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Friday, July 06, 2012

following the footsteps




यूयं एव अस्य जानीत यो अयं यत् वा करिष्यति।

अहिरेव अहेः पादान् विजानाति न संशयः॥ ५-४२-९ 

वाल्मीकिरामायणम् सुन्दरकाण्डं 

yūyaṁ eva asya jānīta yo ayaṁ yat vā kariṣyati |

ahireeva aheḥ pādān vijānāti na saṁśayaḥ || 5-42-9 

vālmīkirāmāyaṇam sundarakāṇḍaṁ 

We all quote the saying, 


പാമ്പിന്റെ ചോട് 
പാമ്പിനേ അറിയൂ 


பாம்பின் கால் பாம்புக்கே 
புரியும் 


this is taken from Sundarakandam of Valmiki 

Ramayanam.. Hanuman, after meeting Sita had 

proceeded to destroy the Ashokavanam.. Then the 

Rakshasis who had seen the monkey with Sita a few 

moment earlier, interrogate her about who 

monkey was. For this Sita replies. " How do I know? 

This is your and Ravana's country. And the demons are 

famous for their disguises. So you alone should know 

who this is and what he is doing. There is no doubt 

that only a serpent can know and follow the path of 

another serpent."