June 25th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
औषधार्थसुमन्त्राणां बुद्धिश्चैव महात्मनाम्
असाध्यं नास्ति लोकेऽत्र यद्ब्रह्माण्डस्य मध्यगम्
- पञ्चतन्त्र

Transliteration:
auShadhaarthasumantraaNaaM buddhishchaiva mahaatmanaam
asaadhyaM naasti loke.tra yadbrahmaaNDasya madhyagam
- pa~nchatantra

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Medicine, wealth, good counsel, intellect of the noble - nothing in this world exists that is impossible for these.

Commentary:
If there is a problem, there is a solution! Between medicine, wealth, good counsel and the intellect of the noble, every issue in the world can be addressed!!

What are the kinds of problems one might face -

Sickness - there is medicine for that.

Food, water, shelter, comforts - wealth can address that.

Stress, mental burdens - good counsel puts them to rest.

Day to day issues, or long term problems - none the intellect of the noble and wise can't tackle.

So, don't lose heart at the advent of troubles, keep the faith and use the right tool to beat it. Obviously one can't take medicine as a substitute to shelter :). But sometimes, when the issues are not so black and white, it takes prudence to decide the course of action.

Be prudent.

pada vigrahaH:
औषध-अर्थ-सुमन्त्राणां बुद्धिः च एव महात्मनाम्
auShadha-artha-sumantraaNaaM buddheH cha eva mahaatmanaam

असाध्यं न अस्ति लोके अत्र यत् ब्रह्माण्डस्य मध्यगम्
asaadhyaM na asti loke atra yat brahmaaNDasya madhyagam

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