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Saturday, September 25, 2010

humility or right perception?

आ परितोषाद् विदुषां न साधु मन्ये प्रयोगविज्ञानं I
बलवदपि शिक्षितानाम् आत्मन्यप्रत्ययं चेतः  II
कालिदास   शाकुन्तलं
मन्दः कवियशः प्रार्थी गमिष्याम्युपहास्यतां।
प्रांशुलभ्ये फले लोभत् उद्बाहुरिव वामनः॥
कालिदास  रघुवंशं
ā paritoṣād viduṣāṁ na sādhu manye prayogavijñānaṁ
balavadapi śikṣitānām ātmanyapratyayaṁ cetaḥ 
kālidāsa   śākuntalaṁ
mandaḥ kaviyaśaḥ prārthī gamiṣyāmyupahāsyatāṁ|
prāṁśulabhye phale lobhat udbāhuriva vāmanaḥ||
kālidāsa  raghuvaṁśaṁ

Kaalidasa the greatest Indian poet ever born, declared in the opening part of abijnana saakunthalam that he could never  be confident of his capacity to create a Nataka, till the same is staged and approved by the learned.  He quips,  "even in the thoroughly learned, lack of self assuredness is very manifest."
Again while chronicling the lives of the great monarachs of the race of Raghu in his Mahakavyam.. Raghuvamsam, he is faced with lack of self confidence....he says, " perhaps a dull person as I am and is in pursuit of immortal fame in wordcraft, and my state is verily same as a dwarf standing under a tall mango tree ladent with fruits  and jumping up again and again in the hope of plucking some fruits when the fruits are confined to the reach of really tall men  
If  Kalidasa  felt so how should the lesser mortals feel?

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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
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|