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Sunday, December 12, 2010

control begins at home

एकस्यैव हि योऽशक्तो मनसः सन्निबर्हणे।
महीं सागरपर्यन्तां स  कथं ह्यवजेष्यति॥
ekasyaiva hi yo'śakto manasaḥ sannibarhaṇe|
mahīṁ sāgaraparyantāṁ sa  kathaṁ hyavajeṣyati||
ഏകസ്യൈവ ഹി  യോ അശക്തോ മനസ: സന്നിബര്‍ഹണെ
മഹീം  സാഗരപര്യന്താം  സ കഥം ഹ്യവജെഷ്യതി
"सम्पातितात्मा जितात्मा भवति sampātitātmā jitātmā bhavati"  is the exact formula of Chankya.  The person who is in absolute control of himself and his inner faculties become the victor over the world.  By way of explanation,  the above  quote is given.   If a person is not able to have control over the mind is within himself , how is  he going to be capable of ruling the whole earth  which has only the oceans as her limits. 
The idea of a philosopher king  is canvassed here.  If we see our history and scriptures,  we could see that major downfalls, genocides and man-made calamities all had its source in the impulsive and immature mind of some ruler or leader or a coterie or junta of such immature persons.  It was for this reasons that proper education and discipline  were prescribed as a precondition for a person to be a king or a preceptor.  It was for the same reasons that ancient kings like Rama employed  ascetics  like Vasishta to guide and advise them in the matters of state.

।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|