04 December 2008

A desire to excel



Imagine there was no country
No borders to protect
No temptation to destroy 'others'
World as a single country
Wonder what to feel proud of!



Imagine there was no religion
No selfish feeling around
No reason to diffuse hate
Humanity as a single religion
Wonder what to die for!

Imagine there was no caste or sect
No superiority or inferiority feelings
No incentive for discrimination
Everyone with a desire to excel
Wonder what can disunite us!

(Photo courtesy: UNESCO Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan Painting competition; Provided by: Lukmanul Hakim)
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10 Comments:

Alok said...

Great thoughts! Humanity as the only religion is probably key to peaceful world. and a nice poem. Thanks for sharing!

Natsu said...

Yes, few things should be better left as only imagination and nothing more than that

उजेली on December 4, 2008 at 7:48 PM said...

i liked the poem but it seems quite similar with "where the mind is withour fear" by Rabindra nath Tagore.

सिकारु on December 4, 2008 at 9:41 PM said...

really,nice poem.thanks dipendra ji....

DEEPENDRA on December 5, 2008 at 5:41 PM said...

Thanks all of you for liking the poem.

Dear उजेली, you reminded me of a beautiful poem by the legendary poet Rabindra Nath Tagore. I have read and liked 'Where the mind is without fear' as have most of the people. For those who haven't come across the master piece, here is the poem:
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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic wars;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action -
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
------
The poem, as one can see, is beautifully penned by Tagore and, the embedded message is relevant even today.

Dear Suryajee (I hope it's okay to address you by your real name!), welcome to this blog. I am glad that you liked the composition.

MUFLIS on December 5, 2008 at 11:44 PM said...

if that...
the imaginations cud come true !!
anyway...a nice poem
every thing with honesty
and submission.
congrats !!
---MUFLIS---

Sujit Thakur on December 6, 2008 at 8:33 PM said...

Dear Jhaji,

A great thought ! This is how the Human Beings should behave.. There should not be any hatredness and selfish motives amongst us.
Nature has made us most intelligent creature and that should be reflected in our actions.
If we indulge in petty struggles like animals do , there is no point calling ourselves supreme !

Bikran on December 6, 2008 at 9:24 PM said...

Wish this imagination of yours comes true someday. how wonderful would be this world and how wonderfully would be live.

by the way your thoughts reminds me of a great song by john lenon.

DEEPENDRA on December 9, 2008 at 9:04 AM said...

Dear Muflis,
Thanks for your visit and kind thoughts!
Sujitjee, I appreciate your feelings. They are truly incredible!
Dear Bikran, welcome to this blog! I am happy to note that you liked the poem. BTW, the song by john lennon is indeed great!

runescape gold on January 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM said...

where you come from!

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