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
pachai maamalai pol mene
Saturday, January 21, 2012
the five mothers
गुरुपत्नी राजपत्नी ज्येष्ठपत्नी तथैव च पत्नीमाता स्वमाता च पञ्चैते मातरस्मृता॥२३॥ नीतिसारे gurupatnī rājapatnī jyeṣṭahpatnī tathaiva ca patnīmātā svamātā ca pañcaite mātarasmṛtā||23|| nītisāree
This is a very important reminder from Niitisaaram, an ancient text which give very apt advice on lifestyle management.
The wife of the preceptor or the teacher, the wife of the elder
brother, the queen of the land, mother of the wife and once own mother
are all equal in status as mother. Elsewhere it is said that
mother earth and dhaatree, who gives the children breastmilk even though
they are not natural mothers are also placed on the same pedestal.