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Sunday, June 27, 2010

exalted birth and low deeds


स्थाल्यां वैडूर्यमय्यां पचति तिलखलं चान्दनैरिन्धनौघैः
सौवर्ण्णैर् लाङ्गलाग्रैर्विलिखति वसुधामर्कतूलस्य हेतोः।
च्छित्त्वा कर्प्पूरखन्डान् वृतिमिह कुरुते कोद्रवाणां समन्तात्
प्राप्येमां कर्म्मभूमिं न भजति मनुजो यस्तपो मन्द्यभाग्यः॥
॥नीतिशतकं भर्तृहरि॥
sthālyā vaiūryamayyā pacati tilakhala cāndanairindhanaughai
sauvarṇṇair lāgalāgrairvilikhati vasudhāmarkatūlasya heto|
cchittvā karppūrakhanān vtimiha kurute kodravāā samantāt
prāpyemā karmmabhūmi na bhajati manujo yastapo mandyabhāgya||
|ītiśataka bharthari||

In spite of having been blessed with the rare fortune of being born in the Karambhoomi  of Bharatavarsha,  if  one just does not take care to perform  divine  deeds like penance, but spent his time   making a porridge in of useless lumps remaining after extracting oil from sesame seeds (ellinpinnaakku) in a vessel made of vaidurya (lapiz lazooli), in turn using best sandalwood as fuel,  or  if one tries to till the soil with golden plough to sow the seeds of silk cotton, or  if one tries to cultivate inferior grains like bajra with the field protected by a large stone fence made of large rocks of camphor ,     one can only  say that he is either  the victim of misfortune  or he is ignorant of the greatness of his birth and is plodding on like an idiot.
The poet of course might be exaggerating  the silly deeds of the people in spite of their fortune  of having birth in this land,  but it is definite that mere birth will not take one to great heights but  his good deeds alone can  make his day.



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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I