Quotes from Scriptures

The one who puts knowledge into practice is the best


अज्ञेभ्यो ग्रन्थिनः श्रेष्ठाः ग्रन्थिभ्यो धारिणो वराः । धारिभ्यो ज्ञानिनः श्रेष्ठाः ज्ञानिभ्यो व्यवसायिनः ॥ Meaning : Among the ignorant, a well read person is better; amid the well read, those who have a grasp (of the material) are a blessing. In the midst of those with a good grasp, those that have assimilated the knowledge are […]

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Friendship with wicked person should be avoided


दुर्जनेन समं सख्यं प्रीतिं चापि न कारयेत् | उष्णो दहति चांगार: शीत:कॄष्णायते करम् || Meaning : One should avoid friendship or warm relationship with wicked person. (like a coal). If hot (he) burns (your hands) if cold, (he) blackens (your) hands. (i.e. if he is bad to you, they will surely cause some problem to […]

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Knwoledge is applauded everywhere !


विद्वत्वं च नॄपत्वं च नैव तुल्यं कदाचन | स्वदेशे पूज्यते राजा विद्वान् सर्वत्र पूज्यते || Meaning : Kingship and learning is not comparable any time. A king gets respect from his own countrymen  where as learned person gets it from everywhere.

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Importance of things vary from person to person


उदारस्य तॄणं वित्तं शूरस्य मरणं तॄणं | विरक्तस्य तॄणं भार्या निस्पॄहस्य तॄणं जगत् || Meaning : For a generous person, money or wealth is insignificant (is equivalent to grass). For a brave person, death has no value (or it is no cause of worry). For a selfless (virakta) person, his family is insignificant. And for […]

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Enemity ends with death


मरणान्तानि वैराणि निवृत्तं नः प्रयोजनम् । क्रीयतामस्य संस्कारो ममापेष्य यथा तव ॥ Meaning : Upon the death of Ravana, Shri Rama tells Bibhishana,”Our mission is now over and my enmity with Ravana ended with his death. Now Ravana is as much mine as he is yours; perform therefore his cremation properly.”

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Truth


सत्यस्य वचनं श्रेयः सत्यादपि हितंवदेत् । यद्भूतहितमत्यन्तं अेतत् सत्यं मतं मम ॥ Meaning : Telling truth is recommended, but more than that, tell those things which are in interest of all. According to Narada, truth is that which is beneficial to all beings.

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Salutation to the guru


यस्य प्रसादादहमेव सर्वं मय्येव सर्वं परिकल्पितं च | इत्थं विजानामि सदात्मरूपं तस्यांघ्रिपद्मं प्रणतोऽस्मि नित्यम् || Meaning : By whose Grace one realizes “I am everything, everything is superimposed in me”, I offer my salutations unto the Lotus Feet of my self-realised Sadguru (Spiritual Master ).

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Who is a guru ?


अत्रिनेत्रः शिवः साक्षात् द्विबाहुश्च हरिः स्मृतः | योऽचतुर्वदनो ब्रह्मा श्रीगुरुः कथितः प्रिये || – श्री गुरु गीता Abhinetrah Shivah saakshaat dwibaahushch Harih smrutah Yochaturvadano Brahma Shreeguruh kathitah priye – Shree Guru Geeta Meaning : O dear, Guru is the Shiva without three eyes; He is the God Vishnu with two hands. He is again Brahma […]

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Great man’s heart changes as per time


संपत्सु महतां चित्तं भवत्युत्पलकोमलं । आपत्सु च महाशैल शिलासंघात कर्कशम् ॥  – भर्तृहरि नीति शतक Sampatsu mahataam chittam bhavatyutpalakomalam Aapatsu cha mahaashaila shilaasanghaata karkasham Meaning : In good times the heart of great men is soft as the petals of the lotus flower.  In bad times, however, it becomes as hard as the rocks of […]

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