Now what is independence? Independence is not only social, yes it has a sense of political projection as well, but not complete, i think this very word got evolved at the time of American War of Independence(1775-1783), and the roots of this war was not only intended for political liberty, this was a kind of revolution in the mind that shaken the entire Americans at their thinking pattern that something happened enough wrong, now the time of chaos and let it happen, its the time, nature moves with random velocity and something it create and something it destroy, I am no body I am just part of this natural process, my life is not personal it is meant for a certain process and I bow down to that, I surrender to the sky which will decide the consequence and destiny, but I am fearless. And that is what exactly had been shot in Movie "Rang De Basanti" as well, there are two kinds of people, one who goes to the death crying and other who goes silent, then he saw Bhagat Singh and said there is third kind, that is acquiring independence. That third kind of fearless eyes, that revolution in the mind of individual is called independence and that is the very word been intended by our great R.N.Tagore also.
"Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls, Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit, Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake"
He was speaking not at all about Liberty, it was said in the time of independence so people might interprets that this is about independence, but he used a new word that is Freedom and I think that is ultimate. If we believe that freedom is a social attribute that is a basic right of every human on the earth and this right allows him/her to do whatever he/she wants, then there are two major questions? One is why do we need to have a social system; if everyone is suppose to have freedom then society cannot be formed. And the other is, Are we really really willing to be have freedom? As i see every religion and leader's purpose is to regulate the society must discard to pass the entire access of freedom, because either people are not willing to have it or not having ability to hold it. People lives in pattern, because pattern is predictable and freedom is chaotic, freedom has no prediction except "I exist", that too not in term of matter. Freedom is dangerous, freedom kill our reflections, image and shadow because freedom reveals the reality, freedom creates uncontrollable chaos, unrecognized connection of thought to thoughtless and that is where fear goes away and that is what R.N.Tagore was saying.
I think we have been sleeping every year on independence day, lets recall the meaning
lets regain the knowledge that we have enough been independent, lets acquire the freedom now.
Freedom is completely individual phenomena, and it is higher state of integrity. Integrity drives the decision by certain rules and theories in every situation and time, but there remains a sense of personal judgment which is been projected in multiple ways to multiple people, and some might seems like bad but still someone does that, that is a pride of integrity, but freedom is a state of no body and complete surrender there is no need of any theory, and what someone act in freedom is complete and creative, it is fearless, because someone is not acting, someone is the part of the natural process and onward and only Creation acts, might be someone named it God. It is finest and final act of the form and serving the purpose of the form, and nobody knows the purpose but at least this much is known that there is need not to know it, because even knowledge acquires freedom at that state and becomes wisdom.
Even a will to have freedom is a chance, let the independence day create a reason for that will.
Happy Independence Day.
May we have the Freedom.