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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

fair means or foul

अश्रुतश्च समुन्नद्धो दरिद्रश्च महमनाः।
अर्थांश्चाकर्मणा प्रेप्सुर् मूढ इत्युच्यते बुधैः॥
महाभारते उद्योगपर्वणि प्रजागरणपर्वणि विदुरनीतिवाक्ये ॥३३-३०॥
aśrutaśca samunnaddho daridraśca mahamanāḥ|
arthāṁścākarmaṇā prepsur mūḍha ityucyate budhaiḥ||
mahābhārate udyogaparvaṇi prajāgaraṇaparvaṇi viduranītivākye  ||33-30||

This is another definition of a person who is foolish but is arrogant..a definition by the great statesman  Vidura as explained in the conversation between him and his elder brother and the King Dhritarashtra.

One who is not properly trained in any trade, but is arrogant and self sure of his half baked knowledge fall into the category of fools.  Likewise, one who is very poor but is infested by vanity and tries to flaunt his affluence in very silly ways is of the same category.   Vidura brackets another type of hardboiled idiots who are prepared to  earn wealth by any means, fair or foul. 

The bane of every profession is the lack of proper technical knowhow.  Most of the professionals thrive by wagging their tongues and when it comes performance, some assistant at the nth level in the hierarchy is summoned to bail him out.  Famous lawyers appearing before courts without proper study of the case, technicians blabbering before the clients, teachers shrinking when asked even simple questions... these are all day to day happenings.

People whose financial condition is not stable at yet trying to show off in the society are too many.  Ostentatious marriages, trying to get wards admitted in high cost institutions without any merit other than the high fee structure, acquisition of fancy gadgets all through landing himself into the quagmire of indebtedness only befits an idiot.

When it comes to earning cash,  no bars are attached for some fellows.  Such people are not only idiots but also sources  of venom to annihilate a well established and decent society.

।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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