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

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