rajagopal haran

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193.Eudaimonia-The Ace Of Shades - Poem by rajagopal haran

Being toys so little
In the hands of the Maker
With a little happiness
Exercised by a few
Exorcised by many
Throughout history
Is it the highest good?
Is it knowledge?
Is it health?
A moral code in the system
Of teleological measurements
Choices and actions
Open to man
Degree of achievement or frustration
Applied knowledge and
Rational thinking
Solving the job of survival
Drawing the analogy
Between material currency and
Spiritual currency
One spends to pay
For one’s values in life
Characteristic values and
Cardinal values
Of ethical objectives
Enmeshing the essence of happiness
Is this rational or irrational?
Is Capable of dealing with reality?
Nay, man is a blind misfit,
A chip buffeted by the universal flux!
What is good? Or what is evil?
Is primary concern quest for joy?
Or is it escape from suffering?
Is Self-fulfillment or
Goal of man’s life?
Should man pursue his values?
Should he place the interest of others
Above his own?
Is it seeking happiness or
Seeking self-sacrifice?
My efficacious conscience
Is unable to comprehend!


Comments about 193.Eudaimonia-The Ace Of Shades by rajagopal haran

  • (4/26/2008 10:23:00 PM)

    powerful words in good style, a good one from the lot.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (4/15/2008 11:02:00 AM)

    Character building is not an easy task, but the silent majority, like teachers, preachers, scientists, farmers, workers, housewives, etc., in the world belong to this category of character building, on account of which there is rain and prosperity in this world. It is the vulgar minority, like selfish politicians, greedy businessmen, religious fanatics, who spoil this world, like a dropp of poison in a cup of milk. Values in life are more important than wealth at any cost.The famous Tamil Poet Tiruvalluvar wrote in his couplet 'Thontrit Pughazhodu thonruga, Agdhinri Thonrinum thonramai Nannru.' meaning- Be born with fame, or else better not be born. Every line of your poem is highly thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 7:29:00 PM)

    Wow! This is a very deep and thoughtful piece... you ask so many important questions here, questions some of us could find a bit tricky... but knowing the right answer one could add up few new rules to 10 Commandments introduced to us long time ago... (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2008 10:02:00 PM)

    Eudaimonia - The Ace of Shades - a favoured card in this most popular 'card game' of life among humans, though as ambiguous as it is... very nice read! (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2008 1:31:00 PM)

    Yoonoos is right you have a great gift for capturing and holding the attention of your readers. A fascinating read. I vote for spiritual values.

    Warmest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 14, 2008

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