CHANAKYA’S PRAISE FOR BRAHMINS! (Post No.4771)

Picture posted by V Krishna Ganapatigal

 

Date: 21 FEBRUARY 2018

 

Time uploaded in London- 16-49

 

Written by London swaminathan

 

Post No. 4771

 

PICTURES ARE TAKEN from various sources. They may not be directly related to the article. They are only representational.

 

 

WARNING: PLEASE SHARE MY ARTICLES; BUT DON’T SHARE IT WITHOUT AUTHOR’S NAME AND THE BLOG NAME. BE HONEST; OTHERS WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU.

 

 

Chanakya, the Hindu genius, who lived 2300 years ago, praises the Brahmins; he says that the strength of the Brahmins is knowledge and the proof for their intelligence is the prediction of the solar and lunar eclipses. He also says that Brahmins are lovers of food and feeding them is great Punya (merit). He warns that  the Brahmin haters would perish with their families. But it is all about the true Brahmins who lived with character and self- less service.

Chanakya says,

“There is no emissary in the sky, neither is any talk going on, nor was it spoken about earlier, nor was there any contact. The great Brahmin who knows the eclipse of the sun and moon taking place in the sky, how come he cannot be a scholar?”

duuto na sancarati khe na caleecca vaartaa

puurvam na japitamidam na ca samsagamosti

vyomni sthitam ravi sasi grahanam prasastam

jaanaati yo dwijavaraha sa katham na vidwaan

Chanakya Niti 9-5

xxx

Brahmin Tree

“The Brahmin is the tree, its root is the morning, noon and evening prayer, the Vedas are the branches, the spiritual activities are the leaves. Hence it is the root that needs to be protected with care. With the root gone, there will be neither branch nor the leaf.”

vipro vrukshastasya muulam na sandhyaa

vedaahaa saakhaa dharmakarmaani patram

tasmaanmuulam yatnato rakshaniiyam

chinne muulee naiva saakhaa na patram

10-13

 

Picture posted by Lalgudi Veda

xxx

Four types go to Heaven

 

There are four marks on the body of the people in this world that go with those who have their abode in heaven: devotion/ commitment to charity, sweet speech, worship of gods and feeding the Brahmins to full.

Swarga sthitaanaam iha jiivaloke

catwaari cihnaani vasanti dehe

daanaprsango madhuraa ca vaanii

devaarcanam braahmana tarpanam

7-16

xxx

Brahmin Haters Perish

 

Hatred to oneself leads to death;

to another person loss of wealth;

to the king to destruction and

to a Brahmin to the destruction of the family

–Chanakya Niti, chapter 10, sloka 11

 

aatmadveshaad bhavenmrtyuh paradveshaad dhanakshyah

rajadveshaad bhavennaaso brahmadveshaat kulakshayah

 

xxx

Brahmins delight in Food

 

Brahmins get delight in meals, the peacocks in thunder of clouds, the good people in the prosperity of others and the wicked people in the adversity of others.

tushyanti bhaojane vipraa mayuuraa ghanagarjate

saadhavaha parasampattau khalaha paravipattishu

7-6

xxx

Brahmin’s Strength

The prowess of arms is the strength of the king, that of a Brahmin versed in Veda is in knowledge, beauty, sweetness and youth are the unsurpassed strength of women.

Baahuviiryam balam raaknjobraahmano brahmavid bhalii

Ruupayauvanamaadhuryam striinaam balamanuttamam

Chapter 7, sloka 11

 

xxx

 

Picture from Tindivanam Patasala

knowledge is the strength of the Brahmins, army is that of the kings

vidhyaa balam vipraanaam, raaknjaam sainyam balam tathaa

2-16

xxx

Contented Brahmins

Brahmins not having the sense of fulfilment, kings having the same, harlots feeling shy and high born women with no sense of shame come to naught.

 

asantushtaa dwijaa nashtaa santushtaasca mahiibujaha

salajjaa ganikaa washtaa nirlajjaasca kulaanganaahaa

8-18

 

Source Book: Canakyaniti, Translated by Satya Vrat Shastri

 

xxx SUBHAM xxxx

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: