Tranquility

Chapter - 8    Define tranquility and what are the ingredients of tranquility? Tranquility literally means freedom from disturbance. It means calmness. The following are the ingredients of T-R-A-N-Q-U-I-L-I-T-Y :- Touchstone of immobility Reticence in disposition Ambrosial feeling Nagging silence Quietness in approach Unassailability with ultimate reality in mind Impervious to criticism Laudable action or reaction... Continue Reading →

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Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 39 – Slokas 1 – 5

Dhrutharashtra uvācha, "Vidura! This man is not independent in his acquisition of wealth and prosperity and in his ruin/doom. Like a puppet tied to a string/thread, Brahma has made him subservient to his prarabdha karma; hence, you keep speaking, I am sitting here listening to you patiently/with forbearance."   Vidura uvācha, "Bharata! If Brihaspati also speaks... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 38 – Slokas 37 – 41

Vidura uvācha, "A king who does not deceive/dupe anyone, is astute, is grateful, is intelligent and soft-natured will acquire helpers/supporters meaning he will get help even when the treasury is exhausted.   Resoluteness, control over the mind, control over the sensory organs, sacredness/chastity, compassion/mercy, soft words and not being disloyal to a friend - these... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 37 – Slokas 37 – 41

Vidura uvācha, "One should not serve these six types of lowly persons - one who engages in karma of tribulation/vexation, one who is exceedingly delusional/lacks discrimination/foolish, one who always speaks untruths, one who has unsteady/fluctuating devotion, one who is bereft of affection and one who thinks of himself as clever.   One has expectation of... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 37 – Slokas 17 – 21

Vidura uvācha, "A man should forsake/renunciate a man to protect/save a lineage, should forsake a lineage to protect/save a village, should forsake a village to protect/save a land/country and should forsake/renunciate the entire earth for the benediction of the ātma.   Wealth should be protected for catastrophes, women should be protected through wealth and one... Continue Reading →

Vidura Nīti – Conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Vidura – Chapter 36 – Slokas 71 – 74

Vidura uvācha, "That which is opposed to mild/lenient behaviour is not strength and it is imperative to serve the secret dharma immediately. Lakshmi accrued becomes perishable when subjected to cruelty but if the same is increased with mildness/leniency, then She will remain fixed/stationary till the time of children-grandchildren.   Hey King! Let your sons protect... Continue Reading →

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