May 13th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
ऐक्यं बलं समाजस्य तदभावे स दुर्बलः
तस्मादैक्यं प्रशम्सन्ति दृढं राष्ट्रहितैशिणः

Transliteration:
aikyaM balaM samaajasya tadabhaave sa durbalaH
tasmaadaikyaM prashamsanti dRuDhaM raaShTrahitaishiNaH

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Unity is the strength of a society, scarcity of which makes it weak. Hence, the well-wishers of nations have upheld unity.

Commentary:
There is immense strength in unity. When a society is unified in one force, it becomes impossible for an outsider to penetrate and infiltrate into their system. When there is a scarcity for this unifying force, the whole society and the nation in turn become vulnerable. Hence, the well-wishers of nations have sung praises of unity. It was the vital force during the freedom struggles of all nations.

If the same principle is stepped down and brought down to a family unit, it still holds good! Unity in a family keeps the family together and that boosts the confidence and faith of each individual person as well.

At work places, 'team spirit' is highly regarded and people who possess it, are considered 'easy to work with'.

It is even seen in the story of the 'Pigeons and the hunter' that the birds could all escape easily because of unity.

The famous quote 'United we stand, divided we fall' holds good at all times, in all eras and at all levels.

pada vigrahaH:
ऐक्यं बलं समाजस्य तत् अभावे स दुर्बलः
aikyaM balaM samaajasya tat abhaave sa durbalaH

तस्मात् ऐक्यं प्रशम्सन्ति दृढं राष्ट्र हितैशिणः
tasmaat aikyaM prashamsanti dRuDhaM raaShTra hitaishiNaH

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