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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

colleagues or enemies?

उपायकुशलं वैध्यं भृत्यसंदूषणे रतं।
शूरमैश्वर्यकामं च यो न हन्ति स वध्यते॥
 श्रीमद्वात्मीकिरामायणं अयोध्याकाण्डं   १००----३०
upāyakuśalaṁ vaidhyaṁ bhṛtyasaṁdūṣaṇe rataṁ|
śūramaiśvaryakāmaṁ ca yo na hanti sa vadhyate||
 śrīmadvātmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ ayodhyākāṇḍaṁ   100----30

If a person does not restrain a colleague who is (1) not responsive to the advice of the learned, (2) who is taking extra pleasure in constantly maligning and teasing his own subordinates and servants (3) who is bold but extremely avaricious in the matter of material wealth,  he will be visited with ruin.

In fact the sloka in the epic would suggest that if a person does not annihilate a colleague  with the above three qualities, the former would lose his life.  But contextually we cannot imply death or murder here.  It is clear that the  qualities mentioned above  are inborn in persons who are ambitious but immature. The problem with such people is that they can not only ensure their own downfall but also drag even innocent associates to ruin.

।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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