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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

know when to be tough

समवृत्तिरुपैति मार्दवं समये यस्च तनोति तिग्मतां।
अधितिष्टति लोकमोजसा स विवस्वानिव मेधिनीपतिः॥
महाकवेः भारवेः किरतात्
samavṛttirupaiti mārdavaṁ samaye yasca tanoti tigmatāṁ|
adhitiṣṭati lokamojasā sa vivasvāniva medhinīpatiḥ||
mahākaveḥ bhāraveḥ kiratāt

A valourous ruler remains calm, cool and composed and also behaves in a benign and soft manner during  periods of peace and tranquility.  However when he has to face tough challenges from any quarter,  he becomes really tough. In this matter he takes cue from the great Sun who is very hot and tormenting in certain seasons like summer and is very benign during other seasons. 
The softness or toughness of the mind should come naturally to the efficient manager.  Generally we have a tendency to build up a certin  image, either benigh or tough. In this process people go to the extent of befriending (or making a show it )  all and the sundry.  This wonderful phenomenon can be seen in politicians especially during campaigns for vote. When visiting the abodes of prospective voters, they performing all the acts of a clown including lifting naughty children who make it a point to urinate on the white dress of the caricature.  One the hustings are past  they simply change their ways. No more clowns but tyrants and with no heart or qualms   This paradigm shift is not the subject  matter of the poet.
The spontaneous behaviour of a great manager is  illustrated here. The manager has to shed softness and get into action however tough it is, when the call of duty beckons.  We see this great quality in the military forces world over.  They dance, sing and feast when the environs are nice but set out to offer the supreme sacrifice when duty calls.

।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|