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Friday, May 28, 2010

what is one's due

यद्धात्रा निज-फाल-पट्ट-लिखितं स्तोकं महद्वा धनं
तत् प्राप्नोति मरुस्थलेऽपि नितरां मेरौ ततो नाधिकम्।
तद्धीरो भव वित्तवत्सु कृपणां वृत्तिं वृथा मा कृथाः
कूपे पश्य पयोनिधावपि घटो गृह्णाति तुल्यं जलम्॥४९॥
नीतिशतकं  भर्त्रुहरेः
yaddhātrā nija-phāla-paṭṭa-likhitaṁ stokaṁ mahadvā dhanaṁ
tat prāpnoti marusthale'pi nitarāṁ merau tato nādhikam |
taddhīro bhava vittavatsu kṛpaṇāṁ vṛttiṁ vṛthā mā kṛthāaḥ
kūpe paśya payonidhāvapi ghaṭo gṛhṇāti tulyaṁ jalam ||49||
nītiśatakaṁ  bhartruhareḥ

If the controller of fate, the Brahma has entered in one's account written on the forehead  that the human being is ordained to enjoy a particular quantity of welath whether it is little or copious,  he will get it  whether he is living in a desert or in the summit of mahameru , where gods reside. He will get nothing more or nothing less.  So, we mortals should be very bold in our belief in fate. One need not crib for small favours in front of the arrogant rich.  One should try to understand that if water is to be taken from either a well or from the sea, if it is taken in a pitcher, the quantity will be the same, depending only on the size of the pitcher.

।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"