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May 18th

Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
नाराजके जनपदे स्वकं भवति कस्यचित्
मत्स्या इव नरा नित्यं भक्षयन्ति परस्परम्

- रामायण, अयोध्याकाण्ड

naaraajake janapade svakaM bhavati kasyachit
matsyaa iva naraa nityaM bhakShayanti parasparam
- raamaayaNa, ayodhyaakaaNDa

Meaning of the subhAShita:
In a nation with no leader, nothing is one's own. Just as the fish, people constantly consume each other.

Anarchy is detrimental to the society on many levels. For the subjects, it disrupts lives as they know. A commoner can not lead a life of normalcy and feel safe under his own roof. There is nothing one can claim as his own, in such a land. In that case, where are peace and prosperity?

When there is no commander-in-chief for a society, everyone has their own say. Only the rough and rugged survive these scenarios. The milder and common, which is a majority of the population, suffer unjustly. Just as the bigger fish in a tank prey upon the smaller fish and eat them raw, the rugged devour the weak in such a society.

Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny. No power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by the laws. Avoid such situations at all costs.

pada vigrahaH:
न अराजके जनपदे स्वकं भवति कस्यचित्
na araajake janapade svakaM bhavati kasyachit

मत्स्याः इव नराः नित्यं भक्षयन्ति परस्परम्
matsyaaH iva naraaH nityaM bhakShayanti parasparam

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