Author: Shivashankar Rao (Bangalore, India)
Here is an attempt to bring the relevance of what the great Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt Shri. Shivakumara Swami wrote :
A translation of the poem by Shri Shivakumara Swami of Siddhaganga mutt:-
Run if you can, Walk if you cannot,
Roll if even that is not possible.
But never lie without movement at the same place.
Excuses of unemployment, loss in business, cheated by a friend, lover changed her stand.
How could you remain inert?
Even the water in the ocean which is useless for drinking, jumps up and down.
Even those who has written you off would bend if you are determined, You have that capacity.
That being the case how could you submit for all and sundry troubles?
The flowing river, moving wind, swaying trees. The unborn sun, even the blood in your veins should not stop, so get up and move. Overcome the inertia binding your movement, start running cutting all lethargy. Before your bed starts feeling disgusted with your lethargy, before the mirror starts questioning you, before your own shadow moves away from you, move towards light.
Asserting again, it is impossible with tears, history could be created through sweat, these are words only, they become weapons when followed, no one notices our Hard work, no one recognizes our justice system, no one cares for our pains, but every one observes our mistakes
IMAGE REFERENCE ENTRY (APA Style citing)
Dr. Sree Shivakumara Swamiji. (June 12, 2007). Wikipedia Commons: File:Shivakumara Swami.png. Retrieved from https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/mp-govt-to-collect-metal-pieces-to-install-108-feet-tall-shankaracharya-statue-i/303366