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Thursday, March 11, 2010

do your work incessantly

यावत्स्वस्तमिदं कलेवरगृहं यावच्च दूरे जरा यावच्चेन्द्रियशक्तिरप्रतिहता यावत्क्षयोनायुषः। आत्मश्रेयसि तावदेवविदुषा कार्यः प्रयत्नो महान् प्रोद्दीप्ते भवने च कूपखननं प्रत्युद्यमः कीदृश ।।

barthruhari

yaavatswastahamidam kalevaragriham yaavatcha doorey jaraa yaavatchendriya sakthih apratihatha yavat kshayo naayushah aathmasreyasi thavadeva vidhush karyah prayatnoh mahaan prodhdheepthey bhavaney cha koopakhananam pratyudhyamah keedrishah?
യാവത്സ്വസ്തമിദം കലേവരഗൃഹം യാവച്ചദൂരേ ജരാ യാവച്ചേന്ദ്രിയശക്തിരപ്രതിഹതാ യാവത്ക്ഷയോ നായുഷഃ ആത്മശ്രേയസി താവദേവവിദുഷാ കാര്യഃ പ്രയത്നോ മഹാന് പ്രോദ്ദീപ്തേഭവനേ ച കൂപഘനനം പ്രത്യുദ്യമഃ കീദൃശഃ

the enterprising and wise man should always do things for his own overall benefits of the present and future as long as he is in good health, as long as the old age and senility is not very near, as long as the organs have the strength to act with reasonable dexterity, and as long as there is no detriment to his longevity. Can anybody call the action of a fellow starting to dig a well while his house is already gutted by fire as a prudent action?