Magical Tree 12 – Be in the right category

Magical Tree 12 – Be in the right category

Magical Tree - 12

Magical Tree – 12

प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः
प्रारभ्य विघ्नविहता विरमन्ति मध्याः।
विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः
प्रारब्धमुत्तमगुणा न परित्यजन्ति ॥

There are three categories of people who contemplate an undertaking.  At the lowest level are those who never start off for fear of encountering obstacles.Those at the middle level start the project but, at the first sign of obstacles, withdraw themselves from the goal. At the top level are those who, in spite of repeated obstacles, persist in their work until they take the undertaking to a successful conclusion.

 Source: Neeti Shatakam

Magical Tree 11 – Come out of foolishness

Magical Tree 11 – Come out of foolishness

यदा किञ्चिज्ञोऽहं द्विप इव मदान्धः समभवं
तदा सर्वज्ञोऽस्मीत्यभवदवलिप्तं मम मनः ।
यदा किञ्चित् किञ्चित् बुधजनसकाशादवगतं
तदा मूर्खोऽस्मीति ज्वर इव मदो मे व्यपगतः

When I had little knowledge I was blind with conceit like a rutty elephant.  I thought I was knowing everything and my vanity was great. Then gradually, by virtue of my association with wise men, i realised that knowledge was a vast ocean.  My intoxication vanished like a fever and I realized that I was really a fool.
Source: Neeti Shatakam

In my words : Every person whom i meet ..knows something which am not aware of ….which means no one person is a completely learned man ….everytime we learn something it opens a door to another ocean of knowledge room…If we ever feel that we are more educated , wise , learned then it means we have simply closed the learning door of our brain….It is utter foolishness if someone behaves rudely thinking that he is the most learned person because what we have learnt is just a drop and what we are yet to learn is a ocean…..

I learnt to learn from every person atleast one lesson and especially to be in the group of wise men who can lead me from the well of ignorance to path of knowledge – did you ? 

Magical Tree 8 – Let your plans be secret till you get it executed

Magical Tree 8  – Let your plans be secret till you get it executed

मनसा  चिन्तितं  कर्म  वचसा  न  प्रकाशयेत्
मंत्रेन  रक्षयेद्गूढम  कार्ये  चापि  नियोजयेत्

Do not reveal what you have planned to do, the best counsel is to keep it a secret and try to execute it with determination.
(Source : Chanakya neeti)

Magical Tree 7 – Wish for wealth of knowledge

Magical Tree 7 – Wish for wealth of knowledge

न चोरहार्यं न च राजहार्यं न भ्रातृभाज्यं न च भारकारि।
व्यये कृते वर्धत एव नित्यं विद्याधनं सर्वधनप्रधानम् ॥

Not stolen by thieves, not seized by kings, not divided amongst brothers, not heavy to carry. The more you spend, the more it flourishes always – The wealth of knowledge is the most important among all kinds of wealth.
(Source: Chanakya neeti) 

Magical Tree 2 – Wish for a right friend

Magical Tree 2 – Wish for a right friend

Knowledge is a friend during travel. Wife is a friend in home.
Medicines are the friends during illness and
our good deeds (Dharma) are friends after death
(Source : Sanskrit subhashitas) 


Magical Tree 1- Wish for true jewel

Magical Tree – Wish for true jewel

केयूराणि न भूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वला
न स्नानं न विलेपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजाः  ।
वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता धार्यते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणं भूषणं

Bracelets do not adorn a person. Nor do pearl necklaces shining like the moon, or a cleansing bath; nor anointment of the body, nor flowers, nor decoration for the hair. It is cultured speech alone which embellishes a man. All other ornaments lose their glitter, only the jewel of speech ever remains the jewel of jewels.
(Source – Bhrtruhari – Neetishatakam) 

In my words : Spending hours together in front of mirror , wearing most expensive clothes, Jewels & ornaments will not bring you knowledge or respect …it is our cultured speech and behavior which brings us respect. Anyone can wear expensive jewels my friends , but only few are respected because they have the true jewels -that is cultured thoughts, cultured speech and cultured behavior …..

I learnt from the above lesson – did you ?

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