Great men

This refers to the news about commemorating two great spiritual personalities of Kashmir in a span of one month. They belong to two different cultural and social epochs. But they pondered deeply over the highest and the most fundamental problem of life and death. Whatever they thought and expressed, they expressed in a forceful poetic language which found a ready response in the hearts of the readers. It is a universal fact that Nature gives birth to great philosophers and poets when the need arises. Natural calamities, wars, epidemics, storms and earthquakes etc, causing human sufferings have always given birth to creative minds. Plato was born in 420 B.C. when his country had almost been ruined as a result of Peloponnesian war. Shaikul Alam was born at a time when the art, culture and social life witnessed a great change during the 14th century A.D. when Muslim rule firmly established its roots in the valley Zain-ul-abidin as the harbinger of new thoughts and ideas, and Sufism stuck its roots in our land, with the message of monotheism, Nunda Reshi went from village to village. People from all sects were attracted towards him by his preachings.
We need to understand the message of the two great men.

Ajaz Lone
Research Scholar
University of Kashmir

Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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