33 QUOTATIONS ON TAPAS/ PENANCE (Post No.5603)

 

NOVEMBER 2018 ‘GOOD THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR



Written by London Swaminathan
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Date: 29 October 2018

GMT Time uploaded in London – 15-46

Post No. 5603

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This month calendar consists 30 quotations from Tirukkural of Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar, Bhajagovindam of Adi Shankara and from other Sanskrit books.

FESTIVAL DAYS- DEEPAVALI 6 (TAMIL NADU), 7 (NORTH INDIA), 13-SKANDA SASHTI, 14- CHILDREN’S DAY, 23- KARTHIKAI DEEPAM

NEWMOON DAY- 7; FULL MOON DAY- 22; EKADASI FASTING DAYS- 3,19;

AUSPICIOUS DAYS- NOV.4,5,9,11,14,28

DIWALI FIRE CRACKERS

NOVEMBER 1 THURSDAY
Penance consists in enduring pain and refraining from inflicting injury on the living — Tirukkural 261
NOVEMBER 2 FRIDAY
Asceticism befits a person who has deserved it by his past actions— Tirukkural 262

NOVEMBER 3 SATURDAY
House holders wanted to give basic needs (food, shelter and clothing- roti,kapda aur makhan) — to ascetics. That is the reason for them forgetting asceticism— Tirukkural 263

NOVEMBER 4 SUNDAY
The body has become decrepit;t the head has turned grey; the mouth has become toothless, grasping a stick , the old man moves about. Even then the mass of desires does not go— Bhajagovidam
15

NOVEMBER 5 MONDAY

The ascetic with matted locks, the one with his head shaven, the one’s with hairs pulled out one by one, the one who disguises himself variously with the ochre coloured robes — such a one is a fool who, though seeing, does not see. Indeed, the various disguise is for the sake of the belly -Bhajagovidam 14 of Adi Shankara

NOVEMBER 6 TUESDAY

Ascetics acquire powers by their austerities to curse and give boons— Tirukkural 264

NOVEMBER 7 WEDNESDAY

Asceticism is practised in this world to attain what they wanted in the next world — Tirukkural 265

NOVEMBER 8 THURSDAY

They discharge their duty who practise asceticism. Others entrapped by their desire harm themselves— Tirukkural 266

NOVEMBER 9 FRIDAY

Men of penance may indeed be asked any question under the sun— Shakuntala of Kalidasa

NOVEMBER 10 SATURDAY

The curses of sages are irrevocable— Pratima nataka of Bhasa

NOVEMBER 11 SUNDAY
Penance confers powers — Bharatamanjari

NOVEMBER 12 MONDAY

Penance is the ultimate good; all other joys are delusory— Valmiki Ramayana 7-84-9

NOVEMBER 13 TUESDAY

Hotter the fire, purer the gold. Harder the austerity, the more refined the human soul becomes— Tirukkural 267

NOVEMBER 14 WEDNESDAY
All living beings worship him who has gained control of his own life— Kural 268

NOVEMBER 15 THURSDAY

Those who have acquired strength through asceticism have the power of overcoming even death— Tirukkural 269

DIWALI NEW YEAR ACCOUNTS

NOVEMBER 16 FRIDAY

The rich are few and the poor are more. It is in proportion to those who perform penance and those who do not— Tirukkural 270

NOVEMBER 17 SATURDAY

The five elements will laugh at the secret conduct of deceits -Tirukkural 271

NOVEMBER 18 SUNDAY
What use an appearance of saintliness if one is guilty of conscious sin? — Tirukkural 272

NOVEMBER 19 MONDAY
A deceiving fake fakir/ascetic is like a cow grazing clothed in tigers skin.— Tirukkural 273

NOVEMBER 20 TUESDAY

Penance ever fraught with obstacles and assailed with difficulties— Valmiki Ramayana 3-10-14

NOVEMBER 21 WEDNESDAY
Yogis attain everything by penance- Naisadiya caritra

NOVEMBER 22THURSDAY

Ascetics are by nature docile — Shakuntala of Kalidasa

NOVEMBER 23 FRIDAY

Retire to the penance groves in simple attire— Shakuntala

NOVEMBER 24 SATURDAY

He who sins under the guise of asceticism is like a hunter trapping birds hiding behind a bush— Tirukkural 274

NOVEMBER 25 SUNDAY

There are none so hard hearted as those who pretend to be ascetics in heart without renouncing the world — Tirukkural 276

NOVEMBER 26 MONDAY

The world has persons who are red like abrus seeds but heart as black as the face of that seed — Tirukkural 277

NOVEMBER 27 TUESDAY
There are many who wash their exterior and pretend to be saintly, while their heart remains impure.— Tirukkural 278

NOVEMBER 28 WEDNESDAY

Cruel arrow is straight; but the sweet lute is curved and shapeless; don’t judge men by appearance— Tirukkural 279 (appearance of saints)

NOVEMBER 29 THURSDAY

It matters not whether a man shaves his hair or allows it to grow in flowing locks if he could refrain from what the world shuns— Tirukkural 280

 

NOVEMBER 30 FRIDAY
Bereft of protection, ascetics use curses as weapons and expend their spiritual energy—Raghuvamsam 15-3

Words of saints never fail —Nagananda

Nothing is impossible with austerity— Kathasarith sagara

–SUBHAM–

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