Friday, August 31, 2012

हितोपदेश - मित्रलाभ - सज्जन संगः


यदि सत्संगनिरतो भविष्यसि भविष्यसि ।
तथाऽसज्जनगोष्ठीषु पतिष्यसि पतिष्यसि ॥


- हितोपदेश, मित्रलाभ



yadi satsanga nirato bhaviShyasi bhaviShyasi ।
tathA asajjana goShThIShu patiShyasi patiShyasi ॥


- hitopadesha, mitralAbha


If you always stay in the company of virtuous people, you will live and prosper. If you fall into bad company, you will definitely fall.


- Hitopadesha, Mitralabha

Thursday, August 30, 2012

कलिविडंबन - यति


यदि न क्वापि विद्यायां सर्वथा क्रमते मतिः ।
मांत्रिकास्तु भविष्यामो योगिनो यतयोपि वा ॥


- कलिविडंबन



yadi na kvApi vidyAyaam sarvathA kramate matiH ।
mAntrikAstu bhaviShyAmo yogino yatayo api vA ॥


- kaliviDambana


We could not learn any of the education streams since we could not understand them. But we will show off as the most knowledgeable people - magicians, saints or religious heads. That is when you know that you are living in the epoch of Kali (present times).


- Kalividambana

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

भागवत - गृह


यदि स्याद् गृहे माता पत्नी वा पतिदेवता ।
व्यंगे रथ इव प्राज्ञः को नामासीत दीनवत् ॥


- भागवत



yadi na syAd gRuhe mAtA patnI vA patidevataa ।
vyange ratha iva prAjnaH ko nAma AsIta dInavat ॥


- bHAgavata


A household without a mother or a chaste wife is crippled like a broken chariot. It makes one truly miserable. Who in their right mind would continue to live in that?


- Bhagavata

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

पञ्चतंत्र - मित्रभेद - स्वप्न


यद्वांछति दिवा मर्त्यो वीक्षते वा करोति वा ।
तत्स्वप्नेऽपि तदभ्यासाद्ब्रूते वाथ करोति वा ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रभेद



yad vAnChati divA martyo vIkShate vA karoti vA ।
tat svapne api tad abhyAsAd brUte vA atha karoti vA ॥


- panchatantra, mitrabheda


What one sees or does during the day is repeated by him at night during sleep in his dreams.


- Panchatantra, Mitrabheda

Monday, August 27, 2012

भागवत - धर्म


यदा देवेषु वेदेषु गोषु विप्रेषु साधुषु ।
धर्मे मयि च विद्वेषः स वा आशु विनश्यति ॥


- भागवत



yadA deveShu vedeShu goShu vipreShu sAdhuShu ।
dharme mayi cha vidveShaH sa vA Ashu vinashyati ॥


- bhAgavata


Destruction comes fast at you when you go against the Gods, the vedas, cows, scholars, virtuous people, dharma and the supreme being.


- Bhagavata

Sunday, August 26, 2012

हितोपदेश - मित्रलाभ - अशक्यं


यदशक्यं न तच्छक्यं यच्छक्यं शक्यमेव तत् ।
नोदके शकटं याति न नौका गच्छति स्थले ॥


- हितोपदेश, मित्रलाभ



yad ahakyam na tat shakyam yad shakyam shakyameva tat ।
na udake shakaTam yAti na naukA gacChati sthale ॥


- hitopadesha, mitralAbha


That which is impossible will never be possible. That which is possible will always remain possible. A cart can not go over water and a ship can not move over land.


- Hitopadesha, Mitralabha

Saturday, August 25, 2012

यशस्तिलक - शास्त्र शौर्य


यथास्त्ररहिते पुंसि वृथा शौर्यपरिग्रहः ।
तथोपन्यासहीनस्य वृथा शास्त्रपरिग्रहः ॥


- यशस्तिलक



yathA astra rahite pumsi vRuthA shaurya parigrahaH ।
tathA upanyAsa hInasya vRuthA shAstra parigrahaH ॥


- yashastilaka


A soldier may be very brave and courageous. His courage is useless if he does not have any weapons. Just like that, having lot of knowledge is useless if you can not articulate it well so that other people can understand.


- Yashastilaka

Friday, August 24, 2012

अत्रिस्मृति - तपः विद्या


यथाश्व रथहीनास्तु रथो वाश्वैर्यथा विना ।
एवं तपोऽप्यविद्यस्य विद्यवाऽप्यतपस्विनः ॥


- अत्रिस्मृति - तपः विद्या



yathAshva rthahInAstu ratho vA ashvaiH yathA vinA ।
evaM tapo api avidyasya vidyA vA atapasvinaH ॥


- atrismRuti


Just like horses without chariot and chariot without horses are useless, knowledge and penance are useless without each other.


- Atri Smrti

Thursday, August 23, 2012

अत्रिस्मृति - तपः विद्या


यथान्नं मधुसंयुक्तं मधुवान्येन संयुतम् ।
एवं तपश्च विद्या च संयुक्तं भेषजं महत् ॥


- अत्रिस्मृति



yathA annam madhu samyuktam madhu vA anyena samyutam ।
evam tapashcha vidyA cha samyuktam bheShajam mahat ॥


- atrismRuti


When food is mixed with honey or when honey is mixed with anything else, it makes a good medicine. Just like that a combination of penance and knowledge is a good medicine capable of curing anything.


- Atri Smrti

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

भागवत - मंत्र


यथागदं वीर्यतममुपयुक्तं यदृच्छया ।
अजानतोऽप्यात्मगुणं कुर्यान्मंत्रोऽप्युदाहृतः ॥


- भागवत



yathAgadam vIryatam amupayuktam yadRucChayaa ।
ajAnato api AtmaguNam kuryAt mantraH api udAhRutaH ॥


- bhAgavata


A good medicine will be beneficial to the body even if consumed by accident. Just like that a hymn will do good to a person chanting it without knowing the true meaning of the same.


- Bhagavata

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

भागवत - उपेक्षित


यथामयोंऽगे समुपेक्षितो नृभि-
    र्न शक्यते रूढपदश्चिकित्सितुम् ।
यथेंद्रियग्राम उपेक्षितस्तथा
    रिपुर्महान् बद्धबलो न चाल्यते ॥


- भागवत



yathA mayo ange samupekShito nRubhiH
     na shakyate rUDhapadaH chikitsitum ।
yathA indriya grAma upekShitaH tathA
    ripuH mahAn baddhabalo na chAlyate ॥


- bhAgavata


The following things when neglected will grow into monstrous proportions and become unconquerable - disease in our body, attraction of the group of our sense organs, an enemy.


- Bhagavata

Monday, August 20, 2012

कलिविडंबन - धर्मोऽर्थसाधनम्


यत्र भार्यागिरो वेद यत्र धर्मोऽर्थसाधनम् ।
यत्र स्वप्रतिभा मानं तस्मै श्रीकलये नमः ॥


- कलिविडंबन



yatra bhAryA giro veda yatra dharma artha sAdhanam ।
yatra svapratibhA mAnam tasmai shrIkale namaH॥


- kaliviDambana


You know that it is the time of Kali when people start considering words of their wives more seriously than the vedas, when living and preaching dharma becomes a means to earn livelihood, when everything is measured against self. We are definitely in that age.


- Kalividambana

Sunday, August 19, 2012

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - कर्म


यत्कर्म कुर्वतोऽस्य स्यात्परितोषोंऽतरात्मनः ।
तत्प्रयत्नेन कुर्वीत विपरीतं तु वर्जयेत् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



yat karma kurvataH asya syAt paritoShaH antarAtmanaH ।
tat prayatnena kurvIta viparItaM tu varjayet ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


One must strive hard to get those work done which give satisfaction to our conscience. Those activities that trouble conscience should be avoided.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Saturday, August 18, 2012

भागवत - याचना


य उद्यतमनादृत्य कीनाशमभियाचते ।
क्षीयते तद्यशः स्फीतं मानश्चावज्ञया हतः ॥


- भागवत



ya udyatam anAdRutya kInAsham abhi yAchate ।
kShIyate tad yashaH sphItam mAnashca avajnayaa hataH ॥


- bhAgvata


If a person asks for help, it must be from someone who is an expert in the field. If you ask for help from a layman on a specialized subject, you will definitely fail. Your fame will be destroyed and pride hurt by ridicule.


- Bhagvata

Friday, August 17, 2012

पञ्चतंत्र - मित्रभेद - मृत्यु


मृत्योर्बिभेषि किं बाल न स भीतं विमुंचति ।
अद्यवाब्दशतांते वा मृत्युर्वै प्राणिनां ध्रुवः ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रभेद



mRutyoH bibheShi kim bAla na sa bhItam vimunchati ।
adya vA abda shatAnte vA mRutyuH vai prANinAm dhruvaH ॥


- panchatantra, mitrabheda


Oh boy! why are you afraid of death? Death does not spare those who are afraid. It may happen right now or after a hundred years. But it is certain.


- Panchatantra, Mitrabheda

Thursday, August 16, 2012

भागवत - मृत्यु


मृत्युर्जन्मवतां वीर देहेन सह जायते ।
अद्यवाब्दशतांते वा मृत्युर्वै प्राणिनां ध्रुवः ॥


- भागवत



mRutyuH janmavatAm vIra dehena saha jAyate ।
adya vA abda shatAnte vA mRutyuH vai prANinAm dhruvaH ॥


- bhAgavata


Be brave. Death is certain for every being that takes birth. It is born along with the being. It may happen right now or after a hundred years. But it is certain.


- Bhagavata

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

पञ्चतंत्र - मित्रभेद - स्वामि भृत्य


मृतानां स्वामिनः कार्ये भृत्यानामनुवर्तिनाम् ।
भवेत्स्वर्गेऽक्षयो वासः कीर्तिश्च धरणीतले ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रभेद



mRutAnAM svAminaH kArye bhRutyAnam anuvartinAm ।
bhavet svarge akShayo vAsaH kIrtishcha dharaNItale ॥


- panchatantra, mitrabheda


If a servant continues his master's work after death and follows him (also dies) then he will have unlimited stay in heaven. On this earth, he will have unlimited fame.


- Panchatantra, Mitrabheda

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - कर्म


मुहूर्तमपि जीवेत नरः शुक्लेन कर्मणा ।
न कल्पमपि कृष्णेन लोकद्वयविरोधिना ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



muhUrtamapi jIveta naraH shuklena karmaNA ।
na kalpamapi kRuShNena lokadvaya virodhinA ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


It is acceptable to live just for a moment doing good work than live for epochs doing evil deeds that are against both worlds.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, August 13, 2012

महाभारत शान्ति - मित्र शत्रु


मुनेरपि वनस्थस्य स्वानि कर्माणि कुर्वतः ।
उत्पद्यंते त्रयः पक्षा मित्रोदासीनशत्रवः ॥


- महाभारत, शान्ति



munerapi vanasthasya svAni karmANi kurvataH ।
utpadyante trayaH pakShA mitraH udAsIna shatravaH ॥


- mahabhArata, shanti


Even a sage living all by himself in a forest will not be able to love/hate everyone/everything alike. Even he will have three kinds of relations - friends, ignored and foes.


- Mahabharata, Shanti

Sunday, August 12, 2012

मुद्रराक्षस - शत्रु मित्र


मित्राणि शत्रुत्वमुपानयंती
    मित्रत्वमर्थस्य वशाच्च शत्रून् ।
नीतिर्नयत्यस्मृत पूर्ववृत्तं
    जन्मान्तरं जीवत एव पुंसः ॥


- मुद्रराक्षस



mitrANi shatrutvam upAnayantI
    mitratvam arthasya vashAccha shatrUn ।
nItiH nayati asmRuta pUrvavRuttam
    janmAntaram jIvata eva pumsaH ॥


- mudrarAkShasa


When material goals become important, friends become foes and foes become friends. They easily forget their past to achieve the goals. It is as if they take a re-birth in the same lifetime.


- Mudrarakshasa

Saturday, August 11, 2012

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - चिंता


मात्रा समं नास्ति शरीरपोषणं
    विद्यासमं नास्ति शरीर भूषणम् ।
भार्यासमं नास्ति शरीरतोषणं
    चिंतासमं नास्ति शरीरशोषणम् ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



mAtrA samam nAsti sharIra poShaNam
    vidyA samam nAsti sharIra bhUShaNam।
bhAryA samam nAsti sharIra toShaNam
    chintA samam nAsti sharIra shoShaNam ॥


- samayochitapdyamAlikA


Nobody/nothing nourishes the body like mother. Nothing decorates the body better than education/knowledge. Nothing satiates the body like the wife. Nothing troubles the body more than worry.


- Samayochitapdyamalika

Friday, August 10, 2012

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - आत्मवत् सर्वभूतानि


मातृवत् परदारांश्च परद्रव्याणि लोष्टवत् ।
आत्मवत् सर्वभूतानि यः पश्यति स पश्यति ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



mAtRuvat paradArAmshcha paradravyANi loShTavat ।
Atmavat sarvabhUtAni yaH pashyati sa pashyati ॥


- samayochitapdyamAlikA


The right way to look at other people's wives is as if she is your mother, other people's wealth as if it is lump of mud, all other beings as if they were you.


- Samayochitapdyamalika

Thursday, August 9, 2012

महाभारत - वन - चिंता


माता गुरुतरा भूमेः खात् पितोच्चतरस्तथा ।
मनः शीघ्रतरं वाताच्चिंता बहुतरी तृणात् ॥


- महाभारत, वन



mAtA gurutarA bhUmeH khaat pita uccataraH tathA ।
manaH shIghrataram vAtAH chintA bahutarI tRuNAt ॥


- mahAbhArata, vana


Mother's weight (importance) is more than that of the earth. Father's place should be held higher than the sky. Mind moves faster than wind. Worries outnumber the blades of grass.


- Mahabharata, Vana

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

पञ्चतंत्र - ककोलूकीय - महाजनाः


महाजनस्य संपर्कः कस्य नॊन्नतिकारकः ।
पद्मपत्रस्थितं तॊयं धत्ते मुक्ताफलश्रियम् ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र, ककोलूकीय



mahAjanasya samparkaH kasya na unnati kArakaH ।
padma patra sthitam toyam dhatte muktAphala shriyam ॥


- panchatantra, kAkolUkIya


Who will not benefit by the company of the virtuous? A drop of water on a lotus leaves will attain the shine of a pearl.


- Panchatantra, Kakolukiya

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

विवेक चूडामणि - दुःख


मस्तकन्यस्तभारादेर्दुःखमन्यैर्निवार्यते ।
क्षुधादिकृतदुःख तु विना स्वेन न केनचित् ॥


- विवेक चूडामणि



mastaka nyasta bhArAdeH duHkham anyaiH nivAryate ।
kShudAdi kRuta duHkham tu vinA svena na kenachit ॥


- viveka chUDAmaNi


If you are carrying a burden on your head, someone can help you by taking part of it. But there are some troubles - of hunger and mind that no one else can help you with. You have get through it by yourself.


- Viveka Chudamani

Monday, August 6, 2012

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - ज्ञानांकुश


मनो धावति सर्वत्र मदोन्मत्तगजेंद्रवत् ।
ज्ञानांकुशसमा बुद्धिः तस्य निश्चलते मनः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



mano dhAvati sarvatra madonmatta gajendravat ।
jnAnAnkusha samA buddhiH tasya nishchalate manaH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Mind is like an elephant in heat - it runs in every direction. Intellect is like the hook used by the mahout to control and steady the elephant. We must also use our wisdom to control our minds.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Sunday, August 5, 2012

हितोपदेश - मित्रलाभ - कार्पण्यं न तु गच्छति


मनस्वी म्रियते कामं कार्पण्यं न तु गच्छति ।
अपि निर्वाणमायाति नानलो याति शीतताम् ॥


- हितोपदेश, मित्रलाभ



manasvI mriyate kAmam kArpaNyam na tu gacChati ।
api nirvANam AyAti na analo yAti shItatAm ॥


- panchatantra, mitralAbha


Any person with self respect would prefer death to humiliation (or living thus). Fire will cease to exist, but never get cold.


- Panchatantra, Mitralabha

Saturday, August 4, 2012

हितोपदेश - सुहृद्भेद - गुणः


मणिर्लुठति पादेषु काचः शिरसि धार्यते ।
यथैवास्तु तथैवास्तु काचः काचो मणिर्मणिः ॥


- हितोपदेश, सुहृद्भेद



maNiH luThati pAdeShu kAchaH shirasi dhAryate ।
yathaivAstu tathaivAstu kAchaH kAchaH maNiH maNiH ॥


- hitiopadesha, suhRudbheda


A gem may be worn on the foot where it get beaten often. A glass piece may be worn over the head. Let them be where they are. Wherever they are, a gem is a gem and glass piece is a glass piece.


- Hitiopadesha, Suhrudbheda

Friday, August 3, 2012

अप्पय्यदीक्षितस्य वैराग्य शतक - योग भोग


भोगाय पामराणां योगाय विवेकिनां शरीरमिदम् ।
भोगाय च योगाय च न कल्पते दुर्विदग्धानाम् ॥


- अप्पय्यदीक्षितस्य वैराग्य शतक



bhogAya pAmarANAm yogAya vivekinAm sharIramidam ।
bhogAya cha yogAya cha na kalpate durvidagdhAnAm ॥


- appayyadIkShitasya vairAgya shataka


Commoners believe that body is a means for enjoyment (getting their wishes satisfied). Wise men believe that the body is a means to attain salvation. For people who have lost their mind, the body is of no use.


- Appayyadikshita's Vairagya Shataka

Thursday, August 2, 2012

मुद्रराक्षस - सेवक वृत्ति


भेतव्यं नृपतेस्ततः सचिवतो राज्ञस्ततो वल्लभात्
    अन्येभ्यश्च वसंति येऽस्य भवने लब्ध प्रसादा विटाः ।
दैन्यादुन्मुखदर्शनापलपनैः पिंडार्थमायस्यतः
    सेवां लाघवकारिणीं कृतधियः स्थाने श्ववृत्तिं विदुः ॥


- मुद्रराक्षस



bhetavyam nRupateH tato ssachivato rAjnaH tato vallabhAt
    anyebhyaH cha vasanti ye asya bhavane labdha prasAdA viTAH ।
dainyAd unmukha darshanApalapanaiH pinDArtham AyasyataH
    sEvAm lAghavakAriNIm kRutadhiyaH sthAne shvavRuttim viduH ॥


- mudrarAkShasa


When you are servant, you have to be afraid of the king, of the ministers, of people close to the king, of all people who live in the palace. One would have look at others with pitiful eyes. All these for just a handful of food. What wise men say about servitude is true - that it is similar to the life of a dog.


- Mudrarakshasa

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

बोधिचर्यावतार - पादरक्ष


भूमिं छादयितुं सर्वां कुतश्चर्म भविश्यति ।
उपानच्चर्ममात्रेण छन्ना भवति मेदिनी ॥


- बोधिचर्यावतार



bhUmim Chadayitum sarvAm kutaH charma bhaviShyati ।
upAnat charma mAtreNa ChannA bhavati medinI ॥


- bodhicharyAvatara


Where can one find so much leather to cover the entire earth (to walk on)? Instead if you wear a leather foot wear and walk around - you will feel as though the whole earth is covered with leather.


- Bodhicharyavatara