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Monday, May 30, 2011

sambhavaami yuge yuge....

परिवर्त्तिनि संसारे मृतः को वा न जायते।
स जातो येन जातेन याति वंशः समुन्नतिं॥२४
भर्त्तृहरेः नीतिशतकात्
parivarttini saṁsāre mṛtaḥ ko vā na jāyate|
sa jāto yena jātena yāti vaṁśaḥ samunnatiṁ||24
bharttṛhareḥ nītiśatakāt

Another terse statement by Bharthruhari.. " In this world which is so dynamic and whose hallmark is change, many are born and most of them are reborn, and such births have no significance.  A person is actually born only if because of his birth, his clan attains heights of reputation and immortality."
 How true it is. As the Blessed Lord pointed out in Gita, jaatasya hi dhruvo mrutyuH dhruvam janma mrithasya cha..जातस्य हि ध्रुवो मृत्य्ः ध्रुवं जन्म मृतस्य च" (there is death for everyone who is born and everyone who is dead will come back  again in a new life)  and  Shankara as  talked about punarapi maranam punarapi jananam punarapi jananee jaDare sayanam..पुनरपि जननं पुनरपि मरणं पुनरपि जननी जठरे शयनं" (birth again and again, death again and again and  sojourn in mother's womb everytime),  the life cycle is dynamic..Nature's function is to recycle  everything from life to death and and back from death to life.  Many insignificant persons are born and dead like vermin. Generations pass and such births and deaths go unnoticed.
 But as though it is the good  fortune of the millennium great souls are born and the entire world changes for the better through their hallowed presence(संभवामि युगे युगे  sambhavaami yuge yuge) .  These and the real births.  Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, the Prophet, Shankara,  Vivekanada, Gandhiji, all were born like this.  They all join the hall of fame. We can include even our Sachin Tendulkar to this list.  Through their presence in the world, they have  made their clan, their country and the whole earth greater than what it was when they came in. We celebrate such births as festivals.

Of course some persons are born to deliver incurable gashes of the face of earth...the demons and tyrants of history, the warlords, the extremists.. I don't venture to name them.
They left or are leaving their marks on the earth in a negative way.

।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|


  1. Hello Mama,

    Good post but one confusion.
    jatasya hi dhruvo mrtyur dhruvam janma mrtasya ca,
    kimartham anusochitum?

    When it is acknowledged that the 'thing' that is born again is not the body, then there is really no point is being associated, be proud or shameful about matters relating to the body. Isn't it right to say some body in my (body's) clan rather than somebody in my clan?

    Maybe I am rambling incoherently at 1 AM in the night. But, just a thought.

  2. My dear professor jana, you will never ramble or be incoherent. Your interjection is worth a million pounds of gold. However, the immortality of the soul is for more philosophical minds..when we are regulating the lifestyle existing in the frame of reference of this body and its immediate environs as we conceive them in an ordinary way we can see the shadows of birth and rebirth and the cycle. This is for the mundane bodybased, maaya-operated system. If we switch over to the advaitic perceptions and start contemplating over the total illusion that is the drama of life we all enact in this world willy-nilly, many things become meaningless including this blog, the cyberworld, lifestyle management and so on. This inherent contradiction is a fait accompli. Why, we see contradictions even between Newtonian Relativity and Einsteinian Relativity.. It is in the eye of the beholder. Nothing is real, nor anything is unreal for sure.. It is only the frame of reference that makes all the difference. Youngsters, who are all lucky, progress from graduation to post graduation and from there to doctorate and further up, but oldies like me have reached a plateau. From there the vision can be blurred. That is why I call myself Kanfusion. These posts are based only on the realities as we perceive with our mundane eyes, body and brain.