Thought Blinding Extremism

Spread out all around everywhere can be seen

In the speech and actions meted towards other men

The culture of love and goodwill gone stranger  

The terror of extremism spouting sheer danger:

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Draught of conscience, overburdened concerns deep within,

Ideological cohesion is nowhere to be seen;

Terror seems to have overtaken the mind

Contentment and peace have gone forgotten;

Anxiety has ushered the diseases known and unknown

inflicting damages to wealth, will, body and bone. 

Highly self-conceited, excessive in pride,

zero in humility, arrogant in self praise;

Stubbornly competitive, agreeable to none,

Garnering satisfaction in trampling over others;

Taking immoral pleasure in amassing looted property, 

Counting progress and prosperity in the figures of looted booty.

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Deep rooted greed percolating through speech and behavior,

Aiming to accumulate everything in sight by snatching from others;

Perpetually lustful in look, language and expression,

Ever lurking to devour others property even by annihilating them;

So much degradation in thought and morality here,

Owing to the blinding damages inflicted by extremism.  

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.

–Apostle Paul to the brothers in Rome

(English version of the original Nepalese language post अतिवादले मतिमा खति)

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