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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

unwavering stance

क्षुधार्तो न तृणं चरति सिंहः॥१६४॥
संपत्तौ च विपत्तौ च महतां एकरूपता।
उदये सविता रक्तः रक्तश्चाऽस्तमने तथा॥
kṣudhārto na tṛṇaṁ carati siṁhaḥ||164||
saṁpattau ca viapattau ca mahatāṁ ekarūpatā|
udaye savitā raktaḥ raktaścā'stamane tathā||

"The lion will not take grass for food just because it is hungry beyond endurance".  

This is another aphorism from the great Chanakya. 
 To illustrate  this noble view another subhashitam is quoted.. 
"The noble persons have only one approach and stand, 
whether they are enjoying in affluence or are afflicted with poverty.  
Look at the Sun...when he is young and  raising in the morning, he appears dark red.  
At the end of the day, when the day has been lived and he has to depart into darkness, again his hue does not change.. 
He appears in his dark red colour, then too".

Every object, whether animate or inanimate, has its basic character and the noble and praiseworthy ones never change that.. 

if that basic character is lost, the identity is lost and everything is lost.  
Shakespeare waxed eloquent about the permanent and unwavering nature of love in his sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

The great Ravana is said to have stood steadfast
on the face of the vajrayudha and the fall of
thunderbolt and is described as not moving away even an inch in a fight


Alas, there are always chameleons...who change colour according to the environments just to
save their existence..but then they never reach immortality.


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