"One who treats a friend as foe and inflicts harm on the person who helps is said to be treacherous." Says Sri Sri Thakur in Anusruti, Vol I, 5th Edition, Chapter ब्यबहार, Stanza no. 101, Page 152. We will discuss this next week.
মিত্রকেই যে শত্রু করে
বিশ্বাসঘাতক হয়ই সে
নরক তাঁহার দুর্নিবার।১০১।
In Hindi with Bengali dialects
मित्रकेइ जे शत्रु करे
विश्वासघातक हयइ से
नरक तांहार दुर्निबार।१०१।
In Odia with Bengali dialects
ମିତ୍ରକେଇ ଜେ ଶତ୍ରୁ କରେ
ବିଶ୍ବାସଘାତକ ହୟଇ ସେ
ନରକ ତାଁହାର ଦୁର୍ନିବାର।୧୦୧।
In Gujarati with Bengali dialects——
મિત્રકેઇ જે શત્રુ કરે
વિશ્વાસઘાતક હયઇ સે
નરક તાઁહાર દુર્નિવાર।૧૦૧।
Adoration to the fulfiller the best
The topic in original Bengali language
Mitrake-i je satru kare
Biswaasghaatak hay-i se
narak taahaar dunirbaar.
(Anusruti, Vol.1: byabahaara: 101: 152)
The word by word English meaning of the stanza could be:
Mitrake-i( friend) je(who) satru(enemy) kare(makes)
Biswaasghaatak (traitor)hay-i(becomes) se(he)
Narak(misery) taahaar (his)dunirbaar(inevitable).
English meaning of key words:
Mitra: friend, companion, ally
Satru: enemy, foe, adversary
Upakaaree: benevolent, beneficent, useful, helping
Apakaar: injury, harm, prejudice, mischief
Biswaasghaatak: treacherous, traitor, unfaithful, deceiver
Narak: hell, torment, misery, punishment
Dunirbaar: difficult to prevent or stop , irresistible, invincible
Pranaam to his lotus feet. Jaiguru to all.
Pranaam to Sri Sri Thakur! Joyguru to all dear mothers and brothers!
It appears to be a lesson in morality that Sri Sri Thakur has focused on in today's saying. Yes, it is social relationship and existential promotion on the outside. At the core of today's saying lies love for existence of self and of others. Further, it also reflects a pull of superior instincts which denies all forms of negatives, all forms of destructive and repulsive propensities. The saying also upholds sense of gratitude and humility. The saying drives a superior sense of love and belonging.
In the world of higher self, there is no place for treachery. It is all love, reciprocity and all embracing togetherness.
Friendship is hailed as expansion. It is pure love and togetherness. Friendship makes existence supportive, embracing and joyful. Friendship is built on the basis of trust and fellow feelings. When friendship is kind of betrayed, it onsets disintegration of basis of self. It should not happen in the most normal situation. But when it happens, it is mostly due to some narrow confinements of self and interest. That is a time, a repulsive friend tends to break the norms of natural self. It hurts both. It pollutes the society. It leads to psychological turbulence for reasons which are detrimental to mutual interest of live and let live.