It has been seen that we are in the habit of making irrational and unethical comparisons with others without knowing our own self fully. We compare our material possessions, spiritual awakening, intelligence et al. By doing so, we neither do justice to yourself nor to others – consequently a life full of confusion results. With this intention in view, I have penned down a poem titled, Comparison, please comment because your comments guide me to write more on varied subjects.
Likening thy social status,
With the social standings of those,
Who earned it putting their everything at stake,
And resorting to create means,
By embracing ways most demeaning,
To meet the mirage of standards,
Leading to heartburns,
And sac-full of hurts,
To thee and the people most dear.
Comparing thy mental capabilities,
With those with more abilities,
Earned by burning mid night oil,
And losing self to gain infamy fame,
Adoption of shortcuts leading to vicious circle,
Resulting in falling into quagmire of thy own making.
Comparing thy spiritual reach out,
With the Spiritual Gurus of repute,
But themselves doing precious little to know,
Thy own self!
Delve deep into your own self,
And know thyself finally,
Knowing self means knowing everything else.
Thus ending the unending willingness for comparisons.