I am compelled to respond to this thread because I find my name mentioned there.
Though it may appear as rude not to thank the feelings and sentiments the thread author or any other respondent has expressed in my favour, let me make it once more clear that I feel really embarrassed .
In my real life, I am a very low profile person. To the maximum possible extent I lead a simple and non-complicated life. I still hold the many( probably obsolete) core values . In the social media- I am participating mainly ISC only- I do not use harsh words even against those who have adverse opinion with me, as far as possible I try to encourage and help others, I generally avoid flattery and keep appreciation to the limits of honest and encouraging level. To the maximum extent when I give answers to the questions and doubts, I give my view and answers mostly based on my learning, exposure and experience-rather than on the spot reference and scribbling something. Probably one or more of these would have attracted a few to my writings. I honour their genuine support .
To give my view in this thread without giving focus to any names mentioned in the thread, I stand in concurrence with Natarajan. I quote his lines which are similar to my stand on this regard.:
"in every profession or service there are many unsung heroes who are never heard because their voice is not that loud, they are ignored and they don't mind someone else taking credit for their work.". I had met and benefited from many such unsung heroes.
" it takes 10,000 hours of practice and dedication to become and expert in one's field. Although some feel that its outdated, it gives an idea of how experience is gained. " Hours of practice are actually uncountable. Many had to keep awake when their peers were blissfully sleeping.
" Knowledge gained is a hidden treasure if one doesn't share it. To share knowledge one doesn't need to be an authority, one just needs the right mix of experience, confidence and levelheadedness.". It is said that when somebody donates, he has to thank the donee, for having given an opportunity for a noble act. If someone is learning from me, I have to thank that person, because he has given me an opportunity to enrich and use my knowledge and avoid stagnation of knowledge.
Knowlede is something that has characteristics :
" Na chora haryam, .....vyate krite vardhate .... .." ( Education or knowledge is the only asset that thieves cannot steal, King cannot confiscate, relatives cannot divide,..but that can grow with every spend.)
As the Rig Veda says "Let noble thoughts come from every side". ISC and its members are also knowledge sources.