Here is the glorious incident from Maratha history when Tanaji with his brother Suryaji captured the difficult fort Kondana. In a duel with Udayabhanu, the converted officer of the fort, Tanaji was injured and he collapsed on the ground. The soldiers got frightened and started running to get down by the ropes with which they had climbed. Suryaji immediately cut the ropes and asked the soldiers either to jump down from the fort into the valley and die or to fight and win the battle. The soldiers had no alternative but to fight. They fought and won the battle. Tanaji died and Shivaji named the Fort as "SIMHAGADA" to commemorate the incident that the Fort was won, but the lion was lost. Do we require any Suryaji to infuse inspiration and to create enthusiasm in us or are we going to be Suryaji ourselves? When panic arises and depression overpowers there is a need of a Suryaji. Do we require him or we become Suryaji?
We have to continuously introspect and give a clear thought to the situation. We have taken this difficult vow of service with a definite understanding and not on the inspiration from this man or that man. 'My enthusiasm and inspiration do not and should not depend on external situation. My battery can never be discharged and it will never require recharging. It is self-propelled and it can never bring any depression,' such should be the attitude.