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Sunday, April 24, 2011

right orientation

सुकुले योजयेत् कन्यां पुत्रं विध्यासु योजयेत्।
व्यसने योजयेत् शत्रुं मित्रम् धर्मे नियोजयेत्॥
sukule yojayet kanyāṁ putraṁ vidhyāsu yojayet|
vyasane yojayet śatruṁ mitram dharme niyojayet||

another gem from chanakya

Our earnest attempt should be to give the girl of the family in marriage to a groom from a family of blemishless reputation.  The boys of the family should be given education at any cost.  When it comes to our enemies it would befit us to put them in all sorts of sorrows and embarrassment so that they will be weakened.  And a dear friend should be always given advice and  all possible help in the righteous way according to dharmas.

We Indians were always sticklers to pedigree.  A man born in a good family cannot go astray, this is our honest belief and one has to be really happy to note that this fact has been proved right over centuries. However wealthy and affluent our family is, if we fail to give proper education to the children ( now we can include the girls also)  they embark upon life with an insurmountable handicap,   The statement that the enemy should be put to sorrow is more applicable in strategies for war, from which Chanakya can never keep his mind off.  It need not be put to practice in our day to day transactions .  And most important, when we see that a valuable friend is deviating from the path of righteousness, it is incumbent on us to put him in the right track through advice, mental and material support.
।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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