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June 19th

Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
षड्दोषाः पुरुषेणेह हातव्या भूतिमिच्छता ।
निद्रा तन्द्रा भयं क्रोधः आलस्यं दीर्घसूत्रता ॥
- हितोपदेश, मित्रलाभ

ShaDdoShaaH puruSheNeha haatavyaa bhUtimichChataa ।
nidraa tandraa bhayaM krodhaH aalasyaM dIrghasUtrataa ॥
- hitopadesha, mitralaabha

Meaning of the subhAShita:
One desirous of prosperity should avoid 6 vices here - (excessive) sleep, fatigue, fear, anger, laziness and procrastination.

Hard work is what leads to prosperity and the success of any endeavor.

Excessive sleep - robs not only the time spent in sleeping but also the alertness of the person.

Fatigue - curtails one's enthusiasm to work towards his goal.

Fear - will not encourage one to be adventurous, to try new means and avenues toward accomplishing his task.

Anger - clouds one's judgement and leads him towards taking wrong, hasty steps, wrecking his own chances of achieving the goal.

Laziness - doesn't motivate one to get up and dust himself down. Nothing can be achieved by being stagnant. Industriousness is the only way to success.

Procrastination - is the art of putting off something that should have been done the day before yesterday, until the day after tomorrow!  This race of keeping up with yesterday surely is the easiest way towards self-sabotage.

None of these are conducive to prosperity. Avoid them at all costs!

pada vigrahaH:
षट् दोषाः पुरुषेण इह हातव्याः भूतिम् इच्छताः ।
ShaT doShaaH puruSheNa iha haatavyaaH bhUtim ichChataaH ।

निद्रा तन्द्रा भयं क्रोधः आलस्यं दीर्घ-सूत्रता ॥
nidraa tandraa bhayaM krodhaH aalasyaM dIrgha-sUtrataa ॥

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