30 Beautiful Quotations from Kalhana’s Rajatarangini( Post No.4856)

April 2018 ‘Good Thoughts’ Calendar

COMPILED by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 27 MARCH 2018

 

Time uploaded in London –  17-30

 

Post No. 4856

 

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Kalhana was a minister in Kashmir King Harsha’s (1089-1101) Kingdom. He wrote his epic poem in Sanskrit, Rajatarangini (River of Kings). It gives the history of Kashmir

 

FESTVAL DAYS:  APRIL 14- TAMIL NEW YEAR DAY, 18-AKSHAYA THRUTHYAI, 29- CHITRA PURNIMA, BUDDHA PURNIMA

APRIL 1– EASTER DAY, 2-EASTER MONDAY

 

EKADASI/ HINDU FASTING DAYS- 12 and 26

 

AMAVASYAI/ NEW MOON- 15

 

FULL MOON DAY/ PURNIMA- 29
Auspicious Days in APRIL-  5, 20, 22,25, 27

 

In the past three years, hundreds of quotations are given in both Tamil and English monthly calendars in my blog. Please use them

 

April 1 Sunday

Opportunity
A lost opportunity is considered equivalent to the three worlds. RAJATARANGINI 8-2457
April 2 Monday
Opposition
By going against a stream, one cannot succeed in accomplishing a matter which takes away what comes in its wake like the current of a river 8-3010
April 3 Tuesday
Passion
In the cases of the hearts of a king, a crystal and an unchaste woman, in the absence of their constant companions, there enters a passion for another. 6-33
April 4 Wednesday
People
An enterprise if crowned with success is not equally condemned by the people for they  hardly think whether or not it was justified by its relevant conditions 7-1422

 

April 5 Thursday
Perversity
In the ways of the creator, perversity is shown indeed 8-1275


April 6 Friday
Pity
There is none, who has not a good plan but its execution is neglected. Every one may know how to use a dart but rare is one who has the aim for it. 8-1529
April 7 Saturday
Plot
Whoever devises a plot to harm others certainly ruins himself from that same plot. Fire produces smoke which blinds the eyes. After turning into a cloud, it extinguishes the very fire by its torrential rain 4-125

 

April 8 Sunday
Poet
If the poet didn’t perceive what he is to reveal to all men, what other proof would there be of his divinity 1-5

April 9 Monday
Polity
Every one is aware of polity but few know its practical application 8-1529

April 10 Tuesday
Possession
As possessions are controlled by fate, the pride of foolish people in their family greatness is vain and false 7-206


April 11 Wednesday
Promotion
No metals can break a diamond and stone dykes can withstand the waters, but against the wicked, nothing is proof 6-273
April 12 Thursday
Prosperity
Men of small merits hardly survive long in their good fortune 8-1999
April 13 Friday
Proximity
The heat of summer becomes severe when rains approach and nights darkness when the dawn is close. Likewise, when extraordinary good fortune of surpassing glory dawn s for a person, receding Ill-luck accelerates the violence of its woes. 7-795

April 14 Saturday
Prudence
What wrath recommended, prudence forbade. 8-1359
April 15 Sunday
Reality
Can a lion in a picture emulate the activities of the real one? 7-60

 


April 16 Monday
Refuge
When the dignity of honourable men is outraged by a slight which cannot be remedied, their minds are tormented. What other refuge can they have except death? 6-278
April 17 Tuesday
Refuge
What refuge other than death is possible now? To us, who have forsaken the battle, even that is not possible. 7-847
April 18 Wednesday
Regret
It is futile to regret what one has done, right or wrong. 7-502

 
April 19 Thursday
Remedy
Against sedition there is no remedy 7-913
April 20 Friday

Splendour
The splendour which clings to men who shine for a brief moment like stars, passes away like a short summer night.7-133

 

 
April 21 Saturday
Retribution
That the clouds send down on the trees rain as well as lightning is the consequence of retribution for good or evil actions of a former existence. 7-342

April 22 Sunday
Riches
The rivulets waxing powerful feed the earth at its roots from the heavens showers fall and from all sides through the mouths of the channels the water courses through, filling a tank during the rainy season. When good fortune smiles, why will not riches come in hundred ways? 7-505

 

April 23 Monday
Scruples
Those who long for the acquisition of wealth have truly no dislike for evil practices 8-1099
April 24 Tuesday
Self- respect
The renunciation of self -respect cannot be eradicated even by a sage. 7-238

April 25 Wednesday
Self -respect
Men of honour should never break the great word of keeping their self -respect. 7-329

April 26 Thursday

Spark
One who clasps a spark mistaking it for a gem only burns his fingers. 4-299

April 27 Friday
Servant
A servant not trusted at a critical moment, brings disaster on his master like a hand sword in a struggle. 7-1160
April 28 Saturday
Service
In truth the service of the kings is more dangerous than the raising of a demon, the leap over a precipice, the chewing of poison or fondling of a snake 8-2187

 

April 29 Sunday
Skill
Even a little mischief, if repeated without skill, breaks out again and again through a hundred openings just as an old piece of cloth as when stitched with a needle.
7-849
April 30 Monday
Sleep
Sleep ,like a sweet heart left me in a huff and went somewhere far away. The night, like land bestowed on an unworthy person, is not yet over. 3-181

–SUBHAM–

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