Friday, September 27, 2013

Remembering Bhagat Singh

"Any man who stands for progress has to criticize, disbelieve and challenge every item of the old faith. Item by item he has to reason out every nook and corner of the prevailing faith. If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. His reasoning can be mistaken, wrong, misled and sometimes fallacious. But he is liable to correction because reason is the guiding star of his life. But mere faith and blind faith is dangerous: it dulls the brain, and makes a man reactionary."


Thoughts of a man on his birth anniversary. 

4 comments:

  1. Neeru - What a wonderful post. And it's a fine reminder of why we need people to think through, consider and sometimes criticise. To believe blindly is dangerous.

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    1. Thanks Margot. He was an extremely well-read man who was maturing into a profound thinker. It is a great tragedy that he died so young.

      To believe blindly is dangerous indeed, esp in India where we have forgotten the spirit of questioning.

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  2. Thanks Neer - a fine reminder in troubled times.

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    1. Thanks for having a look Sergio. And yes, times are troubled indeed.

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