काकमांसं शुनोच्छिष्टं स्वल्पं तदपि दुर्लभम् ।
भक्षितेनापि किं तेन तृप्तिर्येन न जायते ॥
- पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रभेद
kAkamAmsam shunocChiShTam svalpam tadapi durlabham ।
bhakShitenApi kiM tena tRuptiH yena na jAyate ॥
- panchatantra, mitrabheda
It is meat from a crow. Left over after a dog has feasted on it. It is very little. Even that is not easy to get. If I eat that, it will not even satisfy the slightest hunger. Why should I even eat it if it is not able to quench any hunger? At a higher level of consciouses, all worldly pleasures seem too insignificant as this.
- Panchatantra, Mitrabheda