Spiritual Topics | Subhaashit
This quote is from poet Dandee of
Dash Kumaar Charitam fame -
Some very Good and Very bad things ..
The most destructive habit....... ........ ...... Worry
satisfying work........ . ....... .... .. Helping others
The greatest 'shot in the arm'........ ........ Encouragement
The most powerful force in life........ ........... Love
The deadliest weapon...... ........ ........ ......... The tongue
The most beautiful attire...... ......... ........... SMILE
Life ends; when you stop Dreaming,
If one can explain about his own woes and sufferings to
Here one has to remember a
selfish friend, a wayward servant, a wife without any concern for the
husband and a callous boss individually and in combination, could the
cause of all agonies one has to face. Our lifetime is almost fully shared
by these four. A so-called friend who can double-cross on you at the drop
of a hat can seal your fate, but a faithful friend will espouse your case
in any forum and bring you succor. A good servant is the one who would
willingly keep aside his selfish interests for the welfare of the master.
But servants who have joined you just to ensure your annihilation are a
common sight. This also applies to subordinates in the managerial hierarchy.
The one person with whom one has to share his life in all its aspect is his
wife. If the views and attitudes of the wife are at loggerheads with his own
peace of mind, it is better that the victim abandons normal life and go to
forest to live the life of a mendicant. (Chaanakya has said.. "Maataa
yasya grihe naasti bhaaryaa cha priyavaadinee aranyam tena gantavyam yadaaranya
tato griham.. If one is not having his mother at home and the wife if not
favorably disposes, he can shift his residence to forest all alone, since forest
would definitely a better abode under the circumstances).
*If one is blessed with a master who is understanding most of his servant's
problems of his life, the servant's problems are gone for ever. But if the
boss is a nagging one, always holding on to the principle that the role of
the Manager to find fault with the subordinates and just pass on the bucks
to them, the employee's life turns into a veritable hell. The heat of this
inferno ought to have been felt by men in all professions and avocations at
some point of time.
A quote from Bhoj Prabanadham (authored by Ballal). the worst things that can happen to people is to cutting off their vitals. The most humiliating situations that can arise for anyone and could represent the sharpest axe that cuts the principal roots of their existence are --
Sevaa Sukhaanaam Vyasanam
Dhanaanaam, Yaanchaa Gurunaam Ku-nripah Prajaanaam
1. For one's comfortable
existence in life, service under a boss who is a real taskmaster.
A boss who is a taskmaster can be the cause of anxiety and sense of insecurity for
any servant. This does not mean that the boss can afford to be lenient. Normally the
employees never obey a kind boss...it is the Dharm of Kali Yug. Only the cracking of
the whip gets things delivered. But it is not so comfortable for one to be at the
Funny are the ways of riches.. People toil hard to earn, they apply fair means or foul
in the process.. but all the money can vanish into thin air if one is under the control
of evil habits. For an aristocrat, if he loses his wealth and influence and is forced to a
condition where he has to beg for something, it is worse to death for him. A bad king or their
modern avatars can ruing a civil society or the nation as a whole. We have seen many sons from
right from Duryodhan onwards to the darlings of the present day who have ensured the ruin of
their family and clan through their own misdeeds.
Those who are far away from the ability to discriminate right and wrong have the intellect of a sheep. Their instruments for recreation are (funny) talking, (funny) dresses, astrology and depravity.
Wise persons do not take the
wrong step even in times of crisis. By nature, they interact through
truthful speech. They do not swerve from the promised Dharm. Their pious
conduct is beyond speech and thought.
There lived some owls on a
tree. As soon as the day broke out, they stopped seeing, so they went to
their homes and shut themselves in there. Once a swan came there and said
to them - "O Owls, See how beautiful is this Sun, this sunshine. these
flowers, this river. Why don't you come out of your darkness and see this
beautiful world?" The owls laughed heartily and replied - "Haa Haa
Haa, O Brother, If there has been any Sun, couldn't we see it?" The swan
got silent hearing the statement of the majority. Majority must always be right,
so the member of minority flew away accepting his defeat. Nowadays, the majority
is of those people who are in so much darkness (ignorance or A-Gyaan) that they
cannot see the light (knowledge or Gyaan), it is difficult for them to have a
concept of Gyaan.
Learning and kindness are
very good qualities, while pride and hastiness are very harmful. Muhammad
Tuglaq was a very good king of India. he did many good things for his
people, but at the same time he was very proud if himself and was hasty in
his decisions. he did regard any other person in front of him, and whatever
he thought he used to implement immediately. In this craziness he transferred
his capital from Dehlee to Daulataabaad and when face many difficulties, came
back to Dehlee. In the same way, once he circulated copper coins without any
mark on them. people copied them and the economy got disturbed, so he asked
them to deposit those coins into treasury and take silver coins instead. This
made his treasury empty. Once he levied four times tax, so many people left
his kingdom. These habits made him ruling period very unsuccessful.
A Subhaashit Shlok puts it clearly.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 09/02/12