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Updated on June 1, 2016

Mirror Image

We see stress, anxiety.
Nothing righteous, in society.
Blind repetitions of, in-appropriate actions,
Are causing confusions, contradictions, and convolutions.

Questioning 'Why, Who's causing', are no antidotes.
Instead are aggravators, to the prevailing egos.

Need to get back to our roots,
The teachings of our ancient scripts.

Recalling those verses, would help manage the menace.
It could bring sense back from the prevailing nonsense.

Gautama Buddha preached.
"Be connected yet be disconnected.” he said.

These words are deep and enabled.
We are but, deeply blinded.

Does it mean?
to be an unbiased observer,
and watch one’s own thoughts.
Not act in haste.
and be a guide to ones own self,
in overcoming pride within self.

What a profound insight is found !!!,
for a way to peaceful co-existence.

so, by being at peace, with-in,
all can win.

In acceptance of differences.
We can see in others a mirror image.

© 2015 Hari Prasad S


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      Hari Prasad S 4 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Vishnu Sir.

      - Hari

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      Vishnu 7 weeks ago


      Congrats on this philophosic rendition.

      A Bodhisattva stage is dream position

      one aspires,and you successfully articulated


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      Hari Prasad S 12 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Harish jee.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 12 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Hari, what a poem with such prfound words you wrote here ! Mahatma Buddh had answers to the sadness all around. If only we ponder over the words of great ancient sages, we can usher in serenity and peace. A great and thoughtful poem, my friend. Well done.

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      Hari Prasad S 20 months ago from Bangalore

      Yes and no. Usha madam.

      I think it is practised by many.

      In many known situations it becomes second nature, but in many unknown and uncontrollable situations it has to remembered and recalled like a mantra, so that it can become second nature.

      Thanks for your appreciation.

      - hari

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      usha r 20 months ago from Bangalore India

      Philosophy is great to think n pen, but reality never allows us to remain the same. Good effort.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Well said nobdy. A balance is necessary in all aspects and most choices are self imposed. By following a little disconnect, one can do good it all and ones ownself too.

      - hari

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Nice comments sir. Middle path is a must.

      - Hari

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      Vishnu 2 years ago

      This middle path-two but not two-and interconnectedness of self and environment is the key to strike balance.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks chitrangada.

      do have a look at other poems.

      - Hari

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice poem and very well expressed! I agree that we have to live in this World and joys and sorrows are inevitable. Life would be easier if we learn to accept them as part of our lives. Peaceful coexistence is the only answer.

      Thanks for sharing this inspirational poem and thanks for the follow as well.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Rightly said harish, one cannot think property what is right or wrong when emotional. Only a little disconnect can help to see things in right perspective. Most decisions are instinctive.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Hari, Mahatma Buddha found a way out of sorrow tormenting the mankind. I love his message of middle path. Your poem suggests peaceful coexistence, and I think it is a great message in the present turmoil in the whole world.


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