Wikipedia states that the great poet Kalidasa was to the Indian literature what Shakespeare was to the Western literature. Famous for his work called Shakuntala, an epic story about a maiden who falls in love with a King, the name Kalidas or Kalidasa is synonymous with beauty, intellect, and superior intellect. He wrote in Sanskrit, a language that has existed for more than three million years – an extremely challenging language to learn. Kalida wrote many inspiring poems, one of which is listed below. The challenge, as always, is to honor the present, the moment called now – and Kalidasa, who lived somewhere around 1 BC captures it beautifully in his poem. Some challenges are indeed timeless!
Salutation to the Dawn
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth;
The glory of action;
The splendor of achievement;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
– Attributed to Kalidasa