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Monday, July 26, 2010

tough nut to crack

नाळिकेरसमाकाराः दृश्यन्तेऽपि हि सज्जनाः
अन्ये बदरिकाकाराः बहिरेव मनोहराः
nāḻikerasamākārāḥ dṛśyante'pi hi sajjanāḥ
anye badarikākārāḥ bahireva manoharāḥ

सुभIषितशतकत्रयं
subhaṣitaśatakatrayaṁ

നാളികേരസമാകാരാ; ദൃശ്യന്തേപി ഹി സജ്ജനാ:
അന്യേ ബദരികാകാരാ: ബഹിരേവ മനോഹരാ:
The genuinely noble persons are like the coconut fruits.  They will look crude outside, you have to tear off the external fibres and  break the intervening hard shell to reach at the nourishing sweet core and the elixir inside.  The great ones will never show off their innate virtues, but one has to get near them and understand them and then the soft and benevolent heart will be understood.  On the contrary the hypocrites are like the Badari fruits ( we call them ilanthippazham, ilanjippazham or lanthappazham in tamil and malayalam) which look very beautiful on the skin but when the colurful skin is peeled off only the hard unbreakable and useless seed will be found inside. 
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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