We are all greater than what we know, Chitleen, and those whom we consider great have merely proved it before us. But obviously , they did not do it to prove anything to anyone. They were perhaps trying to give an expression to the limitless volcanoes of love or life that their little bosoms could not contain and had to release. There is nothing to do in this life except love. Everything else is merely an infrastructure of lthis grand feeling; everything else is there to facilitate love to perform its eternal play which goes on every moment around and within us. But love for one man or one woman or one or even several children or things is merely a glimpse of the profound mystical surge experienced by the likes of Jesus, Nanak, Kabir, Meera, Buddha or Bulle Shah. And as for greatness, look at yourself. Or look at your comment posted here. Did this not require great courage to be saying this in public? Are you not committing yourself to something that others may mock at , at least at this juncture? But have you cared? That’s the whole thing about truthfulness. Truth -- or the way you feel about life -- always revolts against sanity or prudence or fear of public opinion. Truth is the only rebel there has ever been; and the beauty is that it has nothing to rebel against except itself. Truth is like a child --always transparent, naked and engaged in a mock battle, playing from both ends of battle-line. Sometimes, we also do the same thing, enact the same mock drama at a game of cards or in computer games, playing ourselves and our enemy at the same time. Did the man who drove that chariot in the fabled battle-fields of life say something like that. I think he did; but if he didn't, it needed to be said anyway.
That said, a million thanks for saying all those kind words which, coming from a person as talented and as much in pursuit of truth as anyone I have ever known, should be enough to inspire any man to heroic deeds. I promise to try. Stay in touch.