A Good Pastime

He didn’t know why
he used to get hurt,
worried and even angry,
when someone would hurt him,
would use offensive language
or hate looking at his face…

He didn’t know why
he used to take
such misdemeanours of others
as his disrespect
or rejection of his personality,
or negation of his very existence…

He didn’t know why
he used to start shouting
arguing or hating them naturally,
as strength would enter his body instantly from nowhere,
that would drain his mind
and sap his energy…

But one day he read
how an eagle doesn’t respond
or fight with a raven
that only can dare to peck it,
but eagle flies higher in the sky
and the raven falls
due to lack of oxygen…

Now he has lifted his standard,
he remains silent, calm and cool
when anger comes,
it takes a lot of strength
more than his usual outbursts,
but he rather feels energised
as it builds up his inner strength…

Now he doesn’t increase
their importance by hating them,
he now with a smile quickly forgives
and enjoys reading feelings
of embarrassment or remorse
on their faces,
a good pastime for him…

P.S. Bullet trains in Japan used to make a loud boom sound when they travelled through tunnels. A bird-watching engineer was able to fix the problem after he was inspired by a kingfisher. Nature has a solution of every problem. Just have a look ๐Ÿ‘‡

–Kaushal Kishore

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48 Comments

    1. In this context, Buddha’s quote is relevant. If someone trolls and insults, but if you don’t receive the same, those become meaningless. So it’s better to keep cool, as far as possible. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  1. Thank you, Kaushal, for writing so eloquently about nature’s helping and inspiring hand in solving our problems. From flying to window blinds, there are many examples of this occurrence.
    Thank you for the interesting video!

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for your kind comment. You’re so right that there are several examples of taking nature’s help in solving our problems. I’m glad you liked the post and video.

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  2. such wisdom in your poem KK.. soooo true..

    practice makes perfect!

    ๐Ÿ’—”he now with a smile quickly forgives
    and enjoys reading feelings
    of embarrassment or remorse
    on their faces,
    a good pastime for himโ€ฆ”

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