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Sunday, October 24, 2010

tight rope walk

प्रदानं प्रच्छन्नं गृहमुपगते संभ्रमविधिः
प्रियं कृत्वा मौनं सदसि कथनं चाप्युपकृतेः।
अनुत्सेको लक्ष्म्याम् निरभिभवसाराः परकथाः
सतां केनोद्दिष्टं विषममसिधाराव्रतमिदं॥
भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकात्
pradānaṁ pracchannaṁ gṛhamupagate saṁbhramavidhiḥ
priyaṁ kṛtvā maunaṁ sadasi kathanaṁ cāpyupakṛteḥ|
anutseko lakṣmyām nirabhibhavasārāḥ parakathāḥ
satāṁ kenoddiṣṭaṁ viṣamamasidhārāvratamidaṁ||
bhartṛhareḥ nītiśatakāt
പ്രദാനം പ്രച്ഛ്ന്‍നം ഗൃഹമുപഗതെ സംഭ്രമവിധി:
പ്രിയം കൃത്വാ മൌനം സദസികഥനം ചാപ്യുപകൃതെ
അനുത്സെകോ ലക്ഷ്‌മ്യാം നിരഭിഭവസാര: പരകഥാ:
സതാം കേനോദ്‌ദിഷ്ടo വിഷമമസിധാരാവൃതമിദം

The life of  noble men is a self taught penance sitting on the edge of a sword (asidhaaraavratam).  They give help to others in secret.  They are very fussy and careful while giving respect to guest who have come to their house.  They will keep absolute silence about some nice things they have done for others.  But they will be very lavish in praising in public the good deeds of others. They are indifferent to wealth. And they present even the criticism of the deeds of others in a manner that would cause no hurt.  The poet wonders who taught these people such a strict code of conduct.

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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|