Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bookmarked errrr Booktagged

We call it playing "pakaD daav" in Gujarati. That's what's been happening these days - the tagging game. I still have one more from Nova, but until then I decided to do this easier one by Stupidosaur.

How to play:

  1. Pick up the nearest book.
  2. Open to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

[picks up the nearest book] The book is maharshi vedvyaas praNit shrimad bhaagawat part I.

(Sorry for those who can't read Gujarati)

[opens to page 123]

[finds the fifth sentence]

[posts the next three sentences]

અધ્યાય ૫ મોઃ વિદુરજીના પ્રશ્નથી મહામુનિ મૈત્રેયે વર્ણવેલી મહત્ત્ત્વ વગેરેની સૃષ્ટિ.

શ્રીશુકદેવજી બોલ્યાઃ કુરુઓમાં શ્રેષ્ઠ અને શ્રીકૃષ્ણ ઉપરના ભક્તિભાવથી શુધ્ધ વિદુરજીએ ગંગાના હરિદ્વાર ક્શેત્રમાં બેઠેલા અગાધ ગ્નાનવાળા મૈત્રેય મુનિની સમીપ જઇ, તેમના સુશીલતા વગેરે ગુણોથી અત્યંત સંતોષ પામી આ પ્રમાણે પૂછયું.

વિદુરજીએ પૂછયુંઃ મનુષ્ય સુખ માટે કર્મો કરે છે; છતાં તે કર્મો દ્વારા તેને સુખ પ્રાપ્ત થતું નથી અથવા દુઃખની શાંતિ પણ થતી નથી; પરંતુ ઊલટું ફરી દુઃખ જ પ્રાપ્ત થાય છે, તો આ સંસારમાં જે કરવા યોગ્ય હોય તે આપ ભગવાન અમને કહો.

પૂર્વજન્મના કારણથી જે મનુષ્ય શ્રીકૃષ્ણથી વિમુખ અને અઘર્મ શીલ હોઇ અત્યંત દુઃખી હોય છે, તેના પર કૃપા કરવા ભગવાનના ભવ્ય ભક્તો આ જગતમાં વિચરે છે, અર્થાત્ આપ જેવા ભગવદ્ભક્તોનો સ્વભાવ પરોપકાર કરવાનો જ હોય છે; તો હે સાધુવર્ય! આપ અમને એવો કલ્યાણમાર્ગ દર્શાવો કે જે દ્વારા સેવેલા ભગવાન મનુષ્યના ભક્તિ થી પવિત્ર થયેલા હ્રદયમાં રહી આત્માના સાક્શાત્કાર સહિત વેદપ્રસિધ્ધસનાતન ગ્યાન આપે.

[tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you]

Tagged: everyone who reads books, which I know is everyone who reads this blog. (I think that's definitely more than five people).
And of course, this taggie acknowledges the tagger.

So all those who read this blog please get to work. :D


Stupidosaur said...

Aap toh bohot darawney fiction padhte ho yaar!

Anyways the last line is very good
//So all those who read this blog please get to work.

Especially for those who are wasting company time reading your blog from office.

Urv said...

I think I can no longer claim that I can read/comprehend Gujarati. :D

Anonymous said...

with whatever little gujarati I understand, this was good :)

Stupidosaur said...

Cmon publish those other two tags also, the one with single words and the one with multiple words, and at the end of which you tagged the entire HR department of your company.

Dont deny you have them ready. I happened to see them and even comment on them when you accidentally published them yerterday for a few minutes!

Achchhey hi toh likhey thae!

Stupidosaur said...

Oops I clicked on the link to the book tag. And then imagined I was on your blog and not that particular post. So assumed that was the last post on the blog
*goes red and runs to hide away*

Kanan said...

@Saur, oh come now, you know it's far from darawney fiction. :P

@Urv, was it really that hi-tech Gujarati? :-?

@Neha, thanks, glad you liked it. :)

@Saur, hahahaha! what a fiasco. :D hota hai hota hai... *bhagyashree ishtyle*

Urv said...

:) Nai.. But have kinda lost touch with Gujju.. So much that it now even feels strange talking in Gujarati! :(

Kanan said...

@Urv, been there done that. Only way I got back was to start speaking in Gujarati. And not just a few words, every single word that you say must be Gujarati. It's very funny in beginning as it's so difficult and sometimes impossible to find Gujarati words for so many English words we use on daily basis. Give it a try if you like. It's fun! :)

Urv said...

Hmm.. hun prayatna karish :)

aneri_masi said...

These are three LONG sentences!

Kanan said...

Aneri, yes they are. :)

Btw, are you Anerimasi or Aneri's masi? ;)

Kanan said...

Urv, bahu saras. amne to jaani ne ghano aanand thayo. :D

(thinking what's the Gujarati of keep up the good work?) :P

arre pan mane to khabar j chhe! uttarottar pragati karta raho evi shubhechchaao sahit.

Kanan said...

Urv, fari vaar vichar karyo to thayu ke kadach "himmate marda to madade khuda" vadhu anuroop laage chhe, nahi?

Stupidosaur said...

"keep up the good work"
"Daad devi padshe hon baapu tamney!"
"Rang chhe baapu no!"

Or shall we save these till urv actually succeeds?

By the way I called it 'darawney fiction' because they are actually fiction in my honest opinion. Whats darawna is that people actually take them seriously.

Kanan said...

Saur, great Gujarati translations. I like them better than mine. :)

As for the darawna fiction, I still haven't completed reading it for the first time, so can't really tell whether it's fiction or not. Plus, majority of the content that I've read so far seem like examples of people who have gone on the ever-lasting journey of self-search, sort of inspirational story in case one wants to do the same, you know. So in all honesty, I don't mind whether it is really a fiction or not at the end.

It's like you know when you're a kid and mom/dad tell you a bedtime story which ends in "khaadhu pidhu ne raaj karyu" kind of scenario, just this talks about your life (as a human being) ending in a similar peaceful (if you'd like to call it that) scenario.

Often times at the end of the day, I sit and think, what did I do today? Some of the days, the answer is "nothing" meaningful. Then I think okay tomorrow I will try to do something significant so that I can give a satisfactory answer to myself. I wouldn't want to be at the end of my life with a same answer "nothing". It might be too late by then. Let the search continue for the ultimate truth.

OK, that got little too philosophical. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Urv said...

~stupidosaur and kanan
tame loko thobo jara.. hun gujarati-to-angreji dictionary(aanu gujarati nahi aavadtu mane) lai aavu chhu.. pachhi tamari comment(aanu pan nai aavadtu; kadach tippani kehavay) samaj aavse :D

Kanan said...

Urv, dictionary etle shabda-kosh, comment etle tippaNi. waah! tamara gujarati bhasha prayog nu to kehvu pade bhai. ;)