The power says nothing
There was a king. The king believed that he was more powerful person as compared to the any other persons of his kingdom.During that period, a philosopher lived in this kingdom. He was very intellectual person. His conceptual ability made him a person of reality for explaining the human life. At that time, he wrote a book "Nothing Says Power". The main theme of this book was that power can be emerged at different forms and the term "power" is very relative in nature on the basis of power behind the power. Moreover, in his book he mentioned, "No one is powerful in the world. It may be the false assumption of a person that he is in the power but in fact he is out of power." The king was annoyed to read this book and immediately after an arrest order was issued against the philosopher. The soldiers were arrested to take him in front of king. The king asked him, "Do you believe I am out of power?" The philosopher answered that no one in the world is in power. He also added to say that power is like a cycle of human life. The point like blood forms a newborn baby and then he grows slowly and steady with time. His maturity can or cannot be increased, it depends on his perceptions to reality above the imagination. After certain period of time his age gives him the most romantic flower like youth.At this age young men and young ladies propose to each other: "I am in love and would you please merry me." This is the time of emotion and love and maturity of a person is similar to the ice. But there is also a flower thorn at this age. If the lady disagrees to love, then the young man is frustrated like the Shirin Farhad, Alif Laila and Romeo Juliet. Then after what will be happened in the fortune of young man, no one can say. After time being, the cool solid ice is transformed in to the water, this is the old age. The old age persons may have lot of memories or experiences but the level of maturity can or can't be explained in any way. The old aged people may or may not be thought about the death; because no one can say when he will be dead. But man must be died and this is a universal truth. I would be agreed that a man is powerful forever if he is immortal. You may say the law of energy conservation that energy can neither be generated nor be destroyed but it can transfer from one form to another. Similarly, Theory of soul transformation states that soul never die, soul is just like energy, which can't be created or destroyed, it is just transformed from one to another. Ialso think so but I have no found any evidence as it is ever. But if it is possible then you can say transformation of soul is continuous as a sub-soul. But as my philosophical point of view, the power is like a powder it may fly away anytime anywhere. The king said, "But can you ignore the air power in such a case?" The philosopher answered that in fact air is not a power it's an invisible element like a smile of flower by which people are benefited by air. So wind is not the power it's the way of generation energy. The philosopher also said that power is the rate at which energy is transferred. It is not energy but is often confused with energy. Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator. Differences in temperature causing differences in air density lead to differences in air pressure. As the temperatures of portions of the atmosphere increase, the air in these portions expands and rises, causing low-pressure regions. Meanwhile, as the temperature decreases, the air contracts and sinks, causing high-pressure regions. These differences in temperatures are caused by unequal heating by solar radiation. Different regions receive different amounts of solar radiation and have different surface compositions. These compositions absorb, reflect and reemit radiation in different ways. This occurs because the Earth is a tilted sphere and the sun does not heat all its surfaces equally and because the sun's heat penetrates land and water at different rates.But this is the science of power and it cannot be compared with the power of a person. The power is not centralized within a person for infinite time period. It is rolling from one person to another and no one can say who is more powerful than that of others. The power is like a sun and the earth is like a person. The power is static in nature and the different persons are moving through the power in different forms and different time horizon. The king shouted, "You are nearer to the death and you are a liar I ever seen." The eyes of the king got red when anger came. The king also said, "Prove that nothing says power and I am not as powerful as much." The philosopher answered confidently, "My sincere request to you, if you follow my instructions then I am ready to proof it". The king said, "Okay".
The next day morning they went to the nearer of the ocean. The king was enjoyed to see the wave propagation of the blue water of ocean. His mind and heartbeat was accelerated like a guitar chords and lyrics. The wind was blowing around the ocean and generating waves after waves like the ups and down of human life. At this moment the philosopher said like Diana Matosothat "Life is an ocean and waves are our paths." Then king said, "Have you picked up the sound of wave in your ears?" The philosopher answered that yes, I am realizing the sound in my heart but I have known from the scientist that there are some differences between the sound wave and ocean wave. The sound waves have much higher frequency and velocity as compared with ocean wave but reverse is true for amplitude and energy level. So can you definitely say which one is more powerful than other?" The philosopher also added to say "NO and nothing says power is the universal truth. The king replied, "Everything is meaningless." The philosopher said, "The ocean wave can be generated as Capillary waves, Chop waves, Swells, Seiches, Tsunamis, Tides. Although all are the waves of ocean but they have different and distinct characteristics. No one can be comparable to other. That's why power says nothing." They both sat on the soil erosion protected stones. Suddenly, the wave was accelerated at higher velocities and strike on the body of king. The king was fallen down by the effect of strong thrust of waves. The philosopher at this crucial moment asked the king, "Can you even now say you are more powerful than waves". I think no, because you have no any resisting power to face the sudden attack of waves but now the wave is cool, calm and steady. The power is relative in nature and the persons who have thought they are in power but in fact in most of the cases they are out of the power. During returning towards the palace, lightning strikes around the area. The king was afraid to search the secured shelter and his face was looking blue by the cause of fear. He was helpless by this sudden natural deserter. The philosopher said, "You may think; you are now in the power but in fact you are out of power due to this adverse situation". After ending the lightning, the both of them travelled again in the way of palace. In their paths, they have seen an old aged bagger. The bagger was signing a tragic song. The philosopher asked him, "Why are you singing a tragic song? Why have you chosen this type of unacceptable job?" The beggar answered, "I am not a beggar but I think our king is a beggar". "Why" asked the philosopher. The beggar replied, "The king is a very poor man and he has imposed illogical rent on us. Actually he has no any power but he has used hissoldiersfor forcing us". The philosopher again asked him, "Why have you said the king is beggar and do you think the king is powerful?" The old aged beggar answered that I have mentioned king as a beggar because he has concentrated his greedy eyes illegally on the assets of others. I realize that he has no any powers because the power can be used by forcing by the man who is powerless. The king was realized internally that the philosopher is right in any way but the false pride of the king was emerged as revenge. Like Socrates, the philosopher sentenced to death without any justification. After killing the philosopher, every night, in dream the king was observed the red blood like shadow of the philosopher around him. The shadow of the philosopher was peculiar and ridiculous to say, "You have no power and you have kill the knowledge of a power as a philosopher". The king was irritated psychologically and this was reflected in his frustrated face.
There was another king nearer to this kingdom. He attacked to take the control of the kingdom. The king was left the place and sat nearer the beggar. The king thought, "Yesterday I was king but today I am the beggar of this kingdom. The philosopher was right "power say nothing".
After few years later the present king was lost his power by another king. Another king had died after fifteen years and then his son was the king of this kingdom. But now there are no kingdoms or kings and what will be the next no one can say. And this is the universal truth of the world.
Professor Dr Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury is Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur