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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

what is comfortable life

आरोग्यमानृण्यमविप्रवासः सद्भिर्मनुष्यैः सह संप्रयोगः।
स्वप्रत्यया वृत्तिरभीतवासः षट् जीवलोकस्य सुखानि राजन्॥७३
श्रीमहाभारते उद्योगपर्वणि प्रजागरणपर्वणि विदुरनीत्याम् अध्यायः ३३

ārogyamānṛṇyamavipravāsaḥ sadbhirmanuṣyaiḥ saha saṁprayogaḥ|

svapratyayā vṛttirabhītavāsaḥ ṣaṭ jīvalokasya sukhāni rājan ||73
śrīmahābhārate udyogaparvaṇi prajāgaraṇaparvaṇi viduranītyām adhyāyaḥ 33

Vidura in his discourse on lifestyle management and statecraft to his brother and king Dhritarashtra ennumerates the six ingredients of comfortable living for a person.

" Oh King,  good health,  living without any indebtedness, stay at one's own home where he is born and brought up, company and transaction with noble people, an assured means of livelihood to his own taste, and living without fear are the most significant ingredients for a comfortable living for a human being."


There can be no dispute about the above comforts desired by all human beings if they are to find any meaning in life.  
Health is the greatest asset. All other things follow..

Indebtedness either material or moral saps the free spirit of man.


 Even though most of us are forced to leave our  home of birth in search of livelihood, the most comfortable are those that can find a niche in his own native place.Even Rama said, api swarnamayee Lanka na me Lakshmana rochate, jananee janmabhuumischa swargaadapi gareeyasee..  Mother and motherland are more dear to me than even Heaven,  and I do not find any attractiveness in this Lanka decked with Gold, Laksmana...were his words.


 Cozy and enlightening company of kindred noble souls make life worth living.


 The wealth which one would have inherited will not last long and never would suffice for a lifetime.. So an avocation which brings in earnings is a sin qua non.. and one can have peace of mind if and only if that avocation is to his tastes.

Fear can originate from  nature, enemies of the nation, from one's own near and dear, from diseases and a plethora of other sources. If such fears are absent the earth becomes a paradise.


The welfare state alone can provide a citizen with the above  style of life.  So Vidura is indicating at the welfare state that the ruler should provide.
 These  facts are relevant in their  entirety even in the present day scenario








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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
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|