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Title: Saw of Day and Night

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-09 21:03:23


Lord Rama to His divine brother Bharata in Ramayana:


andan thyudita aditye:

nandan thyusthamithe:ravow,

atmano:na :vabuddyante:

manushya jivita kshayam


Translation by Swami Gaurangapada:


"Dear Bharata! There is one class of people who think at the rising of the sun that now the light has come up in the sky so now we can go and earn money nicely, and there are others who feel joy as the sun sinks and night begins, as they can relish their sensual pleasures and enjoy satisfying their material desires to their heart's content in the darkness of the night. But it is astonishingly shocking that nobody is worried that the huge tree of our life span is being cut down daily with the sharp saw of 'day' and 'night' and that something should be done to end this miserable cycle of birth and death."