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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the five scorchers

कान्ता-वियोगः स्वजनापमानं ऋणस्य शेषं कुनृपस्य सेवा।
दारिद्र्य-भावाद् विमुखं च मित्रं विनाग्निना पञ्च दहन्ति कायम्॥१४॥
चाणक्य नीति दर्पणं  २  १४
kāntā-viyogaḥ svajanāpamānaṁ ṛṇasya śeṣaṁ kunṛpasya sevā |
dāridrya-bhāvād vimukhaṁ ca mitraṁ vināgninā pañca dahanti kāyam ||14||
cāṇakya nīti darpaṇaṁ  2  14

കാന്താവിയോഗ സ്വജനാപമാനം ഋണസ്യ ശേഷം കുന്രിപസ്യ സേവാ
ദാരിദ്ര്യഭാവാത് വിമുഖം ച മിത്രം വിനാഗ്നിനാ പന്‍ച ദഹന്തി കായം
The following five situations in life scorch one's body even without  fire.  (1) Loss of one's wife  (2) Insult from one's own kinsmen (3) the constant nagging of indebtedness (4) service under a wicked king or government (5) the lack of attachment exhibited by a dear friend when one is in poverty.
One usually feels so safe and  secure when his wife is alive and is in constant company either silently or otherwise. But when that companion for lifetime is lost then alone the real pain is felt.  Insult by kinsmen, indebtedness and the unfriendly attitude of the so called friends when one is in penury are usual happenings in one's life but situations are nevertheless most painful. Having a wicked administration to control one is bad and the compulsion to serve under such ruler is worse hangs like a Damocles sword over one's head

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan


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