Sunday, January 29, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
न जातु कामः कामानामुपभोगेन शाम्यति |
हविषा कृष्णवर्त्मेव भूय एवामिवर्धते ||
na jatu kamah kamanamupabhogena shamyati |
havisha krushnavartmeva bhuya evamivardhate ||
Desires are never quelled by enjoyment but increase more like the flame of a fire fed on clarified butter.
परिग्यायोपभुक्तो हि भोगो भवति तुष्टये |
विग्न्याय सेवितश्चोरो मैत्रीमेति न चोरतां ||
parignyayopabhukta hi bhogo bhavati tushtaye |
vignaya sevitaschoro maitrimeti na chortaam ||
But when the impermanence of pleasure is known, the gratification of desire may bring the idea of "enough of it". It is like a thief who having been employed knowingly in service does not behave like a thief but like a friend.