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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Best Revenge

Every one of us, at some point of time or the other has felt ditched and used. It is a very common feeling but the most important thing is how we really manage our revenge and anger. Some people are extremely vindictive and they literally plot strategies and traps to hit back with double intensity. I read a quote by Gautam Buddha some time back; it said ‘when you throw a burning coal at someone, you burn your fingers first’, and I feel this is absolutely true. I feel there is no point in burning with vengeance day and night. I believe that success is the best revenge. Focus on your goal and become more successful than those who have hurt you. And believe me, ignoring and outshining your enemy is the best “clean” defeat he can suffer at your hands. 
I have tried to pen down my feelings in these few lines of poetry:



With my heart burning with vengeance, a curse came to my lips 
For I still remorse that time my heart was crushed to pieces

Words and more words, harsh as stones and poison arrows
Pierced through me and made an insignia of sorrows

But unlike you, I shall never stoop that low
And I forgive you for being reason of my woe

My lips stayed closed and parted not
My eyes now fixed at my own rainbow

I have attained freedom from all mental filth
For I know that revenge is a murderer
And two graves always she digs

I thank god for our separation
And that in you, I do not see my reflection

I am whatever, but not like you my foe
For it’s not thorns but flowers that I now sow

I refuse to take this path of darkness
Coz I know that my best revenge being only success

32 comments:

  1. beautiful...I liked the way you expressed it :)
    And also the quote by Buddha

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  2. hii Unknown!!!

    thanks a lot!
    i love this quote and i quote this often :)

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  3. Nice lines, its like becoming bigger manifold than our foe. Success is not revenge, but the gift that we give ourselves for them being our foe.

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  4. hii BA

    thanks a lot!

    yes, thats why its a 'clean' revenge for those who plot against you!

    :)

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  5. Nice one. Very thought provoking. Excellent poem. There is also a verse in Thirukural. It says: "inna seidharai oruthal avar naana nanayam seidhuvidal"
    (Doing good-turns to the person who harmed us will put him to shame.)

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  6. hii SG

    thanks a ton for the wonderful comment :)
    yes I agree totally

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  7. You really made a strong point here with some few soft flowing words! Success really is the sweetest form of revenge! :)

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  8. Hey AS.. timing cud not be better... me going thru a similar phase... only thing is, its not revenge am looking for... but sweet victory!.... lovely words and yes we burn ourselves before we throw!

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  9. hii Sourav!

    welcome to my blog!
    thanks a ton for this lovely comment :)

    keep coming!

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  10. hii Hary!

    nice to see ur comment :D
    is it? yes, focus on sweet victory so that you dont burn urself :)
    thanks a lot, m glad u liked it :)

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  11. thats a nice idea of best revenge - Succeed. Like the poem & the quote.

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  12. Oh, this was good and so very very true. The temptation to seek revenge is so great at those times, but putting out positive energy in its stead is so much finer.

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  13. hii Rahul


    welcome to my blog!

    thanks a lot for such a wonderful comment :)

    keep coming :)

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  14. hey TALON!

    thanks! yups only positive energy takes us forward :)

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  15. Yes I agree totally. Success or being successful is the best revenge.

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  16. hii Budd.aaah
    welcome to my blog!

    thanks a lot for such a wonderful comment :)

    keep coming :)

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  17. Indifference is the best revenge imo...

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  18. hii kanishk

    yes very right

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  19. hii VS

    welcome!
    thanks a lot :)

    keep coming :)

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    thanks a lot!
    :)

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  23. its expressed beautifully..very well written..and expressed!

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  24. Hii Harman

    thanks a lot :)
    keep coming!

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  25. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    very very lately come across this article, seems to be bit unlucky.

    really excellent article,.

    this blog post tells how highly MATURED you are adding to the extra ordinary blessed skills,.

    but i don't like those who are very self-centered, taking advantage of others and tend to play plain dirty mind games and playing with their feelings & let them suffer in life at the crucial stages, those who are having lots of Ego, etc,.


    beautifully written,.

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  26. hi Anon

    Thanks a lot for liking the article!
    I am really happy that u enjoyed it :)

    Yes I hate such pple too. I think they are deeply insecure and need psychological help.

    keep coming!

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  27. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    coming across those deadly dangerous crazy cruel-hearted and self-centered mentalities who never hesitate to insult& hurt others by taking advantage of trust,respect&love they kept on them by playing plain sentimental dirty mind games in life is really very very UNLUCKY & "karma",nothing to do,. really loss of everything in life.




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  28. Hi Anon

    Yes, i hate such beings and they really deserve some tight ones across their damned faces along with a social boycott.

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  29. summer wineJuly 25, 2013

    really excellent post on revenge, every dog has a day.

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  30. Hi summer wine

    Thanks a lot!! ya, true.
    :)

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