Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Arpita” – why we need to dedicate towards humanitarian cause

This post is written as the first in the series of A-to-Z challenge and a part of #1000speak
My theme is "Compassion". 

Arpita, my maiden name means dedication. It implies complete devotion to something or someone; usually but not exclusively to God. It could be the dedicating service to the poor and even devote their complete lives to a cause or belief.

Today, we all humans are ready to rip living beings (human, animals and plants) apart on the basis and for the sake of religion, gender, race, money, fame, and success. There is a constant fear that just another being will kill us – in spirit, body or soul. The apocalypse is not far.

So what do we do? Do we cry, pray and await our Lord? Our savior? The Incarnation of Krishna*? Or we take small steps towards bringing humanity back to the world?

The first option invokes faith, but the second option invokes hope. I would, any day, hope, rather than merely having faith.

To start with, we need to dedicate (Arpit/ अर्पित) ourselves to the cause of humanity, for it is we who can restore the world.  

There are very many actions, thoughts and ideas working towards resurrecting back our world and reinstating peace and humanity. 

During the course of this month, I will try to bring out how people around me are trying to save the world from malice, cruelty, and atrocities, and how they are working towards eradicating malism and gloom. 

Head to my fellow A-to-Zder, Sumana Khan's post for the day. She pens her thoughts at This and that. I owe today's word prompt, "Arpita", to her.