In the previous episode we had concluded an important discussion in the six categories of people who depend on six other counterparts for their success. We’ve had a detailed discussion in this for the past couple of episodes and to summarize all of them in a nutshell – “Chowraaha pramathe jeevanthi” which means that a thief depends on fools to cheat and become successful. “Vyaadideshu chikitsakaaha” means a doctor’s success depends on the number of sick patients he/she attends to and “Pramadaaha kaamayaneshu” means a prostitution makes more and more money when she meets more and more men with excessive sexual desires. “Yajamaaneshu yaajakaaha” means that a “Rithvik” depends on people who are willing to perform spiritual offerings. “Raaja vividhamaaneshu” means a king depends on his enemies to keep waging battles to prove his valor so as to gain name and fame. Finally “Nithyam moorkeshu pandithaaha” means a “Panditha” (Scholar) is dependent on fools so as to showcase his knowledge and expertise to the world.
Now moving on further, Vidura is going to explain the next six aspects. Here he says that we need to be extremely vigilant every passing minute and keep an eye on these six important things. Else they would get spoilt and eventually we would land up in danger. What are those six? Vidura explains thus:
“Shadimaani vinashyanti muhurtham anavekshanaath!
Gaavaha sevaa krishihi bhaaryaa vidhyaa vrishala sangathihi!!”
Here Vidura is explaining those six important things that we need to keep a vigil on at every point in time:
“Gaavaha” – Here the word “Gaavaha” means cow! Many of us today might have a cowshed and maintain a number of cows there. We need to make sure that all the cows are taken care properly with the requisite food for them. As all of us would agree that the cow is one of the most sacred animal explained by our “Sanaathana Dharma” and hence it is our bound duty to respect our cows and make them happy and comfortable. The significance of a cow is enormous and we would need a separate episode to discuss it. However it is saddening to note today that some people are getting carried away by the false preaching and propaganda of few so-called “religious groups” and outfits and tend to hurt and kill our beloved cows! At this point, I make an earnest and an emotional appeal to all our readers and to the entire world through this blog series that it is our duty to protect our cows and make sure that they are fed and maintained in a proper way. Let us not join hands with those unethical groups and let us not knowingly commit one of the most heinous sins of killing and hurting our beloved and the most sacred cows!
“Sevaa” – Here Vidura explains and reminds us of the very fact that as employees, we should always be alert to what our employer wants and says. It is because the employer or our boss is the person who has the authority to decide our fate in the organization that we work. Hence we need to be extremely careful while we talk or move with our employer and also on our work that the employer asks us to perform.
“Krishihi” – Here Vidura has a food for thought for our esteemed farmers and those of us who are directly or indirectly involved in activities pertaining to agriculture. He says that we need to keep a constant eye on the paddy crops after they are sowed in the ground. They need to be monitored 24*7 to check if the paddy is free from insects, worms, etc. else the whole investment of time, Meenu and seeds would go waste. Hence farmers need to be very careful in this regard.
“Bhaarya” – Here Vidura says that taking care of the “wife” is extremely important. We’ve discussed this at length in our previous episodes when we spoke about “Work-life balance” and readers are requested to recollect that length discussion. In a nutshell we should realise that we need to devote certain time for our daily and that is extremely important for a happy and a contented personal life.
“Vidhyaa” – Here “Vidhyaa” means “knowledge” and “Education” and Vidura advises us hat we should constantly keep updating our knowledge so as to stay relevant in our corresponding professions. Many of us have the wrong perception today that once we finish our examinations in the school or college, our education had come to s full stop! In fact we should realise that only after we finish our schooling, our real education starts. We need to constantly keep reading a lot, observing things around us, talk with learned and scholarly people so as to update ourselves with the current happening and the latest trends in our subject and profession. If we happen to stop our pursuit of knowledge at any point of time we tend to become stagnated and outdated from the modern day development in technology, etc.
“Veishala sangathihi” – Here again Vidura has an important piece of advice for all of us – We need to be extremely vigilant with those propel who are below us in levels of financials, intelligence, job profile, etc. Particularly in today’s world we tend to witness many cases of “backstabbing” wherein those people who are lower than us in their level, tend to cheat, ditch or dump us for the sake of getting their benefits like promotion, salary hikes, etc. Hence we need to be extremely cautious and careful while we move with these kinds of people so as to prevent them from outsmarting us.
Thus the message from today’s episode is that we need to understand that we should be extremely vigilant and alert at all times so as to prevent problems pertaining to the above explained six aspects. We shall wait till the next episode to find out Vidura’s explanation in the next six aspects. Stay tuned! 😊