pachai maamalai pol mene

Sunday, September 05, 2010

retaliate and be ruined

न परः पापमादत्ते परेषां पापकर्मणां।
समयो रक्षितव्यस्तु सन्तश्चारित्रभूषणाः॥
श्रिमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणं युद्धकाण्डं ११६---४२
na paraḥ pāpamādatte pareṣāṁ pāpakarmaṇāṁ|
samayo rakṣitavyastu santaścāritrabhūṣaṇāḥ||
śrimadvālmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ yuddhakāṇḍaṁ 116---42

Noble men do not waste their time in dwelling upon and retaliate the insults and slightings they receive at the hands of the mean people.  For them time is very precious and has to be saved with care to maintain their own character and purity.

One of the greatest psychological truths is describes with such ease in the aadikaavya.  If one is to think of retaliation and revenge in respect of the wrong action on the part of others, his own mind will be vitiated and he will be left with hardly any time of good sense to mind his own better business.
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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