श्लोकोऽयं मह्यं रोचते - 5

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:

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.