Today's Beautiful Gem: "The Pursuit of Science"
by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar from his book "Truth and Beauty".

"The pursuit of science has often been compared to the
scaling of mountains, high and not so high. But who
amongst us can hope, even in imagination, to scale the
Everest and reach its summit when the sky is blue and
the air is still, and in the stillness of air survey
the entire Himalayan range in the dazzling white of
the snow stretching to infinity? None of us can hope
for a comparable vision of nature and of the universe
around us. But there is nothing mean or lowly in
standing in the valley below and awaiting the sun to
rise over Kanchenjunga."

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao