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Friday, March 05, 2010

retirement blues

यावद्वित्तोपार्जन शक्तः तावन्निजपरिवारो रक्तः
पश्चात् जीवति जर्जर देहे वार्तां को अपि न पृच्छति गेहे


the one and only  SANKARA

yaavad vithopaarjana sakthah  taavad nija parivaaro rakthah

paschad jeevathi jarjara dehey vaartham kopi na pruchchathi gehey

യാവത് വിത്തോപാറ്ജ്ജന ശകതഃ താവന്നിജപരുവാരോ രക്തഃ

പശ്ചാത്ജീവതീ ജ റ്ജര ദേഹേ വാറ്തതാംകോപി നപൃച്ഛതി ഗേഹേ

As long as one is capable of earning money, the family, relatives and the servants are very affectionate to you.  Once the capacity to earn stops one lives in his decaying body, may be at home if he had one, but the people at home will not ever speak to him . (retirement blues... I wonder why insurance companies are not quoting Sankara in their advertisements?  And this perhaps prompted one of my bosses to remark inadvertently when told that his staff Mr X was dead. " I shall grant one days casual leave for his cremation but if he does not attend office tomorrow, he will be in real trouble"