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July 30th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
सत्येन धार्यते पृथिवी सत्येन तपते रविः ।
सत्येन वाति वायुश्च सर्वं सत्ये प्रतिष्ठितम् ॥

- चाणक्य नीति

Transliteration:
satyena dhaaryate pRuthivI satyena tapate raviH ।
satyena vaati vaayushcha sarvaM satye pratiShThitam ॥
- chaaNakya nIti

Meaning of the subhAShita:
The earth is held up by truth; the sun burns based on truth; even the wind blows based on truth. Everything is established in truth.

Commentary:
Truth is all pervading! It is eternal and unperturbed. Only that is the truth, everything else is untruth! Even the quest of humans is for this eternal truth. All phenomenon are working based on this alone!

The earth is held up based on truth, the truth that earth is held on due to the gravity of the sun and its own gravitational pull. That remains true always. The sun burns and shines based on truth. The wind blows based on truth.

If all these phenomena decided to act differently each day, the world would be a chaos! Beings know what to anticipate because they are all established based on their own truths. The sun can't decide to be cold one day nor can the wind decide to burn on another!!

Truth upholds the very working of the world.  It is the very basis for our existence!

pada vigrahaH:
सत्येन धार्यते पृथिवी सत्येन तपते रविः ।
satyena dhaaryate pRuthivI satyena tapate raviH ।

सत्येन वाति वायुः च सर्वं सत्ये प्रतिष्ठितम् ॥
satyena vaati vaayuH cha sarvaM satye pratiShThitam ॥

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