Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Swami Nigamanand and Guide

Almost 7 months after Swami Nigamanand's death, Raju Guide (DevAnand) passed away (on 4th Dec 2011) . A thread of similarity binds Character Raju and Swami Nigamanand. They both devoted their lives for the public cause with a belief on fasting unto death. But to the irony, whereas the God relented before Raju's death, it took 7 months to the government to relent and stop illegal quarrying in Ganges. Thanks to Swami Shivanand who continued the fight and sanctified Nigamanand's sacrifice. Wherever the soul of Nigamanand may be, it may rest in eternal peace. Sacrifices are never worthless. Something bigger than life propels Man to move beyond life. The "Cause" becomes greater than the "Self", eliminating differences between.

Let us watch 'Guide' again. Rest in peace "Swami ji". Rest in Peace "DevSaab."