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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Simple Life




Simple living and high thinking
    Was an adage of the glorious past
Pomp, showoff n berating brethren
     Is the modicum today at large
Simple pleasures and kind gestures
   Are looked with contempt by fake class
Is it a sin to live life simple
  Without following unworthy at large
Oh lord! Give courage to live a life
   Thou gave, to be kind, simple at heart

PS: Image Kind Courtesy Google 

86 comments:

  1. We are all prey to the ad image of us and so madly and stupidly follow them. The beauty industry is perpetuating more stereotypes than even society has done. today it is life imitating art sadly and not the other way round.

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    1. Absolutely true, Zephyr!Wish the life was simple:)

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  2. This is a wonderful 10 line poem, where the content speaks volumes. Simple living high thinking. This was what, was taught in school. I wonder if they teach the same now as well?

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    1. Unfortunately in cut throat competition, moral values have taken a serious knock, Jenny:(

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  3. Very true, simplicity is so lost somewhere these days. Even smile, one of the most beautiful expressions, doesn't come naturally to people nowadays and has to be faked. Such a pity state of affairs...

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  4. Very true!....People can be simple or they can show off...It's their wish....But the personality of person shouldn't be judged just through their appearance!...

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    1. Valli, it is not the appearance but the deception which is behind the appearance that is the cause of concern!

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  5. People think being simple means lack of something... but they unaware that we enjoying life at least with experience at large. Few restrict themselves to not let down and what seeing from high is a unclear picture of life down to earth. I really miss laying down on earth listening to tiny species of lives... Nice one buddy!

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  6. The pic is so interesting...I always preferred Betty to Veronica coz she was a better person.

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    1. Archies, are a fun read anytime, Ria! Thanks

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  7. Loved the line: "Is it a sin to live life simple''.
    I admire people who live a simple life, without any influence from the complexities and materialism of the outside world. Well written Rahul :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Sam for the nice comments as always! You like the lines which I also fancy:)

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  8. In this era of quick fame, nobody wants to live a simple life. But the most satisfying, beautiful and content life is the simple life as it has no false, shortlived mirages in it.

    Very interesting post. You have a great blog and I like your writing. I would like to give you the award of ‘The versatile blogger’. To receive this award you have to link back and follow the simple rules.
    http://life-interpretations.blogspot.com/

    If you don’t believe in these awards, then you can ignore this. However I just want to let you know that I genuinely like your writing.

    Congratulations and happy blogging.

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    1. Ekta, you are so sweet to have heaped so much praise and an award too:) I am just 8 months into blogging and have come across some very creative people! Your blog also happens to be one such and hope to see you here more often!

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  9. The simple life... it's the best :-)

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  10. Wonderful poem dear Rahul, yes, please, bring the simplicity back into life, good manners and genuine kindness.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  11. So true! Your poem says it beautifully. What more can I say?

    http://rachnaparmar.com

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    1. A huge thanks, Rachna for those kind words!

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  12. Wish every one of us would take a printout and put it up on the fridge or in our cubicles and look at it everyday ! So well said :)

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    1. Natasha it is very nice to see you back after a while and probably your comment is something which I must preserve!A big..g thanks!

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  13. Very true!Nice poem,sums up the new age scene.

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    1. Good to see you after a while, Sharmila and a big thanks for that nice comment!

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  14. True.. very simple lessons for life that can make a difference and ensure a lot of happiness. We should read it out every day morning.

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    1. Thanks Leo, for that lovely comment! You really made my day:)

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  15. I know people make things too complicated!

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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    1. True Megha, but you are not included in that list for sure:)

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  16. People have forgotten how to lead a simple life and today it is very difficult. Materialistic life has gone a bit too high.
    Loved the lines. I miss reading Archies :D

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    1. Every bit of what you say is the truth , Juhi! A big thanks for liking and I too miss Archies, Dennis, et. al.

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  17. I think, many peple want to live a more simple life - difficult to achieve though in our times, but worth trying! Happy week to you!

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    1. Yes, Martina it has become difficult in life to be simple with so much technology and double faced people around:)

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    1. A big thanks, Francesca. I know most of us try hard to do so!

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  19. A simple heart with unshakable principles earns genuine respect from all.

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    1. Nothing could be added to what you say, Purba like the proverbial 'last word':)

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  20. I too like people who lead a simple life or follow the adage simple living and high thinking.

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    1. Indeed Rachna, everyone admires them though all may not admit:)

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  21. simply worded and highly potent poem reflecting the meaning of the poem. It's more like a prayer, we should read every day.
    Simple, Beautiful and Impressive ! :)

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    1. A huge.. huge thanks, Kitty for those very kind words!At least I wish I could follow it all:)

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  22. Some times with my humility, I have been perceived as a fool :-)

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    1. Padmaja, we are first answerable to our own self and what others think does not really matter:)

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  23. Somewhere in these modern times , we certainly have lost the simple life we had. In my younger days we simply landed up at any friend's place without informing them, and we would be gladly welcomed by them too. Life was simple we shared our thoughts over a cup of tea, and some short eats, or just had some gupshup with oranges to keep us company. We neither had telephones, TV, or any such fundas, in a jiffy we could plan and go to some movie or go shopping. People were like that: simple and friendly.
    However, now with changing times we too have become very particular that, people should call before they come, and we too always call and only then go to friend's house.
    So much has changed, and i think it does make sense to change with time, and okay to call up before landing anywhere, for we don't have the excuse that we have no gadget to communicate from.

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  24. Thank you, Rama for citing these instances which go to show the simple life had its own pleasures and sense of belonging which is some how amiss with all gizmos at our disposal and lip service which follows:)

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  25. very well written rahul...and the pic u have chosen made me just so nostalgic

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    1. Thanks a lot, Alka for liking the poem and the pic:)

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  26. Wow... Amazing poem sir. People these days shun simple living and small gestures and force themselves to lead a pompous life. But, the kind gestures are all taken for granted. Always, its the simple things in life that matter the most :-)
    Luved it :-)

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    1. Thank you, Ashwini for those words:)Own happiness with simplicity is any day more satisfying!

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  27. Very nice poem. Sometimes, the need to keep up with your peers gets to you and you falter.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Rekha! What you say is absolutely true! Thanks for liking:)

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  28. Lovely! Living a life of kindness is probably the best kind of life.

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  29. Amen to that sir..
    it would be a bliss to live a simple life again ..

    I always beleive that if we treat the other as how we want to be treated then life can be beautiful for everyone ...

    and I like the picture.. where is archie :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks a lot, Bikram as I agree with your take and we see others as a mirror of what we are:) I just kept the glamour quotient from Archies!

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  30. Simply well written with a meaningful message...

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    1. Thank you Ashok for those simple but sincere words:)

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  31. just 10 lines as Jenny observed and a though conveyed very well

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  32. Thanks a lot, Sujatha for your kind comment:)

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  33. Welcome to my blog, Chilicool:) A sincere thanks and look forward to seeing you more often!

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  34. Thank you for your kind comments, have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sam! Have a lovely weekend too:)

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  35. Beautiful inspirational piece. Thank you Rahul.

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  36. Such powerful and simple lines. True; its all about no thinking and flaunting now a days

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  37. A big thanks Insignia for those kind words:)

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  38. Once upon a time there was no technology, people were simple, had simple lives.. Enter technology to help people live even more simpler life.. Ironically, life became complicated!

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    1. Thanks Binu, for bringing things in perspective!

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    2. Great words and I love the image. Lovely!!

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    3. Welcome to my blog, Saumya! I am happy you liked it:) Hope to see you here more often!

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  39. Simple pleasures and kind gestures
    Are looked with contempt...
    some think that its a sin to not to follow masses :P
    awesome read.. !!

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  40. It's true but still I love to be simple. If we have to show off something that should be modesty...

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    1. Saru, you somehow echo my feelings! Modesty is the word which the world seems to have forgotten! A laden tree always stoops down!

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  41. Aweinspiring verses.Made me remember this line by Leonardo DaVinci ,"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

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  42. A big thanks, Kavita ! That quotation from Leonardo DaVinci adds value to this humble post!

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  43. simply superb! :)
    loved it!
    its really very worthy to live simple!:)
    keep writing & simply smiling always :)

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    1. THank you Sowmya for your simply beautiful comment:)

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  44. hello mr. bhatia! I landed onto your blogpage since you had commented on someone's blog! and I liked a couple of lines from this poem! I got a funny thought to translate them to Hindi and I got this as output!

    Pomp, showoff n berating brethren
    धूमधाम दिखावे, n berating भाइयों

    Is the modicum today at large
    आज बड़े पैमाने पर भोजन की थोड़ी मात्रा है

    Selfpromotion - do u mind visiting my page as well? http://jkhona.wordpress.com am hopeful of keeping you glued up there!

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    1. That was very innovative! You have a n interesting blog:)

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