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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

living but dead

     मृतं कथं स्यात् पुरुषः कथं राष्ट्रम् मृतम् भवेत्
     श्राद्धम् मृतं कथं च स्यात् कथं यज्ञो मृतो भवेत्
     मृतो दरिद्रः पुरुषो मृतं राष्ट्र अराजकं
     मृतं अश्रोत्रियं श्राद्धम् मृतो यज्ञो त्वदक्षिणः
     mṛtaṁ kathaṁ syāt puruṣaḥ kathaṁ rāṣṭram mṛtam bhavet
     śrāddham mṛtaṁ kathaṁ ca syāt kathaṁ yajño mṛto bhavet
     mṛto daridraḥ puruṣo mṛtaṁ rāṣṭra arājakaṁ
     mṛtaṁ aśrotriyaṁ śrāddham mṛto yajño tvadakṣiṇaḥ
മൃതം കഥം സ്യാത് പുരുഷ കഥം രാഷ്ട്രം മൃതം ഭവേത്
ശ്രാദ്ധം മൃതംകഥം ച സ്യാത്‌ കഥം യജ്നോ മൃതം ഭവേത്
 മൃതോദരിദ്ര പുരുഷ മൃതംരാഷ്ട്രം അരാജകം

മൃതം അശ്രൊതൃയം ശ്രാദ്ധം മൃതോ യജ്ഞ തു അദക്ഷിണമ്

The Yaksha asked,--'For what may one be considered as dead? For what may a kingdom be considered as dead? For what may a Sraddha be considered as dead? And for what, a sacrifice?' Yudhishthira answered,--'For want of wealth may a man be regarded as dead. A kingdom for want of a king may be regarded as dead. A Sraddha that is performed with the aid of a priest that hath no learning may be regarded as dead. And a sacrifice in which there are no gifts to Brahmanas is dead

A man without money is more or less dead.A nation without a good leader is dead.  A religious ceremony without proper care and proper gifts to the participants is also dead/
This is from the Yakshapraanam of Mahabharatam   Vanaparvam/

श्री कृष्णो रक्षतु

Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan


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