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Wants tend to increase. Happiness comes when want goes.
WANT AND HAPPINESS: haiku


Simple life is good,
Man thinks it’s not good enough.
He wants yet more goods.

When man has a want,
He develops ambition
To fulfill it soon.

But is it fulfilled?
One gives rise to many more.
Happiness eludes.

What’s the solution?
When man learns to curb all want,
Then happiness comes.


*The last two lines specifically refer to the essential message of Hinduism, enshrined in chapter 2, verse 55, of Gita [pronounced—Geethaa], one of the core books of Hindu religion: “For pure, perpetual happiness, give up all varieties of desire for the gratification of the senses”. It can be viewed at The verse 70, Chapter 2, can be viewed at http://vedabase.net/bg/2/55/

• Awarded first place and awardicon in “I LOVE HAIKU - now in round 4” contest, "Invalid Item, March 2008, hosted by earlybird.



M C Gupta
14 March 2008
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