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John Masefield

Herefordshire / England
Tuesday, December 31, 2002

A Creed

Rating: 3.8

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Ramesh T A 13 October 2011
A creed by john Masefield is supporting philosophy of Hinduism! It is a nice composition to read!
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Being Matrix 13 October 2011
The link to rebirth lays deeper than religious assumtions and can barely be expressed out of eastern custom&culture, which is often synonymous to Bhudism. The word is 'moksh' a sanskrit word for destiny or I say, to fit in the precise slot of a jigsaw puzzle. And so long as one doesn't fit in there, one's supposed to be stuck in the laybrinth of rebirth and death...which is tediously an Hindu ideology, mistaken for Bhudist wisdom_ as Bhudisim is an unparalled pathway of Hinduism, generated to the west by english imperialists from Afganistan, Srilanka, India, Bangladesh and China.
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Abhishek Tiwari 13 October 2011
I don't know, or should say, believe in rebirths... But I know 1 thing for sure... If I do something wrong, I have to face the same(multiplied by 10) ... In this very birth.. So be it the instance of rebirth..or else.. The magnet of sin always attracts sorrow.. Isn't it! !
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 October 2011
It is akin to hindu mythology which may have influenced the poet.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 October 2011
Marvellous poem. I like it.
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Michael Harmon 14 October 2009
'I HOLD that when a person dies His soul returns again to earth; Arrayed in some new flesh-disguise Another mother gives him birth. With sturdier limbs and brighter brain...' -this does presume one is moving up toward sattwa, not down toward tamas...
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Nalini Hebbar 14 October 2009
This is Indian philosophy...and I can relate to it but do not subscribe to it
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Keith Smith 14 October 2009
great poem, thank you. :) love it
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Ginny Loggins 13 October 2009
I am a Buddhist, and this poem perfectly expresses my beliefs. I would love to find out how it was that he was exposed to such 'Eastern' religious ideas. Does anybody know?
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James Mclain 13 October 2009
i grow so weary.. when ones lack faith.. forced then must give another.. and with your chains.. i pull my brother as his sister wails. when you kill a child of their's... Be it Muslim, Cristian know some will.. While Buddha lays reclined.... And creed may share his meal...iip
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