Sunday, May 13, 2012

हितोपदेश - मित्रलाभ - मुखरः

न गणस्याग्रतो गच्छेत्सिद्धे कार्ये समं फलम् ।
यदि कार्यविपत्तिः स्यात् मुखरस्तत्र हन्यते ॥

- हितोपदेश, मित्रलाभ

na gaNaysa agrato gacchet siddhe kArye samam phalam।
yadi kArya vipattiH syAt mukharaH tatra hanyate ॥

- hitopadesha, mitralabha

One must not go in front of a group (as a leader). If the work gets done, then every one gets equal profits. If it goes wrong, then people will kill the leader here.

- Hitopadesha, Mitralabha

[Translator's note: This is perhaps relevant when it is an unknown group of people - like a mob that has no time to think about morality, This does not deter a good leader from leading 'his' men to glory.]

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