Human Life, its durability, its patience to tolerate pain and its courage to fight for survival are victories in themselves.  Hopes, Beliefs and habit of struggle drive life to run with spark in eyes to get success,  ray of smile on lips with confidence to achieve and dreams to win. Journey becomes ambitious and objective becomes driver. 


The old farmer, suffering from sour throat, cough in the chest, works in the field since morning up to evening with satisfaction in the face, humors in words and smile on the face. The natural calamities destroy its all effort in every alternative year. He is not perturbed by that. Remains calm and quiet. After the danger is over, immediately plan to go to the field to grow new crops. Courage is not the absence of fear or hesitation.  It is what we stand for, it is what we facilitate others to support in our stand. It is confidence, in the absence of confusions, which drives him to run, run and run.


In defense, soldiers live with honor and dignity irrespective of position and situation. They are trained to affiliate themselves completely with the purpose and plan to do best for the country and citizens. They enjoy the pride of that broad and great purpose. The courage comes to them to fight without bothering for the lives from passionate attachment, committed thoughts and well thought execution plan. In emergency, in pressure, courage helps them to stand with them, when they stand alone. 


The knowledge and beliefs give  strength to struggle and move ahead, instead of hurdles in the path, but courage drags towards destination. George Monteiro in his study mentions Hemingway’s phrase “Courage is immortal”. Courage is power, courage is victory in struggle. 


When Arjun was under tremendous pressure in Kurukshetra after seeing all his relatives and people of Kururajya, Srikrishna says come out of those worldly attachment, I am the source of everything and I am there in everything and showed his Viswarupa, Arjun was convinced and could bring courage to fight. Courage is Triumph, out of stress, out of sorrows, righteousness. It is grace it is smile of Bhism in war field, while he knew, he is going to die, it is struggle of Arjun, it is fight of Abhimanyu.


Grace is hope, grace is dream for self and others in and around us….


Published On: September 3, 2020416 wordsCategories: Uncategorized7 Comments



  1. Dilip Kumar Samantasinghar September 3, 2020 at 2:00 am - Reply

    The fragrance flowers of sentences made up of valued buds of words lead to none other than Param Brahma or the unseen Almighty. In other words; "kari karaau thae sehi, taa binu anya gati nahi". And, Hon'ble Founder KIIT GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS always says, whatever you are doing, is seen by someone and recorded in his software. And, who is that "he". He is the super power Almighty.
    Thanks a lot Madam to bring such a well quoted topic to lime light.
    Exam Cell School of Civil Engineering KIIT DU

  2. Dr Gaganendu Dash September 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    One should be free from worldly attachment and totally dedicated to his/ her work to give his best for the organization. Nicely narrated.

  3. Dr. Shyam Sundar Behura September 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Prof. Samanta, you have touched on a very crucial and relevant topic especially during this time of Pandemic. Those relevant phrases such as “Courage to fight for survival”, “Patience to tolerate pain”, “hopes, beliefs & habit of struggle”, “confidence to achieve”, “dream to win” are not just phrases but the remedy of a happy & successful life.

  4. Arun Ray September 5, 2020 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Nice elaboration of action under pressure with courage…..leads to success.

  5. ratiranjan September 6, 2020 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Timing, Topic & Theme – Terrible Trio for sure. Honestly, admire your Thought process ma'am. To live a truly rich and meaningful life, you need to unearth your deepest values and desires. What most people don’t understand is that passion is the result of action, not the cause of it. When you align who you are with what you do, life begins to feel effortless.

    Good analogy to life – Teachers / directors like Lord Krishna, Courage & Confidence like Farmers, honour and dignity like Soldiers … drivers of LIFE.

    Keep inspiring…. Looking forward to more posts….

  6. ratiranjan September 7, 2020 at 2:28 am - Reply

    * not terrible…it is terrific actually….

  7. Snehasish November 8, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Very true. Pressure will be there in our life. It’s not important whether we could withstand the pressure or not, rather it’s important how we are facing the pressure. Grace is the keyword.


Sasmita Samanta

Prof. Sasmita Samanta is an accomplished academician and administrator with more than two and half decades of experience in strategizing excellence in professional and technical education. Currently she wears the mantle of Professor of Management and Vice-Chancellor of KIIT Deemed to be University.

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