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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

shadow of friendship

आरम्भगुर्वी क्षयिणी क्रमेण।
लघ्वी पुरा वृद्धिमती च पश्चात्॥
दिनस्य पूर्वार्द्ध परार्द्ध भिन्ना।
च्छायेव मैत्री खलसज्जनानाम्॥
ārambhagurvī kṣayiṇī krameṇa|
laghvī purā vṛddhimatī ca paścāt||
dinasya pūrvārddha parārddha bhinnā|
cchāyeva maitrī khalasajjanānām||

भर्तृहरि   नीतिशतकं ४९
bhartṛhari   nītiśatakaṁ 49

The friendship with a silly idiotic person will appear to be very serious and weighty in the beginning but slowly the relation will get thinner and thinner with time to disappear into obscurity.  However the friendship of a noble person may look insignificant at the start but as time progresses and the understanding is fortified, it progresses from strength to strength
The two phenomena are like the disappearance and the growth of a shadow in step with the movement of the Sun from dawn to midday and  midday to dusk.  The shadow at sunrise will be very long but by midday it will be very small or inexistent. This phase is compared to the friendship with an idiot.  From midday to sunset, the shadow gets longer and longer..and this is compared to the friendship with noble souls.
।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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