Monday, May 24, 2010

हितोपदेश - सन्धि - आत्मशुद्धि

आत्मा नदी भारत पुण्यतीर्था
    सत्योदका शीलतट दयोर्मिः ।
अत्राभिषेकं कुरु पाण्डुपुत्र
    न वारिणा शुध्यति चान्तरात्मा ॥

- हितोपदेश, सन्धि

The soul is a river. Good karma that one accumulates is the steps on the banks of the river. Truth is the water that flows in it. Character is the banks of that river. Compassion is a wave in it. Oh son of Pandu, take a bath in such a river. The inner mind is cleansed by such introspection but not by water.

- Hitopadesha, Sandhi

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