Monday, February 13, 2012

पञ्चतंत्र - मित्रभेद - तृप्ति

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

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