May 4th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अनादायी व्ययं कुर्यादसहायी रणप्रियः
आतुरः सर्वभक्षी च नरः शीघ्रं विनश्यति
- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार

Transliteration:
anaadaayI vyayaM kuryaadasahaayI raNapriyaH
aaturaH sarvabhakShI cha naraH shIghraM vinashyati
- subhaaShitaratnabhaaNDaagaara

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Devoid of income, (still) a spend thrift; helpless, (but) fond of picking fights; diseased, (yet) eating anything and everything - such persons perish soon.

Commentary:
1. Stretch the feet only as far as the bed. Do not live beyond your means. Many are such sayings. They are all professing the same value. Be judicious in spending! Especially those whose income is challenged. It is not advisable to spend a dollar when one is finding it hard to dish out even a penny. He cannot prosper.

2. It is not wise to pick a fight in the first place. Still, if one wants to pick a fight, he has to pick someone his own size. It is not prudent to start a tiff with a someone much bigger than himself, both in size and stature, and have no back up. He cannot win.

3. You become what you eat. Eating habits define a person's physical as well as emotional health. If food is treated as medicine to sustain the body, he can be in good health. One won't take medicine unnecessarily nor more than the recommended quantity, for the pertaining illness. Same is with food. Especially when one is in bad health, it is not wise to eat delicacies to satiate his palate even though it can prove adverse to his condition. His health will only deteriorate.

People with any of these 3 temperaments perish faster than they should or would. Beware, take care.

pada vigrahaH:
अनादायी व्ययं कुर्यात् असहायी रण प्रियः
anaadaayI vyayaM kuryaat asahaayI raNa priyaH

आतुरः सर्व भक्षी च नरः शीघ्रं विनश्यति
aaturaH sarva bhakShI cha naraH shIghraM vinashyati

No comments:

Post a Comment