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November 19th

Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अति दानात् बलिर्वधो ह्यति मानात् सुयोधनः
अति लौल्यात् रावणो हन्तः अति सर्वत्र वर्जयेत्

ati daanaat balirvadho hyati maanaat suyodhanaH
ati loulyaat raavaNo hantaH ati sarvatra varjayet

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Bali met his end due to his extreme charity, Suyodhana (Duryodhana) was killed due to his excessive pride, far too much lust brought the end to Ravana. (Hence) give up 'excess' in everything.

Moderation is the key!

Bali, Duryodhana and Ravana have set examples of how NOT to overindulge in any kind of vasanaa-s or notions.

Anything that exceeds required bounds will prove fatal. Like they say, 'Too much is too bad'. Even if one is eating their most favorite dish, they could relish it only for so long. It will not be so enticing after that. Despite the fact, if one eats forcefully, it aggravates into a health hazard. Similarly, anything that crosses over a line, brings unwanted repercussions.

Check thy habits.  Know thy limits.

pada vigrahaH:
अति दानात् बलिः वधः हि अति मानात् सुयोधनः
ati daanaat baliH vadhaH hi ati maanaat suyodhanaH

अति लौल्यात् रावणः हन्तः अति सर्वत्र वर्जयेत्
ati loulyaat raavaNaH hantaH ati sarvatra varjayet