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Monday, October 18, 2010

blowing one's own trumpet

परैरुक्तगुणो यस्तु निर्गुणोऽपि गुणी भवेत्।
इन्द्रोऽपि लघुतां याति स्वयं प्रख्यापितैर् गुणैः॥
parairuktaguṇo yastu nirguṇo'pi guṇī bhavet|
indro'pi laghutāṁ yāti svayaṁ prakhyāpitair guṇaiḥ||
പരൈര്‍ ഉക്തഗുണോ യസ്തു നിര്‍ഗുണോപി ഗുണി ഭവേത്
ഇന്ദ്രോപി ലഘുതാം യാതി സ്വയം പ്രഖ്യാപിതൈര്‍ ഗുണയ്

Even the small merits of the people which do not deserve any particular praise gain great importance when the accolades come from others. However, even if Indra, the powerful king of gods, in spite of being a very important and powerful person deserving a lot of praise, will look silly and childish if he attempts to to brag of his own meritorious deeds.

Praise should come from others. This alone will make a person look respectable.  In old dramas we will find that when the hero or the person donning the attire of the kind appears on the scene, he starts to announce in no uncertain terms how important a person he is. He may even praise the length of his own moustache. That will be okay for a drama.  But we find people announcing to the whole world even the smallest philanthropic action to which they were part of.   Most of the charitable and apparently generous acts which are published by the doers themselves are more for advertisement and publicity than with any noble intent.
।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
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|