[Advaita-l] Meaning of the verse.
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 04:23:34 CDT 2011
Thanks for the explanation and citing the source. Could you pl. mention the
exact work - Chanakya Neeti, etc.?
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Srikanta Narayanaswami <
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Could anyone explain the meaning of this verse and also the source, if any?
> अगाधजलसंचारी न गर्वं याति रोहितः ।
> अण्गुष्ठोदकमात्रेण शफरी फर्फरायते ॥
> rohitaH and shapharI refer to (types of) fish.
> In an ocean which is a large sheet of water,a shark(Rohitah) though it
> traverses in it,it doesnot feel or beget
> pride(garva),but,a small fish(shaphari) is proud and creates sound even
> though it moves in water which is toe-deep(angustamatrena).That means great
> persons donot make sound ,but they move with dignity,where as snall people
> will create lot of sound.This a subhasita from Chanakya.
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