DECEMBER 2015 ‘GOOD THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR (Post No. 2361)

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Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 25 November 2015

Post No. 2361

Time uploaded in London :– 16-51

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Sanskrit Proverbs and sayings are taken from Suuktisudhaa, Publication of Chinmaya International Foundation.

Festival days: December 11- Poet Bharati’s Birth Day, 21 Vaikunda Ekadasi, 24- Miladi Nabhi, 25 Christmas, 26 Arudra Darsan.

Full moon – 25

New moon-11

Ekadasi: 7, 21 (Vaikunda Ekadasi)

Auspicious days: 6,7.

 

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DECEMBER 1 TUESDAY

The words of a powerful orator are in vain if he is hazy about the task at hand – Sisupalavadha 2-27

 

DECEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY

Words loaded with meaning can achieve all sorts of wealth — Subhasitaratna khandamanjuusaaa

 

DECEMBER 3 THURSDAY

Though insignificant, words spoken at the right time are indeed valuable — Subhasita ratna bhaandaagaara 3-758

 

DECEMBER 4 FRIDAY

The one whose speech is brief yet bewitching is alone a true orator –Subhasita ratna bhaandaagaara 2-8

 

DECEMBER 5 SATURDAY

The voice of the crowd – be they true or false – can tarnish one’s glory- Sanskrit Proverb

 

DECEMBER 6 SUNDAY

Avoid unpleasant arguments. So what if one is wicked?

 

DECEMBER 7 MONDAY

 

To the noble hearted, abuses are more astringent than arrows –Kahavatratnakar

 

DECEMBER 8 TUESDAY

Generally people are carried away by mere flowery eloquence Bharat Manjari 2-9-199

 

DECEMBER 9 WEDNESDAY

Sages maintain that the speech of the deluded and the arrogant are barbaric – Uttama Rama Carita

 

DECEMBER 10 THURSDAY

Soft speech is more cooling than even sandalwood and moonlight- Sanskrit Proverb

 

 

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DECEMBER 11 FRIDAY

Language identifies the region (desamaahyaati bhaasanam) Canakya Neeti 3-34

DECEMBER 12 SATURDAY

Of what use is the spoken after everything is put in black and white word? –Sisupalavadha 2-70

 

DECEMBER 13 SUNDAY

Competence and integrity are gleaned from the conversation – Hitopadesa 1-99 , SRB 3-452

 

DECEMBER 14 MONDAY

Prosperity and downfall are writ on one’s tongue (jihvaayattau vrddhi vinaasau)—Sanskrit Proverb

 

DECEMBER 15 TUESDAY

Well-wishers should be wary of provocative language –Kahavatratnakar

 

DECEMBER 16 WEDNESDAY

Words – minimal and meaningful – constitute eloquence –Kahavatratnakar and Naidadiyacarita

 

DECEMBER 17 THURSDAY

Words once ejected from one’s mouth spread rapidly everywhere – Kahavatratnakar

 

DECEMBER 18 FRIDAY

Use your words, only where they are honoured – Pancatantra

 

DECEMBER 19 SATURDAY

Who indeed is wretched when the veritable Goddess of Speech resides on one’s tongue?  –Subhasita ratna bhaandaagaara  (SRB)2-15

DECEMBER 20 SUNDAY

Eloquence makes for excellence (Vaagmitaa sreyasii mataa)—Sanskrit Proverb

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DECEMBER 21 MONDAY

Who indeed can block the fluency of the eloquent? – Raja Tarangini 4-261

 

DECEMBER 22 TUESDAY

Who is not scorched by the painful hostility born of verbal duels? Katha Sarit Sagara

 

DECEMBER 23 WEDNESDAY

Embellished speech is the best ornament ever (Satatam Vaagbhuusanam bhuusanam) – Niti Sataka 16

 

DECEMBER 24 THURSDAY

It is considered that all ties originate in talks –Ragu Vamsa 2-58

 

DECEMBER 25 FRIDAY

Respect or disrespect is accorded according to one’s speech –Kahavatratnakar

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DECEMBER 26 SATURDAY

Rare is that speech that appeals to one and all (sudurlabhaa sarva manoramaa girah)–  Kiratarjuniiya 14-5

 

DECEMBER 27 SUNDAY

Few syllabled pithy statements are supreme – Kahavatratnakar

 

DECEMBER 28 MONDAY

Rare is speech which is both salutary and charming – Kiratarjuniiya 1-4

 

DECEMBER 29 TUESDAY

Engaging, effortless conversation is the best travel snack – Brhat katha manajari

 

DECEMBER 30 WEDNESDAY

Utter not words of melancholy (maa bruuhi diinam vacah)—Sanskrit Proverb

 

DECEMBER 31 THURSDAY

Honey is in the tongue of bad people, but their heart is full of poison – Hitopadesam

 

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JANUARY 1 FRIDAY (2016)

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

Good Thoughts Calendar 2014 (May)

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Post No. 1012; Date: 30th April 2014

Prepared by London swaminathan (copyright)

31 important Quotes from Hitopadesa, A Sanskrit work of fables, are given in this month’s calendar:

Important Dates: May 2 Friday- Akshaya Truthiyai; 4 Sunday –Shankara Jayanthy; 14 Wednesday- Buddha Purnima; 10 to 14: Madurai Chitra Festival. Auspicious Days: 5, 11, 25.
Full Moon day 14th May; New Moon (Amavasya) 28th May;
Ekadasi 10 & 24

May 1 Thursday
The wise spend their time diverting themselves with poetry and learned treatises, while fools succumb to vice, sleep and quarrels (1-1)

May 2 Friday
A man will not prosper if he takes no risks. But if he does take a risk, and survives, he will prosper (1-15)

May 3 Saturday
Ritual offerings, the study of the Vedas, alms giving and asceticism, truthfulness, patience, forgiveness and lack of greed – this is known as the eight fold path of righteousness (1-24)

May 4 Sunday
It is a wise man who regards the wife of another man as his own mother, the wealth of others as a clod of earth, and all creatures as himself 1-30

May 5 Monday
A gift ought to be given in a generous spirit to someone unable to repay it, at the right place and time, and to a man of merit – that is the best kind of charity 1 -35

May 6 Tuesday
The actions of people with uncontrolled minds and senses are as useless as bathing an elephant. But knowledge without action is just a burden, like jewellery on an ugly woman 1-40

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May 7 Wednesday
One should never trust rivers, men holding weapons, beasts with claws or horns, women and royal families 1-45

May 8 Thursday
Well digested food, a well-educated son, a well-controlled wife, a well-served king, speaking after thinking and acting after reflecting –these things never cause harm, not even in the long run 1-50

May 9 Friday
He who is envious, he who criticizes everything, he who is never satisfied, the angry man and the ever fearful, and he who lives on someone else’s fortune – these six have a miserable fate 1-59

May 10 Saturday
A golden deer cannot exist – yet Rama coveted such a deer. People’s judgement generally turns faulty under the threat of a great calamity 1- 60

May 11 Sunday
One should never lead a crowd, since all shares equally in its success; but in the event of failure, it is the leader who is killed 1-69

May 12 Monday
A friend is someone who can save the unfortunate in an emergency, not some pundit who criticizes things done badly or left undone 1-70

May 13 Tuesday
Courage in calamity, patience in prosperity, eloquence in assembly, valour in battle, delight in glory, diligence in one’s studies – these are naturally present in eminent people 1-73

May 14 Wednesday
A man who wants to prosper in this world should avoid six faults: drowsiness, exhaustion, fear, anger, laziness and procrastination 1-75

May 15 Thursday
Even the weak can succeed if they unite; if you tie blades of grass together to form a rope they can tether an elephant in rut. Solidarity with his own people is best for a man 1-78

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May 16 Friday
One’s mother, father, true friend – these three are naturally good to us. Others may be well-disposed towards us because they have some cause or reason to be so inclined 1- 83

May 17 Saturday
No one in the world is more fortunate than the person who can talk to his friend, stay with his friend, chat with his friend 1- 86

May 18 Sunday
For whatever reason , by whatever means, in whatever manner, of whatever kind, to whatever extent, whenever and wherever one performs a good or bad act, one bears its consequences accordingly, under the sway of fate. Disease, grief, pain, captivity, and calamity – these are the fruits growing on the tree of men’s own offences 1-90

May 19 Monday
A wise man should give up his wealth and life for another’s sake. It is better to sacrifice them for a good cause, since their destruction is inevitable anyway 1-99
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May 20 Tuesday
If immaculate and eternal fame can be attained with a perishable, tainted body, then what else could not be attained? 1- 106

May 21 Wednesday
One should never invite home someone whose family and nature are unknown 1- 134

May 22 Thursday
Even if one’s enemy pays a visit, he should be hospitably received. A tree does not withdraw its shade even from the person felling it 1 -149

May 23 Friday
A straw mat and a place to sit down, water and, fourthly, kind words – these are never refused in the house of the good 1 -151

May 24 Saturday
Good people pity all creatures, even those without virtues. Indeed the moon does not withhold its light even from an outcast’s hut 1-154

May 25 Sunday
Men who refrain from all forms of violence, who can endure anything, and to whom anybody can turn for help – such men go to heaven 1 -162

May 26 Monday
Where nobody is learned, even a half wit can be praised 1- 173

May 27 Tuesday
‘This is mine, but that belongs to someone else’ – only the small minded argue this way; but those who act nobly consider the whole world to be their family 1- 174

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May 28 Wednesday
Nobody is a friend of anybody; nobody is an enemy of anybody. A friend or enemy is recognised as such by his deeds 1- 176

May 29 Thursday
One knows one’s true friends in calamitous times, heroes are known in battle, an honest man when in debt, a true wife when one’s wealth is lost and true relatives in difficult situations 1- 184

May 30 Friday
O Goddess of Earth! How can you bear on your surface those who break their promises, who harm helpful, trusting and honest people? 1-198

May 31 Saturday
Friendship with a bad person is like a clay pot – easy to break but difficult to put back together. Friendship with a good person is like a golden vase – difficult to break but easy to put back together 1-223

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We have given quotations from Bhagavad Gita in January, Buddha’s Dhammapada in February, Adi Shankara’s hymns in March and Upanishads in April calendars.