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Freewill

Updated on July 4, 2016
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I intend, to mind, my free mind,

Though I am breaking new grounds.


The unfamiliar could ruffle order,

But, with the familiar, am i guarded?


By yearning for the unfamiliar,

woundn't I be on path less travelled.?


should i act on it or forget it?

what should i choose from ?

Freewill or fake freedom.


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    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      6 months ago from Bangalore

      Chitrangada ji, thanks for the appreciation. You are right. I endorse freewill with responsible actions.

      - hari

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and thought provoking poem!

      I believe, it should be free will, with good sense, or reason, and of course, wisdom.

      With freedom comes responsibility. They go hand in hand.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      22 months ago from Bangalore

      My god.. what a great review, nellieanna. I bow to you for bringing such a great analysis. I would never have done such a comprehensive thinking, what I felt. If some one asks me what I meant I would have failed to explain. But not now. :-)

      Thank you so much.

      - hari

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      22 months ago from TEXAS

      Heavens. Freewill or fake freedom? Certainly not exactly the best choice to be faced with. Plus they seem ultimately to be part of the same trap. Freewill means following one’s own course and answering for one’s own actions on it eventually. So in a way, it could turn out to be ’fake freedom’. Full freedom would surely be unbearable if it meant one keeps doing things which boomerange and produce the burden of repercussions one must own and be responsible for.

      About freewill, though,- is it a choice? It seems to be a basic condition of life, if only because we are not puppets. But then, built into its essence is the fact that eventually what we do ‘comes home to roost’ because we are responsible for what we do, once we’ve chosen and willed it. Even if we preferred to relinquish ‘free will’, it’s still with us, inescapably. Thinking or hoping it is otherwise could qualify for ‘fake freedom’, - - along with attempting to avoid personal responsibility.

      If both the unfamiliar and he familiar ruffle the order, perhaps maintaining the order is not the main point. Perhaps the point is to pursue and do both the familiar and the unfamiliar with integrity, which would result in a higher form of freewill, since It would eliminate some or most of the repercussions which become one’s burdens and responsibilities - and, often, others’ griefs.

      So - Perhaps the greatest freedom of all is simply doing right.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you surabhi.

      - hari

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Hmm. Deep, deep, deep. You have digged the tunnel, bhiaya. I think I have already commented on that. Noble piece!

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks rebeccamealey for visiting and appreciating.

      - hari

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks devika.

      - hari

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Inspiring! Nicely written prose.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great point and you said it so perfectly.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Eric you are not alone. :-). Txs

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I always wonder what exactly formed my will. I think that all that has happened up until now to make me who I am -- took away my freedom.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Vishnu sir. So right u are.

      - hari

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Manatita, you are right. That everything is as designed, by almighty. The binding is reason of the need to break free, and then the fear of complete freedom creates binding. It is a vicious cycle.

      - hari

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you Ruby. While using Freewill one should have responsible approach.

      -hari

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      Vishnu 

      2 years ago

      Own volition is ultimate.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Nice poem with food for thought. Noble effort, though.

      To have free will, you will definitely be breaking new ground, although it is reasonable to say that one should not be a puppet.

      Speaking of this, the Masters say that's what they are: Slaves, puppets, grains of sand, dust .... they give themselves all kinds of names. They say that there is no such thing as Free Will; that God is always in charge; that what we have is 'limited freedom.'

      Where is the need for Bhakti Yoga with free will? Why rely on Something Higher? Why offer up ourselves when human capacity ends? Aha! Om Shanti!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Freewill is good unless it infringes on someone's freedom. You gave us something to ponder....

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Siddharth well said and your analysis is perfect. There are levels to it. Thanks brother.

      - hari

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      Siddharth Kapoor 

      2 years ago

      We break away the shackles of a dominating system to discover freewill. There are degrees to it. It is a food for the soul, at least I believe so.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Each person is made a master piece. System of order can be hopeless for the most who go by their freewill. Thanks Siddharth.

      - hari

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      Siddharth Kapoor 

      2 years ago

      Rings right brother. Huge difference between freewill and fake freedom. We all struggle.

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