The EAGLE is a universal representation of FREEDOM.
Independence is the greatest gift that ONLY an individual human can gift himself/herself. No one else can give it to anyone. Someone can facilitate it or show you the PATH to freedom, but unless one is willing to give it to themselves, freedom continues to be elusive. Once an individual has experienced freedom, he/she can never be bonded again. That which is TRULY worth possessing can never be possessed.
IT IS A STATE OF MIND!
The struggle for freedom is not against anyone or any situation on the outside, it is against one’s own, collective, limited, shallow, myopic, and shackled mindset.
The only close representation of authentic Independence (Nation) has been composed by Rabindranath Tagore in his poem “Where the Mind is without Fear.” The original Bengali version of the poem is called, Chitto jetha bhoyshunyo, and was published in 1910 before India gained its independence from Great Britain.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
Where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth.
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Indians and INDIA was never ruled by anyone, but shackled by their own mindset and continues to be shackled by merchants of division and fear.
It is responsibility of every human being to free himself or herself from any limiting mindset, that is authentic INDEPENDENCE!