Alevels taught me the endless possibilities of life.
By: Diwakar Rizal
A levels is not just additional two years of a person’s life. Most students consider it as an easy route to abroad study. However, our Alumni believe it is much more than just a good education process. They believe it inspires creativity and motivation to bring out the best in us.
Everyone reflects their experience differently than others but they all believe; it was a life changing experience in some way or the other. Vashistha Manjul Awasthi, an A levels alumnus talks about his experience with these words:
कर्मण्ये वाधिका रस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्म फल हेतु र्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्व कर्मणि॥
The true experience of life lies in Karma, fruits of our actions are never ending delusions.
(Note: The description above is my own condensed English version of the Chapter 2, Verse 47 of Bhagwad Gita. It does not directly translate to the meaning mentioned above.)
A levels was one of the most impactful decisions of my life not because of its wide accreditation but because it unfolded to me the vastness of this universe. It showed me the enormous possibility of life. It was the time I was first introduced to exciting concepts and amazing individuals through books and documentaries which overwhelmed me and excited me at the same time. It was first time I realized that this world is too large to fathom which also meant that I could learn endless new things forever if I had eternity.
Even now, in every action I perform, I have this feeling that my actions can be bettered. I seek for possibilities even in the direst moments. I think that is what A Levels taught me, the endless possibility of life.
Vashistha Manjul Awasthi
Being inspired and experiencing something that hit you differently is a sign that you are listening. Listening and being aware of what we experience symbolizes life as living. You may have your own experiences, inspirations, and things that might be something that is out of this world or something as common as common salt. But even the ‘salt’ has its ‘salt bae’ moments if it is the right kind of meat. Hence, add some salt to this mix, the dish will adjust to the taste.