सुभाषितं हारि विशत्यधो गलात्
न दुर्जनस्यार्करिपोरिवामृतम् ।
तदेव धत्ते हृदयेन सज्जनो
subhAShitam hAri vishati adho galAt
na durjanasya arkaripoH ivA amRutam ।
tadeva dhatte hRudayena sajjano
hariH mahAratnam iva ati nirmalam ॥
During the mythical churning of the ocean out came elixir. But it so happened that it would not go down the throat of Rahu (the enemy of Arka - Sun). Just like that anything good like a subhashita will not go down the intellect of wicked men. On the other hand virtuous people will take it to their heart. Just like what Vishnu did with the perfect koustubha gem.