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Monday, May 16, 2011

influence of contacts

सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न श्रूयते
मुक्ताकरतया तदेव नळिनीपत्रस्थितं दृश्यते।
अन्तःसागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं तन्मौक्तिकं जायते
प्रायेणाधममध्यमोत्तमजुषामेवं विधा वृत्तयः॥५८
भर्त्तृहरेः नीतिशतकाद्
santaptāyasi saṁsthitasya payaso nāmāpi na śrūtate
muktākaratayā tadeva naḻinīpatrasthitaṁ dṛśyate|
antaḥsāgaraśuktimadhyapatitaṁ tanmauktikaṁ jāyate
prāyeṇādhamamadhyamottamajuṣāmevaṁ vidhā vṛttayaḥ||58
bharttṛhareḥ nītiśatakād

Another gem from the niitisatakam of Bhartruhari.
" A drop of water when it falls on a piece of blazing piece of iron, it disappears within a split second leaving no trace of it former existence. The same drope caught on a lotus-leaf, just keeps its round shape and rolls around the surface giving the false appearance of a pearl. When a similar water drop falling from the sky is caught by the open flanks of a pearl oyster, the drop in due course transforms itself into an invaluable pearl.

This is verilly the fate of  people falling into the control of  the evil people, the reasonably good people and the extremely noble persons."
When we get the company of a cruel fellow, either with show of affection or with show of crueltly, we are finished in no time.  When  we have for our company people who are neither too good or too bad, we can reflect their quality, sometimes show off elegance and beauty and all but there is no real substance in that show. Like a waterdrop dancing on a lotus leaf, we may move gleefully on the surface but once we reach an edge and fall of, it is indeed a fall for ever. But when we are taken under the tutelage of a noble person, by constant company and by emulating their good deeds, we are sure to transform ourselves into really noble persson.
This idea has been repeated often.' SaamsargikaaH doshaguna bhavanthi'  it is through the company one keeps that one becomes noble or cruel.. this idea runs  like a golden thread throughout the human thought.

।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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