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Monday, April 30, 2012

Such people only add to the huge mass of human waste that is pulling the earth apart.

अर्थेन किं कृपणहस्तगतेन तेन  रूपेण किं गुणपराक्रमवर्जितेन।
मित्रेण किं व्यसनकालपराङ्मुखेन ज्ञानेन किं बहुशठाधिकमत्सरेण॥१४
चाणक्यराजनीतिशास्त्रे द्वितीयोऽध्यायः
arthena kiṁ kṛpaṇahastagatena tena  rūpeṇa kiṁ guṇaparākramavarjitena|
mitreṇa kiṁ vyasanakālaparāṅmukhena jñānena kiṁ bahuśaṭhādhikamatsareṇa||14
cāṇakyarājanītiśāstre dvitīyo'dhyāyaḥ
The great statesman Chanakya underlines the futility of some great things when they fall into bad hands.  He says  " What is the use of huge wealth if it is in the hands of a wicked and stingy person? What is the use of physical beauty on a person who is bereft of virtue and valour?  What is the use of a friend who will not come to one's help when one is in real difficulty?  What is the use for knowledge when it is being applied for intrigues and mutual rivalry?

There are people who work hard and earn a lot of wealth.  But often, their mindset is towards hoarding whatever they have and they will never have the magnanity to help others in need. They are either stingy, or they will spend their money only in ostentation  They cease to have any social relevance.
Some people are born with great physical beauty and charm.  But they never acquire any good qualities and they act like cowards where they are expected to show their mettle.  For the society they are heavy burdens.
The test of a true friend will be when he comes to the rescue of a friend who is facing danger.  When we are in comfort and in good repute in the society there will be lots and lots of people who will claim and act as if they are our best friends. But in real crunch situations only the real friend will show up.
Spending time and energy in futile criticism of one another and plotting the downfall of the peers are some of the  the bad  qualities developed by people of great knowledge.  If the wealth of knowledge is not utilized in the betterment of the society, such knowledge goes waste.
Such people only add to the huge mass of human waste that is pulling the earth apart.

।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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