Subhashita 4. And thou shalt not let go.
Homes make wonderful museums. Have you noticed how nothing is ever thrown out? Never underestimate the power of the tiny vessel with the hole that lies on your window sill... it makes an excellent garden pot.
That scrap of a paper, the broken clothes-pin, last decade's calendar, the list is endless. Try clearing the rubble and the standard terse comment is always," You never know when it will come in handy. Where will you go hunting for it when you require it?" A broken clothes-pin??!! Oh, Lord.
i've given up trying to make a home that needn't have everything. But i refuse to take the blame or dump it on a living relative. i believe that the seeds for such unholy acquisitiveness have been sown by our forefathers. The problem is hereditary not acquired.
Take a look at this subhashita, i'm sure you'll agree wholeheartedly with me.
अमन्त्रमक्षरं नास्ति नास्ति मूलमनौषधम् ।
अयोग्यः पुरुषः नास्ति योजकस्तत्र दुर्लभः ।।
अमन्त्रमक्षरं नास्ति = अमन्त्रम् + न + अस्ति।There is no letter that is not a mantram.
नास्ति मूलमनौषधम् = अस्ति मूलम् अनौषधम् ।There is no root that does not have medicinal qualities.
अयोग्यः पुरुषः नास्ति = अयोग्यः पुरुषः न अस्ति। There is no man who is not capable.
योजकस्तत्र दुर्लभः = योजकः तत्र दुर्लभः । An organizer is difficult to find.
Including the ones that spring clean, i'm afraid.
In a seriouser vein ( if you can have a lighter vein, why can't you have a seriouser one?)....
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An ordinary person would never be able to fathom the divinity in a letter. It requires One such as Pujya Swamiji to be sensitive to the potent mantric qualities in an otherwise ordinary letter.
Forests are being wiped out in the name of industrialization. There may be millions of plant species that have been destroyed. Imagine the loss of future medicinal plants...for a weed is a weed till its uses are discovered... what right do we have to rob the earth of its unknown treasures?
It needs a sensitive and a wise leader to discover the capacity that a person might have. Often we lament that we are not good enough...is it not possible that we have just not discovered that which makes us tick?
A योजकः an organizer does just that...brings forth talents amongst the ordinary, discovers latent gifts , brings those talents and a job that must be done together to ensure success. A rare species indeed is the योजकः ।