आरम्भगुर्वी क्षयणी क्रमेण लघ्वीपुरा वृद्धिमतीश्च पश्चात् ।

दिनस्य पूर्वार्ध-परार्ध-भिन्ना छायैव मैत्री खलसज्जनानाम् ।।

ārambhagurvī kṣayiṇī krameṇa laghvīpurā vṛddhimatīśca paścāt|
dinasya pūrvārdha-parārdha-bhinnā chāyaiva maitrī khalasajjanānām||

MEANING

Friendship with bad people(खल)will start fast and end quickly.Friendship with good people(सज्जन)will start slowly and develop gradually. This difference is described with the help of the following example – the shadow(छाया) of the day’s(दिनस्य) forenoon starts long and becomes small by noon, while the shadow in the afternoon starts small and grows longer.(पूर्व,पर)

6 Comments:

  1. PRG said...
    Good start..... Hope will not be a 'Aarambha shooraah'.
    Aarathi Sankaran said...
    I like this sloka because I feel our friendship has also been like parAhna starting very slowly and strengthening over the years.
    KANNAN SRIVATSA said...
    Thanks for your comments.
    I am not a aarambha shooraah......
    I am a मन्दः कविः यशः प्राप्तुं अस्मिन् सागरे (संस्कृते लिखामः) लोभात् उडुपेन गमिष्यामि ।
    PRG said...
    sooooper ............
    Aarathi Sankaran said...
    Kanna, asatthariye!!
    karunakaran said...
    Well done kannan,gayatry said not to be a aarambhasuurah , but you are aarmbhaadeva shooraha.

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