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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

path to eterninty

प्राणाघातान्निवृत्तिः परधनहरणे
संयमः सत्यवाक्यं।
काले शक्त्या प्रदानं युवतिजनकथा
मूकभावः परेषां
तृष्णास्रोतोविभङ्गो गुरुषु च विनयः
सर्वभूतानुकम्पा
सामान्यं सर्वशास्त्रेष्वनुपहतविधिः
श्रेयसामेष पन्थाः॥

भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकम्
prāṇāghātānnivṛttiḥ paradhanaharaṇe
saṁyamaḥ satyavākyaṁ|
kāle śaktyā pradānaṁ yuvatijanakathā
mūkabhāvaḥ pareṣāṁ
tṛṣṇāsrotovibhaṅgo guruṣu ca vinayaḥ
sarvabhūtānukampā
sāmānyaṁ sarvaśāstreṣvanupahatavidhiḥ
sreyasāmeṣa panthāḥ||
bhartṛhareḥ nītiśatakam
The following actions and traits will make a person eternally famous.
1. Abstaining from causing danger to the life of all beings.
2.Lack of inclination to steal others' wealth.
3.Truthfulness in words and deed
4.Inclination to help others financially at the appropriate time according to ones own capacity.
5.Absolute silence when it comes to the question of respectable ladies of other families.
6.Being helpful to poor and indigent people.
7.Complete sense of surrender to preceptors.
8.Capacity to see equality in all living beings and exhibiting compassion to them.
9.Adequate knowledge in all types of arts and sciences.

The prescription of Bharthruhari is rather very tough and costly. If we can emulate at least a few of the qualities, our lives will be splendid.

(friends, when i give the meaning of the verses, I do not go by the word by word translation or consideration of syntax and grammatical rules..an erudite elaboration of the ideas of the masters is beyond my idiotic mind. )
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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|