दूरस्थो ज्ञायते सर्वः पर्वते ज्वलनादिवत् ।
चूडामणिः शिरस्थोऽपि दृष्यते न स्वचक्षुषा ॥
- रामायण मञ्जरी, किष्किंदा
dUrastho jnAyate sarvaH parvate javalanAdivat ।
chUDamaNiH shirastho api dRuShyate na sva chakShuShA ॥
- rAmAyanamanjarI, kiAShkindA
When things are far away, its a different perspective. Hence we can see things clearly - like a fire lit on top of a hill. But sometimes things very close to us can not be seen - like the gem on our crown can never be seen by our own eyes (without a mirror).
- Ramayana manjari, Kishkinda