Five characteristics of the student

jkirk jkirk at SPRO.NET
Wed Nov 22 14:03:59 EST 2006


Thanks------I see the crane stands for attention. These would never be 
applicable
to US school students, since their ability to observe nature has been 
dislocated like everyting else by TV and video games. Some of them do 
develop sharp eyes for software maneuvers.
JK
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[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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