31 More Quotations from Poet Kalhana (Post No.4948)

31 More Quotations from Poet Kalhana (Post No.4948)

MAY 2018 GOOD THOUGHTS CALENDAR

 

COMPILED by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 25 April 2018

 

Time uploaded in London –  18-05

 

Post No. 4948

 

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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. Lst month I publied 30 quotations from him. Now there are 31 more quotes from Rajatarangini of Kalahana.

 

FESTVAL DAYS:  May 10-Hanuman Jayanti (Telugu region) ; 28 Vaikasi Visakam in Tamil  temples; Agni nakshatram begins 4 ; 28 ends

 

EKADASI/ HINDU FASTING DAYS- May 11, 25

 

AMAVASYAI/ NEW MOON-  May 15

 

FULL MOON DAY/ PURNIMA- May 29
Auspicious Days in MAY -2, 4, 6, 7, 13, 20, 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

 

May 1 Tuesday
Achievement
What cannot be accomplished by anyone who disregard s his own limbs and mind?
Such a person is capable of bold enterprise. Rajatarangini 7-1328

May 2 Wednesday
Acquaintance
Acquaintance with the use of weapons is common but a strategist is not.
7-1529

May 3 Thursday
Aim
Everyone knows how to use a dart but rarely is one aware of its aim. 7-804

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

May 5 Saturday
Benefits
There is not one action of the cloud which is not beneficial to others, some plants open their blossoms, when lightning flashes through it pains the eyes, others blossom at the roar of thunder which hurts the ears. Nevertheless, the dull witted find in it no other virtue except that of giving of rain 8-1556

 

May 6 Sunday
Bravery
When a bold man, after completing his duty, is about to rest, fate imposes on him burdens of New responsibilities- 8-1791

May 7 Monday

Celebrity
Only among ordinary people a thing of surpassing merit becomes celebrity. Who can lure the attention of the mighty to such superb objects? 4-254
May 8 Tuesday
Certainty
If a tree which protect s a river bank collapse s in a flood, the creeper which lives on it, will surely follow suit.8-3250

May 9 Wednesday
Chance
What is intended for protection may, through a stroke of fate, cause destruction.-7-804

 

May 10 Thursday
Change
Providence by burning the thin grass produces the thick verdure. After a day of acute warmth, it rains.8-1790

 

 

May 11 Friday
Enmity
In spite of constant reconciliations, enmity, even though allayed, repeatedly enters the heart just as a wet garment, in spite of its being repaired, is often torn .7-384
 

May 12 Saturday
Courage
The heroic think an object attainable by courage, the timid by caution; otherwise between them there could be little difference. 6-363

May 13 Sunday
Danger
Danger causes sudden alarm but not when one in the midst of it . Water is chill when it is poured on one’s head but not when one is sunk in it.-8-1097

May 14 Monday

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 8-531

 

May 15 Tuesday

Fortune
Fortune which merchants obtain by misappropriation of deposits, which courtesans get by deceiving their lovers, or princes through treason, is after all impermanent. 4-181

Fortune moving about unsteadily, like the lightning playing in the sky, always follow s the cloud of destiny . With whom does it abide permanently? 8-1896

When extraordinary good fortune of overwhelming glory comes to a man, retreating misfortune increases the power of its sorrows.7-795

Fate grants fortune to that person whom those who think themselves wise, persist in considering as unfit 8-491

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

May 16 Wednesday
Defeat
Every great person finally meets with humiliating defeat just if he was a common man. Who then could proudly think I am great 8-335
May 17 Thursday

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

May 18 Friday
Destiny
Destiny can be opposite if and when jackals victoriously control a lion 8-1470
The mighty are cheated by the infirm and those who hold all might in their control, are deluded by the power less 7-959
Who else like him had his head cremated in one place and the rest of his body in another? 8-1473
May 19 Saturday

Devotion
Devotion to one’s sovereign does not change in honest men till they die 7-1322

May 20 Sunday

Diamond
The diamond is not cut by any other precious stone but on the contrary it cuts them. 4-51

 

May 21 Monday
Diplomacy
Let those who know diploma cy recommend to a different occasion either subservience or when expedient the discharge of duty. 8-691

In contentious transactions virtuous conduct is revealed by speech alone

May 22 Tuesday

Great
The great for a few favour s give much of their own. 3-276

None is great except the greedy, in doing good to others 7-502

The reputation of the great does not by any means conform to their birth place.4-41
May 23 Wednesday

Earth
The earth has been preordained for enjoyment of the valiant. 7-1288

May 24 Thursday

Equanimity
The ocean is not warmed by the submarine fire nor does it cold by the snow s of the Himalayas when they enter it. Men of unruffled mind display equanimity either in dejection or exultation 8-2666
May 25 Friday

Favour
In giving births, parents confer their only favour on their offspring but the sovereign does on all occasions 8-694

May 26 Saturday
Enterprise
In the course of daring ventures. It is not surprising if, through providence, a hundred thousand are vanquished by a single man or a single person by a hundred thousand .7-1499

May 27 Sunday
Fear
If the banks of rivers will only smell of a lion, to elephants they will seem as though they are on fire 8-3013

May 28 Monday

Fools
Fools who depend on cheap recognition and move about every where thoughtlessly like beasts deserve to be scorned. 8-215

May 29 Tuesday

Followers
The lightning of prosperity, the crane of celebrity, the thunder of boldness, and the rainbow of prowess, follow the cloud of prudence. 7-1455

 

 

May 30 Wednesday

Futility
What fragrance can a multitude of flower garlands bring to one, whose life has passed away? That is what natural beauty and glory of things mean to a fool. 4-501

May 31 Thursday

Good luck
Good luck will not be impoverished 7-1044

-SUBHAM-

30 MORE QUOTATIONS FROM ATHARVA VEDA (Post No.4348)

Written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 29 October 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 16-07

 

 

Post No. 4348

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November 2017 ‘Good Thoughts’ Calendar

FESTIVALS IN NOVEMBER: 4- Guru Nanak birthday; 6 Kanakadasa Jayanti; 23-Sathya Saibaba Jayanti

NEW MOON/AMAVASYA-18

FULL MOON/PURNIMA-3/4

EKADASI/FASTING DAYS — 14, 29

AUSPICIOUS DAYS (MUHURTAS)- 2, 9, 24, 30

November  1 WEDNESADY

WOMEN AND MARRIAGE

O Indra, you join this couple like the ChaKravak (BIRD) and his male. May they attain to their full old age with children in their happy homes. AV 14-2-64 (ALSO RV)

 

November 2   THURSDAY

HUSBAND AND WIFE

I am this man, you are the dame

I am the psalm, you are the verse

I am the heaven, you are the earth

So will we dwell together here

Parents of children yet to be AV 14-2-71

 

November 3 FRIDAY

LOVERS

Sweet are the glances of our eyes,

Our faces are as smooth as balms

Within your bosom harbour me

On spirit dwell in both of us -AV 7-36 (ALSO RV)

 

November 4 SATURDAY

YOU ARE MINE

With this my robe, inherited from Manu, I envelop you, so that you may be all my own and give no thought to other dames- AV 7-37

 

November 5 SUNDAY

HARVEST CHILDREN FROM HER

This dame has come as a corn field; there you sow the seed of future harvest; she from her teeming side shall bear you children and feed them from the fountain of her bosom AV 14-2-14

November 6 MONDAY

YOU ARE SARASVATI

Take your stand; you are a queen like Vishnu, here Sarasvati—AV 14-2-15

 

November 7 TUESDAY

I AM THE SPEAKER

I am the speaker here, not you; you speak where the assembly meet; you shall be mine, only mine and never mention other dames -AV7-38-4

 

November 8 WEDNESADY

ENTER THE HOME

Bliss bringer, furthering your household welfare, dear gladdening your husband and her father, enter this home, mild to your husband’s mother AV 14-2-26

 

November 9   THURSDAY

FATHER IN LAW

Be pleasant to your husband’s father, sweet to your husband and lord. To all their family be gentle and favour these men’s prosperity AV 14-2-27

 

November 10 FRIDAY

WAKE UP EARLY

Watchful and understanding like Indrani wake you before he earliest light of morning –AV 14-2-31

 

November 11 SATURDAY

SECOND HUSBAND

If she is widowed find her a second husband- AV 9-5-27

 

November 12 SUNDAY

HOSPITALITY

The man who offers food follows in the footsteps of Prajapati – AV 9-6-29

 

November 13 MONDAY

Verily when a host looks at his guests, he looks at the place of sacrifice, when he salutes them reverently, he undergoes Diksha.- AV 9-6-3/5

 

November 14 TUESDAY

FOOD FOR THE GUESTS

This man whose food the guests eat, hath all his wickedness blotted out. All that man’s sin whose food they do not eat remains unblotted out. –AV 9-6-25/26

 

November 15 WEDNESADY

GUEST

The man should not eat before the guest who is versed in holy lore. When the guest had eaten he should eat—AV 9-6-31

November 16   THURSDAY

GUIDE MANKIND

Leaving the world behind and making choice of Divine World, gird up your loins with all your friends to lean on and guide mankind – AV 7-105

 

November 17 FRIDAY

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Freedom from hate I bring to you, concord and unanimity. Love one another as the cow loves the calf that she has borne AV 3-30-1

 

November 18 SATURDAY

LOYALTY

One minded with his mother let the son be loyal to his father. Let the wife, calm and gentle, speak words sweet as honey to her lord -AV 3-30-2

 

November 19 SUNDAY

HATRED

No brother hats his brother, no sister to sister be unkind; Unanimous with one content, you speak in friendliness. AV 3-30-3

 

November 20 MONDAY

ONE MIND

Intelligent, submissive, rest united, friendly and kind, sharing each other’s labours. Come, speaking sweetly each one to the other. I make you one intentioned and one minded.—AV 3-30-5

 

November 21 TUESDAY

COMMON BOND

Let what you drink, your share of food be common, together with one common bond I bind you. Serve Agni, gathered round him like the spokes about the Chariots nave.

 

November 22 WEDNESADY

CHARM

with the biding charm, I make you all united, obeying one sole leader and one minded AV 3-30-7

 

November 23   THURSDAY

CREMATION

gather him to his ancestors, O Agni, who goes over with oblations offered in you. Let him approach his survivors with renewed life and invested with a splendid body AV 18-2-10

 

November 24 FRIDAY

AGNI, BURN THIS MAN HAPPILY FROM BEHIND, BEFORE, ABOVE AND UNDER—AV 18-4-11

November 25 SATURDAY

MOTHER EARTH

I wrap you up in sacred vesture of our Mother Earth- AV 18-2-52

 

Cover him as a mother draws her skirt about her child, O Earth – AV 18-3-50

November 26 SUNDAY

TRUTH

If a hundred other Brahmins beg the cow of the owner, the sages have said that out of them she belongs to him who knows the Truth AV 12-4-22

November 27 MONDAY

BEEF EATERS

Whoever regarding the cow as fruitless, cooks her flesh at home, god makes beggars of his sons and grandsons. —AV 12-4-38

November 28 TUESDAY

If one cooks the cow in his house, in sacrifice or otherwise, an offender of saints and Brahmins he, unrighteous fellow, hastens his departure from the world – AV 12-4-53

 

November 29 WEDNESADY

LIVE UPTO 100 YEARS

Come hither, stand upon this stone. Your body shall become a stone. The all-pervading god shall make your life a hundred years long – AV2-13-4

 

November 30  THURSDAY

TRUTH AND ORDER

Truth, eternal order, dedication—these uphold the earth. The home of cattle, horses, birds, may she give us lustre………….. whatever I dig from you, may it be speedily regenerated!O purifier, may we not injure their heart! Earth, My Mother, set me securely with bliss in full accord with the heaven- AV 12-1-1

 

–EVERY MONTH I PUBLISH 30 0R 31 QUOTES WITH THE SOURCE IN THE MONTHLY CALEDAR. SO FAR OVER 1500 QUOTATIONS ROM HINDU BOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN TAMIL AND ENGLISH; ENJOY READING THEM.

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–SUBHAM, SUBHAM–

 

 

What is Fruitless Charity? (Post No.3656)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 21 FEBRUARY 2017

Time uploaded in London:- 8-49 am

Post No. 3656

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Following three types of charity are fruitless:–

 

Datvaa tapyate pascaat-

1.Distressed having given charity

Apartment daanam

2.Given to an undeserving person

Asraddhayaa daanam

3.Given without reverence

 

Yaddhrutvaa tapyate pascaadapaatrebyastadaa ca hat

Asraddhayaa ca yaddhaanam daananaasaastrayastvamii

 

 

xxx

From my earlier post dated May 9, 2016

Overstepping the rules of Charity

Mahabharata says that there are two things which violate the scriptural instructions.

Apaatre pratipatti – giving to the undeserving

Paatre apratipatti – not giving to the deserving

Labdhanaamapi vittaanaam boddhauyau dvaatkramau

Apaatrepratipattisca patre chaapratipadanam

Mahabharata, Shaanti parva, 26-31

xxx

From my earlier post dated Feb.27, 2016

Five Defects in Dhana/Donation/Charity

Anaadaro vilambhasca vaimukhyam chaapriyam ca

Paschaath bhavati santaapo daanaduushana panchakam

 

Anaadara – giving with disrecpect

Vimabah – Delay in giving

Vaimukha – non -importance

Apriyamvacah – giving with harsh words

Pascaat santaapa – distress after giving

Xxx

 

Charateristics of Charity

 

Aanadasruuni romaani  bahumaanam priyamvacah

Kinchaanumodanam daanamdaanabhuusana panchakam

 

Aanadaasruuni – tears of joy

Romaani- horripulation

Bahumaanam – respect

Priymavacah – pleasing words

Anumodanam – acceptance

 

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Ten Tamil Sayings (from Tirukkural)

1.Giving to the poor is real charity. All other gifts are investments for return

2.Receiving gifts is undesirable. Giving is desirable even if heavenly bliss may thereby denied.

 

3.Only the truly noble will give till it hurts,

Without pleading straitened circumstances

4.It may be unpleasant to be egged of , but that is only till

The distress-relieved face of the receiver lights up in radiance

5.Great are they who hunger’s pangs sustain

But greater those who relieve hunger’s pain

6.By relieving people of their devastating hunger

One lays by valuable possessions as investment

7.The man who is in the habit of sharing his food with others will never be afflicted with the disease called hunger

  1. Delight of charity they do not know

Who hoard their wealth and lose it so

9.Enjoying alone the hoarded wealth, without giving others is worse than begging

10.Death is painful; but even that will be pleasant to one

Who finds himself unable to relieve the distress of others.

 

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31 CHARITY QUOTATIONS Posted on 29 July 2015

 

–Subham–