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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

schedule for rage

उत्तमे क्षणकोपो स्यात् मध्यमे घटिकाद्वयं।
अधमे स्यात् अहोरात्रं पापिष्ठे मरणान्तकं॥
uttame kṣaṇakopo syāt madhyame ghaṭikādvayaṁ|
adhame syāt ahorātraṁ pāpiṣṭhe maraṇāntakaṁ||
ഉത്തമേ ക്ഷണകോപോ സ്യാത് മധ്യമേ ഘടികാദ്വയം
അധമേ സ്യാത് അഹോരാത്രം പാപിഷ്‌ടെ മരണാന്തകം
for people with excellent  charater, the anger even though provoked, will remain with them for a split second,  for the people of average and mundane character, the anger will linger for about 48 minutes (two ghatikaas), for persons with inferior character, the anger may continue for a full day and night,  but for the wretched sinner, the anger will remain with him  as long as he lives.
The comparative time limits are only poetic liberty,  but it is evident that a man with an unbiased mind might get angry when provoked but can regain his calm in a jiffy.  But for the black mind the spark of anger once provoked will start burning him and persist with him till the body reaches the graveyard.
I am not able to trace the source for this old piece of wisdom because sanskrit language is too full with such anonymous quotes and anyone from Kalidasa to Kanfusion can claim copyright for them 

।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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