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Forgotten things are always remembered.

-Sahana Harekrishna

Submitted on: Fri Aug 26 2011 13:28:49 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: English
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My dear Daughter,

I forgot taking with me
My Resource Diabetic tin
I forgot asking Satya
Whether I had to pay
Both way taxi fares
I forgot asking the
Taxi driver to give
The taxi fare bill
Even after he had signed it!
I don’ think the taxi driver
Forgot to hand over the bill!
I some how forgot
That particular day
To ask the name of the driver,
Which I normally do otherwise!

Hence, do not forget
To get the cash bill
From the Taxi Agency,
Which had already charged
From Satya its share
Of the payment due!

Second, do not forget
To take the ‘Resource
Diabetic’ tin to your brothers’
Home, whenever you go,
Or do not forget on your part
To hand it over to him,
Along with the taxi bill,
Whenever he comes
To your sweet home!

Lastly, do not ever forget
To plant a kiss on your daughters’
Plumpy lumpy cheeks
With my name chanted
In her ears sweetly as ever!
And, of course, do not ever
Forget to remind to your heart,
As also to your sweet heart’s,
That I love you all so much
That mere words fail to convey!
-Devapriya

Submitted on: Thu Aug 25 2011 07:41:26 GMT-0700 (PDT)
Category: Original
Language: English
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क्षिप्रं विजानाति चिरं शृणोति
विज्ञाय चार्थं भजते न कामात्।
नासंपृष्टो व्यपयुंक्ते परार्थे
तत् प्रज्ञानं प्रथमं पण्डितस्य॥
-महाभारत से

Translation:
He comprehends quickly and hears patiently. He understands things at hand and acts accordingly and not according to his sweet will; he does not meddle with others’ business unless asked to. This is the prime feature of a wise person.
-From the Mahabharata
-It Does Not Matter

Submitted on: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:15:47 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Ancient Wisdom
Language: Sanskrit
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సజ్జనులకు మేలు జరగడం ఆలస్యం అవుతుందెమొ కాని కీడు మాత్రం జరగధు
– విశ్వనాథ్

-Viswanath

Submitted on: Tue Jul 12 2011 11:54:19 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: Telugu
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Life is a kind of race where everyone will get something during the race which we cannot carry home at the end of the race.
-Satyapriya

Submitted on: Wed Aug 17 2011 16:32:04 GMT+0530 (IST)
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ತನ್ನ ಮರಿ ಹೊನ್ನ ಮರಿ
ಪರರ ಮರಿ ಕಾಗೆ ಮರಿ

-Devapriya

Submitted on: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:14:27 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Proverb
Language: Kannada
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ದಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ದನದ ಹಲ್ಲೆಣಿಸಬೇಡ

Context for use: When some one receives anything as a gift or donation, this is an advice to the recipient not to be too evaluative about it.
-Devapriya

Submitted on: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:33:11 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Proverb
Language: Kannada
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काममया एवायं पुरुष इति
सा यथाकामो भवति तत्क्रतुर भवति
यात्क्रतुर भवति तत कर्म कुरुते
यत कर्म कुरुते तद अभिसम पद्यते
-बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद्

Translation:
You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.

-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5 -It Does Not Matter

Submitted on: Mon Aug 15 2011 23:27:06 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Ancient Wisdom
Language: Sanskrit
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