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நாளொரு பக்கம் 34

நாளொரு பக்கம் 34

Sunday, the 29th March 2015

सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न ज्ञायते
मुक्ताकारतया तदेव नलिनीपत्रस्थितं राजते ।
स्वात्यां सागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं सन्मौक्तिकं जायते
प्रायेणोत्तममध्यमाधमदशा संसर्गतो जायते ॥

Saatveekam, Raajasam, Thaamasam are the three categories under which the people are labelled. All this depends on the company. A serene person can be turned into a hooligan by liquor. An upright and courageous householder may take to renunciation, as Lord Buddha did. The Prodigal Son may return to his father’s hearth, repenting his straying away into bad company. Many a permutation and combination of these three categories and sub-categeries are encountered daily by us.
The metaphor of water in this apt Subhashitham is non-pareil.  A drop of water on a hot iron evaporates so fast that you do not even get to see it. The same drop, well-rounded, shines beateously like a pearl on a lotus leaf. It turns into a genuine pearl indeed, if this tiny drop enters a seashell on the auspicious day of Svathi Nakshatra.