December 3rd


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
पिण्डे पिण्डे मतिर्भिन्ना कुण्डे कुण्डे नवं पयः
जातौ जातौ नवाचारा नवा वाणी मुखे मुखे

- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार

Transliteration:
piNDe piNDe matirbhinnaa kuNDe kuNDe navaM payaH
jaatau jaatau navaachaaraa navaa vaaNI mukhe mukhe
- subhaaShitaratnabhaaNDaagaara

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Varied is the intellect in different people; varied is the (taste in) water from different sources; varied are the customs for different descents; varied are the speech from different visages.

Commentary:
Water from each well, pond and lake taste different.  Each lineage of people have different customs, practices and beliefs.  Each individual speaks differently and sounds differently.  Similarly, each person is different and each has a different perspective.  It is these varied perspectives that make the world different and beautiful!  Else, imagine a world full of people like oneself!!  That is not only impractical and boring, but also impossible at the same time.  If one person is exactly like the other, each with his own ego, imagine the outcome of such a situation!  Neither shall give up, neither shall win.  End of the day neither likes each other, which implies that they both hate themselves!  So, thank God! for making variety the spice of life :).  Inspite of being born out of the same energy and shining through the light of the same supreme power, each individual is different .  It is best when the surroundings are accepted in their varied colors and hues. 

The essence of all beings is the same, only their approaches different.  Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects ;).  When received with an open mind, the world around seems quite amusing and entertaining too.  No point hanging on to a stringent mindset and fretting about every fleeting thought that arises in the mind, isn't it! 

pada vigrahaH:
पिण्डे पिण्डे मतिः भिन्ना कुण्डे कुण्डे नवं पयः
piNDe piNDe matiH bhinnaa kuNDe kuNDe navaM payaH

जातौ जातौ नव आचाराः नवा वाणी मुखे मुखे
jaatau jaatau nava aachaaraaH navaa vaaNI mukhe mukhe

1 comment:

  1. No point in fretting, you're absolutely right. God made diversity to be diversity in unity; he made unity to be itself - in diversity. He gave us a challenge though: finding that out at the soul level. That is one of the reasons he is among all things a Just God.

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