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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

once bad always bad

दुर्ज्जनं  सज्जनं  कर्तुं   उपायो नहि भूतले

अपानम् शतधा धौतं न श्रेष्ठं इन्द्रियं भवेत्


durjjana  sajjana  kartu   upāyo nahi bhūtale

apānam śatadhā dhauta na śreṣṭha indriya bhavet

 

चाणक्य नीति

akya nīti

ദൂര്ജ്ജനം സജ്ജനം കര്ത്തും ഉപായോ ന ഹി ഭൂതലേ

അപാനം ശതധാ ധൌതം നശ്രേഷ്ഠം ഇന്ദ്രിയം ഭവേത്


there is no method availabe in the whole of earth to convert an evil fellow to a good one.  Even if the excretory organs are washed thousand times, they will not get the status as the best organs in the body


Chanakya abhors evil so much that he has allowed himself to use the comparison.  The process of persuading the people of evil disposition to become good samaritans  is an action in futility according to the master.  Habits die very hard.  It is like the elephant who is given a thorough wash immediately breathes up all the dirt and throws it on his own body.