आलस्यं यदि न भवेज्जगत्यनर्थः
को न स्याद् बहु धनको बहुश्रुतो वा ।
संपूर्णा नरपशुभिश्च निर्धनैश्च ॥
Alasyam yadi na bhavet jagati anarthaH
ko na syAd bahu dhanako bahushruto vA ।
sampUrNA nara pashubhiH cha nirdhanaiH cha ॥
If there were no such thing as laziness in this world, who would be poor? Every one would be either rich or very learned. Because of laziness, this world (including the seas) is filled with animal like men (uneducated) and penniless people.