Why KAlakshepam is called time pass when actually it is best?

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8 on April 29, 2021

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

Sri:
Swamy,
When KAlakshepam is supposed to be great way to spend time in Shravanam, why does Sanskrit meaning refers to “passing of time”?

What else is considered better?

Dasanudasan

 
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Vikram swamy, namaskaram.

Please check if the following phrasing of your question answers your question:

“While the sanskrit word Kalashepam describes the proper, ideal, best way to spend all moments of our time, why is the english equivalent ‘time pass’ is used to refer to utterly useless activiteis like watching cricket etc? Is it because Sanskrit language is home to a culture which is aimed at highest goal of life, whereas English language is home to a culture that is aimed at trapping the subject more and more in the material world?”

adiyen dasan.

 

PS: Our Swamy had asked you a question in response to your previous post. Kindly respond. 

on April 30, 2021

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Seri Swamy Dushyant Sridhar dhan sonnAr KAlakshepam means pozhidhu pokkudhal. Sorry Adiyen don’t know that much Sanskrit. Sorry if my question in wrong
Seri Adiyen missed Swamy’s question let me check that…
Dasanudasan

on April 30, 2021

Done Swamy

ஸ்வாமி! தாங்கள் சொன்னதில் “தவறு” என்று ஒன்றும் இல்லை. அப்படி ஓர் என்னத்தை ஏற்படுத்தியிருந்தால் அடியேனை மன்னிக்கவும்.

I was just expressing my understanding of ‘timepass’ in the way of rephrasing your question.

My understanding is, nobody needs to put any effort to ‘pass’ Time. Time is one thing that is steadily flowing; no one can accelerate or slow down Time.

But how we perceive the passage of Time is relative. If we are engaged in something pleasurable, Time appears to pass very quickly; if we are engaged in something non-pleasurable, then Time appears to pass very very slow and we need to somehow manage to ‘pass’ the time; here is ‘passing time’ means changing our mind’s absorption during that period.

For devotees, because of separation from Krishna, passage of the alloted time during this life is painful. So they engage in ‘Time pass’ by hearing about Him.

For non-devotees, when one form of enjoyment reaches saturation and frustration stage, we need something different; so to overcome this boredom we engage in a variety of ‘Time pass’ activities’ until the new activity reaches saturation-frustration stage, and then we look for a newer new ‘timepass’ activty.

adiyen dasan.

 

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Swamy has replied in today’s enpani audio#2093 for this query.

adiyen

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0 on May 1, 2021

Srimate Ramnujaye Namaha

Coincidentally, today’s Harivamsam audio #122 also addresses this question ( the last 2 to 3 minutes)

Adiyen

Thirukachidaasanudasan

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For Brahmanas who are Gurus and Sishyas for whom KAlakshepam is part of their VarnAshrama Dharma, it is not merely pastime but best, as you say.

For others, KAlakshepam doesn’t get things done immediately and directly. The words, music etc. have to sink in to the consciousness, purify it, enlighten, activate dormant areas of the persona and then become an intrinsic part of their nature, all of which takes time for most people. But since one doesn’t engage in bad thoughts, words and actions while in the Sathva Gunam of a KAlakshepam, at least time passes without sin while Bhagavan gets things done.

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As in Salangai Oli movie where Kamal Hassan says:

Yatho Hasta thatho Drishti, Yatho Drishti thatho Manah Yatho Manah thatho Bhaava, Yatho Bhaava thatho Rasa

It means: Where the hands (hasta) are, go the eyes (drishti); where the eyes are, goes the mind (manah); where the mind goes, there is an expression of inner feeling (bhaava) and where there is an expression of inner feeling, mood or sentiment (rasa) is evoked.

(It is said in the context of BharathaNAtyam but it is also applicable elsewhere e.g. the vision goes towards the viewpoint of the book one holds in one’s hand.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-smzc09Cw

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