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Thursday, February 24, 2011

knowledge is the light

गुणदोषानशास्त्रज्ञः कथं विभजते जनः।
किमन्धस्याधिकारोस्ति रूपभेदोपलब्धिषु॥
दण्डि
guṇadoṣānaśāstrajñaḥ kathaṁ vibhajate janaḥ|
kimandhasyādhikārosti rūpabhedopalabdhiṣu||
daṇḍi

This is a quote from the great poet Dandi of Dasakumaaracharitam  fame. 
How can a person without proper knowledge of the saastras  reach a decision as to what is good and what is bad?   How can a blind person be able to have authoritative views  about the beauty of objects.

My apologies to the visually impaired..Definitely the intention of the poet was not to hurt the sensibilities of any such people.  There are really very great human beings who have reached the highest level of aesthetic cognizance  despite visual impairment.  The greater misfortune is the blindness of the brain  because of the adamnant  denial of entry of any light  of knowledge..The master poet must have meant such blindness.

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