August 13th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
काव्यशास्त्रविनोदेन कालो गच्छति धीमताम्
व्यसनेन तु मूर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा
- हितोपदेश

Transliteration:
kaavyashaastravinodena kaalo gachChati dhImataam
vyasanena tu mUrkhaaNaaM nidrayaa kalahena vaa
- hitopadesha

Meaning of the subhAShita:
The intelligent spend their time in studying literature and scriptures for amusement, whereas, the imbecile by (indulging in) bad habits, sleeping or quarreling.

Commentary:
'Favorite pastimes' vary for each individual, based on their caliber. One's choice of activities is based on his interests.

The poet says, he who is aware of the real purpose of life, chooses studying literature and scriptures for his entertainment. He keeps himself occupied in productive activities rather than unwanted distractions. Whereas, an imbecile entertains himself by being involved in petty quarrels, oversleeping lazily or in bad habits.

One's choices give away his temperaments! Choose thy hobbies carefully and may the pursuance behind them be justified.

pada vigrahaH:
काव्य-शास्त्र-विनोदेन कालः गच्छति धीमताम्
kaavya-shaastra-vinodena kaalaH gachChati dhImataam

व्यसनेन तु मूर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा
vyasanena tu mUrkhaaNaaM nidrayaa kalahena vaa

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