QUOTATIONS FROM KALHANA: MARCH 2022 ‘GOOD THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR (Post No.10,702)

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Post No. 10,702

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31 quotations from Kalhana’s book Raja Tarangini (River of Kings, Kashmir)

FESTIVAL DAYS – 1 SIVA RATRI; 14 KARADAIYAN FASTING; 17- KAMA DAHANAMand Holi; 18 HOLI; 18 PANGUNI UTTARAM

AUSPICIOUS DAYS- SUBHA MUHURTHAM- 4, 13, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28,30

EKADASI FASTING DAYS – 14, 28

NEW MOON DAY -2 and 31; FULL MOON DAY -17

MARCH 1 TUESDAY

Change

Providence by burning thin grass produces the thick verdure. After a day of acute warmth it rains. Book 8-1790

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MARCH 2 WEDNESDAY

Caution

The stork though ostensibly in pretentious meditation, eats the unsuspecting fish approaching the edge of the water. Book 6-309

Xxx

MARCH 3 THURSDAY

Celebrity

Only among ordinary people a thing of surpassing merit becomes a celebrity. Who can lure the attention of the mighty to such superb objects? Book4-254

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MARCH 4 FRIDAY

Certainty

If a tree which protects the river bank collapses in a flood, the creeper , which lives on it,will surely follow suit . Book 8-3250

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MARCH 5 SATURDAY

Bravery

When a bold man, after completing his duty,is about to take rest, fate imposes on him burdens of new responsibilities

Book 8-1791

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MARCH 6 SUNDAY

Benefactor

Doesn’t the Sunstone after sunset, become lightless and the Moonstone loses its lustre after the moon wanes?

Book 3-296

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MARCH 7 MONDAY

Benefit

There is not one action of the cloud which is not beneficial to others; some plants open their blossoms, when lightning passthrough ,it pains the eyes.

; others blossom at the roar of thunder which hurts the ear. Nevertheless, the dull witted find in it no other virtue except that of giving of rain.

Book 8-1556

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MARCH 8 TUESDAY

Aim

Everyone knows how to use a dart but rarely one is aware of it’s aim. Book 7-804

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MARCH 9 WEDNESDAY

Advice

Advice is useless to those whose end is near. Book 7-55

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MARCH 10 THURSDAY

Acquaintance

Acquaintance with the use of weapons is common but a strategist is not.

Book 7-1529

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MARCH 11 FRIDAY

DIAMOND

The diamond is not cut by any other precious stone but on the contrary, it cuts them

Kalhana, Rajatarangini, Book 4-51

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MARCH 12 SATURDAY

Devotion

Devotion to one’s sovereign does not change in honest men till they die.

Book 7-1322

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MARCH 13 SUNDAY

Destruction

A crab destroys its father, the white ant its mother, but the thankless servant, when he has been appointed to an office, destroys everything.

Rajatarangini , book 8-89

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MARCH 14 MONDAY

Beauty

She had full breasts curved like jar and also the charm of excellent hips. She was the embodiment of joy in love as well as in a home. 4-18

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MARCH 15 TUESDAY

Destiny

Destiny can be opposite if and when jackals victoriously control a lion.

Rajatarangini 8-1470

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MARCH 16 WEDNESDAY

The mighty are cheated by the infirm and those who hold all might in their control, are deluded by the powerless.

Raja book 7-959

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MARCH 17 THURSDAY

Who else like him had his head cremated in one place and the rest of his body in another? 8-1473

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MARCH 18 FRIDAY

Dependence

By dependent on others, even an animal’s spirit is hurt.Book 7-72

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MARCH 19 SATURDAY

A dependent follows his master’s way, be it condemned or praised by every one. A string of grass if employed in a working well sinks . If strung with flowers, it elevates the crowns of deities.1-284

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MARCH 20 SUNDAY

Degradation

The bold, sensible and learned, through the malignity of these times, have become like the dead. Book 2-39

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MARCH 21 MONDAY

What is intended for protection may , through the will of destiny, cause destruction.

Rajatarangini, book 7-804

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MARCH 22 TUESDAY

Defeat

Every great person finally meets humiliating defeat just as if he was a common man. Who then could proudly think I am great?Book 8-335

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MARCH 23 WEDNESDAY

Death

A man will not be slain even by a stroke of lightning before his time but one who has reached his allotted span might die even from a flower Book 8-531; Mahabharata 12-116

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MARCH 24 THURSDAY

Degradation

The bold,sensible and the learned, through the malignity of these times, have become like the dead. Book 2-39

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MARCH 25 FRIDAY

Chance

What is intended for protection may, through a stroke of fate, cause destruction. Book 7-804

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MARCH 26 SATURDAY

Condition

None is immoral if he is not the son of a courtesan ,

None in constant fear if he is not found guilty,

None is garrulous if he is not a liar,

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MARCH 27 SUNDAY

None is ungrateful if he is not a government servant/ kayastha

None is a miser if he is not born in the house of a charitable man,

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MARCH 28 MONDAY

None is always miserable if he is not jealous,

None is ridiculed if he is not enslaved by women,

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MARCH 29 TUESDAY

None is gentle if he is not old

None hates his father if unless he is begotten by another,

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MARCH 30 WEDNESDAY

None is lustful unless he is devoid of shame and

None is a thorough miscreant unless he is ignorant.

Rajatarangini , Book 4-90/92

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MARCH 31 THURSDAY

Fortune

Fortune like a prostitute daubed with a magic powder conquers even the strong minded, making them unlawful- 8-189

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Earlier post

Rajatarangini and Tirukkural | Tamil and Vedas

https://tamilandvedas.com › tag › rajatarangini-and-tiru…

27 Jul 2018 — Rajatarangini 3-276. Valour, honour, a great tradition and loyalty- these are the four defences of an army- Tirukkural 766.

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