भोगा न भुक्ता वयमेव भुक्ताः तपो न तप्तं वयमेव तप्ताः। कालो न यातो वयमेव याताः तृष्णा न जीर्णा वयमेव जीर्णाः॥
bhogā na bhuktā vayameva bhuktāḥ tapo na taptaṁ vayameva taptāḥ| kālo na yātaḥ vayameva yātāḥ tṛṣṇā na jīrṇā vayameva jīrṇāḥ||
Pleasures have not been enjoyed (भोगा न भुक्ता), instead we are the ones who have been consumed by desires (वयमेव भुक्ताः). In our efforts to enjoy the worldly pleasures, we end up running behind incessantly. Penance was not performed (तपो न तप्तं), instead we have been constantly troubled by आधिभौतिक, आधिदैविक and आध्यात्म sorrows (वयमेव तप्ताः). Practising penance is an extremely difficult process that requires conquering sorrows and the concentration of mind. We often use the expression "Time flies". No, कालो न यातः Time does not fly. We are the ones who have become old without using the time on hand for useful things (वयमेव याता). Ultimately our desires have not ceased (तृष्णा न जीर्णा), but we have become weak and feeble trying to fulfill the numerous desires in our life (वयमेव जीर्णाः).
I always think this sloka while drinking tea.I take minimum three to four cups of tea a day. I do not know whether I enjoy the tea or it is the reverse. Do you remember our college days. Twice or even thrice a day we used to have tea at "Lakshmanan's cafe". Addiction to something is also like 'भोगा न भुक्ताः वयमेव भुक्ताः'।
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