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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

blessed are those birds

धन्यानां गिरिकन्धरेषु वसतां ज्योतिः परां ध्यायतां
आनन्दाश्रुजलं पिबन्ति शकुनाः निःशङ्कं अङ्के शयाः।
अस्माकं तु मनोरथोपरचितप्रासादवापीतट
क्रीडाकाननकेळिकौतुकजुषाम् आयुः परं क्षीयते॥१४॥
भर्त्तृहरेः वैराग्यशतकात्

dhanyānāṁ girikandhareṣu vasatāṁ jyotiḥ parāṁ dhyāyatāṁ
ānandāśrujalaṁ pibanti śakunāḥ niḥśaṅkaṁ aṅke śayāḥ|
asmākaṁ tu manorathoparacitaprāsādavāpītaṭa
krīḍākānanakeḻikautukajuṣām āyuḥ paraṁ kṣīyate||14||
bharttṛhareḥ vairāgyaśatakāt

dhanyaanaaM girikandhareSu vasataaM jyotiH paraaM dhyaayataaM
aanandaashrujalaM pibanti shakunaaH niHsha~NkaM a~Nke shayaaH.
asmaakaM tu manorathoparachitapraasaadavaapiitaTa
kriiDaakaananakeLikautukajuSaam aayuH paraM kSiiyate..14..
bharttR^ihareH vairaagyashatakaat

the futile search of the mortals for finding happiness in worldly objects is underlined by the philosopher king Bhartruhari in his Vairagyasataka.

The birds flying free in the yonder skies are blissful as they visit the blessed ascetics who do penance in the remote caves of the mountains and are shedding tears of ecstacy on discovering the ultimate bright light of divinity. Those birds nuzzle on the laps of the great sages and eagerly drink those tears of sweet realization . Indeed blessed are those birds.  We the human beings travel in the chariots of our imaginations visiting the playhouses of desire seeking temporary pleasures  and in this process our lifetime is getting depleted and wasted for ever.

Even the birds which according to our perception have no sixth sense realize how noble the seers who are sitting in penance are and without any inhibition they occupy their laps.  The human tears which taste salty for us, are sweet when it flows from the enlightened eyes of those sages..and the teardrops are drunk by the birds as if it is honey. The absolute trust in the nobility of the divine make the lives of such birds divine.  But  we human beings, run after ephemeral pleasures and waste away our lives. 
As Shankara says, "Lokam shokahatam cha samastham.."

।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. Anonymous9:04 AM

    I liked the name of your blog "kanfusion". If all this Vedic verses and knowledge leads you to the "Paramarthika Sathyam" then it is good. Until that point in time it is just intellectual jugglery and nothing more.. Just like another piece of knowledge like "Who is the first person who landed in moon?" which will not help us in anyway.

    Only Vedantha knowledge is a big exception compared to other worldly knowledge since it takes you to truth. Now a days even that has become subjects floating on the University desks which will make it loose its relevance. Idea of "Gita for management" will not be a good idea since it will dilute the intensity of its content and will end up doing no good to anyone..

    - A Well Wisher..

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  3. thanks for the well wisher..let me tell than kanfusion is not confusion. I have never thought that this is a blog for spiritual pursuit per se. If, spirituality as a part of human life appears here, it is only incidental. My quotes are more from secular texts and even from the so-called religious texts, my attempt was to imbibe the values. Mine is an effort on many facets of life. Intellectual jugglery is a cliched can be used for anything like socialism. Okey the tastes of the world are varied.. Bhinnaruchirhi lokah.. I take this that way

  4. Anonymous10:44 PM

    To say that any information is irrelevant is wrong. Data when processed becomes information. Information when processed becomes Knowledge. To Block any data as useless will lead loss of some information and thereby Knowledge.
    The connection from data to knowledge is very complicated. Everybody saw apple falling but that will not lead to Gravitation theory per se. Lots of work is required.

  5. relevance or irrelevance is very subjective. and the views on any subject is equally based on individual perception. Views are also contextual.. and even great seers when dealing with one particular subject go all out in praise of that in isolation and even tend to belittle some other equally important aspect.. There is no standards for opinion..The same set of words emanating from the same source at the same time may convey different meanings to various perceivers.. data is something which is there whether one wants or not..more important is the processing of the data

  6. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Yes I agree with everything that you have said. It depends on each person to convert the data to knowledge hence I quoted Newton. But another aspect is our brain can take data only in binary as 0/1. many times we miss the data if it is neither. hence I said irrelevant data is very dangerous concept. making it relevant is every bodies individual capability.

  7. "This blog will contain an assorted mixture of whatever that pours out of my mind and finds expression in words.. I love the beauty of words, I love my friends and above all I love the dark pearl of dwaraka, the one and only krishna". Namaste. When you love the beauty of words, you may also know that that beauty has its accepted law of Grammar. I mean,as by definition 'pAndityam is dOshadarshanam', to point out: please correct the typo, upper case D for dwaraka and add Shree for and upper case K for krishna.

  8. Respected Sir, I had not seen this comment earlier. I may have ideas but I am a clumsy typist..pen and paper were my forte.. The omission to use upper case was not at all intentional..Maybe fingers do not keep pace with thoughts.. something like yato vacho nivarthante.. I have attempted to correct the error.. with thanks and apologies..