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Free Will

By:- An Inhabitant *



Civilization unfolds when humans utilize its greatest power-Persistence and Perseverance engendered by the Free-Will while seeking 'Success'. Humans never submit to bondage. Whenever and wherever it encounters this bondage, it persistently endeavour to break free from it and crush it down.

But mental block/aberration/confinement/imprisonment/ignorance always betrays him/her. Crossing one hurdle will push him/her to another. As such, its endeavour/exploration never ends and progress is an unending story. Its potential is beyond its wildest imagination. The only Key to realize it is its strong Free-Will to think and to act. Nobody knew and believed that man could ever set their foot on Moon.

After an unbearable/embittered dilemma and humiliation, and witnessing the fun and pleasure of some self-chosen patriarchs playing the game of distributing almonds to quarrelsomes and shameless beggars whose soul has been wholesomely sold out voluntarily/involuntary and who habituate the feeling of powerlessness and unproductiveness and barrenness and its survivality depends on the generosity of such patriarchs, I come to realize my incomplete identity or dwarf form.

With the grace of my human potentiality and human persistency to quest for Truth, I discover myself that I am equally a manipuri of Manipur, a naga of Nagaland, a mizo of Mizoram, a meghalayan of Meghalaya, a arunachali of Arunachal Pradesh, a ahom or a bodo or cachari of Assam, a tripuri of Tripura and still I am yet to finish my discovery of my full form.

I have come to witness visibly striking Phanek wearing mothers in all my tribes, my groups and my people inhabitating the sub-Himalayan 'Indo-China'. Now I am very happy for the reason that we don't need to worry about small geographical area or population. We are not that feeble.

We don't have to create or invent one but just to be aware of its existence and nurture and sustain it. You and my responsibility are to state and articulate this consciousness of our true Self.

If a people wills to be free nothing/no force can stop their Free-Will endeavoring towards its fruition. There will be no space for fear and doubt. All we have will be our strengthened faith in our capability. Then no force can disgrace us.

If we will that way, definitely our Free-Spirit will tear apart every bondage that shackles us. Anything and everything that tries to prevent us in this endeavor are the enemies of our Freedom which we rightfully can and must have as a people. While we endeavor to quest for Freedom and while facing such enemies, it is not a wrong thing to avail of any suitable means. Nonetheless, we are living in a highly complex inter-related world.

The wise thing would be to critically analytical of these cobweb inter-connections and avail of the benefits. Sometimes money matters a lot because we are living in a money civilization. We cannot part way with it. Good things and bad things are inescapably the culmination of this civilization. If armed struggle remains the only feasible means to seek Freedom, we have to adopt it.

Taking risk and no whining is one such essential key to success to any human endeavor. Is it not because of those risks taken and sacrifices and innumerable fatal futile attempts by those sea-faring people that we can now see and perceive a bigger and more inter-communicated World?




The writer, Nongallakpa Horam contributes to e-pao.net regularly
The writer can be contacted at nongallakpa_horam@yahoo.co.in
This article was webcasted on 13th December 2004.

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