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Saturday, May 29, 2010

sky is the limit

महाशय्या पृथ्वी विपुल्मुपधानं भुजलता
वितानं चाऽकाशं व्यजनमनुकूलोयमनिलः
शरत्चन्द्रो दीपो विरतिवनितासङ्गमुदितः
सुखी शान्तः शेते मुनिरनुभूतिर्नृप इव
भर्त्रुहरेः वैरग्यशतकं ९४

mahaśayyā pṛthvī vipulmupadhānaṁ bhujalatā
vitānaṁ cā'kāśaṁ vyajanamanukūloyamanilaḥ
śaratcandro dīpo virativanitāsaṅgamudiutaḥ
sukhī śāntaḥ śete muniranubhūtirnṛpa iva
bhartruhareḥ vairagyaśatakaṁ 94

The comfortable masterbed is the bare earth, the bent arm is the cozy pillow, the upper cover for the bed is the infinite sky, the comfortable fan is the cool breeze, the bedroom lamp is the autumn moon and the companion for sleep is renunciation. perfectly happy and peace with himself, the ascetic sleeps. Can any monarch equal him in this?

The feeling of comfort and happiness is in the mind of the one who thinks about it.  For a king, or for an average human being, we want a comfortable bed witha pillow, bedstead, fan, company in the bed and other comforts, and still we hardly sleep. For a free mind nothing is necessary.

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


कृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"

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