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Saturday, October 02, 2010

goats and their king fox

स्वामिना प्रतिकूलेन प्रजास्तीक्ष्णेन रावण।
रक्ष्यमाणा न वर्धन्ते मेष गोमायुनi यथi॥
वाल्मीकिरामायणम्  आरण्यकण्डम् ४१-----१४
svāminā pratikūlena prajāstīkṣṇena rāvaṇa|
rakṣyamāṇā na vardhante meṣa gomāyuna yatha||
vālmīkirāmāyaṇam  āraṇyakaṇḍam 41-----14

സ്വാമിനാ പ്രതികുലെന പ്രജാസ്തീക്ഷ്‌ണെന രാവണ
രക്ഷ്യമാണാ ന വര്ധ്ന്തേ മേഷ ഗോമായുനാ യഥാ
this is again an advise from the wizened bird gransire jadayu  to the arrogant Ravana, who is in the process of abducting seethadeve.  But it can easily form the part of the preamble tp any civilized constitution

with a ruler who cares nothing for the welfare of his subject but in tern very stern and cruel to them,  the population of the country dwindles in population as if the subjects are goats and sheep and the rule is a fox.

the contemporary siginificance of this sloka needs no elaboration. If our rulers just glance through such great texts, even if it not our of devotion, our destiny would have been safer in their hands



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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|