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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

voluntary disclosure

महान्तमप्यधर्मयुक्तं य सन्त्यजत्यनुपाकृष्ट एव।
सुखम् स दुःखानवमुच्य शेते जीर्णां त्वचं सर्प इवावमुच्य॥
श्रीमहाभारते उद्योगपर्वणि प्रजागरणपर्वणि विदुरनीतिवाक्ये॥४०-२॥
mahāntamapyadharmayuktaṁ ya santyajatyanupākṛṣṭa eva|
sukham sa duḥkhānavamucya śete jīrṇāṁ tvacaṁ sarpa ivāvamucya||

śrīmahābhārate udyogaparvaṇi prajāgaraṇaparvani viduranītivākye ||40-2||

Vidura's parting advice to his vacillating elder brother who is maniacally holding on to the wealth that is the rightful share of the Pandavas.

"A person, if he has to live with a peaceful mind should be able to give up  even immense wealth which he knows has come to his possession through unfair means, and this should be done without any regret.  If such complete surrender of illegally earned riches is effected the man can live with great ease like a snake who was struggling with its slough for sometime but had ultimately managed to wriggle out of it".

We have seen and heard about many voluntary disclosure schemes of Unaccounted Income and Wealth by Income-taxmen as also by the law enforcers of other wings of the government to give up booty illegally earned.  Yes,  if one is rid of the ill gotten booties he can live peacefully.  On has to really watch in person how a snake struggles to just wriggle out of its slough but then glow with a new shiny outer skin.
Long live Vidura for his support to VDIS . 
It is surprising how such catchy slogans  elude the  tax administrators of the  present.. especially the  guidelines chalked out by   Vidura, Chanakya and their like .

।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|