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The Death of the Conscience!

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The bait of the worldly attractions

lure the timid mind.

The din of the endless buzz

reverberates, before it

deafens our ears

to the call of our inner voice.

We ignore its  gentle nudge

and tread far away from it.

 Finally, its faint whispers

get buried under

 our deceased conscience.

 

46 comments on “The Death of the Conscience!

  1. Falcon of valley
    April 23, 2020

    Beautiful !!!

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  2. DeepikasRamblings
    April 23, 2020

    This runs deep, Radhika. So apt for the present day. I loved the way you portrayed it 👌

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  3. positivesideofcoin
    April 23, 2020

    Beautifully penned ❤️👌.

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  4. judeitakali
    April 23, 2020

    Beautifully written, terse

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  5. Shweta Suresh
    April 23, 2020

    Very evocative poem. Beautifully written

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  6. delphini510
    April 23, 2020

    Beautiful image and poem. I do so hope that your three last lines
    will apply for some but not all. Like many treasures it might be found
    and polished up to full glory. 🌻.

    Miriam

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 23, 2020

      Thank you Miriam. I am sure there are people who do not succumb to the lure of worldly temptations. They are able to hold their conscience upright and strong. But I am sad to see a large number of people walk away from that path.
      Hope things are ok there and you are all safe.

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  7. You are blessed with talent of saying strong messages in wonderful way, too good ma’am 💐🙏🏻

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  8. Narendra Nayak
    April 23, 2020

    Wonderful! The inner voice, the conscience, the soul speak…it is truly unfathomable,R, how we attracted to the lure of the ephemeral by neglecting our own scruples. The painting is beautiful and resonates perfectly with the words. Aditi is so talented!

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 23, 2020

      Many thanks N. Guess man fails to understand the ephemeral nature of this materialistic gain. Sadly It pains me a lot to see the increase in the dilution and ultimate murder of man’s inner voice.

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      • Narendra Nayak
        April 23, 2020

        There’s another aspect which is worth pondering. Once you have found “enlightenment” and know where you stand and what the way ahead is, can you really follow it? What then happens to the aspirations of your loved ones? Can you then, for the sake of your kin, step back into the mirage knowing what it stands for? Or do you try to get them around to see what you perceive – which could not be an easy ask. No wonder the tales of the ascetics who renounced the world including relations. But then we are far from that age and times…

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 24, 2020

        Hmm….a deep thought or question knocking on a mature and thinking mind N?
        Well, depends on what is enlightenment in today’s context. Is it renouncing everything in your spiritual quest or is it staying within the boundaries of familial duties and still practising and following the pursuit of inner awakening? Once a person has attained that enlightenment, he can practice detached attachment. He need not step back into the material mirage. Hope I made sense 🙂

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      • Narendra Nayak
        April 25, 2020

        Thank you for entertaining this convoluted pitch. It’s a rather perplexing question that makes it’s presence felt everytime I think I am on the right path – OK, so you wish to know the eternal truth; free the soul of the cobwebs of the untruth. Fine. Once you are free of the shackles of the superficial, what then? Your answer is a reconfirmation of my musings – we are not in this world to renounce and retreat. We are here to speak through our deeds, and to achieve that if we have to be superficially attached, so be it! Yes, you make sense, R, because that is practicality. 🙂

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  9. blindzanygirl
    April 23, 2020

    Wow. Poignant. Wonderful poem

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  10. almeidadepaulo
    April 23, 2020

    Great poem and picture Radhilka, congratulations to your daughter and you, have a nice day!!!

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  11. A Curious Mind
    April 23, 2020

    Really nice poem Radhika!

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  12. Indira
    April 23, 2020

    A poetic look at certain facts of life…hope not everyone!!

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  13. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 23, 2020

    Deep and true words of Consciousness that we have buried like a sand dune. This world of illusion has swept us all in its orbit. Too good, Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 24, 2020

      Thanks Kamal. And thank you so much for the review on my book on Amazon. Means a lot.
      Hope you all are good. Stay safe. Have a nice day!

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        April 24, 2020

        Welcome Radhika and I am so happy to hear from you. Stay safe and have a great day 😊😊😊. Yes all is good in Mumbai

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  14. Pallavi
    April 23, 2020

    Wonderfully said. Beautiful picture too!!

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  15. paeansunplugged
    April 24, 2020

    Sadly, so true! Beautifully expressed, Radhika.

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  16. parikhit dutta
    April 24, 2020

    We get so blinded by the glitter of the world that we fail to see that little spark screaming inside our soul. I hope we realize it soon. 🙂

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  17. Rupali
    April 24, 2020

    Wonderful poem Radhika and so the piece of art.

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  18. CRD
    April 26, 2020

    You painted a vivid picture there.
    It is very easy these days to suppress our conscience and succumb to the lures of consumerism, vanity and other excesses. SOmetimes, we just need a few quiet moments to have a conversation with our inner selves and focus on the right things.
    I happened to come across your blog by mistake. So glad I did. I guess blog-hopping can work wonders sometimes.
    Blogrolling you.
    Cheers,
    CRD
    Do drop by mine.
    https://scriptedinsanity.blogspot.com/

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  19. thelonelyauthorblog
    April 28, 2020

    Good poem with vivid imagery.
    Bravo.

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  20. Deeksha Pathak
    April 28, 2020

    Very deep and philosophical and beautiful painting depicts your words so well!!

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  21. Morgan
    April 30, 2020

    Oh my Gosh you did it again! Such a beautiful picture! You are so talented!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. dessertflower5
    May 16, 2020

    Such profound words. Simply amazing 😍

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