October 7th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
चिन्तनीया हि विपदाम् आदावेव प्रतिक्रिया |
न कूपखननं युक्तं प्रदीप्ते वह्निना गृहे ||
- समयोचितपद्यमालिका

Transliteration:
chintanIyaa hi vipadaam aadaaveva pratikriyaa |
na kUpakhananaM yuktaM pradIpte vahninaa gRuhe ||
- samayochitapadyamaalikaa

Meaning of the subhAShita:
The remedy to a problem should be thought of ahead of time. It is not appropriate to dig a well when the house is on fire.

Commentary:
Fire hydrants! It is not a smart idea to start digging a well when the house is burning ablaze. The problem should be anticipated well ahead of time and appropriate plans should be made in the case of a crisis. This is called planning.

Without planning, no job can be accomplished to its fullest potential. Crisis management should be given enough thought in the very beginning, else, the effort put into the actual job might go waste.

Get pro-active! Plan intelligently!!

pada vigrahaH:
चिन्तनीया हि विपदाम् आदौ एव प्रतिक्रिया |
chintanIyaa hi vipadaam aadau eva pratikriyaa |

न कूप खननं युक्तं प्रदीप्ते वह्निना गृहे ||
na kUpa khananaM yuktaM pradIpte vahninaa gRuhe ||

2 comments:

  1. I have read all the 13 posts and each one is very deservingly a pearl of wisdom.

    Great thinking to share the knowledge and distribute in a concise, short enough to easily learn and digest the thoughts each day.

    Thanks for your wonderful effort.

    Keep up the great work and continue this good effort. I am sure like minded people will join along the way to share your passion, thoughts and deeds as waters of a ocean go in the same direction.

    People of all age will enjoy your blogs.
    May your vidya dhaanam continue to prosper and cherish for goodness of others.

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  2. Thanks Hari for your wonderful comments. They are big words. Just a very small attempt at putting together the thoughts learnt during school days.

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