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Monday, May 31, 2010

is it not too much to expect?

गन्धः सुवर्णे फलम् इक्षुदण्डे
नाकारि पुष्पं खलु  चन्दनस्य
विद्वान् धनाढ्यश्च नृपः चिरायुः
धातुः पुरा कोपि न बुद्धिदोऽभूत्
gandhaḥ suvarṇe phalam ikṣudaṇḍe
nākāri puṣpaṁ khalu  candanasya
vidvān dhanāḍhyaśca nṛpaḥ cirāyuḥ
dhātuḥ purā kopi na buddhido'bhūt

चाणक्यनीति
cāṇakyanīti
 
Fragrance is not given to Gold.  The sugarcane is never blessed with a fruit.  No beautiful flowers sprout in the sandal tree. The learned person is never endowed with immense riches and a good  king mostly suffers from lack of longevity.. It would seem that the ahma was not properly advised  while creating these.

Chanakya only wonders how some of the things we cherish would become even more delectable if they have some add- ons. It cannot be denied that gold without fragrance or sandalwood without  flower or sugarcan without fruits are great by themselves. It is an ageold  dictum that knowledge and wealth do not go together. (this requires qualification in these days of intellectual rights).  A king has to engage in battles to keep his boundaries in tact and many such battles can be fatal. Political intrigues within also can steal away the life from the king.  The reservations about the king will apply with equal force in respect of governments striving hard for the welfare of the majority of the people. Such goverments are always under constant  threat of lobbies, horsetrading and subversive elements.
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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan

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कृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"

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