28 MORE QUOTATIONS FROM KALIDASA’S WORKS (Post 4653)

FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR (Post No.4653)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 23 JANUARY 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 19-06

 

Post No. 4653

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FESTVAL DAYS: FEB.13 MAHA SHIVARATRI, 15- SURYA GRAHANAM (IN SOUTH AMERICA)

EKADASI/ HINDU FASTING DAYS- 11, 26

AMAVASYAI/ NEW MOON- 15 (PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES)

Auspicious Days in February- 4, 5, 7, 11, 18, 19, 26

ABBREVIATIONS: AS-ABignjana Shakuntala VU- Vikramorvaseeyam, MA- Malavikagnimitram KSKumara Sambhavam, RV- Raghu vamsam

February 1 Thursday

Absorption

By your own self, you come to know yourself, by your oneself, you create yourself. When you have completed your work, you become absorbed in yourself.

-KS 2-10

 

February 2 Friday

Acumen

every old poem is not good just because it is old nor is every new poem to be blamed because it is new. Sound critics, after proper scrutiny, chose one or other. The blockhead is guided by others.

MA ,Nandi sloka 2

 

February 3 Saturday

Administration

The anxiety of acquiring dominion gives extreme pain and when it is fairly established the cases of supporting the nation incessantly harass the sovereign just as a large umbrella, the staff of which a man carries in his hand tires him while it also shades him.

AS  Act.5-

 

February 4 Sunday

Admirartion

Admiration usually follows shapes of surpassing beauty

MA Nandi sLoka

 

February 5 Monday

Age

In regard to people spiritually old, age is not a criterion for respect.

KS 5-16

 

February 6 Tuesday

Aid

Even a person who can see his eys, cannot see without light an object in the darkness.

MA, act 2

 

February 7 Wednesday

Alliance

Matrimonial alliances effected by the good hardly go wrong or end badly

MA Act 1

February 8 Thursday

 

Ambition

The great men of this world with extreme difficulty rise to the summit of ambition but from it they also easily and swiftly descend

AS, Act 4

 

February 9 Friday

Amiss

Who does not feel, in the silence o contentment, that something is wrong, the hearts ache or a twinge of grief?

Rtusamhara, Canto 2, 17

 

February 10 Saturday

Assistance

While fire becomes extremely brilliant from the sun’s aid, the moon also acquires splendour when favoured by the night.

MA act 1

 

February 11 Sunday

Beauty

She was created by god as if with a desire to see all the loveliness in one place with the collection of all objects of comparison set in their proper places

KS 1-49

 

February 12 Monday

 

Though dark moths may settle on the head of a water lily, it is still beautiful. The moon, with its dewy beams, is rendered yet brighter by its dark spots.

AS, Act 1

February 13 Tuesday

A beautiful figure is charming in whatever state it may be.

AS, Act 6

 

February 14 Wednesday

Benefactor

With ripening fruits, trees bend;on account of fresh water, the clouds hang low; with prosperity the good become humble, Such is, in truth, the real nature of the benefactors.

AS Act 4

February 15 Thursday

 

Butcher

A butcher who sells meat and whose actions are cruel, may have a tender heart.

AS ,Act 6

 

February 16 Friday

 

Calm

A good man never allows grief to triumph. Even in a tempest the mountains are calm.

AS, Act 6

February 17 Saturday

 

Choice

Your longing to own this rustic maiden when you have already bright jewels in your palace is like the fancy of one who has lost his appetite for dates and yearns for the tamarind.

AS Act 2

February 18 Sunday

Conceit

All men are likely to think favourably of themselves

AS Act 2

 

February 19 Monday

Dancing

Dancing is the principal amusement of mortals though their tastes vary

MA Act 1

 

February 20 Tuesday

The art of dancing is a matter of practice

MA act1

 

February 21 Wednesday

Discernment

The reception of an unpromising pupil reveals a teacher’s lack of discernment.

MA Act 1

 

February 22 Thursday

Discrimination

The learned capable of discriminating between the good and the evil, should attend to this performance for it is only when tested in the fire the purity of gold is determined.

RV 1-10

February 23 Friday

 

Doubts

Doubts, which for a long time confuse the good, are soon removed by their strong actions.

AS Act 1

February 24 Saturday

Empire

The haughty canopy spreads its shade of universal empire over the world. The footstool of dominion, set with gems, is torn from the glittering brows of prostrate kings.

VU Act 3, Scene 2

February 25 Sunday

The very palm of his hand bears the mark of empire.

AS Act 7

February 26 Monday

Excuse

Women are so clever in finding ready excuses

AS, Act 5

February 27 Tuesday

Age

The proverb that is a lovely person can never be sinful is never untrue.

KS 5-36

 

February 28 Wednesday

Fitness

Nature, not age, gives fitness- VU Act 5

 

 

SOURCE BOOK- THE GOLDENT TREASURY OF INDIAN QUOTATIONS, R.N.SALETORE, STERLING PUBLISHERS PRIVATE LIMITED,  1999; THER ARE NEARLY 3000 QUOTATIONS FROM SANSKRIT, TAMIL, HINDI AND OTHER LANGUAGES.

 

–Subham—

 

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  1. God bless. Narayana namaskaram.

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