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Intellect: A Forbidden Fruit

Soul and Super soul
Two separate entity
But only one identity
Merging into each other
Having understood it
Getting away with confusion
Acquiring the final salvation
Leaving those animal instincts
And working hard for supreme goal
Man tries to become God
But then question rises-
Does he become God
Or turns into an evil
For Satan had also been an angel
Second in rank after God
What led him to destruction
Were both ego and ambition
Are they sign of animality
Or outcome of intellectuality
For animals do not long
For the knowledge forbidden
It is the wisdom of Man
The reason and rationality
That makes him proud
And thinks different
From others
He thinks he has become
An angel or Almighty
But-In reality
He is only a Man
A Man-
Full of weakness
Passion and emotion
Desiring for happiness
Trying to avoid sadness.

Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008


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  • Irene Clark-hogg (2/13/2009 8:25:00 PM)

    I found your poem very interesting.
    I wonder how you can have true understanding without intellect.
    Innocence is wonderful in a child; but in an adult is it not often just another aspect of ignorance?

    My friend, I understand that you base your writing on your beliefs. Of course this is good and I applaud you and respect this; as long as you remember to respect others who do not believe as you do. There are many roads to perfection and many rooms in the house of god.
    Irene

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  • premji premji (11/6/2008 12:43:00 AM)

    vibhav,
    you are that...
    beyond the body, mind and soul....

  • C. P. Sharma (5/6/2008 7:22:00 AM)

    Have you read Robin Cook's novel, 'The God Player'? When intellect comes to dominate, the natural innocence is lost. It inflates the body's ego to such an extent that we boast of writing our own destiny ignoring the vastness of existence and its multiple facets.. And that is the beginning of all miseries.It is the childlike innocence that is the source of the bliss of the garden of Eden A wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.

  • Abha Sharma (3/30/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    there are many poetic features which are precipitated in your writing…
    the piquant vocabulary reveals your poetic taste..
    the monologue states the variance of two states, that is being animal as born crude and the other the intellect emerging out of the consumption of the forbidden fruit…
    The Biblical imagery is great as it is symbolic too…
    The goal of life again is what we acquire by our learning or through the natural instincts…
    The reference of Lucifer as satan brings the Eden garden scene before our eyes…
    Well penned….I loved reading it.. Keep it up Vaibhav…

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