chandra thiagarajan


Laity vs Nobility


Ordinary people—the Laity
Mediocre persons—the commonality
Eat and walk
Sleep and talk
Perform small acts
In the same tracts
Without constraint
Making several mistakes
With little knowledge found.

Exalted people—the Nobility
Persons with calibre—of dignity
Also eat and walk
Sleep and talk
But perform great acts
With wisdom and tact
With self – restraint
Executing work sans mistakes
With ample knowledge sound.

Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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  • Ramesh Rai (7/27/2013 4:19:00 AM)

    a very tough question. first of all what is the scale to measure. start from Adam n Eve. take the instance of Ram or Ravan, Krishna or Kansha but there r some person who becomes the preacher but still they seek for Nirvana. rest are common due to whom the existence of mankind.i do not feel any grnd mistake other than to hurt our fellowmen. thnx for exploring such grnd issue. with regards. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (7/22/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    a nice comparison given on laity vs nobility.........enjoyed the read (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/20/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    Those who have wisdom and tact and self restraint are sure to succeed in life and they stand head and shoulders above people who have little knowledge and simply eat and sleep through life! Enjoyed the rhythm and the content of the poem! ! (Report) Reply

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