January 5th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
जलबिन्दुनिपातेन क्रमशः पूर्यते घटः
स हेतुः सर्व विद्यानां धर्मस्य च धनस्य च
- हितोपदेश, सुहृद्भेद

Transliteration:
jalabindunipaatena kramashaH pUryate ghaTaH
sa hetuH sarva vidyaanaaM dharmasya cha dhanasya cha
- hitopadesha, suhRudbheda

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Due to the falling droplets of water, the pot gradually fills. This is the reason (and motivation) for all vidyaa (knowledge), virtue and wealth too.

Commentary:
Tiny drops make the mighty ocean! Isn't it....

Every droplet of water is just as important as the other, and all of them culminate together to make the ocean - big and mighty. No drop is futile, because, if one keeps discounting those little drops, the whole ocean can be drained out...

Same is the case while learning, earning or practicing moral merit. Every little bit of knowledge accounts to the person being learned! Every aspect of one's wealth makes him wealthy. Every action of virtue converges together to make a person meritorious.

One needs to utilize very learning opportunity that comes his way and every passing moment to do good deeds. Every wasted drop, keeps the pot from being called full!

Let's get learning...

pada vigrahaH:
जल बिन्दु निपातेन क्रमशः पूर्यते घटः
jala bindu nipaatena kramashaH pUryate ghaTaH

स हेतुः सर्व विद्यानां धर्मस्य च धनस्य च
sa hetuH sarva vidyaanaaM dharmasya cha dhanasya cha

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