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Sunday, December 19, 2010

if they don't have bread, let them eat cake

वासुदेव जरा कष्टं कष्टं धनविपर्ययः।
पुत्रशोकस्ततः कष्टं कष्टाद् कष्टतरं क्षुधा॥
vāsudeva jarā kaṣṭaṁ kaṣṭaṁ dhanaviparyayaḥ|
putraśokastataḥ kaṣṭaṁ kaṣṭād kaṣṭataraṁ kṣudhā||

വാസുദേവ  ജരാ കഷ്ടം കഷ്ടം ധനവിപര്യയ:
പുത്രശോക : തത കഷ്ടം കഷ്ടാത് കഷ്ടതരം ക്ഷുധാ
This is  from the coverstaion of an old man (Dhritharaasthra) with the blessed lord Krishna. 
" Advanced age is  a great difficulty.  Decline in wealth also makes one miserable. 
The loss of a son  or separation from him  is still more heartbreaking.
  But  the misery that tops all other miseries is hunger"
The pathetic truth contained herein would strike one like a thunderbolt.   One gets old and his physical and mental faculties get depleted.  In such a doddering condition usually the source of income also stops.(pensioners are slightly luckier).  This is the time when one is in need of the soothing hands of a son.  But alas,  this is the exact  time when the son grows up and becomes self-sure.. The youth can be lost in battles and other calamities or can leave one either in estrangement or in search of livelihood.
But the greatest suffering is when one is deprived of food.
Hunger was the cause of all major revolutions in human history. It was to feed the hungry that Draupadi got the boon of akshayapaatram from the sun-god.  It is for the same reason that the lord keeps everyone in his stomach.. when any food or water is offered to Daamodara the Krishna, it feeds every living being.   For the same reason the lion called Bharathi roared..த்னிமநிதனுக்கு உணவு இல்லையென்றால் உலகையே அளிததிடுவோம்    thanimanithanukku unavu illayendral ulagaye alithiduvom..

।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|

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