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Updated on June 1, 2016

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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 7 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 7 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 11 months 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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      nobdy 11 months ago

      V beautifully u hv highlighted the conflict between the heart and mind hari ji. The materialistic world doesn't hv space for fostering emotions bcoz its mine and mind world is wat the race is about. The sufferer is the heart which breaks n Luks for the roots to survive in the dead world. V well composed hari ji

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Nice comments sir. Middle path is a must.

      - Hari

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      Vishnu 14 months 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 21 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks chitrangada.

      do have a look at other poems.

      - Hari

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months 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 22 months 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 22 months ago from 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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