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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Even a falcon cannot fly over money

यस्यार्थास्तस्य मित्राणि यस्यार्थास्तस्य बान्धवाः।
यस्यार्थास्स पुमांल्लोके यस्यार्थाः स च पण्डितः॥८३-३५॥
यस्यार्थाः स च विक्रान्तो यस्यार्थाः स च बुद्धिमान्।
यस्यार्थाः स महाभागो यस्यार्थाः स महागुणः ॥८३॥३६॥
यस्यार्थाः धर्मकामार्थास्तस्य सर्वं प्रदक्षिणं।
अधनेनार्थकामेन नार्थः शक्यो विचिन्वता॥८३--३८॥
श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे युद्धकाण्दे॥।
yasyārthāstasya mitrāṇi yasyārthāstasya bāndhavāḥ|
yasyārthāssa pumāṁlloke yasyārthāḥ sa ca paṇḍitaḥ||83-35||
yasyārthāḥ sa ca vikrānto yasyārthāḥ sa ca buddhimān|
yasyārthāḥ sa mahābhāgo yasyārthāḥ sa mahāguṇaḥ  ||83||36||
yasyārthāḥ dharmakāmārthāstasya sarvaṁ pradakṣiṇaṁ|
adhaneenārthakāmena nārthaḥ śakyo vicinvatā ||83--38||
śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇe yuddhakāṇde|||

In yuddhakaandam of Vaalmikiramaayanam, the war between Rama and Ravana is at its peak. It is an estblished practice in warfield to plant wrong information of danger and failure to the opposition camp and, Ravana, the master of  tricks as he is managed to create a scene where a look-alike of Matha Seetha was planned to be executed.  This was reported by Hanumanji to Rama.  In his deep love for Sita, the first reaction of Rama was to faint.. His younger brother Lakshmana, standing near him tried to console him by embracing hime and telling soothing wordsl  But in the course of the speech Lakshmana could not conceal the disappoint at all that happened to Rama, Seetha and him.  They were of the Royal household of the richest Ayodhya and they were even now eageraly being awaited there by a pair of loving brothers, a lot of kinsmen and the whole subjects in unison. But here they were suffering in penury..Lakshmana in his despair is giving vent to his feelins.
"There will be friends only for a fellow who has wealth. There will be relatives only for a person with a lot of walth. Only the wealthy person will be praised as embodinment of manliness, as the storhouse of all knowledge. One who has wealth will be called as valourous, wealthy, source of all fortune and repository of all virtues. One who has wealth remains as a person whose duties, desires, and earthly needs are all effectively looked after and all the needy go around him in supplication. A person could not achieve any favourable results even if he is ready to strive hard, if he has no money.

This is an extreme view of life.  Money cannot bring all  that is sublime in life.  But when  even persons of lofty character and determination and cornered by grief, they tend to lament  over something not very important at all.  In fact the three persons, Rama, Seetha and Lakshmana are Narayana, Maa Lakshmi, and Aadisesha,  all sources of divine fortune and blessing for the entire univers.
Even a falcon cannot fly over money, is a saying in Malayalam.

।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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