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Extraordinary

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

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Not even for fifteen minutes?

February 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Calmness, forbearance, candor, and soft speech—these virtues of the good are by the insolent taken for the effects of incompetency.  The person who is self-laudatory, wicked, badly bold, and who publishes his own praise and metes out chastisement everywhere, is honored in the world.  By moderation one cannot attain celebrity; by moderation one cannot obtain […]

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A different kind of profit and loss

February 11th, 2012 · No Comments

“Even a wicked-minded enemy, if he with folded palms and a poor heart craves for your shelter, should not be slain.  If an enemy, proud or terrified, seeks shelter in fear, he should be saved by a great man even at the risk of his own life.  One who from fear, ignorance, or willfulness does […]

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A moment’s rash action, a lifetime of regret

February 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments

“The king who, arriving at certain conclusions, carries on his regal affairs agreeable to justice, has no need to repent afterwards.  But those actions that are done without deliberation, like unto clarified butter poured onto an unclean sacrifice, conduce only to harm.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Yuddhakanda Sarga 12 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Great lucky monkeys

February 1st, 2012 · 5 Comments

“Who knows not the prowess of the monkeys who in the days of yore used to visit the celestials invited?” — Valmiki Ramayana, Sundarakanda Sarga 58 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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God help me, my skin is stuck

January 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

“What iniquity is there which cannot be perpetrated by the angry?  They can even slay the worshipful and vilify the pious with harsh words.  The angry cannot decide what should be spoken and what not.  There is no vice which cannot be committed by them, and there is nothing which cannot be spoken by them.  […]

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True equality

January 18th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“Whether in the enjoyment of vast riches, or immersed in the abyss of miseries, Death is pulling a man, binding him roughly with a cord.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Sundarakanda Sarga 37 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Barge-totin’ and bale-liftin’ with a passion

January 5th, 2012 · No Comments

“Whatever one does with vigor bears fruit.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Sundarakanda Sarga 12 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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One certainly hopes so

January 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

“Perseverance is the source of good fortune.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Sundarakanda Sarga 12 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Strap yourself in

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

“He that, renouncing righteousness and the good, devotes himself to pleasure solely, is like a man that falling asleep on top of a tree, wakes when he has fallen down.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindhakanda Sarga 38 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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High Street 6.7 — Life During Wartime (cont.)

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments

“Mighty is the sin that arises from the destruction of one who has been offered shelter.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kanda, Sarga 12 High Street 6.7 — “Life During Wartime” (cont.) is posted today. (Tomorrow: High Street 6.8 — “Life During Wartime” (fin.)) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Never is a long time

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

“A vicious person can never relinquish his sinful habits—virtue never resides in the abodes of impious persons.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakanda Sarga 50 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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We’ll meet tomorrow and form a committee

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

“The king who does not deal with the concerns of his kingdom in person and on time, verily he, those concerns, and even his kingdom get ruined.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakanda Sarga 33 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Morning is broken

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments

As a house that is solidly built ultimately falls into decay, so too are people subject to age and death. The night that has passed  does not return, and the bountiful river flows on. The passing days and nights quickly consume the lifetimes of every living thing, just as in the summer the rays of […]

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No recourse

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

“The power of destiny is incomprehensible. Its power on all beings cannot be averted.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhyakanda Sarga 22 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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The inheritance of the meek

June 26th, 2011 · No Comments

“In this world a person with soft nature is treated with disgrace.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhyakanda Sarga 21 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Neither a Kennedy nor a Bush be they

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments

“There was a great person named Kusa, born to Brahma.  He was a great ascetic of indefatigable vows, conversant with righteousness and worshipping good men. That eminent one married a princess of Vidarbha who was born in a noble descent and suitable to him.  He begot four virtuous sons comparable to himself named Kusamba, Kusanabha, […]

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East is east

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments

“King Dasaratha addressing his dearest wives said ‘I intend to perform a sacrifice in order to obtain sons. Therefore you also commence religious discipline.’ After listening to these excessively charming words, their lotus-like countenances endowed with brightness were resplendent like lotuses uncovered by ice.” — Valmiki Ramayana, Balakanda Sarga 8 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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