Sacrifice

Sacrifice of…
Flesh for the soul.
Basic instincts for goal.
Materialism for essence.
Possession for fragrance.
Irrationality for rationale.
Luxury for brilliance.
Indifference for care.
Bandwagons for individuality.
Smartness for bewilderment.

It’s not a deed for the sake of glory,
nor a compulsion for the sake of society,
It’s never just about a custom,
ritual, tradition or some story…

It’s meant for an essence
the “Why” behind the “What”.
a reminder to comprehend,
what we most usually don’t.

That when it comes to choose,
we must always choose
what is most relevant,
something that makes us different.

What makes us better,
from the species known till yet?
Isn’t it a quality of human to be
reasonable while being humane?

To not be a slave of what’s popular
or be too comfortable with mundane…
To never follow anything blindly
just for the labels or big name.

To never stick to a singular mind-frame,
To realize value of
unlearning for learning,
non-conformity for progress,
novelty and innovation for change.

The biggest sacrifice is,
sacrifice of one’s self,
all possessions,
all claims,
all desires,
all affiliations,
the fame and the name.

– Dedicated to religions and customs of the world, where some sort of sacrifice is either a part of an initiation or it’s a ritual maintained and followed as a tradition or cultural inheritance. Alas, in many cases rituals and traditions remain but the essence behind them is lost.

Update: 10/16/2013:
A friend asked me to update this post with some imagery…

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Image Credits: None of the images posted above is owned by me or this blog. They were compiled and curated by a friend to deliver a poem’s point in comic strip manner.

15 thoughts on “Sacrifice

  1. very intuitive post.
    The poem part at the start seems like the big brother of Haiku, and is just so amazing.
    and i liked the theme, essence and the pictures to with it.
    very very imaginative.
    and the most powerful sentence ‘the “Why” behind the “What”.’

  2. ‘Smartness for bewilderment.’
    “The biggest sacrifice is,
    sacrifice of one’s self,
    all possessions,
    all claims,
    all desires,
    all affiliations,
    the fame and the name.”

    The poem is fantastic, so is the message. Images are accurately put too.

  3. The biggest sacrifice is,
    sacrifice of one’s self,
    all possessions,
    all claims,
    all desires,
    all affiliations,
    the fame and the name.

    Loved this part to bits and pieces:)
    Best wishes
    Regards,
    Vino

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