One more thing ! ......

It is not the grammar rules !

"O Fool it is not the grammar rules .. !!"

భజగోవిందం భజగోవిందం
గోవిందం భజ మూఢమతే |
సంప్రాప్తే సన్నిహితే కాలే
నహి నహి రక్షతి దుకృఞ్ కరణే ||
भजगोविंदं भजगोविंदं गोविंदं भज मूढमते ।
संप्राप्ते सन्निहिते काले नहि नहि रक्षति दुकृञ् करणे ॥

"Pray to Govinda . Pray to Govinda. O fool when the appointed time comes , the grammar rules surely will not save you" .

That is the signature tune of the most popular sloka namely " Bhajagovindam" from Shankaracharya. Shri Sankaracharya whose genius resulted in the establishment of Advaita placing the Hindu philosophy on the strongest foundations , never let his genius rest on those intellectual efforts. He delivered simple treatises for the common man. Bhajagovindam is one which encompasses the fundamentals of Vedanta in simple musical notes. The slokas are so musical that people learn the same without actually imbibing the genius embededd in the slokas themselves.

It is true that nothing matters when the appointed time comes. It is the most probably also a time when the futility of chasing the material dreams finally dawns , though at that moment it is too late !

It is a simple reminder to every one that there is more to life than learning grammar or chasing material things .

It is a simple reminder to every one to realise or attain that state of purity and perfection in this life so that when the appointed time comes, one can face that with an equanimity of having done his duty.

Attaining that state of purity and perfection in this life is not necessarily an intellectual exercise learnt at the feet of an accomplished Guru. It can be through a simple Bhakti marg , or performing ones duty to its own perfection !

The disdainful mention of the grammar rules is not so much about the grammar. It is more about the human tendency to pursue that education which drives one towards the materialistic dreams. For several it is an endless chase. For some chase is itself the end . For several looking like not chasing such dreams may make them exposed to social redicule and creating an urgent need to chase !!

It is difficult to say " no more" and stay away from the temptation . Before one can say no more, one has to over come not only ones own unsatiable need , but has to over come several dependant dreams too !

But it is certainly possible.

This is not preaching renunciation.

This is to encourage one to remain active in generating wealth but use it for others.

If that is our goal then we have certainly imbibed Sankara's Baja Govindam :

సంప్రాప్తే సన్నిహితే కాలే
నహి నహి రక్షతి దుకృఞ్ కరణే ||
"When the appointed time comes the grammar rules donot save us"

om tat sat

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