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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

our enemies

माता शत्रुः पिता वैरिः याभ्यां बालाः न पाठिताः।
सभामध्ये न शोभन्ते हंसमध्ये बको यथा।।
chanakaya neethi

mathaa sathruh pithaa vairih  yaabhyaam baalah na paadithah
sabhamadhye na shobhanthey hamsamadhye bako yadha

മാതാ ശത്രുഃ പിതാ വൈരിഃ യാഭ്യാം ബാലാഃ ന പാഠിതാഃ
സഭാമധ്യേ ന ശോഭന്തേ ഹംസ മധ്യേ ബകോ യഥാ

If a boy is not trained well in life and not given education at the proper age,  his mother in his enemy and his father is the sworn destroyer.  For an uneducated man suffers in this world and especially where it counts, cannot  shine ...he will be like an ugly crane in the midst of geese

(friends,  I have so many other great texts to cover but I am not able to move away from  chanaky neethi because it is so educative and terse....gita, vidhuraneethi, sanalsujatheeyam, anusasana parva of bharatha, the great mahakavyas, upanishats, vedas, are all  waiting for me...but life is so short.)