31 Quotations from Niti sataka of Bhartruhari (Post No.5713)

Compiled by London Swaminathan


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Date: 29 November 2018


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Post No. 5713
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DECEMBER 2018 ‘GOOD THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR

This month’s calendar consists 31 quotations from Bhartruhari’s Niti Sataka

FESTIVAL DAYS-  Dec.11- Poet Bharatiyar’s Birth Day, 16-Dhanur/ Markazi month begins, 18-Vaikunda Ekadasi and Gita Jayanthi, 23-Arudra Darsan, 25-Christmas

NEWMOON DAY- 6 ; FULL MOON DAY- 22 ; EKADASI FASTING DAYS-3, 18 ;

AUSPICIOUS DAYS- DECEMBER 12, 13, 14

 

DECEMBER 1 SATURDAY

Great persons offer donations with their hands;
Offer obeisance to gurus with their heads;
Speak the truth with their tongues;
Listen to the wisdom by their ears and
Observe purity in their hearts.

DECEMBER 2 SUNDAY

Great Turtle upholds the earth; pole star makes the planets to go round it. The birth of those who spend their lifetime in the service of others is worthwhile.

DECEMBER 3 MONDAY

Vast and mighty ocean is endless and bright and able to bear all the burden; on one side Vishnu sleeps and on the other side demons rest. On one side mountains lying and on other side submarine fire (Great people are like that).

DECEMBER 4 TUESDAY
The sincere and noble friend prevents his friend from committing wrong deeds. He inspires his friend to get involved in good things.

DECEMBER 5 WEDNESDAY

The sun makes the lotus blossom, moon makes the lily blossom, monsoon clouds make rains without any request;
Noble persons serve others even when not asked for .

DECEMBER 6 THURSDAY

The noble ones renounce all desires. They practise forgiveness and are free from pride. 

DECEMBER 7 FRIDAY

Very few saints are full of nectar of good deeds in their mind, speech and body. They win over the love of all the three worlds.



DECEMBER 8 SATURDAY
Indra with all his thunder bolt as weapon, Airavata as vahana, gods as soldiers , Brihaspati as Guru and blessing of Lord Vishnu– was defeated by his enemies. Fate alone should be our refuge and not our own efforts.

DECEMBER 9 SUNDAY

The noble person may fall on the ground like a ball but, would rise again. However, an inferior person falls on the ground like a lump of clay.

DECEMBER 10 MONDAY

The moon is full of nectar and is controller of all Medicines and is on the lock of Lord Shiva. Yet the moon cannot avoid it’s waning .
Fate alone is responsible for whatever happens in this world

DECEMBER 11 TUESDAY

The trees stoop when they bear fruits. The clouds descend low when they have enough water to give The noble persons observe even greater humility when they become prosperous.

DECEMBER 12 WEDNESDAY

One may be in the forest or ocean or among enemies or under difficult circumstances; but one is protected by the good deeds of the past 

DECEMBER 13 THURSDAY

One shall get only what is destined by according to one’s actions. Who can change what is destined for the future?

DECEMBER 14 FRIDAY
Neither handsomeness nor nobility, nor learning brings good fruits. Only the penance under gone in the past brings good fruits.



DECEMBER 15 SATURDAY
Any action carried out in haste would result in one’s own heart like a thorn.

DECEMBER 16 SUNDAY

When the fruits of noble deeds get exhausted, all the prosperity gets scattered like the pearls of a necklace which gets broken during love making.

DECEMBER 17 MONDAY
Do only the noble actions which turn a sinner into a saint, an illiterate into the learned, enemy into a friend and poison into nectar.

DECEMBER 18 TUESDAY
Indeed the ways of Karma are mysterious. It changed Brahma into a potter, Vishnu had to take ten avatars, Shiva had to roam with a skull in his hand

DECEMBER 19 WEDNESDAY
Give up all your attempts to destroy the patience of the noble ones by heaping misfortunes upon them, because such attempts would be futile.

DECEMBER 20 THURSDAY
A determined person never gives up his quality of patience even when harassed or troubled.

DECEMBER 21 FRIDAY

Real ornament for wealth is modesty, humility for knowledge, charity for money and absence of anger for penance.

DECEMBER 22 SATURDAY

For those whose bodies are filled with pure character, fire becomes cool water, ocean becomes a small stream, Mount Meru becomes a small stone and lion becomes a tamed deer..


DECEMBER 23 SUNDAY

Patient and determined persons win over the three worlds

DECEMBER 24 MONDAY

Gods never stopped till they collected nectar from the ocean. They were not freighted by poison. Thus the steady minded persons do not end their efforts until they attain their goals.

DECEMBER 25 TUESDAY
The true ornament of ear is listening to Vedas and not ear rings. The real ornament of hands is the giving of alms in charity and not bangles or bracelets.

DECEMBER 26 WEDNESDAY

He is the real son who pleases his father by good deeds. She is the real wife who always thinks about the good of her husband.

DECEMBER 27 THURSDAY
A drop of water that falls in an oyster shell becomes a pearl. A drop of water that falls on a piece of red hot iron instantly gets burnt up. Thus the quality of the contact with good saints or the wicked determines the result of such a company.

DECEMBER 28 FRIDAY

The saintly persons observe the pledge to do ,charity silently, to welcome guests who come to their homes, to observe silence after doing good things.

DECEMBER 29 SATURDAY

I bow down to those great persons who seek the company of saints, who admire the virtues of others and who are devoted to Shiva.

DECEMBER 30 SUNDAY
Shadow in the morning is long, but becomes shorter as the day advance s;In the afternoon the shadow is short, but grows longer as the sun sets. The friendship with the wicked and the noble ones decreases and increases accordingly.

DECEMBER 31  MONDAY

My mind feels the seven thorns: dull moon during day, charming woman who lost her youthfulness, lake without lotus flowers, face of an illiterate, greedy employer, noble man facing trouble and wicked person enjoying palace life.



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

AND MORE

Bhartruhari quotations from Nitisataka

The heart of a great man is soft and delicate like a lotus flower when he is in prosperity. But his heart becomes hard like a rock when he is in adversity.
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The path of one’s ultimate good is clearly shown in all the scriptures, it is non-violence, truth, not coveting others wealth, respect for gurus and silence when talking about others’ women.
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Great persons always observe patience in adversity and peace full and forgiving in prosperity.
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The deer, the fish and the noble person happily subsist on grass, water and contentment. Yet the hunter, the fisherman and the wicked persons are unnecessarily being hostile towards them.

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How can one be happy living near a wicked person who has thrown moral s and ethics to the winds?

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If a person observes silence he is considered dumb, if he talks too much he is called talkative. The path of service is mysterious and even the yogis are unable to understand it.
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If one has greed, there is no necessity of other wickedness. If one cherishes back biting, there is no need for other sins.

TAGS- Bhartruhari quotations, December 2018 calendar.


–subham–

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