November 5th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अनाहूताः स्वयं यान्ति रसास्वादविलोलुपाः
निवारिता न गच्छन्ति मक्षिका इव भिक्षुकाः

Transliteration:
anaahUtaaH svayaM yaanti rasaasvaadavilolupaaH
nivaaritaa na gachChanti makShikaa iva bhikShukaaH

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Those desirous of food come uninvited. Like the flies, beggars do not leave even when deterred.

Commentary:
When hunger strikes, self esteem is thrown to the wind. Just like the flies that keep swarming around the fruit, despite being shooed; a beggar keeps coming back asking for alms, although he is shunned many times.

When desire or greed blinds one's thought, without his knowledge, he behaves like the beggar.

Know when to give up.

pada vigrahaH:
अनाहूताः स्वयं यान्ति रस अस्वाद विलोलुपाः
anaahUtaaH svayaM yaanti rasa asvaada vilolupaaH

निवारिता न गच्छन्ति मक्षिका इव भिक्षुकाः
nivaaritaa na gachChanti makShikaa iva bhikShukaaH



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