Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

# the weapon - AHIMSA


a war in which...both
the winner...and
the loser would win

no blood shed
a saved manhood
a war very different

what a weapon this is
which would'nt provoke
which would invoke


this weapon: AHIMSA
previosly used: in INDIA
the expert in it: MAHATMA


Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2009
Edited: Friday, May 22, 2009

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  • Rookie - 144 Points Subbaraman N V (5/25/2009 1:51:00 AM)

    Yes; it is that weapon precisely turned Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi into Mahatma Gandhi! A nice write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points C. P. Sharma (5/24/2009 4:22:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem.

    Gandhi taught the world peaceful way to protest
    Instead of war peaceful coexistence suggest

    CP (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,300 Points Ken E Hall (5/24/2009 3:37:00 AM)

    Oh if only the world would listen..... the great man of India' reflection
    'There is enough in the world for everyone except the greedy'.....10
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Martyres (5/23/2009 11:53:00 PM)

    Another wonderful write Samanyan.....If only we thought and practised the true spirit of the Mahatma....the world and India too would be a different place...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Maia Padua (5/23/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    great write...
    wonderful thoughts...
    expressed concern for world peace
    a write that wish to have a world of peace,
    a world of hope..a world of love...
    10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (5/23/2009 8:35:00 AM)

    Samanyan, your thoughts are my thoughts. AHIMSA IS THE ONLY WAY! ! !
    No war is justified. The world's greatest weakness is its inability to stop going to war. I thank you for this poem. Wram regards Bob (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Ravi A (5/23/2009 6:51:00 AM)

    Even the Indians haven't learnt this properly. Thanks for propagating the message through your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 31 Points Kesav Easwaran (5/23/2009 5:59:00 AM)

    Ahimsa -non violence- has relevance only where Himsa- violence- has its presense...and hence in today's world, has prime importance...well, would the war weapon merchants allow peace thrive? good theme you take up there... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naidz Ladia (5/23/2009 1:07:00 AM)

    Ahimsa is refraining from causing pain to any living creature. ok, hope these words of mine will fit the topic..'a war in which both could be a winner '...well, this piece is spreading information..thanks sam, ..naizz (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ch J Satyananda Kumar (5/23/2009 12:43:00 AM)

    Thiru Lakshminaryanan,

    'A war in which both the winner and loser would win'.., a wonderful composition. But unfortunately, our people, our leaders and our society have failed to honour Ahimsa, the great weapon! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carl Harris (5/23/2009 12:18:00 AM)

    This is a fine poem, samanyan, for the great Mahatma Ghandi remains widely respected by people around the world today. Sadly, nations still engage in foolish and wasteful wars, blind to the teachings of Ghandi. Your poem expresses the wish of all civilized people, that all nations live in peace with each other. Were wise men such as Ghandi and several others in charge of theses nations, there would be no war. Sadly, there are not many wise men like Ghandi around anymore. Thank you for this outstanding poem. (Report) Reply

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