July 17th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
कः कालः कानि मित्राणि को देशः कौ व्ययाऽगमौ
कश्चाहं का च मे शक्तिरिति चिन्त्यं मुहुर्मुहुः
- चाणक्य नीति

Transliteration:
kaH kaalaH kaani mitraaNi ko deshaH kau vyayaa.gamau
kashchaahaM kaa cha me shaktiriti chintyaM muhurmuhuH
- chaaNakya nIti

Meaning of the subhAShita:
What are (my) circumstances, who are (my) friends, what is the region, what are (my) income and expenses, who am I and what are my strengths - these should be thought over, again and again.

Commentary:
If one asked - do fish grow on trees, the answer is always the same - NO! But certain questions do not have the same answer always, nor is it as simple. Few such questions are about one's own current situation. The situations are new and different every time. Hence, the answers, are different each time as well!

To be on top of his own state of affairs, one has to question himself, again and again, what his circumstances are today, who are his current friends and foes, what part of the world is he living in and what are the economic and political grounds there, how is his balance sheet matching up, also, what his strengths and weaknesses are. None of these are consistent and remain same through out. The answers to these questions give him an opportunity to re-evaluate his life and catch a leak when it is still young. A small leak can wreck a great ship. If caught in time, one can save a whole lot of trouble for himself later.

Stop, think, re-evaluate.

pada vigrahaH:
कः कालः कानि मित्राणि को देशः कौ व्यय-आगमौ
kaH kaalaH kaani mitraaNi ko deshaH kau vyaya-aagamau

कः च अहं का च मे शक्तिः इति चिन्त्यं मुहुः मुहुः
kaH cha ahaM kaa cha me shaktiH iti chintyaM muhuH muhuH

4 comments:

  1. इति is not part of the shloka. It is in the commentary and assumed in the verse. Use of इति breaks the छंद

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  2. Vishnu, it is in anushtup chandas and each paada has 8 syllables. Without इति, the last paada would have only 6.

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