Monday, April 14, 2014

M for Mind

Today I would like to highlight the issue of how some people with vested interest are taking advantage of youth by channelizing their mind and body in a particular direction. At that young age, in many countries, the mind and thoughts of young generation - vulnerable as they are, are not under their own control. Not having the ability to clearly differentiate the right from wrong and with thoughts of idealism and ideals filling every corner of their brain, they are the easiest lot to be brainwashed. They are not allowed to think freely and history is painted in a gory way to them.

Below few lines is an effort against this practice towards reducing rage and violence from our beautiful earth.

On a road less traveled,
                Treacherous, steep, winding up high      

(They) Have trudged hand in hand
                Destination was never nigh.

Those hearts that beat to the same rhythm,
            Red blood coursing through veins,
The feelings are so alike,
          In elation or in pain.


Syria, Palestine and Kashmir
         Boiling in rage and ire,
Only loving embrace of brotherhood
      Can  save our dear earth from pyre.

Mistakes committed in history,
     Should not pronounce the future,
Sensible mind  and healing touch                                         
   Can only aspire a bright pasture.

No poisoning the mind of our children,
       In the name of religion and the Lord,
There must be a way to persuade
     And exchange a hug for the sword. 



* Images courtesy Google. 

25 comments:

  1. Those are brilliant and thought provoking verses. I whole heatedly agree... A couldn't mind shouldn't be trained to bias but love.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments and your agreement on the subject.

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  2. Jayant, very beautiful thoughts, expressed so vividly. Children are so vulnerable. They should be allowed to bloom. The last stanza of the poem is very powerful.

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    1. Thanks, Ushaji, for your encouraging comments. Much appreciated.

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  3. Exchange a hug for a sword.. Such a great concept.

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  4. Thanks Jayanta for bringing out this very important topic. Indeed, controlling the minds or thoughts or brainwashing the youth in the name of whatever cause/ideology/belief system is behind so many conflicts and disputes in the world today. Your poem is quite full of concern and genuine care for the future of the world and humanity. Well done! Incidentally, I too chose Mind for M.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. Thanks, Ma'm that you recognized this as am important topic and your agreement on the issues. I saw you deep thoughts on training the mind. That is indeed educational.

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  5. Beautiful expression, so very right ! agree with you, youth in their search for identity and growing up phase are very vulnerable, they must not be exploited and influenced ! thought provoking post !

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    1. Thanks, Ma'm for visiting my post. Yes, this indeed is a grave concern. Appreciate your support.

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  6. Agree. Their zeal and energy is taken advantage of and channeled into something negative.

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/moon3/

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  7. brilliant thoughts. I agree with this.

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  8. Superb post on a subject that's highly relevant in today's times!

    "And exchange a hug for the sword.": Brilliant!!

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  9. You have brought out such an important topic with your post today ....I really appreciate that . Yes it's true that people are being brain washed for spreading violence around .
    As they say it's all in the mind .....

    And thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  10. Very thought provoking and thoughtful !! Good going!! :)

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  11. Great post!
    The mind is a powerful creation and with it one can do wonders in their lives....What we feed our minds is what we become and what we feed the kids is what they will become too...One has to be careful with what their minds are being fed with!

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  12. Poisoning young impressionable minds is so terrible. Agree with the thought, "There must be a way to persuade And exchange a hug for the sword"... amen to that! :)

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  13. Thought evoking post as usual Jayanta. Love the last line :)

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  14. I love this. Make love not war!! Hugs instead of swords is an awesome concept.

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  15. :-) The mind is a terrible thing to waste!
    Make love not war is one of my favorite quotes, Jayanta!

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  16. Thank you for the wonderful thoughts, Jayanta ji. The verse is really beautiful and deep :)

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  17. An important issue indeed . The youth , in every age , are always the target for vested interest of leaders , politicians and others , for youth has the power to bring change , to bring revolution. But as you've said they're vulnerable and fickle minded ....I agree with you completely. The verse is wonderful ..!

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  18. This is so timely as this was the subject my husband and I talked about at dinner this evening - BEFORE I read your post. We were talking about bullying in schools and how much as changed since we were growing up. Good post

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