Saturday, April 28, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 89

The punchline here is the fact that our people of ancient times had the right approach to such works of art, poetry and devotion. The Guru-shishhya-paramparA took care to see that such works were handed over only to those who could be expected to  have the right approach.

Whether the work  was religious or poetical, mystical or secular, they would, when communicating with the public, only touch such delicate works  and not elaborate upon them in detail. Accordingly, when the
common man meets with any situation  wherein there is an idea, concept,  story or  character, apparently repugnant to him,  he does not get distracted, because his main aim always was to take only those things which suited his taste and which were recommended to him by elders.    


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