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Thursday, May 06, 2010

sycophant

अत्यादरो भवेद् यत्र कार्य-कारण-वर्जितः।
तत्र शङ्का प्रकर्तव्या परिणामेसुखावहा॥४४६॥
पञ्चतन्त्रं
atyādaro bhaved yatra kārya-kāraṇa-varjitaḥ |
tatra śaṅkā prakartavyā pariṇāmesukhāvahā ||446||
pañcatantraṁ

അത്യാദരോ ഭവേദ്യത്ര കാര്യകാരണവര്ജ്ജിതഃ
തത്രശങ്കാ പ്രകര്ത്തവ്യാ പരിണാമേ സുഖാവവഹാ

if a person is shown excessive respect in a place without any rhyme or reason,  he should be skeptical and behave with great circumspection there.  The results of such caution will be of immense benefit.

People are usually very selfish in nature, If they bestow upon others unreasonable favours, it can be inferred that the former have some axe to grind.  The demands and entreaties will follow soon. Therefore if the  person on whom undue praiseis heaped upon, should never relax his vigil. The sycophant is  just trying to apply excessive soap on him is doing so with some definite purpose.  Such chamchas will be found everywhere and specially so along the lobbies of power.  If such chamcha has managed to achieve his purpose then he will no more show any familiarity with the benefactor because he knows that the latter is no more of  any use for  him.

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