Everywhere we hear the praise only of the lamp for spreading light.
So it is obvious that the other helping elements feel anguish.
The wick blinked with agitation stating that only it burns itself for the sake of light. But surprisingly, only the lamp receive the applause and praise.
बाती टिमटिमायी जलती तो केवल मैं, पर क्यों होता दीये का ही सन्मान। तेल में भी जरा हलचल पैदा हुई, मेरे सहयोग से रहती हो प्रकाशमान। माचिस की तीली भी तिलमिलायी, अग्नि पैदा कर करती मैं कार्य महान। इन्सान कहां पीछे रहने वाला था, चहका ले खिसियानी हंसी व मुस्कान। मैने ही तुम सब का संयोग कराया तनिक रक्खो इस तथ्य का भी ध्यान। स्नेह पूर्वक सबको दीये ने समझाया, त्यागो सब बेवजह का अभिमान, रौशनी के भय से मेरे नीचे छिपे अंधेरा बस इसिलिये होता आया मेरा सन्मान॥
This is a English translation of above poetry :-
DIYAA AUR BATTI
No one utters a single sympathetic word for its sacrifice.
The oil also busted in temptation and anguish. It explained that its help the wick would burn immediately. Certainly, the oil helps the wick to spread the light till the last drop of oil is consumed. Once the oil is exhausted the wick get burnt.
The matchstick too fumed and flickered in anger. It narrated its importance of creating the much-needed fire, which enables both the wick and oil to spread the light.
It was impossible for the human to leg behind in the race of importance. He giggled with pride for the inventions of other elements done by him. Without these inventions, the possibility of the removal of darkness was a remote dream.
All of them were fighting for their supremacy. No one was interested in accepting the contributions of other elements.
After hearing their arguments for a long time, the lamp intervened in the discussion. Affectionately it explained to all the other elements about the importance of their contributions. It requested them to leave their ego and pride. Certainly, all were contributing and facilitating the task of spreading light.
The main reason behind the praise of the lamp is very simple. The darkness hides beneath the lamp. That’s why the lamp is praised.
For the accomplishment of each and every task, the collective contributions are important. Without the help of others, no one would be able to achieve the goal. Only the main contributory element receive the applause and admiration. That does not undermine the importance of contributions of others.