Five characteristics of the student

JAGANADH GOPINADHAN navadipanyaya at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 03:03:35 EST 2006


In south India the verse
Kakacesta vakadhyanam suno nidra tathaiva ca
Alpaharo grhatyago vidyarthi  pancalaksanah.

have a slight variation. alpAhAram jIrNavastram ......... I am not 
remembering the excat verse.But it consists the following words

kAka drshti, bakadhyanam, svAnanidra,alpAhAram,jIrNavastram .These are the 
charactaristics of a student.



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kAka drshTi

From: Sanjay Kumar <sanjay.kumar at MAIL.MCGILL.CA>
Reply-To: Indology <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Five characteristics of the student
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:57:06 -0500

[Sharp-]eyed like a crow, attentive like a crane, [short-]slept like a dog, 
non-indulgent, and living away from home, these are five characteristics of 
a student.

Sanjay Kumar

McGill University


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From: Indology on behalf of jkirk
Sent: Wed 22/11/2006 11:04 AM
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Five characteristics of the student



Sorry to ask but would someone translate what the five characteristics are,
in English?  Is "paying attention" one of them :)

Thanks,
Joanna Kirkpatrick
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----- Original Message -----
From: "girish jha" <jhakgirish at YAHOO.COM>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: Five characteristics of the student


Dear Mr Griffiths,

> From my childhood I have heard the traditional sloka
as follows:
Kakacesta vakadhyanam suno nidra tathaiva ca
Alpaharo grhatyago vidyarthi  pancalaksanah.
I am not aware of Diacritical signs on computer;kindly
excuse me.
Sincerely
Girish K. Jha Dept of Sanskrit  Patna Univ. India

--- Arlo Griffiths <arlo.griffiths at LET.LEIDENUNIV.NL>
wrote:

 > Dear Indologists,
 >
 > My 'grandfather' in Orissa once quoted to me a small
 > verse of which I
 > remember only one half of an uneven paada plus the
 > final paada:
 >
 > ... bakadhyaayii ... vidyaarthipa;ncalak.sa.nam
 >
 > Reading Manu 7.106 reminds me of it. I tried
 > googling to fill in the
 > blanks, but to no avail. Can anyone help me restore
 > my poor memory?
 >
 > Best wishes,
 >
 > Arlo Griffiths
 > Instituut Kern, Universiteit Leiden
 > Postbus 9515
 > 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands
 >
 > phone: +31-(0)71-5272622
 > fax: +31-(0)71-5272956
 > email: <arlo.griffiths at let.leidenuniv.nl>
 > <www.kerninstitute.leidenuniv.nl>
 >




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