Written initially for Tamil every day Dinamani by Tamilaruvi Manian, President, Gandhiya Makkal Katchi. Mr. Manian has been appointed observer by Rajinikanth forward of his get together’s launch in January.
In the future, upcoming movie hero Jeeva and director Subramania Bharathi met me at my house. Our dialog turned to politics. Each urged me to help Rajinikanth if he entered politics.
“Let him first enter politics. Then we will take into consideration working collectively” I stated. The following day, when a pal met me on behalf of Rajini, I didn’t agree (to supporting him).
The next day, Rajini contacted me. He advised me he want to meet me. As he wished, I went to Poes Backyard to fulfill him. He welcomed me standing on the entrance. He advised me he enjoys listening to my discourses throughout his morning stroll.
He spoke to me for greater than an hour. In sure circumstances, the thoughts takes to some individuals within the very first assembly. In some circumstances, there is no such thing as a join regardless of a number of conferences.
In that one hour, I discovered myself on his wavelength. There was nothing synthetic in his speech. His phrases haven’t any embellishment. I noticed simplicity in him. I felt he speaks the reality, opening up his coronary heart.
He stays somebody who applies make-up solely in movies. In actuality, he’s somebody with none pretense. Zen philosophy underscores there could be no complication in life if everybody remained pure, with none make-up, with out concealing their true selves with totally different masks they placed on in accordance with the conditions they discover themselves in.
Rajinikanth is aware of Zen philosophy. He reads Osho and Krishnamurti intimately. He has extra curiosity in studying books associated to spirituality.
I requested him, “Are you actually inquisitive about coming to politics?” He spoke his thoughts in response. “Sir, I used to be an unusual man nobody knew after I got here to Chennai 40 years in the past. I didn’t even consider I might act in movies. I didn’t have any large goals then. However quickly after I started appearing, this Tamil Nadu celebrated me carrying me on its shoulder. All of the ‘famous person’ standing, fame, pleasure, wealth have been given to me by Tamil Nadu. I should do one thing as a mark of gratitude for this”.
“Are you coming to politics solely to present again with gratitude?”
“Sure. That is the command of my antaratma, an order by the God in whose service I stay. I may give financial assist to some. Like we are able to organise their wedding ceremony at my expense. This occurs quietly on the aspect. If I’ve to do one thing concrete for your entire Tamil race, there is no such thing as a manner apart from politics. Right here, your entire system is in disrepair. I would prefer to set it proper with the individuals’s help”.
“Sir, it is the 2 Dravidian events who destroyed the system. To liberate Tamil Nadu from the clutches of those two events – that is my want. And it’s my want that you shouldn’t ally with both of them,” I stated.
“Actually, I’ll by no means make that mistake. You’ll be able to belief me. However one factor – I do not like to show again in the direction of the previous. I can not take into account anybody my enemy. I consider constructive vitality is crucial in politics. Even when others begin strongly criticising me, I cannot work towards them”.
This comment caught me abruptly. He shot up in my estimate. In politics, how is it potential to not react or reply to others? Have not I been responding to each mistake over the past 50 years?
“It is a conference in politics worldwide to focus on the errors of others in a bid to ascertain oneself. How is it possible so that you can say you will not speak of the wrongs of others? Similar to the 2 sides of a coin, politics too has two sides. To show the errors of others is one aspect. To clarify the nice issues one plans to do is the opposite aspect” I stated.
For that, Rajini gave a solution I didn’t count on. “Are individuals unaware of errors made by these in energy? Do you suppose that they want you to level out that issues get executed provided that you supply bribes? Why ought to we assume that individuals haven’t any info? I feel it is sufficient if I clarify to individuals simply what I’ll do and ship. I consider this is step one for the alternate politics that you simply communicate of.”
“Sir, I’m somebody who worships Kamaraj on the degree of God. Should you get a chance to take a seat in energy, my want is Kamaraj rule ought to be revived”.
“Sir, why ought to we cease with Kamaraj? Let’s put together a listing of advantages the downtrodden acquired throughout the tenure of Anna, Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalithaa. Let’s additionally checklist what those that succeeded Kamaraj didn’t do. Let’s revive the nice schemes that they had created”.
“I haven’t got a distinct opinion on this. Please do it that manner, sir. Kamaraj’s rule noble, completely people-centric,” I stated.
“I’ve learnt that corruption-free rule and clear administration had been the hallmarks of Kamaraj rule. It is just as a result of I would like Tamil Nadu to have these that I would prefer to launch a celebration. I might be glad if I would get your cooperation”.
“I’ll definitely stand with you. So do you may have any dream undertaking?” I requested.
“Inland water our bodies should be first linked. Peninsular rivers should be linked with the centre’s assist to fulfil Tamil Nadu’s water necessities. We won’t rely endlessly on the Cauvery alone. If we hyperlink water our bodies within the state, we are able to save 130 TMC water that goes into the ocean.”
When Rajini stated, “We should always deal with this primary, water is the supply of agriculture and agriculture is the supply for our life”, my eyes opened in shock. Is it actually he who’s a newcomer who would not know a lot about politics?
The primary assembly was over. Rajini noticed me off in particular person, as is his customized for all guests.
After I entered the Poes Backyard home, I noticed the actor Rajinikanth. After I bid goodbye, I felt I used to be leaving a particular particular person.
To this point, I’ve met Rajini no less than 20 occasions. Poet Avvaiyar explains how she was in awe of King Adhiyamaan’s hospitality. I’ve learnt by expertise that Rajini in every encounter at house is as hospitable because the very first time.
The humility Vaishnavism teaches is of course with Rajini. Within the Mahabharata struggle, Paranthaman who introduced victory for the Pandavas, washed and fed his horses himself throughout the 18-day struggle.
Lord Jesus washed the ft of his disciples and wiped them together with his robes. The Prophet too collected wooden himself for cooking throughout journey. When Ramanuja’s guru, Nambi, welcomed him on the Tirupathi hills, Ramanuja stated “You can have despatched somebody small”. Nambi stated, “Since there’s none smaller than me, I got here myself”.
“I regard myself as mud” stated Mahatma Gandhi. All divine qualities department out from the basis of humility. The scriptures say, “These with love have the whole lot”.
Rajinikanth has love and humility as his chief qualities. I consider there’ll an excellent political change in Tamil Nadu. He’s the final hope in my political life.
(Translated by NDTV’s J Sam Daniel Stalin.)
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