Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Excellence vs Purity

Most institutions around the world want to be centres of excellence! Excellence is an intellectual / mind based idea. Its not wrong. It is indeed wonderful but it lacks depth! When we think of Lord Ram, it is not excellence that comes to mind (though there was a lot of excellence), but it is purity. Purity will almost certainly lead to excellence but excellence does not guarantee purity. When excellence is mindlessly pursued without being founded on purity, institutions become groundless and all the energy is quickly dissipated. Thus, the road to hell, one may say, is paved with excellence that is devoid of underlying purity! Where are the institutions of purity around the world? Why are'nt we creating them?

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