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Monday, May 23, 2011

accurate accounting

न ततो हि सहायार्थे माता भार्या च तिष्ठति।
न पुत्रमित्रौ न ज्ञातिर्धर्मस्तिष्ठति केवलः॥३३॥
बल्लालदेवस्य भोजप्रबन्धात्
na tato hi sahāyārthe mātā bhāryā ca tiṣṭhati|
na putramitrau na jñātirdharmastiṣṭhati kevalaḥ||33||
ballāladevasya bhojaprabandhāt

This is an idea repeated too often by all the learned poets.  " When death comes and we are going to the nether world to account and atone for whatever we have done during our lifetime,  our own mother, wife, sons, friends or well-wishers cannot  stand for us or  be of any assistance.  Only the good deeds (dharma) which we have performed during our lifetime is reckoned as an asset in the final stock-taking there.

See the various dimensions of the statements.  Vaalmiki in his lifetime as a hunter and robber  was bluntly told of this by his wife and children..we would partake only in the wealth you bring in by fair means or foul, but the sins incurred will remain with you alone full and complete to be atoned all by yourself.. This statement gave us the great sage and the aadikaavya. 
The people around us are unwilling to share our woes even during our  lifetime, then how do we expect them  to partake in our  sins committed, that too, after we are dead and gone?   Even if a rare relative is ready to lend a helping hand in this matter, he is helpless.
 The yama's accountant Chitragupta is not a benevolent auditor like today's CAs..he neither sees left nor right... he simply debits your account with all the sins ruthlessly and the Dharmraaja, simply metes out punishments in hell according to the exacting accounting standards and the bylaws .  ( I only wonder  whether  at least some of the Chartered Accountants whom I encounter personally or in aayakarbhavan or aurangabad CA group  would  emulate a little of the rules of Chitragupta.)
The more useful part of this prescription is that the fruits of Dharma, being credited to one's account is more sure and fraught with lesser litigation than the bank credits, income-tax or VAT refunds.  The accounts are maintained on an instant basis and no 26 AS forms are necessary.  If such a perfection can be achieved by the accountant of Yamraj who keeps accounts only in written ledgers and day-books, why should we not keep our accounts properly in the electronic media?  The CAs (counterparts of Chitragupta) and tax authorities (counterparts of the enforcement wing of yamaraja) should give some thought to this issue.
Mind you, there are no write offs, or rounding off in the books of Chitragupta.. Even the accounts are never balanced.  You enjoy for the good deeds performed and suffer for the evil acts committed... the two things run severally.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
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|