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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

mind, why do you panic?

परिभ्रमसि किं मुधा क्वचन चित्त विश्राम्यतां
स्वयं भवति यद् यथा भवति तत्तथा नान्यथा
अतीतमननुस्मरन्नपि च भाव्य सङ्कल्पय-
न्न्तर्कितसमागममाननुभवामि भोगानहं
भर्तृहरि वैराग्यसतकम् ७ २
paribhramasi kiṁ mudhā kvacana citta viśrāmyatāṁ
svayaṁ bhavati yad yathā bhavathi tatathā nānyadhā
atītamananusmarannapi ca bhāvya saṅkalpaya-
nntarkitasamāgamamānanubhavāmi bhogānahaṁ
bhartṛhari vairāgyasatakam 7 2

Oh my mind, why are you roaming around undecided and miserable? Please be quiet and calm. Whatever is to happen will definitely happen. There is no remedy for it. I shall live a contended life without pondering over what has already happened and enjoying whatever comes by my way without any expectation.
The great poet is explaining the vagaries of fate. There is always a huge gap between what we expect to happen, whether it is good or bad and what is really happening. Crying over that and remaining inactive will be of no use. Human life is a huge oven where the mind is getting smelted willy-nilly

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

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