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Seek the Light of Freedom

By:- An Inhabitant *



Wake up, the mountain people, the settlers of the green lustrous Himalayas breast-fed to adulthood by our courageous Phanek or raft-a-round wearing (whose different colour-patterns signify our affluent diversity in spite of this prominent and distinctive similarity) mothers with lots of labor and pangs. Its time to collectively realize the truth that we have been in a deep slumber by ignoring our truthful path, a very painful truth always baffled by lies, seductive promises and willful and cunning diversion.

It is Freedom that will give the mastery of our own destiny. Needless to say that Freedom by itself will not deliver everything we cherish. But from it, will spring up the strength to embark upon our genuine enlightenment and progress unsoiled by subtle and deceptive perpetual slavishness.

We owe to our ancestors for our existence to this day. We survive and walk in this planet due to our ancestral responsibility and their intelligent survivalist instinct and favorable ecological as well as historical conditions and contingencies. Our life and our thinking do not end in our lifetime. We are responsible for the future or our future. As humans we all want a secured future, a never-ending affluent future. But this future is not at all a secured one without struggle.

We have a duty and responsibility to think, to aspire to a future, to a path that must go beyond our own present lifetime. Our existence depends on our collective efforts. We need to give intensive investment of our sober exorcized energies and all time alertness to pursue, enhance and maintain the favorable condition. It is the paramount responsibility of every generation. Myopic and exclusive views and hassles should not hinder this grand responsibility.

Do not be an easy prey for the ever-present predator. We must transcend everything that comes in the way through ingenuity and innovation torpedoing any inhospitable situation that come in our path\journey to that more vibrant, prideful, glorious, dignified welfarist future. Every inhabitant should not shirk from this responsibility so as to wash our hands off from that unforgivable peddling\indulgence inimical to this natural project that our ancestors embarked and invested upon. Doing otherwise will be suicidal to you as your future generations will incur the brunt of that mistake in this lifetime of yours.

Freedom will guide and provide succour to this project. It is inevitable. Our people, my people and me symbolize or embody the Spirit of the project. The Spirit does exist. This is our God. We have to make our God ever living with vitality for our survival and security to lead a life of dignity, prideful and holistic sustainable- social, economic and political.

Our slumber and inactivity will neglect and be disrespectful to this Spirit, which would only give us our existence perilous. To revere this Spirit and make it omnipresent, everlasting and ever flowing with ever enhanced vigour down the stream of the future, we the present living blood cannot stop reflecting and innovating our existential social organization with architectural\engineering ingenuity to guide, to lead and shape the course of the living blood.

We must always accept the responsibility and necessity of being the fountainhead to that magnificent future. The present democratic paradigm would mean to serve as a guiding principle to the future.

This is not self-obsession. This is only self-awareness or consciousness. Those who deride this truth as self-obsession are those who want to support or sustain over-lordship over us. We should be constantly alert to thwart their attempt. They are the most imperialistic species.




The writer, Nongallakpa Horam writes for the first time to e-pao.net
The writer can be contacted at [email protected]
This article was webcasted on 7th December 2004.

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