Be apart, be neither dirt nor froth

ammasriram By ammasriram, 6th May 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2mkas2h5/
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Mind & Spirit>Positive Thinking

A blind and brute-force fight against negative tendencies tends to result only in frustration and despair. Proper understanding of the nature of each negative tendency and the right strategy would lend greater confidence in our efforts toward overcoming them.

Be apart, be neither dirt nor froth

Wealth
Some seek it with their mind,
Some never share what they find.
Those who reject it find themselves in a bind,
The wise ones know its place, and give it no mind.

Desire
Some harbor it, deep and selfish,
Some plot and scheme, restless and elfish,
Those who fight it with will, lose to their imagination,
The wise ones seek it for other souls, and find their own salvation.

Lust
Some are enticed, and go by the book,
Some fall prey, lured by its look,
Those who fight it never succeed,
The wise ones know better, and sublimate its every deed.

Anger
Some weaken and rise to its every call,
Some rage to its passion, and always fall,
Those who fight it get burned, though they may be brave,
The wise ones withdraw, seeing just water, but not the wave.

Envy
Some, by it, are made bitter and restless,
Some, by it, cast a wider web of distress,
Those who try to fight it find their every blow lends more might to the foe,
The wise ones know, each is best as himself, for the good lord made it so.

O pilgrim, be not tense, be not anxious,
Let the waves subside,
The dirt shall sink to the bottom,
The froth shall rise to the top,
And you shall be well apart from both.

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Life Experience, Positive Thoughts, Spiritual Poetry

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The writings are informal attempts at documenting spiritual, mystical and philosophical concepts learned through self-experience.

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