it is a fotunate day in my life. if some of the gems of our old masters are published in the notice boards of my own organization it would make the environs better. but I do not have the authority to do so.
On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 7:04 AM, Naman rs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Few words pregnant wth lot of meaning. These vices are more common nowadays
than the virtues.
I am taking a print out of this and putting in my school notice board for the teachers' and
Happiness is a funny mathematics, it multiplies when divided!!
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 06:23:40 +0530
Subject: angry man is his own worst enemy.
कः शत्रुर्दुर्जयः पुंसाम् कश्च व्यादिरनन्तकः
कीदृशस्च स्मृतः साधुरसाधुः कीदृषः स्मृतः॥७२॥
क्रोधः सुदुर्जयो शत्रुर्लोभो व्याधिरनन्तकः।
सर्वभूतहितः साधुरसाधुर्निर्दयः स्मृतः॥७३
महाभारते आरण्यकपर्वणि यक्षप्रश्ने अध्यायः २९७yakṣa uvāca--
kaḥ śatrurdurjayaḥ puṁsām kaśca vyādiranantakaḥ
kīdṛśasca smṛtaḥ sādhurasādhuḥ kīdṛṣaḥ smṛtaḥ||72||
krodhaḥ sudurjayo śatrurlobho vyādhiranantakaḥ|
sarvabhūtahitaḥ sādhurasādhurnirdayaḥ smṛtaḥ||73
mahabhārate āraṇyakaparvaṇi yakṣapraśne adhyāyaḥ 297
In the celebrated question-answer session between the Yaksha and the King Dharmaputra, the yaksha asks the king to define some very impossible characteristics of a man which are not easily controlled and some traits which makes the man very noble.
The questions by yaksha are.. Who is the most invincible enemy? Which is the most incurable disease? Who is the most noble person? Who is the most despicable person?
The wise king answers. (1) Uncontrollable anger or rage is the worst enemy one can have (2) Stinginess and jealousy are the most incurable diseases.
(3) The noble man is one who strives for ever for the welfare of all beings and (4) a man who has no place for kindness in his heart is the most despicable one.
The crisp answers speak volumes. Anger and its elder brother rage, have arrogance, thoughtlessness and violence as thier companions. Most of the destructive acts in the human lore were committed by persons under the influence of rage. A jealous fellow is always sad about what others have and does not care much about the huge possessions in his own kitty. And this fellow will never think of parting with even little of his welath for some good purpose. The noblest though that can arise to anyone is that "let there be welfare in the whole of universe..and since the universe includes this noble man also, and therefore he need not take special care of himself. And a person who does not have sympathy for anyone is not a human being at all.