One more thing ! ......

 

This comes out as part of an advice to an young prince Chandrapida from Sukanasa ( let us say his guru) in the classical Kadambari of Bhasa:

It is as follows !

Dear Child ....

This lady.. even if she is obtained by great effort she is to be protected with great difficulty !. She unties herself even when she is fastened with ropes in the form of merits ( even if you acquire merits Lakshmi may not stay with you) . Even when she is guarded by thousands of brave soldiers equipped with Sharp and long swords she finds a way out. She hardly acknowledges familiarity. She cares not for the illustrious birth. She cares not for the beauty , she does not respect Hereditary order, She gives no respect to character , or even to one's cleverness. She cares not for the scholarship of a person and is not mindful of righteousness. She does not entertain sacrifices. She does not show consideration for special abilities. She does not observe tradition. She will never insist on Truthfulness . Auspicious marks are not an authority for her. She disappears instantaneously as per her whims and fancies !.

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so it goes ...

Lest we lose track, the advice of Sukanasa to Chandrapida ( Characters in "Kadambari") goes from how difficult is "Fortune" to how "Fortune" may affect the attitude of a person. And all this is said not to dissuade the young prince from acquiring"Fortune" but to alert him to possible possible diversions and ask him to guard against the same !

 

om tat sat