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August 19th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अनवस्थितकार्यस्य न जने न वने सुखम् ।
जने दहति संसर्गः वने सङ्गविवर्जनम् ॥

- चाणक्य नीति

Transliteration:
anavasthitakaaryasya na jane na vane sukham ।
jane dahati saMsargaH vane sa~ngavivarjanam ॥
- chaaNakya nIti

Meaning of the subhAShita:
For the unsettled/disorderly, there is no solace amidst people nor in the forest. Amidst people, association cauterizes; in the forest, the lack of it!

Commentary:
One might live in a palatial bungalow amidst kith and kin, or he might live in the wilderness, alone by himself. If the mind is not organized, it is immaterial where he lives or with whom he lives. When living amidst people, the company brings him misery. He magnetically attracts trouble when with people. If he gives up everything and runs away to a no man's land, then the lack of it(the company) brings him sorrow. He is not at peace anywhere!

Organizing one's own thoughts, surroundings and schedules is always a great way to avoid such a plight. Electricity is really just organized lightning! If it just keeps striking randomly, everywhere, it cannot be productive. When it is organized as electricity, it can shine a light. Similar is the effect of being organized in one's life. It can help him reach heights and keep him contented in life as well.

Being organized at the mind level is key!

pada vigrahaH:
अनवस्थित-कार्यस्य न जने न वने सुखम् ।
anavasthita-kaaryasya na jane na vane sukham ।

जने दहति संसर्गः वने सङ्ग-विवर्जनम् ॥
jane dahati saMsargaH vane sa~nga-vivarjanam ॥

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