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Friday, June 24, 2011

No appeals and reviews here

च्छिन्नोऽपि रोहति तरुः क्षीणोऽप्युपचीयते पुनश्चन्द्रः।
इति विमृशन्तः सन्तः सन्तप्यन्ते न दुःखेषु॥७९॥
भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकात्
cchinno'pi rohati taruḥ kṣīṇoo'pyupacīyate punaścandraḥ|
iti vimṛśantaḥ santaḥ santapyante na duḥkheṣu||79||
bhartṛhareḥ nītiśatakāt

Another very soothing aphorism from Bhartruhari...in his neetishatakam
" Even when a tree is mutilated by cutting off its branches, it grows new branches in time and regains its original grandeur.  Similarly even though the moon goes into vitual nothinness by every new moon day, he picks up his pieces of crescents and grows into fullness gradually once again.  Taking these as their role models in life noble people never grieve too much when misfortune strike them hard.

The simple but elegant expostulation of the nature of things in the universe is really worth pondering over  repeatedly .  The cycle of life is like a cartwheel.  Often, one part of it rubs with hard earth but while the wheel rolls on, that part reaches the uppermost and comfortable part in its journey. These ups and downs repeat with periodic precison.  However, if the wheel stops at any point, its fate is doomed. It will be completed grounded.  Pundits of lifestyle management may say that proper planning and execution can make life bright all the time.. Such projection of life as an everlasting honeymoon journey is completely wrong.  No one can plan for ascendancy at every twist and turn of life.  Windfalls as well as misfortunes like thunderbolt, visit and strike us at the most unexpected moment. The statistical parameters may add up to infinity and so no prediction is possible.  The ideal policy is to grin and bear it.  An optimist can always see a sheet of sunlight at the farthest end of the tunnel.  And time and fate are very tough taskmasters. Quite unlike our bosse who at worst would threaten or  record some adverse remarks in our annual performance appraisal,  nature simply delivers its punishments and bounties with dizzying speed and strength.  No appeals and reviews here.  However, remember that no one can break the human spirit.  If one refuses to become desolate come whatever may,  all forces will stand stupefied before him.
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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
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|