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Sunday, April 03, 2011

do good things as a group

do good  things as a group

एक स्वादु न भुञ्जीत एकश्चार्थान्न चिन्तयेत्।
एको न गच्छेदध्वानं नैक सुप्तेषु जगृयात्॥
महाभारथे उद्योगपर्वणि प्रजागरणपर्वणि विदुरनीतिवाक्ये ॥३३--४५॥

eka svādu na bhuñjīta ekaścārthānna cintayet|

eko na gacchedadhvānaṁ naika supteṣu jagṛyāt||
mahābhārathe udyogaparvaṇi prajāgaraṇaparvaṇi viduranītivākye  ||33--45||

When one gets delicious food, he should not eat it all alone, 
 One should never be selfish in planning to amass wealth singly without taking others into confidence and partnership,
 One should never go all alone on a long journey,
One should not keep awake and spy on others when all others are asleep.

There  may be two opinions as to the delicious food. 
A gourmet would like to fill his belly with all food alone without giving chance for anyone else to have even a little of the delicacies . 
But if the food is shared, others will also enjoy the taste and praise it. 
If there is something not exactly right with the food it will be made public very soon if it is shared. 
From the angle of longevity also this is advised because by sharing one might be prevented from taking contaminated food. 

Planning finances without anyone knowing about the investments is dangerous.  

If secret investments are made without anyone else knowing it the money is gone for ever. 
Besides if there is a loss, a partnership will share it equally and equitably.

Travelling alone is alien terrains are fraught with danger.  
If there is a companion he may escape and report back to your kith and kin what happened to you.

 Spying on friends when they are asleep by keeping oneself awake is bad morals.  The table
s can be turned against you at any time.


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