September 14th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
वैद्यानां शारदी माता पिता च कुसुमाकरः
यमदम्ष्ट्रा स्वसा प्रोक्ता हितभुक् मितभुक् रिपुः

Transliteration:
vaidyaanaaM shaaradI maataa pitaa cha kusumaakaraH
yamadamShTraa svasaa proktaa hitabhuk mitabhuk ripuH

Meaning of the subhAShita:
For a doctor, autumn is the mother, cupid is the father. The teeth of yama (Lord of death) is the sister. One who eats suitable and measured portions, is the enemy!

Commentary:
When does one go to a doctor? Obviously when he is sick. The doctor earns a living due to people that get sick. People fall sick when the weather changes, like in autumn. They fall sick when they are love struck and are not eating or sleeping well. Those in the clutches of death will certainly visit a doctor in an effort to get better. Kith and kin aid to one's prosperity. Likewise, autumn, cupid and clutches of death help the doctor to keep his practice alive! Hence, the poet very humorously says that, they are like family to him. The poet proceeds to say, he who eats suitable food in limited portions is an enemy to the doctor! For, he will stay fit and healthy, and will not need to see a doctor. Isn't it only the enemies that curtail the growth and prosperity of another person! So, he is a doctor's enemy ;).

Moral of the story, eat healthy, eat in limits. It is the biggest open secret to good health! Just by being conscious and aware of what is going into the mouth, one can keep illnesses at bay.

He who has health, has hope. He who has hope, has everything! May everyone have everything :).

pada vigrahaH:
वैद्यानां शारदी माता पिता च कुसुमाकरः
vaidyaanaaM shaaradI maataa pitaa cha kusumaakaraH

यम-दम्ष्ट्रा स्वसा प्रोक्ता हितभुक् मितभुक् रिपुः
yama-damShTraa svasaa proktaa hitabhuk mitabhuk ripuH

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