August 19th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अनवस्थित कार्यस्य न जने न वने सुखम्
जने दहति संसर्गो वने सङ्गविवर्जनम्
- चाणक्य नीति

Transliteration:
anavasthita kaaryasya na jane na vane sukham
jane dahati saMsargo 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, company brings them misery. They magnetically attract trouble when with people. If they give up everything and run away to a no man's land, then the lack of it brings them sorrow. They are 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 can not 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 is key!

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

जने दहति संसर्गो वने सङ्ग-विवर्जनम्
jane dahati saMsargo vane sa~gga-vivarjanam

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