Bring back the glory, please!
One thing that strikes our mind instantly regarding losing something precious and dear belonging to a state especially of India is the famous Kohinoor Diamond. If not then let us take a little time out of our busy schedule only to have a glance at the poem by the famous poet Henry Louis Vivian Derozio titled, “To India My Native Land” to know what I am really talking about. It’s quite a serious business now!
Amidst snow-capped mountains lies this serene landscape which magnetises people from all walks of life giving way to self introspection. This land is the home to the majestic Teesta, rich flora and fauna, and people with unique culture and traditions. The ink may dry but the glory of Sikkim may never stop in writing or otherwise.
Safety and protection from the cogent adversities of life is essential for all. In the process, we tend to take up all means to every extreme extent possible in order to safeguard our acquirements. If this be the case then why not protect our rich heritages, customs and traditions; to be precise, the *Ngadak Monastery* from embezzlers, hoodlums and the wolves in sheep’s clothing; walking freely under the basking sun
Namchi Ngadak monastery is one of the oldest monastery in Sikkim .It was established on 17th century By Great Ngadak Sempa Chenpo ,Ngadak Sempa Chenpo kept very especial Holy treasures (Tearr). the Terr was the blessings of guru Rimpoche). ‘Terma’ is ‘dharma treasure – external, inner and secret (both form and form less) in Sikkimese language which this rich, glorious and pious centre once inherited is nowhere to be seen now. *precious stones called Norbu, Khandus (Angels) hair, namchak phurba,and many other precious things have been stolen out of the blue on the 16th of February, 2016. This day is indeed one of the darkest dates on the calendar for eternity in our lives .*How can such acts be encouraged by the inhabitants of this sacred and sanctified place? What might be the core reason for such indifference and ignoring approach of ours to such unacceptable activities? These valuables are an asset to Sikkim as Bayue Dremojong and with its possession on the sanctum sanctorum of the monastery will protect us all from the
harsh realities of life as aforementioned. It is also a symbol that has been carrying along reminiscences down and through generations of the glory and hard work of our disciplined ancestors. Let us not so feverishly erase the memoirs of our kith and kin.
To the ones who have dared to commit such heinous act, maybe knowingly or unknowingly, I say this: “Never mind you have already committed a gaffe, but once you realise your false move and try rectifying it; you are indeed a great soul”.
Concern for others is CULTURE and it is this culture to which Sikkim is identified to with. Therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure such depraved and immodest practices doesn’t prevail and reign this mainland which is so dear to the hearts of all. REFLECTION, REACTION and RESOUND is all we have to ponder upon at this juncture to fetch the lost glory of the hallowed Ngadak Monastery.
I would like to urge concern authorities and all my people of Bayue dremojong to collectively work and come forward. It is high time we wake up from our cavernous sleep and work jointly solely to prevent this episode from being a thing of the past.
(Shared by Concerned Citizen)