dando damayatam asmi
nitir asmi jigisatam
maunam caivasmi guhyanam
jnanam jnanavatam aham

"Among all means of suppressing lawlessness I am punishment, and of those who seek victory I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am the wisdom."

Damayatam = among those who punish persons for breaching shastras, danda = punishment, asmi = I [Sri Krishna] am. People trespass laws of Dharma and there are persons to punish justly. The Lord says that He is the just punishment pronounced on such unlawful persons. A King is praised for according the right punishment for the criminals. Jigisatam = among those desirous of acieving success, niti = suceeding means or efforts. The Lord says that He is the means adopted by a person seeking victory. Guhyanam = among secrets, maunam = silence. Guhyam means all the methods employed to keep away matters from others. Jnanavatam = among those intellects interested in reaching Moksham, jnanam = knowledge, aham = I [Sri Krishna] am. In Srimad Ramayana, Sri Rama killed Vali by hiding Himself. Vali questions Sri Rama whether it was Dharma to kill him, by hiding. He felt that act would fetch Him bad reputation. Sri Rama tells Vali that He was the person to punish him. According to shastras, if the punishable is not punished, his sins would not be expended. And, if the punishing authority did not punish, then he would acquire those sins. Vali asks what crime he did to deserve punishment. Sri Rama tells that firstly, when his brother Sugriva was alive, Vali forcibly took Sugriva's wife. Secondly, even when Sugriva surrendered, Vali was not graceful enough to pardon and accept him. Thus, Vali deserved punishment. Sri Rama had the duty to punish. Thus those breaching shastras had to be punished. Here we have to note the points carefully. One can not punish honest persons. If there was a tyrant, the Lord would not be the unjust punishments given by him. Of course, the Lord represents all, good and bad. Here, the Lord mentions certain groups and says He is the most important or superior in them. He, no doubt, represents even the lowest among them; but in this context He mentions only the supreme things. There are people wanting to succeed in there efforts and in that they deploy all legal and lawful means. The Lord says He represented those means. Nithi does not mean justice here but legal efforts. With social consciousness, if we take lawful efforts, then The Lord would represent and make our efforts successful. Silence is gold! In gatherings if we are asked embarrassing questions, silence is the best reply, even if we are rediculed. Speech should be used only for praising the Lord. When talking of intellectuals, the Lord is not mentioning so called intellectuals we come across, but those who are seeking the means to reach Vaikuntam. In them He is their knowledge. We now take leave of this Kshetram.