May 14th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
गते शोको न कर्तव्यो भविष्यं नैव चिन्तयेत्
वर्तमानेन कालेन प्रवर्तन्ते विचक्षणाः
- चाणक्य नीति

Transliteration:
gate shoko na kartavyo bhaviShyaM naiva chintayet
vartamaanena kaalena pravartante vichakShaNaaH
- chaaNakya nIti

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Do not anguish about the past, do not think about the future. The intelligent preside only in the present time.

Commentary:
There is no point crying over spilt milk!

Also, do not count the chickens before the eggs hatch - either!!

Past deeds have happened and gone. No matter how much one thinks about it, frets about it, there is nothing that he can do to erase it and change it as desired.

Future is not here yet. Man proposes, God disposes. The outcome of the future is in nobody's hands. So, what is the point in wasting the present time in planning and worrying about the future. Shouldn't we focus the energy on the current time in hand and leave the future result to, well..., the future?

The past is history, the future's mystery, today is a gift, that's why it's called the 'present'! Live in the present, makes it easier to handle the past and the prospects of the future brighter too.

pada vigrahaH:
गते शोकः न कर्तव्यः भविष्यं न एव चिन्तयेत्
gate shokaH na kartavyaH bhaviShyaM na eva chintayet

वर्तमानेन कालेन प्रवर्तन्ते विचक्षणाः
vartamaanena kaalena pravartante vichakShaNaaH

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