Swamiji reminds us of the importance of urgently changing the deep-rooted, pathetic fallacy that most of us bear towards the handicapped and physically challenged. The false, wrong opinion that has been formed about them that they are weak, helpless and dependent on others in every possible way does not hold much merit.
Swamiji laments that people mostly look at handicapped people with disdain and disrespect as they take it for granted that they are incapable of working in a skilful and able manner. The air of superiority and superficial sympathy that they exude for them wrenches their soul, despite it, they carry on with their lives with quiet dignity, grace and determination.
A physically challenged individual too has the ability to attain self-realisation when he lives a disciplined life, remains steadfast to the principles of righteousness and honesty, is unmindful of the barbs that are hurled at him and remains undettered by the obtacles that this cruel world lays down in his path. His inner strength to stand firm against all odds makes up for the physical strength that he lacks.
Do not under-estimate the indomitable will and firm resolve that God has blessed them with, which enables them to be better than the best.