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Monday, December 13, 2010

nothing changes him

न हृष्यत्यात्मसम्माने नावमानेन तप्यते।
गाङ्गो ह्रद इवाक्षोभ्यो य पण्डित स उच्यते॥
 महाभारते उद्द्योग पर्वणि  विदुरनीत्यां  ३३   २६
na hṛṣyatyātmasammāne nāvamānena tapyate|
gāṅgo hrada ivākṣobhyo ya paṇḍita sa ucyate||
 mahābhārate uddyoga parvaṇi  viduranītyāṁ  33   26

ന ഹൃഷ്യത്യാത്മസമ്മാനെ നാവമാനേന തപ്യതെ
ഗാന്ഗോ ഹ്രദ ഇവാക്ഷോഭ്യോ യ പണ്ഡിത സ ഉച്യതേ
വിദുരനീതി
He alone is the man of true knowledge  who does not overly rejoice when accolades visit him in plenty and does not get dejected when insults are thrown at him in equal quantities.  He is like a deep lake formed in the estuaries of Ganges, which remains unaffected whether the river itself is in spate or it is facing a lean season.
Equanimity is a quality most extolled in our culture.  One can venture to draw a parallel in the Blessed Lord's decalaration in Gita..."dukheswanudwignamanaah...(2..56)  one who is not depressed by sorrows and one who is not elated at comfort,  he is called the man of stable mind and he is the sage."

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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|