Quotes from Scriptures


यदा किंञ्चिज्ज्ञोऽहं द्विप इव मदान्धः समभवम्
तदा सर्वज्ञोऽस्मीत्यभवदवलिप्तं मम मनः ।
यदा किञ्चित् किञ्चित् बुधजनसकाशादवगतं
तदा मूर्खोऽस्मीति ज्वर इव मदो मे व्यपगतः ॥

When I had a little knowledge I was blind with ego like a rutty elephant.  I thought I was all-knowing and my vanity was great.  Then, gradually, by virtue of my association with wise men, it dawned on me that knowledge was a vast ocean.  My intoxication vanished like a fever and I realized that I was really a fool.

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मूर्खो न हि ददाति अर्थं नरो दारिद्रयशङ्कया |
प्राज्ञाम्प;: तु वितरति अर्थं नरो दारिद्रयशङ्कया ||

A unwise (‘murkha’) person hesitates to donate the wealth due to the fear of becoming poor in future. But due to the same fear (of becoming poor in future), a wise person wisely donates his wealth !

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स्वायत्तमेकान्तगुणं विधात्रा

विनिर्मितं छादनमज्ञतायाः ।

विशेषतः सर्वविदां समाजे

विभूषणं मौनमपण्डितानाम्॥

Brahma has created a unique quality, which is available to any one, for covering one’s ignorance.  This quality is silence.  Especially in an assembly of all-knowing wise men, silence becomes the adornment of fools since it keeps their ignorance from coming to light.

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संसारविषवॄक्षस्यज्ञन्ब्स्प; द्वे एव मधुरे फले |
सुभाषितं च सुस्वादु सद्भिश्र्च सह संगम: ||

Poisonous tree (in the form of materialistic world ) has only two sweet fruits. Sweetest Subhashit and company of good people !

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