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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

strange bonanza

भग्नाशस्य करण्डपिण्डिततनोः म्लानेन्द्रियस्य क्षुधा
कृत्वाखुर् विवरं स्वयं निपतितो नक्तं मुखे भोगिनः।
तृप्तस्तत्पिशितेन सत्वरमसौ तेनेव यातः पथा
स्वस्थास्तिष्ठत दैवमेव हि नृणां वृद्धौ क्षये कारणं॥८२॥
भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकात्
bhagnāśasya karaṇḍapiṇḍitatanoḥ mlānendriyasya kṣudhā
kṛtvākhur vivaraṁ svayaṁ nipatito naktaṁ mukhe bhoginaḥ|
tṛptastatpiśitena satvaramasau teneva yātaḥ pathā
svasthāstiṣṭhata daivameva hi nṛṇāṁ vṛddhau kṣaye kāraṇaṁ||82||
bharthṛhareḥ nītisatakāt

This is a gem from Niiti Satakam of Bharthruhari.. An unfortunate snake landed up in the closed box of a charmer.  Finding no way out  and having lost all hope, it just curled up inside the box and remained there tired and emaciated without any food for days.  A nosy rat  during its nocturnal forays, managed to drill a hole on the box and entered the enclosure well in time to land up in the company of the snake.  The snake which was counting its hours before sure death due to starvation, made a sumptuous feast of the rodent.  It had the added bonanza by way of the hole prepared by the rat. The snake sneaked out through the hole and went away happily.  So people, do not lose your hope.. Stay happy.  You are not the masters of your future but fate is waiting for you round the corner whether for good or for bad.
The influence of serenditpity in human life is underlined here.  But the idea should not be extended to justify blissful inaction.  The poet has said elsewhere "whether death comes to day or  at the end of the millennium, one has to tread the path of justice".. and justice is not inaction.

।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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