कोरा कागज़ / Blank Paper

इस दुनिया में
जब हम आते है,
कोरा कागज़ ही होते हैं
फिर लकीरें पड़ती जाती हैं
और रंग भरते जाते हैं
पर वापस जाने का
कोई विकल्प नहीं
कितने लाचार
होते हैं हम!


We come to this world
as blank papers
but gradually
lines are drawn
and colors are filled in,
with no option
to go back
to the original state
so helpless we are !

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. आसान ही तो है स्याही से रंग देना
    कहाँ फिर रंग उतरते हैं ज़िन्दगी के
    बेहतरीन पंक्तियों हैं sir, आपकी,👌👌😊🌷

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    1. बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद आपको 😊💐
      काश ये लकीरें पेंसिल से लिखी जाती
      जब चाहे मिटा कर नई उकेर दी जाती

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      1. सही कहा आपने। इस पर मुझे याद आया —
        जिंदगी हो या तमन्नाएं रहती हैं आधी अधूरी
        समझौतों से लेकिन होती है यह जिंदगी पूरी

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  2. The human mind at birth is regarded as a tabula rasa, a clean slate on which parents and teachers can write. That is why it is vital to be lucky and be born into a caring and intelligent family.
    Some exceptional people can overcome the challenging circumstances of their environment.


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    1. You have given a very nice explanation, Joanna. That’s the reality. Only a few can turn challenge into an opportunity, but they are real heroes. Thank you so much for your beautiful reflections.

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    2. It’s a nice post, though I have to disagree…

      The use of Tabula Rasa in Kishore Ji’s poem is based on John Locke’s essay, “Concerning Human Understanding,” where he refers to a child’s mind as akin to ‘white paper.’ The old ‘nature vs nurture,’ debate comes to mind, and the field of behavior genetics has repeatedly shown Tabula Rasa to be untrue.

      Among the myriad papers published debunking Tabula Rasa I recommend reading Steven Pinker’s book, “The Blank Slate.” Pinker is a Canadian psychologist who refutes the theory of Tabula Rasa and presents arguments that show the extent human behavior is shaped by evolutionary and psychological adaptations.

      Pinker, S. (2002). “The Blank Slate”. London, England: Penguin.

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      1. Thank you Mr Choudhary for this enlightening piece. I think, opinions always differ and should differ. Hypothesis and counter-hypothesis are always there. The fact however remains that a child’s behaviour is shaped after his coming to this world. It’s always better to know the contrarian views to widen our own understanding. Thanks again.


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