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Monday, June 28, 2010

such men were also there


क्षिप्रम् विजानाति चिरम् शृणोति विज्ञाय चार्थम् भजते न कामात्
नासम्पृष्टो व्यौपयुङ्क्ते परार्थे तत् प्रज्ञानं प्रथमं पण्डितस्य
kipram vijānāti ciram śṛṇoti vijñāya cārtham bhajate na kāmāt
nāsampṛṣṭo vyaupayukte parārthe tat prajñāna prathama paṇḍitasya
विदुरनीति
viduranīti
He that understandeth quickly, listeneth patiently, pursueth his objects with judgment and not from desire and spendeth not his breath on the affairs of others without being asked, is said to possess the foremost mark of wisdom ( meaning by kisar Mohan ganguly)
It is indeed rare to see wise men like this in the present era of activism..While starting on a discussion the participant wants to be ahead of others. Crass one upmanship. He does not study his brief. Then what to understand? He has to be a chatterbox talking out of context often to impress his boss (who may be equally "learned") The present manager is only interested in the advancement of his career leaving behind for the successor a legacy of mess. Talking without being asked or not interfering with others matters? When does the chamcha shut his mouth and the tales he carry are too long. What an uncomfortable contrast from the wisdom of Vidura.
Maybe, the avant garde manager today will say that you will left with a long white beard and moustache and nothing else like Vidura, if you follow his dicta
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