May 2nd


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
लोभमूलानि पापानि रसमूलाश्च व्याधयः
इष्टमूलानि शोकानि त्रीणि त्यक्त्वा सुखी भव

Transliteration:
lobhamUlaani paapaani rasamUlaashcha vyaadhayaH
iShTamUlaani shokaani trINi tyaktvaa sukhI bhava

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Greed originates sins, taste is the base for diseases, desire is the source for grievances. Abandon these 3 and attain happiness!

Commentary:
No one wants to commit crime or sin. Every being's internal hard-wiring warns him against performing that which is not 'dharma'. Every one has this conscience. Yet, what is the reason for so much crime and sin in the world? The motivation is greed. Greed driven are the actions that lead to sin. The anxiety to posses the object of interest, makes one perform sin.

They say, 'You are what you eat'. That means one's health is a mirror image of his eating habits. Eating habits originate in one's weakness for taste. If he yields to it every time, it is bound to show up as diseases.

If one is sad, it is because he is disappointed. The disappointment arises from anticipation of a particular outcome from any circumstance. More than the expectation, it is the insistence on the expectation that causes sorrow. This insistence is born of desires.

1. Earth can provide to satisfy every man's needs, but not enough for one man's greed.
2. Eat healthy, stay healthy.
3. Moderate thy desires.

Remembering these 3 points can make life a lot merrier.

pada vigrahaH:
लोभ मूलानि पापानि रस मूलाः च व्याधयः
lobha mUlaani paapaani rasa mUlaaH cha vyaadhayaH

इष्ट मूलानि शोकानि त्रीणि त्यक्त्वा सुखी भव
iShTa mUlaani shokaani trINi tyaktvaa sukhI bhava

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