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Shloka of the day...05-09-2021, Teacher's Day Special_ Qualities of Ideal Teacher_ by Charaka.

Shloka:

ततोऽनन्तरमाचार्यंपरीक्षेत;तद्यथा-पर्यवदातश्रुतंपरिदृष्टकर्माणंदक्षंदक्षिणंशुचिंजितहस्तमुपकरणवन्तंसर्वेन्द्रियोपपन्नंप्रकृतिज्ञंप्रतिपत्तिज्ञमनुपस्कृतविद्यमनहङ्कृतमनसूयकमकोपनं क्लेशक्षमंशिष्यवत्सलमध्यापकंज्ञापनसमर्थंचेति|

एवङ्गुणोह्याचार्यःसुक्षेत्रमार्तवोमेघइवशस्यगुणैःसुशिष्यमाशुवैद्यगुणैःसम्पादयति|| Ch.Vi.8/4.


Words Meaning:

ततो-then

ऽनन्तरमाचार्यं- Anantaram=After this + Aacharya=Preceptor/teacher/sir/madam

परीक्षेत- Examine/test

तद्यथा- for example/for instance

पर्यवदातश्रुतं- perfectly skilled in art/science

परिदृष्टकर्माणं- having much practical experience

दक्षं- prompt/clever

दक्षिणं- Right/correct

शुचिं- clean/virtuous

जितहस्तमुपकरणवन्तं-Jitahastam = skillful hands/ skillful in treating the patients/ skillful in teaching + upakaranavantam- furnished with means or instruments or implements or drugs or facilities required to teach

सर्वेन्द्रियोपपन्नं- having all the senses

प्रकृतिज्ञं- know the constitution of the patients/students

प्रतिपत्तिज्ञमनुपस्कृतविद्यमनहङ्कृतमनसूयकमकोपनं-

Pratipattijnam = know to rule + Anupaskritavidyam= genuine knowledge/ being clear in concepts without any confusion + Anasuyaka= not spiteful/envious + Akopanam- not irascible/ not to become angry easily

क्लेशक्षमं- Kleshakshama=capable of enduring pain and trouble

शिष्यवत्सलमध्यापकं- loving/kind/affectionate towards the students

ज्ञापनसमर्थं- Jnapana=suggesting/hint, Samartha=competent/ efficient

एवङ्गुणोह्याचार्यः- Evam= like this + Guno= Qualities + Hi=Surely/ indeed + Aacharya- teacher/ preceptor

सुक्षेत्रमार्तवोमेघ- Sukshetra=excellent/ fertile field + Aartavo= flower/menses/crops + Megha= water/ cloud

इव- as if/ like

शस्यगुणैः- Shashya = excellent/desirable + gumaihi = qualities

सुशिष्यमाशु - Su=good, Shishya = Disciple/ student + Aashu= quickly

वैद्यगुणैः- Qualities of Doctor

सम्पादयति- accomplish


Shloka meaning:

Then after selecting a the medical field, Examination or search for the good teacher will be done by following point, such as:

1. Perfectly skilled in art/science

2. Having much practical experience

3. Prompt/clever

4. Right/correct

5. Clean/virtuous

6. skillful hands/ skillful in treating the patients/ skillful in teaching

7. Furnished with means or instruments or implements or drugs or facilities required to teach

8. Having all the senses

9. Know the constitution of the patients/students

10. Know to rule

11. Genuine knowledge/ being clear in concepts without any confusion

12. Not spiteful/envious

13. Not irascible/ not to become angry easily

14. Capable of enduring pain and trouble

15. Loving/kind/affectionate towards the students

16. Suggesting/hint

17. Competent/ efficient

The teacher who is having all these qualities will surely accomplish the excellent desirable qualities of the ideal doctor very quickly to his disciples/students as the water of the seasonal clouds will nurture the flowers / crops in the fertile land.


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