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Thursday, March 03, 2011

one never learns his lessons from history.

मदमानसमुद्धतं नृपं न वियुंक्त्ते नियमेन मूढता।
अतिमूढ उदस्यते नयान्नयहीनादपरज्यते जनः॥
भारवि
madamānasamuddhataṁ nṛpaṁ na viyuṁktte niyamena mūḍhatā|
atimūḍha udasyate nayānnayahīnādaparajyate janaḥ||
bhāravi

A ruler drunk with arrogance and cupidity can never be free from indiscreet acts.  The supremely idiotic ruler completely deviated from the policy of justice and when he is derailed from the path of righteousness the subjects abandon him once for all.

This cycle has repeated too many times in history..be it ancient or contemporary.  The system of administration would have changed from monarchy to democracy at least in some cases but the basic structure remains the same.  The modern thoughts echo the same idea..." power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely".. Once a person tastes power in absolute terms there is a complete shift in his attitude towards others.  There is arrogance on the one side and avarice on the other side. Once for all he forgets the path he has traversed and he is no longer conscious of the purpose for which he has been brought to the hot seat of power. He becomes oblivious to good sense and when he goes beyond the reasonable limits of arrogance, the victims can no longer tolerate him.  Ardent followers and staunch supporters are converted en-masse to worst enemies and the tyrannic ruler finds himself in political wilderness or is often hunted like a mad dog in the streets. 
The tragedy is, one never learns his lessons from history.

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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|