May 17th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
भये वा यदि वा हर्षे सम्प्राप्‍ते यो विमर्शयेत्
कृत्यं न कुरुते वेगान्न स सन्तापमाप्नुयात्
- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार

Transliteration:
bhaye vaa yadi vaa harShe sampraapte yo vimarshayet
kRutyaM na kurute vegaanna sa santaapamaapnuyaat
- subhaaShitaratnabhaaNDaagaara

Meaning of the subhAShita:
When in fear or in happiness, he who thinks his actions through and does nothing in haste, will not undergo sorrow (suffering).

Commentary:
Life is a cycle. It throws at one, good times as well as bad. Some of them bring excessive joy, while some bring fear. In either circumstance, chances are, one will react to it hastily. When one reacts hastily, he is bound to make mistakes he might regret later. But sped arrows and spoken words can never be taken back. He would have already caused the damage, be it intentional or unintentional. When such actions are set in motion, chances are, the other person too retaliates with more force. This becomes a never ending vicious cycle.

The poet in this verse hence opines that, he who thinks his actions through will save some suffering and regrets for himself as well as others around him. Thoughtless actions have caused great harm and history is proof for that. If we do not choose to repeat history, thoughtfulness about one's own actions as well as the better good is the winning way!

To build may have to be a slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless action of a single day.

Think your actions through...

pada vigrahaH:
भये वा यदि वा हर्षे सम्प्राप्‍ते यः विमर्शयेत्
bhaye vaa yadi vaa harShe sampraapte yaH vimarshayet

कृत्यं न कुरुते वेगात् न स सन्तापम् आप्नुयात्
kRutyaM na kurute vegaat na sa santaapam aapnuyaat

2 comments:

  1. ALL ARE VERY POWERFUL VERSES. I AM VERY HAPPY TO READY THESE EVERYDAY. BUT I DIDN'T GET THE VERSUS FOR 2016. EVEN THOUGH IT'S MY GOODNESS TO GO THROUGH THIS. VERY VERY THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORTS.

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    1. Glad you are enjoying it. I have not been updating with new posts as I am working on a different project currently. Hopefully some time in the future, I will be able to add on a few. Thx for your kind words :).

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