WOMAN AND YOGI- CHANAKYA (Post No.4624)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 16 JANUARY 2018

 

Time uploaded in London  8-50 am

 

 

 

Post No. 4624

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The same object appears in three different forms as it is viewed. The female body appears corpse to Yogins (saints), a charming figure to the love-stricken and just flesh to dogs- says Chanakya in his Niti sastra.

 

eka eva padaarthastu tridhaa bhavati diikshitah

kunapaha kaaminii maamsam yoogibhih kaamibhihsvabhih

–chanakya niti, chapter 14, sloka 16

 

 

My comments

Chankaya has explained it beautifully well; let us explore it further.

 

If a young and beautiful lady sits with her brother, he gets some affectionate thoughts. Oh, how lucky I am to get such a lovely girl as my sister; she should be married in a good family and live happily.

 

If a youth sits with her or nearby her in the bus, he gets amorous feelings; Oh, how much happy I would be if I get this girl as my wife.

 

If a very little baby sits next to her, it even hugs that girl as if it hugs its own mother; it gets the feeling of bond between a mother and a baby- the supreme form of love; each expecting nothing from the other except love and protection.

 

Now where is pleasure coming from? is it from the beautiful skin of that youthful young girl? or is it from the mind of the person sitting next to that beautiful girl?

 

Saints say that the flesh of a person or the skin of a person is not the source of permanent pleasure. If it is the source of permanent pleasure it should do that with the brother, youth, child, saint and others for ever. It is not permanent. So the saints say, “ when I can show you that which gives you permanent pleasure, bliss, Ananda to everyone, why do you still go to other sources?”

 

Chanakya said it in two lines; saints give long lectures to illustrate this point.

 

Saints give another example as well; a dog chews the bone of another animal and the sharp ends of the bone pricks dog’s mouth and makes the blood to ooze out; the dog finds it very tasty and thinks that the blood comes from the bone and bites it more vigorously. Is it a wise dog or a foolish one?

 

But saints never advise all to become saints in the first place. They say, Go and Enjoy temporary pleasure in the family life, but remember and realise that it is not permanent!

 

–Subham–

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