अत्यंतमतिमेधावी त्रयाणां एकमश्नुते ।
अल्पायुर्वा दरिद्रो वा ह्यनपत्यो न संशयः ॥
atyanta medhAvI trayANAm ekamashnute ।
alpAyuH vA daridraH vA hi anapatyaH na samshayaH ॥
A very highly intellectual scholar will have at least one of the below three misfortunes - short life, or poverty, or childless. Fate some how ensures that his wisdom is not carried forward to future generations.