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Monday, March 28, 2011

no deviation from the path trodden by the great

स्पृहणीयगुणैर्महात्मभिश्चरिते वर्त्मनि यच्छतां मनः।
विधिहेतुरहेतुरागसां विनिपातोऽपि समः समुन्नतेः॥
भारवेः किरातार्जुनीये महाकाव्ये  २---३४
spṛhaṇīyaguṇairmahātmabhiścarite vartmani yacchatāṁ manaḥ|
vidhiheturaheturāgasāṁ vinipāto'pi samaḥ samunnateḥ||
bhāraveḥ kirātārjunīye mahākāvye  2---34

The talk of Dharmaputra to Bhiimasena and others continues.
 " For those who follow the footprints of great predecessors of sterling character  even temporary setbacks caused by act of fate or otherwise  would transform themselves to future advantage"

The wise king is a stickler to tradition and precedents.  The functions and duties of the ruler are chalked out by such traditions and precedents.  The evolution of such law is very methodical.  If one follows the wisdom of the ancestors in word and spirit, ultimate success is ensured and even temporary hiccups can be only indicators for introspection and correction of the path through introspection.
This idea is germane in every civilized governance.  If the present constitution of our Nation is very fair and  enlightened, the credit should go to the times of Mahabharatha and Manusmriti, chanakya and mitakshari,  the ideas of liberty, equality and fraternity canvassed by the French Revolution, Jefferson's United States Declaration of Independence  adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the laws of England of the Westminster school developed through tradition alone  and other gems culled out from our past.  As Neville Cardus once put it, if Halsbury's Laws of England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halsbury%27s_Laws_of_England) are lost for ever we can rebuild the traditions from the laws of the game of cricket (the noble game is a strict votary of discipline.).
 Hierarchical discipline and respect for precedents is the hallmark of any judicial system worth its name in the civilized world.


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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|