April 22nd


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
यदमी दशन्ति दशना रसना तत्स्वादमनुभवति ।
प्रकृतिरियं विमलानां क्लिश्यन्ति यदन्यकार्येषु ॥
- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार

Transliteration:
yadamI dashanti dashanaa rasanaa tatsvaadamanubhavati |
prakRutiriyaM vimalaanaaM klishyanti yadanyakaaryeShu ||
- subhaaShitaratnabhaaNDaagaara

Meaning of the subhAShita:
The taste of that which is chewed by the teeth, is enjoyed by the tongue!  Anguish over the benefaction for others - this is the nature of the impeccable souls.

Commentary:
One of the job descriptions of the teeth is, chewing the food.  It does its role ardently too.  But then, it never ever gets to taste the food that it helped chew!  The tongue which didn't really aid in the chewing of the food, gets to enjoy every bit of the flavor all the time! 

Such is the nature of noble, impeccable souls.  They strive with their entire being, for the betterment of others, without even a remote vested interest for themselves.  They get absolutely no material benefit out of their actions, but they tirelessly give their best for every action they execute!  These noble souls are the very reason that we have a working society.

If each and everyone strives to give their best for the those around, what a wonderful society ours would be!  If not able to serve that way, may one not pose impediments or throw hurdles, in the path of such great souls.  That itself would be a small benefaction they offer to the society.

pada vigrahaH:
यत् अमी दशन्ति दशनाः रसना तत् स्वादम् अनुभवति ।
yat amI dashanti dashanaaH rasanaa tat svaadam anubhavati |

प्रकृतिः इयं विमलानां क्लिश्यन्ति यत् अन्य-कार्येषु ॥
prakRutiH iyaM vimalaanaaM klishyanti yat anya-kaaryeShu ||

1 comment:

  1. A really beautiful subhashita . How true it is !! It clearly defines the job descriptions of each of our senses .The eyes can see but cannot hear : the ears can hear but cannot see : the teeth can chew but cannot taste : the tongue can taste but cannot chew : each compliments the other . It is a creation by God which manifests in " Brand management "

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