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Unending Desires!

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Sometime back I came across a quote by Piyush Mishra* in Hindi which read:

zindagi halki phulki hai,

bhoj tho kwaishon ka hai

which when translated means,

Life is simple

but desires burden it!

Isn’t this absolutely true? Why is man always wanting more? Unending desires has become a constant in man’s life and sadly it is a universal phenomenon. Man has succumbed to the trap of wanting more. Being content is a lost virtue today. The list of desires seem to explode from every corner into his life, burdening it with all things negative. He ascends on the steps of desires not knowing which floor is his destination. He keeps climbing up thinking the next level will have something better in store.  But when the final destination of life knocks at his doorstep, he realizes its futility.

Lost in a maze of desires

chases illusionary happiness

obliterates tiny delights

short-lived triumphs

defines false impressions

but

when emptiness besieges

laments valuable time lost

the burden of desires

overwhelms life!

 

* Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter.

61 comments on “Unending Desires!

  1. Pradita Kapahi
    February 16, 2018

    Those lines could not have been said more succinctly. You made a pertinent point there Ma’am.

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  2. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    February 16, 2018

    Nice Desire!

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  3. Megha's World
    February 16, 2018

    Such a beautiful description of the underlying thought in the quote.

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  4. calmkate
    February 16, 2018

    such a pertinent truth 😦

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  5. ESP xtruck
    February 16, 2018

    Thats well and good, but there is a counterstatement. What do we do with a simple life. desires are as futile as life is, or one might say they are as beautiful to have as life is.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 16, 2018

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Point taken. But here I am talking about unending desires. Man never seems to be satisfied with any of the desires he has fulfilled for himself. First a two wheeler, then a car , and then a bigger car…..the list is endless. It is a continuous loop for many material pursuits in life. Learning to draw a line and make life more meaningful by adopting better ways to enrich life, makes it more beautiful. This is my two cents.

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  6. LIFE BEYOND IMAGINATION
    February 16, 2018

    Desires in the mind very strong desires unconscious mind gives to a person and that person run behind all those desires till he does not reach arms of death… There is no need to leave desires or to suppress them, no nothing is required just get awake in consciousness and everything will be so crystal clear in life…

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 16, 2018

      When one is conscious of his desires, he willingly ceases to run behind it and focus his time and energy in better pursuits, thus improving his quality of life.

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      • LIFE BEYOND IMAGINATION
        February 16, 2018

        Yup.. and needs are beautiful.. Desires are ugly…

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  7. Jayshree
    February 16, 2018

    Beautiful as you👌thank you for sharing.. And it is absolutely true!!!

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  8. Laura M Bailey
    February 16, 2018

    Lovely

    Liked by 1 person

  9. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    February 16, 2018

    The desire of strong thoughts truly created a fire!!

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  10. DeepikasRamblings
    February 16, 2018

    Never ending desires can be compared to quick sand. Once a person gets stuck, there’s no end to it and comes in the way of leading a simple and happy life.
    Very perfectly put across, Radhika

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  11. B.
    February 16, 2018

    And unending deception…

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  12. Megala
    February 16, 2018

    Beautifully penned !

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  13. jottingink
    February 16, 2018

    Lovely explanation of life journey

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  14. Bhagya
    February 17, 2018

    This is so nice.

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  15. Infinite Living
    February 17, 2018

    Truly full of wisdom Radhika! There is so much joy and lightness to be found in the moment.

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  16. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 17, 2018

    Hi Radhika
    I applaud you tackling such significant topics Radhika with your literary talent Radhika. Very well said and composed!

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  17. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    February 17, 2018

    A profound quote and you’ve explained it wisely. No wonder the quote evoked such a beautiful poem … 🙂

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  18. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    February 17, 2018

    Chases illusionary happiness, beautiful words, everything starts from their .

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  19. jackie's wild heart
    February 17, 2018

    Wow! Such a pertinent truth😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  20. dkartworkshop
    February 18, 2018

    Nice

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  21. thewritewomanblog
    February 18, 2018

    Great lines of wisdom, Radhika. There has come a time when being content is considered foolish but striving for more and pushing limits to attain more is the mantra. Attaining and accomplishing is good, but at what cost, how much and where are the brakes?

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2018

      Setting goals and achieving them is definitely needed. But then like you rightly pointed out, one should be aware of when to apply the brakes, which is so crucial to a happy and wholesome life!

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  22. Bhavana
    February 19, 2018

    Desires sometimes give satisfaction or bring disappointment.
    But so many are running in rat race without knowing final destination & very few are lucky enough to escape from that race to find their new simple path towards achieving their goal.
    Excellent write up Radhika👍👏👏

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 19, 2018

      I know Bhavana. While desires as such are not bad, there seems to be no end to it. They burn their peace and happiness in trying to satisfy it. Thank you so much for your thoughts 🙂

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  23. daneelyunus
    February 19, 2018

    Nice one Radhika

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  24. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 20, 2018

    True words and I agree totally with Piyush’s words. Why are we so much burdened by our desires that we cannot enjoy our every moment which is priceless and lovely. Awesome poem, Radhika.

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  25. Sifar
    March 4, 2018

    Im a big big fan of piyush mishra …especially his poems!!! Apart from this one..below are few more of his gems which i love!!

    “Insaan khud ki nazar main sahi hona chahiye. Duniya to bhagwan se bhi dukhi hai”

    “Ek itvaar hi hai jo rishton ko sambhalta hai.
    Baaki din kishtin ko sambhalne main kharch ho jaate hain”

    “Dard ki baarish main hum akele hi they. Jab barsin khushiyan na jaane bheed kahan se aa gayi”

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 4, 2018

      Thanks for sharing. I read them too. Each one is a gem conveying so much in just two lines. I accidentally stumbled upon his work and now I am a great fan of his writing. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  26. krishnapriya108
    June 4, 2018

    Such a wonderful quote and thoughtful write up. Thank you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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