Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya – Time for taxes

March, 2014

After scoring a century, a batsmen heaves a sigh of relief as well as raises his bat in jubilation and acknowledgement to the crowd. He knows that the crowd maange more ! He takes the crease with renewed energy and begins all over again aiming for another ton. We are in a similar situation as we embark on our 101st issue. I thought it is a good idea to revisit the very first issue of Lexspeak which started with “Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya” (which in Sanskrit means “may the light of knowledge remove the darkness of ignorance”). 100 issues later, the spirit remains the same as I share the whole prayer from the Upanishad

Asato ma sadgamaya
Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
Mrtyorma amrtam gamaya

Lead me from untruth to truth
Lead me from darkness to light
Lead me from death to immortality

This is a true prayer that should be on all our minds and lips as we strive to be good professionals and human beings. As good corporate citizens, I am sure you are aware of the advance tax to be remitted today – or else it could turn into taxing times !

Fresh, young minds are at work to continue the Lexspeak initiative that rests on the ancient prayer.



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