest possible jibes at us were for our own good, rather we take them on with a vengeance and try to settle score through verbal volleys, just to prove a point to her that we are now grown-ups. At times we fall into the trap of other close acquaintances, relatives or new found love in the form of spouses, just to prove her wrong, by putting the new relation or that new individual on a pedestal. She looks with a pity on her face without uttering a single word, thinking and pondering on her own, with countless questions, she might not have visualized, while she was shaping our ‘everything’ right from the time we were in her womb. The sacrifices she made throughout her life starts to lose the real sheen when we get settled in our lives with toppings like accolades, prosperity and happiness coming from other quarters.
Little do we understand then, that all these positivity happening around us has a direct or an indirect semblance with her aura and her magical actions that has been a part of our life story, since the time we were born! We ignore the past, forget the facts and try to hallucinate ourselves with new people, putting her into the back-burner. She silently suffers, without uttering a single word, just hoping for a smile and caring attitude as a token of return for all she has sacrificed for our well-being. Hardly do we realize that she is not at all having any vested interest whatsoever, and even if age related ailments has metamorphosed her personality into something which was not seen during her heyday, these are merely geriatric issues and nothing more. However, the influence of the so called ‘coterie’ of new people have on us with everything new happening around, compels us to forget the grand contributions of her, vis-à-vis others. We get embroiled into a self-created mirage, where her role appears to be a minnow as compared to the new happenings. We are so deeply addicted into our daily chores that we forget the actual reason of our today, which was sown by her since yesterday. We keep reaping the benefits just because she still prays for us silently, but we tend to forget the power of those silent prayers.
She suffers silently, we tend to compensate through some second hand treatment, affection often polluted by materialistic favors and shared with our new found relationships, which she finds difficult to digest. She still continues to live her life with the same spirit and wishes us good luck, prays for our well-being all across these trying times she encounters, just because of our negligence. We ignore and resist all those with the shrouded linen coming from different quarters, just because those quarters tend to have some hidden agenda in taking us away from her! The relatives, friends, neighbors come and go, showering kudos on the sacrifices she made, but all these appear to be mere lip service, rather than genuine expressions of love, affection and bonding. Life goes on, we move apart, chase our dreams, keep her away from us, and give priority to our new found love and relationships, only to wake up one fine morning, to learn, the reality, YOUR MOTHER IS NO MORE! The moment of truth dawns in front of us, and the whole flashback of her contributions for our all-round well-being, appear in front of us, but soon we realize the reality and start repenting for our negligence during all these years of her loneliness.
Life will definitely have many people coming in and going out, new relationships might take center stage, however, the depth of true affection and unselfish acts of mother cannot be compensated by any other means. It is indeed opportune for all those who are blessed with mother to realize the sanctity of her soul, actions, feelings and emotions, before it’s too late. Nothing else matters more in this universe than MAA! Rest in Peace, Maa! This is definitely not an epitaphic or an obituary, but an expression of forgiveness and gratitude to Maa.
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