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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

slow and steady wins the race

उपकारकमायतेर्भृशं प्रसवः कर्मफलस्य भूरिणः।
अनपायि निबर्हणं द्विषां न तितिक्षासममस्ति साधनं॥
भारवेः किरतार्जुनीये २---४३
upakārakamāyaterbhṛśaṁ prasavaḥ karmaphalasya bhūriṇaḥ|
anapāyi nibarhaṇaṁ dviṣāṁ na titikṣāsamamasti sādhanaṁ||
bhāraveḥ kiratārjunīye 2---43

Bharavi is making another statement of eternal value in life through Yudhistira, the epitome of wisdom.
"The most effective art and science to be applied by people who desire for permanent welfare, is patience.   Patience will be of immense help in achieving and maintaining for ever the advantages on acquires.  It is  only through patience that one can realize fully the favourable results of one's incessant toil.  Patience can never cause one any danger.  On the face of patience, the enemies get annihilated by their own actions without much initiative on our part.  There is not better weapon to vie with patience."

In our day to day life, we are encountering the ills of impulsive and impatient actions too often.  We sow a seed and in time it germinates, grows and through spontaneous and varied acts of nature it becomes a tree and gives us sweet fruits.  But if one is just plucking the seed or sapling every day and seeing whether the roots are getting stronger, the plant can never grow.  This is the result of impatience.  In every act of nature and the will of the Creator, there is a rhythm which is based on timing.  If we try to rush through  against the universal law, it is the worst manifestation of impatience.  When rushed out of the natural rhythm, the divine forces get disturbed with disastrous consequences.  Kamadeva tried to disturb the eternal Lord Sankara from his penance to satisfy  the impatience of the Gods and the results were tragic beyond words.  By enriching the radioactive contents of an element, we created atomic and subatomic explosions and what is the result?  We speed up particles through cyclotrons and other accelerators to bombard hard and break the heart of a nucleus...uncontrollable energy comes out and the environment is infested with poisonous rays which in turn cause  mutation in our own genetic cells and endangers not only our own existence  but signals doom for all the future generations to come..
Impatience at an individual level will cause serious setbacks, but at macro level, it will annihilate everything.

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
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|

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