Sunday, June 16, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सज्जन सहवासः


आन्द्रेन्धनमप्यनले शुष्कं पूर्वं ततो ज्वलति
    एवं सज्जन सविधे पूर्वं लोभार्द्रता विशुष्य ततः ।
विषयाभिग्रस्तानां अन्तस्था कामरोष सहिता या
    ज्वलति च विवेकवह्नौ साऽपी ज्वलति प्रकृष्ट सुखमन्ते ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



aandra indhanam api anale shuShkam purvam tato jvalati
    evam sajjana savidhe pUrvam lobhaadrataa vishuShya tataH ।
viShaya abhigrastAnAm antastha kAma roSha sahitA yA
    jvalati cha viveka vahnau sA api jvalati prakRuShTa sukhamante ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Even when the fuel is wet, it will dry as soon as you put in fire and get burnt as it is meant to. Kinship with virtuous people is also like that. Even when people are drenched(wet) with greed, they will lose their lust and anger in the fire of knowledge. Along with that they will lose their greed also and find happiness.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, June 15, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सर्वं कृष्णगतं


कृष्णार्पणं विदधतो नास्मादन्यः सुखावहो मार्गः ।
सर्वस्वं कृष्णगतं नह्यवशिष्टं ममत्वाय ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



kRuShNArpanam vidadhato na asmaad anyaH sukhaavaho maargaH ।
sarvasvam kRuShNagatam na hi avashiShTam mama tvayaa ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


All that we have is offered to Krishna. There is nothing left beyond it. If we live life with this in mind, we will be very happy. When everything we see is His, there is nothing left to fight for for you and me.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, June 14, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - परमेश्वरः


सूर्यकरा स्सर्वगता अप्यादर्शे जले तथा क्षीरे ।
प्रतिबिम्बन्ति तथेश्वरतेजाम्स्यप्यत्रहृत्सु भक्तानाम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



sUrya karAH sarvagataa api adarshe jale tathA kShIre ।
pratibimbanti tathaa iishvara tejaamsyapi atra hRutsu bhaktAnaam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Sun rays can reach anywhere. But they are specially present (reflect from) mirror, water or milk. Just like that God is present everywhere. But he makes his presence explicit in the hearts of his true devotees.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, June 13, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - बालानां भक्ति


बालानां त्वानन्दः क्रीडनकैरेव रत्नधनबहुलः ।
तद्वद्भक्तस्यापि प्रभुण्याह्यधिको धनप्रतिष्टातः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



baalaanaam tu aanandaH krIDanakaiH eva ratna dhana bahulaH ।
tadvad bhaktsyaapi prabhuNyaahi adhiko dhana pratiShTAtaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Children like their toys much more than money or gems. Just like that, a true devotee will like proximity to God much more than fame or wealth.


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - कृतकृत्यः


श्रिमद्भवने दासः सेवां भक्त्यायुतः परां कुर्वन्
    आदिवासं संतुद्यहि विश्रान्तौ सः परं सुखं मनुते ।
तद्वद्विहितं सकलं कार्यं संपाद्य कृतकृत्यः
    परिलभ्य हि परितोषं परमेशेऽसौ परं सुखं लभते ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



shrImad bhavane dAsaH sevaam bhaktyaayutaH paraam kurvan
    aadivAsam santudyaahi vishraantau saH param sukham manute ।
tadvadvihitam sakalam kAryam sampaadya kRutakRutyaH
    parilabhya hi paritoSham parameshe asau param sukham labhate ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


In a wealthy man's house servants work all week and are very happy on the day of weekly holiday. Just like that we should work hard in this world and rest at the feet of the God happily after we have served all our duties earnestly.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्तिविज्ञानम्


प्राच्यामुदये भाविनि सवितुः पूर्वं यथाऽनुरागः स्यात्
    पश्चाद्गतिस्त्वनूरोः प्राकट्यं हर्षकृत् हिरण्यगर्भस्य ।
मनसीशप्राकट्ये भाविनि पूर्वं स्वधर्मं शीलत्वम्
    पश्चाद्वैजिज्ञासा प्रभवति तस्माच्च भक्तिविज्ञानम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



praachyaam udaye bhaavini savituH pUrvam yathaa anuraagaH syAt
    pashchAt gatiH tu anUroH prAkaTyam harShakRut hiraNyagarbhasya ।
manas iisha prAkaTye bhaavini pUrvam svadharmam shIlatvam
    pashchAt vaijijnaasaa prabhavati tasmat cha bhakti vijnaanam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


At dawn before the sunrise, you will see beautiful red rays of Sun from the east. Then you will see the pleasant golden glow of the Sun and in time you will see the Sun in full brightness. The progression is similar to devotion towards God. First one leads his life morally. Then he starts thinking about God and finally realizes his existence through pure devotion.


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, June 10, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सद्भक्ति


पषाणोऽम्भसि पतितो नहि बहुवर्षैरापि मृदुर्भवति
    मृत्स्नास्यत्तु तदात्वे जलमिश्रा सुबहुमृद्वि ।
तद्वत् दृढहरिभक्तः छलैः प्रसङ्गैस्सुदुस्सहैर्व्यथितः
    नस्यदमोभक्तः स्वल्पैरापि हेतुभिर्द्रुतं चलितः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



paaShANaH ambhasi patito nahi bahuvarshaiH api mRuduH bhavati
    mRutsnAsyattu tadaatve jalamishraa subahumRudvi ।
tadvat dRuDhaharibhaktaH ChalaiH prasangaiH sudussahaiH vyathitaH
    nasyadamobhaktaH svalpairapi hetubhiH drutam chalitaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


When a stone is put in water, it will not melt for years. If you put a lump of mud, it will dirty the water almost immediately. This is the difference between a real devotee and a fake one. A real devotee will hold his belief in God through all miseries, troubles and illusions. A fake devotee will abandon his beliefs at the slightest discomfort.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, June 9, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सन्मार्ग


उदकुम्भे ह्युदकुम्भं ग्राम्यावहन्ति निजशिरसि
    विवदन्तेऽप्यन्योन्यं तथाऽपि नाघोजलं पतति ।
सन्मार्गविप्रवसितः स्थितौहि कस्यामपि वसन्नेवं
    सन्मार्गादच्युतिकृत् कृत्यं संलक्ष्यचेह वर्तेत ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



udakumbhe hi udakumbham grAmyaa vahanti nija shirasi
    vivadante api anyonya tathaa api na agho jalam patati ।
sanmArga vipravasitaH sthitau hi kasyAmapi vasannevam
    sanmaargaat achyutikRut kRutyam samlakShyacheha varteta ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


In the village ladies can carry pots of water stacked on top of one another with ease. While they carry, they can talk to each other and it seems as though the pots are not bothering them. Not a drop of water spills over too. We must go about out worldly existence like that. One must not stray from the path of morality even when carrying a lot of load and balancing responsibilities.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, June 8, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - तद्गतौ शान्तः


मधुमक्षिका सशब्दं समन्ततोऽटति सुमरसास्वादम्
    लभते न तावदेषा पश्चात्पुष्पस्थिता तूष्णीम् ।
भुङ्क्ते तद्वन्मनुजः ससंभ्रमः सर्वदाऽस्थिरप्रज्ञः
    वादङ्करोति भक्तेः स्वादं नाऽप्नोति तद्गतौ शान्तः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



madhu makShikaa sa shabdam samantatotati suma rasa asvaadanam
    labhate na taavadeShaa pashchat puShpastithaa tUShNIm ।
bhunkte tadvat manujaH sasambhramaH sarvadaa asthira prajnaH
    vaadankaroti bhakteH svaadam na aapnoti tadgatau shaantaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A bee will make a lot of noise till it sees a flower. Once it see it, it will quietly sit over it and suck the nectar. A man who is not knowledgeable about god is also thus - will make a lot of noise and arguments. Once he seeks God, he will be quiet and enjoy the solitude with Him.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, June 7, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्ति मार्ग


हरिभक्तिः केवलतो वेदान्तग्रन्थवाचनाभ्यासात्
    नभवेद् यत्पञ्चाङ्गे कदा कदा कुत्र वृष्टिरिति ।
तत्कोष्टकं सुलिखितं तेषां पुञ्जान्नचैक जलबिन्दुः
    तद्वद्भक्तिप्राप्तौ तदुक्तगुणभाक स्वयं भूयात् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



hari bhaktiH kevalato vedaanta grantha vaachana abhyaasaat
    na bhaved yat panchaange kadaa kadaa kutra vRuShTiriti ।
tat koShTaka sulikhitam teShaam punjaat na cha eka jalabinduH
    tadvad bhakti praaptau tadukta guNa bhaak svayam bhUyaat ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Devotion towards God can not be got from reading a lot of books and scriptures. A lot of scholars may get together and create the panchanga (calendar) which accurately tells when and where it would rain. All of them put together can not force even a drop of water from the sky. Just like that reading a lot of books is not enough for realization - one has to have strong devotion in God to realize the truth.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, June 6, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - शौर्यं स्वभावविजय


शौर्यं स्वभावविजय इति हि मतं तत्कथं तदीय जयः
    यद्वत्पुष्पात्सुफले जाते पुष्पच्छदा विशुष्य निपतन्ति ।
तद्वत्परमेशांशो यथा यथाऽन्तस्समुल्लसति
    लय एव जयः स्यात् तथा तथा स्वस्वभावस्य ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



shaurayam svabhaava vijayaiti hi matam tat katham tadIya jayaH
    yadvat puShpaat suphale puShpachChadaa vishuShya nipatanti ।
tadvat paramesha amsho yathaa yathaa antaH samullasati
    laya eva jayaH syaat tathaa tathaa svabhaavasya ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


The real victory is only when one is able to conquer his habits (innate tendencies). What kind of victory is that? It is like what happens to the flower that wilts in order to give way to the fruit. Its own destruction is its victory. Similarly, when the thought of God comes into our mind - it takes over our conscience and destroys any pride that we may have. This is the real victory.


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्ति


ईशप्रेम कथं स्यात्? स्वपतौ सत्याः सुनिर्मलं यथा प्रेम ।
कृपणस्य व धने स्यत् तद्वत् विश्वेश्वरे दृढप्रेम ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



iisha prema katham syAt? sva patau sunirmalam yathA prema ।
kRupaNasya vA dhane syAt tadvat vishveshvare dRuDhaprema ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


How strong is the devotion of real devotees of God? As pure as the love of a chaste wife towards her husband and has lasting as a misers love towards his wealth.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्ति


अभ्यासस्तावद भक्तेर्यावन्नामश्रुतेस्तु समकालम् ।
नाश्रुनिपातोत्पुलकौ तौचेन्नावश्यकत्वमस्यकिल ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



abhyAsaH tAvad bhakteH yavat naama ashruteH tu samakAlam ।
na ashru nipata utpulakau tau chet na avashyakatvam asya kila ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


One must practice the rituals of bhakti (devotion) until the point when tears roll out of the eyes every time naturally when he hears the name of God. But once such devotion is internalized, there is no need for any ritual.


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, June 3, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - स्वजन मोह


श्रीमद्गृहेतु धात्री तत्पुत्रं पाति लालयते
    स्वीयात्स्नेहाधिक्येनत्वपि नैजं न साहि तं मनुते ।
एवंदृढप्रबोधस्तद्वन्मनुजः स्वपुत्र पौत्रादीन्
     सस्नेहं पालयतु ज्ञात्वा विश्वस्य तं परं पितरम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



shrImad gRuhe tu dhAtrI tat putram pAti mAlayate
    svIyAt sneha adhikyenatvapi naijam na sAhi tam manute ।
evam dRuDha prabodhaH tadvat manujaH svaputra pautrAdIn
    sasnehaM pAlayatu jnAtvA vishvasya tam param pitaram ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A nanny in a rich household will look after her master's son with more care than her own children. But the feeling is not real. Just like that, wise men of the world will treat their children and grandchildren with lot of care. But they know that the father of all beings in this world is none other than God himself. Hence it is our duty to take care of them just like the nanny. We are not supposed to develop any attachment towards them.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, June 2, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भगवत् साक्षात्कार


स्याच्चेदीशदिदृक्षा नाम्नि श्रधां दृढां सदा कुरुत ।
सत्यासत्य विवेकं नित्यं चानेन तत्त्वविज्ञानम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



syAt cha iisha didRukSha shraddhAm dRuDhAm sadA kuruta ।
satya asatya vivekam nityam cha anena tattva vijnAnam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If you want to be able to see God with your own eyes, you will first need to believe firmly in his name and think about him always. You should always be able to separate the truth from false. Using that intellect, one must try to realise the truth that will lead us to God.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, June 1, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भगवद्भक्ति


गृहकार्ये संलग्नाः स्वान्ते सञ्चिन्तयन्ति परपुरुषम् ।
जारिण्य इव कुरुध्वे हृदिपरमेशं बहिः कार्यम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



gRuha kArye samlagnaH svAnte san chintayanti para puruSham ।
jAriNya iva kurudhve hRudi paramesham bahiH kAryam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Prostitutes have a very efficient way of multitasking. While they do all the housework, in their mind they are thinking about other men. Be like them. Always think about God at all times. Outwardly, take part in all the work of this world.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, May 31, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - इन्द्रिय निग्रह


तप्ते सर्पिषि पूरिका क्षिप्ताह्यामा करोति बहुशब्दान्
    पक्वा यथा यथा सोनयति हि शब्दं ततस्तूष्णीम् ।
तद्वत्पुंसो ज्ञानं यावत्स्वल्पं करोति बहुवादान्
    पूर्णज्ञानप्राप्तौ शान्तो विजितेन्द्रियस्तथा भवति ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



tapte sarpiShi pUrikA kShiptAhyAmA karoti bahu shabdAn
    pakvA yathaa yathaa sonayati hi shabdam tataH tUShNIm ।
tadvat pumso jnAnam yAvat svalpam karoti bahu vAdAn
    pUrNa jnAna prAptau shAnto vijitendriyaH tathA bhavati ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


When poori (a snack) is dropped into hot ghee, it makes a lot of noise. But when it bakes properly, it stops making noise and rises up. Just like that a person with half-knowledge will make a lot of noise and arguments. One he gets full knowledge he will have more control over his senses and hence will find peace within himself.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, May 30, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - शान्ति मनः


गाधजलपिपास स्याच्चेच्छनकैस्तु पातव्यं
    नोचेदधस्थपङ्कः पेयानुपयोगिजलमलं कुरुते ।
तद्वत्पावित्र्यार्थं दृढतरविश्वासधृक् भूत्वा
    बुद्धिभ्रंशकवादान् विहाय कृष्णं भजेच्छनैर्मनुजः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



gAdha jala pipAsa syAt chet shanakaiH pAtavyam
    no chet adhastha pankaH peyAn upayogi jala malam kurute ।
tadvat pAvitryArtham dRuDhatara vishvAsa dhRuk bhUtvA
    buddhi bhramshaka vAdAn vihAya kRuShNam bhajet shaniaH manujaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If you are thirsty and want to drink water from a lake, you know the one must drink the clear water without disturbing the bottom. If you disturb, then dirt from bottom will contaminate the drinkable water. Similarly, if you want to think about God, you must keep all other argumentative thoughts aside, think about Him only and sing about Krishna in a low melodious tone.


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्तजन


भक्ता भक्त समाजे गुणानुवादैस्सदा रमन्तेऽत्र ।
धूमपलोको य्द्वन्नैकाकी*किन्तु समविषयेषु ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



bhaktA bhakta samaaje guNAnuvAdaiH sadA ramante atra।
dhUmapa loko yadvat na ekAkI kintu samaviShayeShu ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Devotees will always flock together with other devotees and sing/talk about God's qualities. This increases their devotion also. It is not as natural as people addicted to smoking flock together and enjoy each others company. Their addiction also grows in like minded company.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईश माता


मारारिति परेशं संबोधयितुं जनः सुखं मनुते ।
योग्यं तन्नह्यन्यन्मातुः परदैवतं तथा सुखदम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



mAtAH iti paresham sambodhayitum janaH sukham manute।
yogyam tam nahi anyan mAtuH paradaivatam tathA sukhadam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


No wonder people find it pleasing to address God as 'Mother'. They do so, because God does everything that a mother does - protect, provide and love. There is nobody better deserved than God to be called as 'Mother'


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, May 27, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - चंचल मन


विष्ठायामुपविष्टा क्षणात्तु नैवेद्यमधिवसति ।
तद्वच्चित्तं धर्मे कनके कान्तासु मक्षिकेव सति ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



viShThAyAm upaviShTA kShaNAt tu naivedyam adhivasati।
tadvat chittam dharme kanake kAntAsu makShikA iva sati ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A fly sits on waste one moment and sits on God's offering the next moment. Our mind is also fickle like that - it thinks about Dharma one moment, gold the next and wife the next moment.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, May 26, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - गुरु


परदेशगोह्यनेकान्दृष्ट्वा मार्गान् भ्रमाकुलो भवति
    स्वस्थानं प्रतिगंतुं तज्ञं पृष्ट्वैव निर्भ्रमो भवति ।
एवं मार्गान्विविधान् भ्रमावहान्संसरन् मनुष्योऽपि
    लब्ध्वा गुरुं हि तज्ञं लब्धा पश्चात्स्वधामसुखरूपम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



para desha gaH hi anekAn dRuShTvA mArgAn bhramAkulo bhavati
    svasthAnam pratigantum tajnam pRuShTaiva nirbhramo bhavati ।
evam mArgAn vividhAn bhramAvAhAn saMsaran manuShyo api
    labdhvA gurum hi tajnam labdhaa pashchAt svadhAmasukharUpam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


When a traveller goes to a new city, he will be confused with many similar looking paths in that city. To reach his destination, he will have to consult and follow a local expert. Just like that, every man gets confused in this world regarding the path to be taken for complete happiness. He has to find and learn from an able teacher. Find the teacher, and it is easy to find the happiness (God).


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, May 25, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - दीपकः अधस्थ तिमिरं


प्रकाशयति दीपको भुवि पदार्थजातंतथाप्यधस्थ-
    तिमिरं महन्नहि विनाशमागच्छति ।
महात्मनिकटस्थिताज्ञसुतदारकाणां महात्मनो-
    महिमवेदनं न खलु हृद्यबन्धापहम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



prakAshayati dIpako bhuvi padArthajAtaM tathApi adhastha -
    timiram mahan na hi vinAsham aagachChati ।
mahAtma nikaTa sthita aajna suta dArakaaNAm mahAtmanaH
    mahimavedanaM na khalu hRudyabandhApaham ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A lamp is capable of throwing light on any object and drive away the darkness. But it can not make the darkness right below it go away at all. Similarly, a scholar may teach the entire world to renounce and let go of attachments. But it is usually seen that people who are close him - wife, sons (children) and servants will not be able to let go of their attachments towards him.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, May 24, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईशः एकः


एकस्यामृत्स्नायाविकारचित्राण्यनेकानि ।
ईशोऽप्येको नाना सेव्यो नानाप्रकारतो लोकैः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



ekaH yA mRutsnAya avikAra chitrANi anekAni ।
iisho api eko nAnA sevyaH nAnAprakArato lokaiH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


The matter is the same - mud. But it can take so many different forms. God is also like that. He is alone. But we the people of this world see him differently and serve him differently.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, May 23, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भगवत् प्रीतिः


सद्भक्तः श्रीकृष्णं प्रेयांसं बन्धुमात्मनो मनुते ।
न जगन्नाथं कृष्णं गोपीनाथं सदा विदुर्गोप्यः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



sad bhaktaH shrI kRuShNam preyAmsam bandhum aatmanaH manute ।
na jagannAtham kRuShNam gopInAtham sadA viduH gopyaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A true devotee will always love God just like one of his family members. For the cow herding ladies, Krishna has always been their savior (Gopinatha) even though they knew that he was the master of the whole world (Jagannatha).


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - जगद्व्यापि परमेश्वर


सिन्धौ यद्वन्मुक्ताः सन्त्येव परं जिघृक्षुभिर्यत्नैः
    यावल्लाभं मज्जन रूपः कार्योनिपुणबुद्धिभिस्तद्वत् ।
परमेश्वरोहि नित्यं जगतिव्याप्तः परोक्षविधया वा
    तस्य च साक्षात्कारो भवति हि यत्नैः श्रवणमननाद्यैः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



sindhau yadvat muktAH santi eva param jighRukShubhiH yatnaiH
    yAvat lAbham majjana rUpaH kAryaH nipuNa buddhibhiH tadvat।
parameshvaro hi nityam jagati vyAptaH parokShavidhayA vA
    tasya cha sAkShAtkAro bhavati hi yatnaiH shravaNa mananAdyaiH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Everyone is aware that there are pearls in the ocean. But only those who make the effort to dive and use their intelligence to search for it will get them. Similarly, God is everywhere in this creation (world). He is there, not in the form that we expect him to be. But if you want to see him as he is (and realize) then you have to make the effort - by listening to his stories, contemplating on his form and existence, so on.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईशस्य सदयत्वं


ईशोऽस्मत्पोषणकृत् स्वीकुर्मो नहितावताऽस्य सदयत्वं
    सर्वस्यापि पितुस्तत्कर्मैवावश्यकं विदुः सर्वे ।
सहिचेदस्मान्भक्तान् विषयविषाध्वनः परावृत्य
    सन्मार्गे निजसुखदो नस्यादन्यस्ततः सदय इह ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



iishaH asmat poShaNa kRut svIkurmo nahi tAvatA asya sadayatvam
    sarvasya api pituH tat karma eva avashyakam viduH sarve ।
sahichet asmAn bhaktaan viShaya viShAd adhvanaH parAvRutya
    sanmArge nijasukhado na syAt anyaH tatatH sadaya iha ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


God provides for us all. This is accepted. But that does not make him kind and compassionate. Everybody knows that every father does the same for his children - provide and protect. However, God also saves us devotees from the path of material pleasures and puts us on the good path of Dharma. This is what makes him truly kind and compassionate.


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, May 20, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सदुपदेश


यः कस्मादपि पुरुषात्संप्राप्तः सः प्रभोः सदुपदेशः ।
वृष्टिजलं कस्मादपि मार्गादायातु विष्णुपदतस्तत् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



yaH kasmAdapi puruShAt samprAptaH saH prabhoH sadupadeshaH ।
vRuShTi jalam kasmAdapi mArgAt aayatu viShnupadataH tat ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If a good advice comes to you from any one, it should not matter who it came from. You should assume it came from the Lord himself. You may get rain water in different ways, but it all has the same source - from the foot of the Lord Vishnu.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, May 19, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - सावधान गृहस्थ


गेहाधीशः सावधानश्चेत् चोरा न विशन्तिहि ।
अन्तः सौजन्यचोरोऽसद्विचारो न विशेत्तदा ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



gehAdhIshaH sAvadhAnaH chet choraa na vishanti hi ।
antaH saujanya choro asadvichAro na vishet tadA ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If the head of the family is careful, thieves will not be able to get into the house. This applies to thieves who rob the family of their virtuous ways by corrupting their thought with rogue ideas.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, May 18, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भक्ति भोग


मृत्कुम्भो जलपूर्णोह्यनास्थयोद्घटितमुखो यद्वत्
    रिक्तः स्यादल्पदिनैर्जलप्रपूर्णो जलाप्लुतस्तद्वत् ।
प्रभुभक्त्या हृत् कुम्भः प्रपूरितो यत्रकुत्रचित् क्षिप्तः
    रहितो भक्त्याऽपि भवेत् न तथास्यात्कृष्ण चरितेऽस्तः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



mRut kumbho jala pUrNo hi anAsthayA udghaTita mukho yadvat
    riktaH syAd alpa dinaiH jalapUrNo jalAplutaH tadvat ।
prabhubhaktyA hRut kumbhaH prapUrito yatra kutra chit kShiptaH
    rahito bhaktyA api bhavet na tathA syAt kRuShNa chariteH astaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If you leave a mud pot filled with water unattended with the mouth open, in short period you will see that it will lose all water (to evaporation). On the other hand, if you take care of it by closing the lid, or refilling often, even little water will remain for long and never get empty. Just like that one must fill the heart with devotion towards God. Having done so, if one indulges in worldly pleasures, the devotion will vanish very soon. But if you continue to be keep Krishna in mind always, then the pot of devotion will never get empty.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, May 17, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - भोग भ्रष्टः


ग्रस्तो ज्वरेण रोगी शीताम्भश्चाम्ललवणशाकमपि
    सान्निध्ये यदि त्स्यादविवेकात्क्षुत्तृडाकुलो भोक्ता ।
पाता चैवं विद्वान् स्त्रीधनभोगाद्यभावदाहेन
    तप्तः सविधे स्त्रीधनदर्शनतः स्यात् स्वमार्ग विभ्रष्टः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



grasto jvareNa rogI shItAmbhaH aamla lavaNa shAkamapi
    sAnnidhye yadi tasyaad avivekAt kShuttRud aakulo bhoktA ।
pAtA chaivam vidvAn strI dhana bhogAdi abhAva dAhena
    taptaH savidhe strI dhana darshanataH syAt svamArga vibhraShTaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A patient having high fever is lying helpless. Beside him are cold water, sour fruits, salty food and pickles. When he is thirsty or hungry, he will consume them against common knowledge that they are harmful - him being an idiot. Similarly, even scholars who are deprived of wealth and women know that desire of women and wealth is harmful. Yet, when they see these distractions around, they succumb to it and stray from the path of virtue.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, May 16, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - माया


क्रीडन्तीं भगिनीं स्वां सिंहमुखं धारयन्भीमः
    आक्रन्दयति पुनस्तां कुरुते विभयां स्वरूपदर्शनतः ।
एवं स्यात् परमात्मा मायावृतिधृक् भयं तथा शोकं
    जनयत्यावृतिहीनः सदा प्रियात्मा परम सुखदश्च ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



krIDantIm bhagiNIm svAm simha mukham dhArayan bhImaH
    aakrandayati punaH tAm kurute vibhayaam svarUpa darshanataH ।
evam syAt paramAtmA mAyAvRutidhRuk bhayam tathA shokam
    janayati aavRutihInaH sadA priyAtmA parama sukhadashcha ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


The big brother goes in front of his little sister wearing a Lion's mask. She will be scared and starts crying. At that moment, he will remove the mask and show his pleasant face which will drive away all fear from the sister as she feels secured. Just like that God creates this illusion and generates a lot of fear and grief in our lives. But when we can see him in real form, there will be no fear and endless happiness.


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - बन्धनं


कान्तापुत्राभावे प्रसह्य मोहेन कस्यचित्पुत्रम्
    श्वानं शुकं हरिं वा सम्पाल्याप्यात्मबन्धनं कुरुते ।
कुरुते न चात्मबन्धोः कथारतिं श्री हरेर्विषय दृष्टिः
    दुग्धतृषं तक्रेण हि मायावशतः सुनिपुणोऽपि ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



kAntA putra abhAve prasahya mohena kasyachit putram
    shvAnam shukam harim vA sampAlya api aatmabandhanam kurute ।
kurute na cha aatmabandhoH kathAratim shRIH hareH viShaya dRuShTiH
    dugdha tRuSham takreNa hi mAyAvashataH sunipuNo api ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


When people are free from wife and children, they are free from all bondages. But such people will create more bondages with somebody else's children, or a dog, or a parrot, or a monkey. They will not create bondage with God by listening to the stories of Vishnu and Lakshmi. This is like trying to quench the thirst for milk by drinking curd. It is surprising that even learned and knowledgeable people do this.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - तृष्ण


विष्णुपदेऽतिपवित्रे द्रष्टुं गृध्रः सदोर्ध्वमाभ्रमति
    क्षोण्यामेव जुगुप्सितमांसं कुत्रास्ति तद्वदिह ।
वाक्पाटवेन चकितान् श्रुतॄन्कुर्वन्नगाध-बोध इव
    दृष्टिं कनकयुतायां कान्तायां पण्डितो विषयतृष्णक् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



viShNu pade ati pavitre draShTum gRudhaH sadA UrdhvamA bhramati
    kShoNyam eva jugupsita mAmsam kutrAsti tadvad iha ।
vAkpATavena chakitAn shrotRUn kurvan agAdha bodha iva
    dRuShTim kanakayutAyAm kAntAyAm paNDito viShaya tRuShNak ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


An eagle resides at the extremely pure feet Lord Vishnu. He always flies high in the sky. Yet, even at that distance his eyes are set on the rotting flesh way down on the ground. Similarly, a scholar may be giving out discourses imparting the best knowledge he has to general public. If he is still not let go of his greed, his eyes will be set on the beautiful women in the audience who wear a lot of golden ornaments.


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, May 13, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - कीर्तन


तरुमूले संस्थायाशोभनपतगान् सनामतालिकया
    दूरीकरोति मनुजो यथा तथा हीशचिन्तने मग्नः ।
परमेशस्यहि नाम्नां सतालिकेनेह मधुरगानेन
    उत्सारयति निरोधैस्स्वान्तस्य च वासनाः कुपरिणामाः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



taru mUle samsthAya ashobhana patagAn sanAma tAlikayA
    dUrIkaroti manujo yathA tathA hi iishachintane magnaH।
parameshasyahi nAmnAm satAlikena iha madhuragAnena
    utsArayati nirodhaiH svAntasya cha vAsanAH kupariNAmAH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


One who wants to sleep under a tree will call names and clap to drive out all the inauspicious birds (cacophony - crows, owls, etc..). Similarly, if one is interested in deep thinking about God, then he must sing songs about the Lord himself to drive out all the evil influences from his surroundings as well as with in himself.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, May 12, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - कृष्ण सेवानन्दः


ना यावत्पुत्रं सूते तावद्गृहकर्म चेतसा कुरुते
    जाते पुत्रे न तथा पुत्रानन्दाप्लुता भवति ।
अज्ञाह्येवं सततं नानाव्यवहारकृत्तदा भवति
    वेत्तिनयावत् कृष्णं सेवानन्दाप्लुतस्ततो भवति ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



naa yAvat putram sUte tAvat gRuhakarma chetasA kurute
    jAte putre na tathA putrAnandAplutA bhavati।
ajnAhyevam satatam nAnA vyavahArakRut tadA bhavati
    vetti nayAvat kRuShNam sevAnandAplutaH tato bhavati ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


Until a woman does not have a child, she will take part in all household activities with lot of interest. Once she has some children, her energy is completely spent in keeping the children happy and she will lose interest in the household work. Similarly, until one finds the devotion in Krishna, they will indulge themselves with lot of interest in the worldly activities. After finding that devotion, they will care about nothing and derive all their happiness from serving the Lord.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, May 11, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - कृष्णाश्रितः साधुः


लोहासिः स्पर्शमणेः स्पर्शात्स्वर्णासितां लभते ।
नपुनर्निहन्ति जन्तुं तद्वत्कृष्णाश्रितः साधुः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



loha asiH sparshamaNEH sparshAt svarNa asitam labhate ।
na punaH nihanti jantum tadvat kRuShNAshritaH sAshuH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


An iron sword will turn into a gold sword when it comes in contact with the touchstone. After that it can kill any being. Similarly anyone who comes takes refuge in Lord Krishna will become virtuous and never hurt anyone.


- Suktimuktavali

Friday, May 10, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - स्पर्शमणिः


लोहं स्पर्शात्स्वर्णं स्पर्शमणेर्यत्रकुत्रचित्क्षिप्तम् ।
तद्वच्चरणस्पर्शाद् भक्तः कृष्णस्य विमलः स्यात् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



loham sparshAt svarNam sparshamaNeH yatra kutrachit kShiptam ।
tadvat charaNasparshAd bhaktaH kRuShNasya vimalaH syAt ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A touchstone can turn any metal to gold any where by simply touching it. Just like that, getting a chance to touch the feet of Lord Krishna will purify you completely.


- Suktimuktavali

Thursday, May 9, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - मलिन मनः


संस्नाप्यापि करी चेन्मुक्तो मलिनः क्षणाद् भवति
    स्नानान्ते यदिबद्धस्तिष्ठेदमलः तथैव सत्सङ्गात् ।
जातं परमपवित्रं मनः पुनर्वो विषयिसहवासात्
    मलिनं स्यात्तच्चेशे बद्धं तिष्ठेत्सुनिर्मलं नूनम् ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



samsnApya api karI chet mukto malinaH kShaNAd bhavati
    snAnAnte yadi baddhaH tiShThet amalaH tathA eva sat sangAt।
jAtaM paramapavitraM manaH punarvo viShayisahavAsAt
    malinaM syAt tat cha iishe baddham tiShThet sunirmalam nUnam ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


After washing the elephant, if it is left free, it will get muddy in a second. But if you keep it restrained, then it will remain clean. Similarly, our mind becomes clean when it comes in contact with a virtuous person. But if you talk to rogue later, it will again become polluted. However, if you can restrain it by thinking about God at all times, then it can kept clean and pure.


- Suktimuktavali

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईश सेवनात् लाभः


सिन्धोस्तलगतमुक्तालाभो नाभून्निमज्जनादेकात्
    सन्ति न सिन्धौ भूयो नह्यमेयं निमज्जनाल्लाभः ।
एवं श्रीकृष्णाप्तेरुपाय एको विनिष्फलो यातः
    न श्रान्तव्यं पुनरपि श्रवणादिभिरीशसेवनाल्लाभः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



sindhoH tala gata mukta alabho na abhUyan nimajjanAt ekaat
    santi na sindhau bhUyo na hi anumeyam nimajjanAt lAbhaH।
evaM shrI kRuShNApteH upAya eko viniShphalo yAtaH
    na shrAntavyam punarapi shravaNAdibhiH iisha sevanAt lAbhaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


If you dive in the ocean only once, you may not get any pearls. But you must not conclude that there are no pearls in the ocean or no pearls at all. You must repeat the effort again and again. You may get it once. Just like that is is not easy to know about the true form of God. One has to keep trying hard to find it by trying again and again by showing devotion in the form of prayers, listening to God's stories and thinking about Him always.


- Suktimuktavali

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईश कृप प्रसाद


निकेतनान्तर्ध्वान्तन्तु स्वल्प दीपेन नश्यति ।
ईशकृपाप्रसादेनानन्तपापानि सर्वदा ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



niketana antar dhvAntantu svalpa dIpena nashyati ।
iisha kRupA prasAdena ananta pApAni sarvadA ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A small wick light is enough to eliminate darkness from the insides of a house. Just like that even a small meeting (favor) from God is enough to eliminate the ill-effects of all the sins committed in all the previous lives.


- Suktimuktavali

Monday, May 6, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - कृष्णः


उपबर्हणेषु चैकं श्वेतं तूलं विचित्रवर्णेषु ।
तद्वत् कृष्णेऽकृष्णे दुष्टेऽदुष्टे नरे कृष्णः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



upabarhaNeShu cha ekam shvetam tUlam vichitra varNeShu ।
tadvat kRuShNa akRuShNe duShTe aduShTe nare kRiShNaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


The pillows may be of many different colors. But the cotton inside each one of them is the same - white. Just like that people (beings) may black or pale, wicked or virtuous - there is the same God residing in each of them.


- Suktimuktavali

Sunday, May 5, 2013

सूक्तिमुक्तावली - ईशः


सुताननेकान्विविधैर्पायैः क्रीडासु
    संसज्य यथा हि माता ।
कार्येषु सक्ताऽपि तदार्तवाणीं
    संश्रुत्य चायाति तथाहि चेशः ॥


- सूक्तिमुक्तावली



sutAn anekAn vividhaiH upAyaiH krIDAsu
    samsajya yathA hi mAtA।
kAryeShu saktA api tadArta vANIm
    samshrutya cha ayAti tathA hi cha iishaH ॥


- sUktimuktAvalii


A mother may have left her kids to play by themselves after tricking them in various ways so that she can get some work done. But when one of them cries, she can hear it and will rush to console. Just like that God will rush to help his devotees when they are in trouble.


- Suktimuktavali

Saturday, May 4, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - हितोपदेश


हितोपदेशं शृणुयात् कुर्वीत च यथोदितम् ।
विदुरोक्तमकृत्वाभूत्कौरवः शोकशल्यभाक् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



hitopadesham shRuNuyAt kurvIta cha yathA uditam ।
viduroktam akRutvA bhUt kauravaH shoka shalya bhAk ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


You must listen to people when they are advising for your own well being - and do as they say. Kaurava listened to Vidura, but did not do as he said. As a result he met with lot of grief.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Friday, May 3, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - सुमंत्रिते


सुमंत्रिते सुविक्रांते सुकृतौ सुविचारिते ।
प्रारंभे कृतबुद्धीनां सिद्धिरव्यभिचारिणी ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



su mantrite suvikrAnte sukRutau suvichArite ।
prArambhe kRutabuddhInAm siddhiH avyabhichAriNI ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Success is certain for wise men who embark on a mission only after planning well, execute boldly, consult people (experts), and think ahead.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, May 2, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - विद्या


सुंदरोऽपि सुशीलोऽपि कुलीनोऽपि महाधनः ।
शोभते न विना विद्यां विद्या सर्वस्य भूषणम् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



sundaraH api sushIlaH api kulInaH api mahAdhanaH ।
shobhate na vinA vidyAm vidyA sarvasya bhUShaNam ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


One may be handsome, with good character, born to a good family and have lot of wealth - yet he will not be accepted if he is not well educated. Education is the ornament that every one is looking for.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - साक्षरा


साक्षरा विपरीताश्चेद्राक्षसा एव केवलम् ।
सरसो विपरीतश्चेत् सरसत्वं न मुंचति ॥


- <सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार/p>


sAkSharA viparitAH chet rAkShasA eva kevalam ।
saraso viparItaH chet sarasatvam na munchati ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


A person may be educated. But under stress if he is not able to control himself, then he will only be a 'rakshasa' - evil. But on the other hand, if a mild person is able to retain his composure he will be called 'sarasatva' even if he is not educated.


[Translator's note: Pun here is literate (sAkshara) will be evil easily (rAkshasa). But one with mild manners (sarasa) will retain his mildness (sarasatva, close to goddess of wisdom.)]


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - श्रीः


सा श्रीर्या न मदं कुर्यात्स सुखी तृष्णयोज्झितः ।
तन्मित्रं यत्र विश्वासः पुरुषः स जितेंद्रियः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



sA shrIH yA na madam kuryAt sa sukhI tRuShNa yo jjhitaH ।
tat mitram yatra vishvAsaH puruShaH sa jitendriyaH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Money is called wealth only when it does not intoxicate you. You can be happy only when you don't have any desires. He is a friend only when he can be trusted. One can be called as a man only when he can control his senses.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, April 29, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - भार्या


सा भार्या या प्रियं ब्रूते स पुत्रो यत्र निर्वृत्तिः ।
तन्मित्रं यत्र विश्वासः सदेशो यत्र जीव्यते ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



sA bhAryA yA priyam brUte sa putro yatra nir vRuttiH ।
tat mitram yatra vishvAsaH sa desho yatra jIvyate ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


She is a wife who will keep the husband happy and does not speak harshly to him. A son is one who does not give troubles to his father. A friend is one who can be trusted. Your nation is one you live in (at present).


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Sunday, April 28, 2013

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - सुख दुःख


सुखमध्ये स्थितं दुःखं दुःखमध्ये स्थितं सुखम् ।
द्वयमन्योन्यसंयुक्तं प्रोच्यते जलपंकवत् ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



sukhamadhye sthitam duHkha duHkhamadhye sthitam sukham ।
dvayam anyonya samyuktam prochyate jala pankavat ॥


- samayochitapadyamAlikA


There is grief in the middle of happiness. There is happiness in the middle of grief. Both of them are entangled and cannot exist independently - inseparable just like mud and water in slush.


- Samayochitapadyamalika

Saturday, April 27, 2013

समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका - अध्ययन जप दान


संतोषस्त्रिषु कर्तव्यः कलत्रे भोजने धने ।
त्रिषु चैव न कर्तव्योऽध्ययने जपदानयोः ॥


- समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका



santoShaH triShu kartavyaH kalatre bhojane dhane ।
triShu chaiva na kartavyaH adhyayane japa dAnayoH ॥


- samayochitapadyaratnamAlikA


One must observe strict limits when dealing with wife, food and wealth. No limits must be there in study, penance and charity.


- Samayochitapadyaratnamalika

Friday, April 26, 2013

महाभारत - शान्ति - श्रियः


सहस्व श्रियमन्येषां यद्यपि त्वयि नास्ति सा ।
अन्यत्रापि सतीं लक्ष्मीं कुशला भुंजते सदा ॥


- महाभारत, शान्ति



sahasva shriyam anyeShAm yadyapi tvayi nAsti sA ।
anyatrApi satIm lakShmIm kushalA bhunjate sadA ॥


- mahAbhArata, shAnti


If you see wealth (that you don't have) with others, don't feel jealous. Just live with it. You must understand that if you have done good things in the past, then you will be able to enjoy the wealth even if it does not belong to you.


- Mahabharata, Shanti

Thursday, April 25, 2013

गरुडपुराण - गृहेऽपि मोक्षः


स्वकर्मधर्मार्जितजीवितानां
    शास्त्रेषु दारेषु सदा रतानाम् ।
जितेंद्रियाणामतिथिप्रियाणां
    गृहेऽपि मोक्षः पुरुषोत्तमानाम् ॥


- गरुडपुराण



sva karma dharma arjita jIvitAnAm
    shAstreShu dAreShu sadA ratAnAm ।
jitendriyANAm atithi priyANAm
    gRuhe api mokShaH puruShottamAnAm ॥


- garuDapurANa


It is salvation right in the middle of running household for those who - earn their living by doing moral acts only, who are always in the company of scriptures or their wives, who have their senses under their control and who loves to serve guests.


- Garudapurana

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

गरुडपुराण - स्थानभ्रष्टा न पूज्यंते


स्थानस्थितानि पूज्यंते पूज्यंते च पदे स्थिताः ।
स्थानभ्रष्टा न पूज्यंते कुशा दंता नखा नराः ॥


- गरुडपुराण



sthAna sthitAni pUjante pUjante cha pade sthitAH ।
sthAna bhraShTA na pUjante kushA dantA nakhA narAH ॥


- garuDapurANa


Things that are in their useful positions and in helpful roles are respected. They will no longer be respected if they lose the position or cease to be helpful. Just like the holy grass, teeth, finer and toe nails. This applies to people as well.


- Garudapurana

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - नादत्तमुपतिष्ठते


सत्यं सत्यं मुनेर्वाक्यं नादत्तमुपतिष्ठते ।
अंबुभिः पूरिता पृथ्वी चातकस्य मरुस्थली ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



satyam satyam munEH vAkyam na adattam upatiShThate ।
ambubhiH pUritA pRuthvI chAtakasya marusthalI ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


It is very true what the ancient sages have spoken - What is not be yours, you will never get it. Even when the earth is so abundant with water, for the chataka bird it is as good as a desert. Chataka (Cucculus melanoleucus) is said to subsist only on rain water freshly poured from the clouds drinking it before it reaches the ground.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, April 22, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - आकस्मिक धनागमः


संतोषक्षतये पुंसामाकस्मिकधनागमः ।
सरसां सेतुभेदाय वर्षौघः स च न स्थिरः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



santoSha kShataye pumsAm akasmika dhanAgamaH ।
sarasAm setubhedAya varShaughaH sa cha na sthiraH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


If people are stuck in misery, they will feel very happy when they get an unexpected windfall. But they do not realize that the source of money is not steady. An unexpected torrential rain will break the leeway of the tank and cause more harm than good.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Sunday, April 21, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - अर्धः घटः


संपूर्णकुंभो न करोति शब्दं
    अर्धोघटो घोषमुपैति नूनम् ।
विद्वान्कुलीनो न करोति गर्वं
    जल्पन्ति मूढास्तु गुणैर्विहीनाः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



sampUrNa kumbho na karoti shabdam
    ardhaH ghaTaH ghoSham upaiti nUnam ।
vidvAn kulInaH na karoti garvam
    jalpanti mUDhAstu guNairvihInAH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


A pot that is filled completely will not make any sound. A half filled pot will make a lot of noise. Virtuous scholars born to good families will not show off their talent. A fool without any good qualities will however talk a lot.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Saturday, April 20, 2013

भोजप्रबंध - पुण्य


सत्यपि च सुकृतकर्मणि दुर्नीतिश्चेत् श्रियं हरत्येव ।
तैलैः सदोपयुक्तां दीपशिखां विदलयति हि वातालिः ॥


- भोजप्रबंध



satyapi cha sukRut karmaNi durnItiH chet shriyam harati eva ।
tailaiH sadopayuktam dIpashikhAm vidalayati hi vAtAliH ॥


- bhoja prabandha


Even if one has a lot of good karma on his side, if he follows the path of sins, then all his wealth will vanish. A wick will burn well when it has enough oil. But when the wind is strong, the flame dies even with oil.


- Bhoja Prabandha

Friday, April 19, 2013

पञ्चतंत्र - मूर्ख


सकृत् कंदुकपातेन पतत्यार्यः पतन्नपि ।
तथा पतति मूर्खास्तु मृत्पिण्डपतनं यथा ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र



sakRut kandukapAtena patati aaryaH patannapi ।
tathA patati mUrkhAstu mRut piNDa patanam yathA ॥


- panchatantra


If and when a virtuous person falls down, he will bounce back like a ball. When a fool falls down, it will be like a ball made of mud.


- Panchatantra

Thursday, April 18, 2013

भोजप्रबंध - कृपणः


संग्रहैकपरः प्रायः समुद्रोऽपि रसातले ।
दातारं जलदं पश्य गर्जंतं भुवनोपरि ॥


- भोजप्रबंध



saMgrahaikaparaH prAyaH samudro api rasAtale ।
dAtAram jaladam pashya garjantam bhuvanopari ॥


- bhojaprabandha


One who collects will always be at the bottom - like the ocean the collector of gems and precious stones is condemned to the rasatala world. On the other hand the one who gives it to others will always be on top - like the clouds that roar on top of the world.


- Bhojaprabandha

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

पञ्चतंत्र - संगतिः


संगतिः श्रेयसि पुंसां स्वपक्षे च विशेषतः ।
तुषैरपि परिभ्रष्टा न प्ररोहंति तंडुलाः ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र



sangatiH shreyasi pumsAm svapakShe cha visheShataH ।
tuShaiH api paribhraShTA na prarohanti tanDulAH ॥


- panchatantra


One must enjoy the company of others, especially of people are like you and willing to help. If the rice is separate from the chaff, then it can not germinate. Even if the chaff is useless, rice will benefit from the association.


- Panchatantra

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

गरुडपुराण - विद्या


शौर्ये तपसि दाने च यस्य न प्रथितं यशः ।
विद्यायामर्थलाभे वा मातुरुच्चार एव सः ॥


- गरुडपुराण



shaurye tapasi dAne ca yasya na prathitam yashaH ।
vidyAyAm artha lAbhe vA mAtuH ucchAra eva saH ॥


- garuDapurANa


One must have attained fame in any of the below - courage, penance, charity, education or accumulation of wealth. If one is not able to do so, then his life is a waste - as if his mother gave birth to just a lump of flesh.


- Garudapurana

Monday, April 15, 2013

महाभारत - श्वः कार्यमद्य कुर्वीत


श्वः कार्यमद्य कुर्वीत पूर्वाह्णे चापराह्णकम् ।
न हि प्रतीक्षते मृत्युः कृतमस्य न वा कृतम् ॥


- महाभारत



shvaH kAryam adya kurvIta pUrvAhNe cha aparAhNakam ।
na hi pratIkShate mRutyuH kRutam asya na vA kRutam ॥


- mahAbHArata


Do it today what needs to be done tomorrow, in the morning what needs to be done in the afternoon. When it is time, death does not wait to see if you have done all your duties or not yet.


- Mahabharata

Sunday, April 14, 2013

पञ्चतंत्र - स्वप्न


शुभं वा यदि वा पापं यन्नृणां हृदि संस्थितम् ।
सुगूढमपि तज्ञेयं स्वप्नवाक्यात्तथा मदात् ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र



shubham vA yadi vA pApam yat nRuNAm hRudI samsthitam ।
su gUDhamapi tat jneyam svapna vAkyAt tathA madAt ॥


- panchatantra


It does not matter whether it is good, bad, sinful or how deep it is buried. Everything will come out in dream talk or when intoxicated.


- Panchatantra

Saturday, April 13, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - फलकालमपेक्षते


शुभं वाप्यशुभं कर्म फलकालमपेक्षते ।
शरदैव फलत्याशु शालिर्न सुरभौ क्वचित् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



shubham vA api ashubham karma phala kAlam apekShate ।
sharadaiva phalati aashu shAliH na surabhau kvachit ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


Be it auspicious or not - results will come only when the time is right. Paddy grows well in sharat season(when there is no rain) and not when it is vasanta season(spring, when everything else blooms).


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Friday, April 12, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - शनैः शनैः


शनैः पंथाः शनैः कंथा शनैः पर्वतमस्तके ।
शनैर्विद्या शनैर्वित्तं पंचैतानि शनैः शनैः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



shanaiH panthAH shanaiH kanthA shanaiH parvata mastake ।
shanaiH vidyA shanaiH vittam panchaitAni shanaiH shanaiH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


One must walk along a long path slowly. A fine cloth must be weaved very slowly. One must slowly climb the mountain. Education must happen slowly. Wealth is also accumulated slowly. These are the five things that have to be done very slowly.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, April 11, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - मैत्रीभङ्ग षट्


विवादो धनसंबंधो याचनं स्त्रीषु संगतिः ।
आदानामग्रतः स्थानं मैत्रीभङ्गस्य हेतवः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



vivAdo dhana sambandho yAchanam strIShu sangatiH ।
aadAnaam agrataH sthAnam maitrI bhangasya hetavaH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


These are known to cause harm to friendship - getting involved in public controversy, money matters, begging, women, borrowing or changing social status.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - वैद्यः


व्याधेस्तत्वपरिज्ञानं वेदनायश्च निग्रहः ।
एतद्वैद्यस्य वैद्यत्वं न वैद्यः प्रभुरायुषः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



vyAdheH tatva parijnAnam vedanAyashcha nigrahaH ।
etat vaidyasya vaidyatvam na vaidyaH prabhuH ayuShaH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


Diagnosing a illness, and alleviating pain are the expertise and duties of a doctor. But he is not the master of a person's longevity (or life).


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - स्मरेत् विष्णुं सदा हृदि


व्याकुलोऽपि विपत्पाशैः स्मरेद्विष्णुं सदा हृदि ।
शरतल्पगतो भीष्मः सस्मार गरुडध्वजम् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



vyAkulo api vipat pAshaiH smaret viShNum sadA hRudI ।
sharatalpa gato bhIShmaH sasmAra garuDadhvajam ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


If one is anxious, or entangled in lot of troubles - he should continue to think of Vishnu in his heart. That will help him get through it without any problems. Even when Bheeshma was laid to rest on a bed of arrows, he was still thinking of Garudadhvaja (one with eagle flag = Vishnu).


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, April 8, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - व्यसनानंतरं सौख्यं


व्यसनानंतरं सौख्यं स्वल्पमप्यधिकं भवेत् ।
काषायरसमास्वाद्य स्वाद्वतीवांबु विंदते ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



vyasanAntaram saukhyam svalpam api adhikam bhavet ।
kAShAya rasam aasvAdya svAdu atIva ambu vondate ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


That sweetness that follows misery will look like a lot even when it is little. After drinking a bitter medicine, even plain water seems sweet.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara, touble, sweet

Sunday, April 7, 2013

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - प्रशान्तः


व्यवस्थितः प्रशांतात्मा कुपितोऽप्यभयंकरः ।
अव्यवस्थितचित्तस्य प्रसादोऽपि भयंकरः ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



vyavasthitaH prashAntAtma kupito api abhayankaraH ।
avyavasthita chittasya prasAdo api bhayankaraH ॥


- samayochitapadyamAlikA


When a usually calm and collected person gets angry - it is still not that fearsome. One can expect him to be rational and control his anger. But if one sees inconsistent fellow bestow favors, he must get worried. Because such people could turn around any time and hurt you.


- Samayochitapadyamalika

Saturday, April 6, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - वरमेको गुणी पुत्रः


वरमेको गुणी पुत्रः न च मूर्खशतान्यपि ।
एकश्चन्द्रस्तमो हन्ति न च तारागणोऽपि च ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



varameko guNI putraH na cha mUrkhashataiH api।
ekaH chandraH tamo hanti na cha tArAgaNo api cha ॥


- subhAShitaratnabHANDAgAra


One son with good character and wisdom is better than having a hundred of them who turn out to be fools. Only one Moon is able to illuminate the night, but not all the countless stars put together


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Friday, April 5, 2013

महाभारत - धर्म नियम


लोकयात्रार्थमेवेह धर्मस्य नियमः कृतः ।
उभयत्र सुखोदर्कः इह चैव परत्र च ॥


- महाभारत



loka yAtraartha meva iha dharmasya niyamaH kRutaH ।
ubhayatra sukhodarkaH iha chaiva paratra cha ॥


- mahAbhArata


The rules are dharma are made thus to enable smooth functioning of this world. But following it will give you lot of happiness not only in this world, but also the afterlife.


- Mahabharata

Thursday, April 4, 2013

वाक्यपदीय - तर्क


यत्नेनानुमितोऽप्यर्थः कुशलैरनुमातृभिः ।
अभियुक्ततरैरन्यैरन्यथैवोपपाद्यते ॥


- वाक्यपदीय



yatnena anumitaH api arthaH kushalaiH anumAtRubhhiH ।
abhiyuktataraiH anyaiH anyathA eva upapAdyate ॥


- vAkyapadIya


Smart people may prove something based on logic and arguments. But that does not make it the eternal truth. Because, someone smarter will come along and use different arguments to prove something beyond.


- Vakyapadiya

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

सुभाषितत्रिशती - सुपुत्रः


यः प्रीणयेत् सुचरितैः पितरं स पुत्रः
    यद् भर्तुरेव हितमिच्छति तत्कलत्रम् ।
तन्मित्रमापदि सखे च समक्रियं यत्
    एतत्त्रयं जगति पुण्यकृतो लभन्ते ॥


- सुभाषितत्रिशती



yaH prINayet sucharitaiH pitaraM sa putraH
    yad bhartureva hitam ichChati tat kalatram ।
tat mitram aapadi sakhe cha samakriayam yat
    etat trayam jagati puNyakRuto labhante ॥


- subhAShitatrishatI


A good son is one who makes his father happy (by being obedient, follow dharma). A good wife is one who always keeps the interest of her husband in her mind. A good friend is one who does not change his mind when you are in trouble. Only people who have done good deeds in the past will get these in this world.


- Subhashitatrishati

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

महाभारत - शांति - राज


यथा हि रश्मयोऽश्वस्य द्विरदस्यांकुशो यथा ।
नरेंद्रधर्मो लोकस्य तथा प्रग्रहणं स्मृतम् ॥


- महाभारत, शांति



yathA hi rashmayoH ashvasya dviradasya ankusho yathA ।
narendro dharmo lokasya tathA pragrahaNam smRutam ॥


- mahAbhArata, shAnti


One needs ropes and blinds to control a horse. One needs hooks to control an elephant. The king needs to follow his duties (Rajadharma) to control the dealings of the world.


- Mahabharata, Shanti

Monday, April 1, 2013

महाभारत - उद्योग - राज


यत्र स्त्री यत्र कितवो बालो यत्रानुशासिता ।
मज्जंति तेऽवशा राजन् नद्यामश्मप्लवा इव ॥


- महाभारत, उद्योग



yatra strI yatra kitavo bAlo yatra anushAsitA ।
majjanti te avashA rAjan nadyAm ashma plavA iva ॥


- mahAbhArata, udyoga


If a kingdom is administered by a woman, a rumormonger or a kid, then that kingdom will sink like a boat made of stone.


- Mahabharata, Udyoga

Sunday, March 31, 2013

समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका - धर्म


यथा खरश्चंदनभारवाही
    भारस्य वेत्ता न तु चंदनस्य ।
तथैव लोका बहुशास्त्रयुक्ताः
    धर्मेण हीनाः पशुभिः समानाः ॥


- समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका



yathA kharaH chandana bhAravAhI
    bhArasya vettA na tu chandanasya।
tathaiva lokA bahu shAstra yuktAH
    dharmeNa hInaH pashubhiH samAnaH ॥


- samayochitapadyaratnamAlikA


If a donkey is carrying a sack of sandalwood, it knows about the weight only - not about the greatness of sandalwood. Similarly, there are many people in this world who have studied many scriptures and never got a hang of its real meaning. If a person does not follow dharma even after so much study, is is as good as the donkey.


- Samayochitapadyaratnamalika

Saturday, March 30, 2013

समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका - स्वभाव


यः स्वभावो हि यस्यास्ति स नित्यं दुरतिक्रमः ।
श्वा यदि क्रियते राजा स किं नाश्नात्युपानहम् ॥


- समयोचितपद्यरत्नमालिका



yaH svabhAvo hi yasya asti sa nityam duratikramaH ।
shvA yadi kriyate rAjA sa kiM na ashnAti upaanaham ॥


- samayochitapadyaratnamAlikA


People will follow their innate qualities everyday no matter what environment they are put into. If you make a dog the king - will it stop eating footwear?


- Samayochitapadyaratnamalika

Friday, March 29, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - कोप


यस्मिन् रुष्टे भयं नास्ति तुष्टे नैव धनागमः ।
निग्रहानुग्रहौ न स्तः स रुष्टः किं करिष्यति ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



yasmin ruShTe bhayam nAsti tuShTe naiva dhanAgamaH ।
nigrahAn anugrahau na staH sa ruShTaH kim kariShyati ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


If you are angry and no one is scared, then it is useless. Similarly if you are pleased and no one benefits from it, it is again a waste. There is no value attached to your anger or being pleased if does not mean anything to any one.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, March 28, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - दीपः


युक्ति युक्तं प्रगृह्णीयात् बालादपि विचक्षणः ।
रवेरविषयं वस्तु किं न दीपः प्रकाशयेत् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



yukti yuktam pragRuhNIyAt bAlAdapi vichakShaNaH ।
raveraviShayam vastu kim na dIpaH prakAshayet ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Even if a small boy says something appropriate - one must listen and take note. Isn't a small wick capable of lighting up places that are not lit up by the Sun?


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - श्रुत शील कुल कर्म


यथा चतुर्भिः कनकं परीक्ष्यते
    निघर्षणच्छेदन तापताडनैः ।
तथा चतुर्भिः पुरुषः परीक्ष्यते
    श्रुतेन शीलेन कुलेन कर्मणा ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



yathA chaturbhiH kanakam parIkshyate
    nigharShaNa chChedana tApa tADana ।
tathA chaturbhiH puruShaH parIkshyate
    shrutena shIlena kulena karmaNA ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


The quality of gold is determined by four types of test - scratching against touch stone, cutting, heating and beating. The quality of man should also be tested in four dimensions - education, character, family (bring up)
and his actions.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - विकासयति बुद्धिः


यः पठति लिखति पश्यति परिपृच्छति पण्डितानुपाश्रयति ।
तस्य दिवाकरकिरणैर्नलिनीदलमिव विकास्यते बुद्धिः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



yaH paThati likhati pashyati pari pRucChati paNDitan upAshrayati ।
tasya divAkara kiraNaiH nalinIdalamiva vikAsyate buddhiH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgara


If one reads, writes, observes, questions and serves the scholars then his wisdom will grow like the petals of a lotus flower when touched by sun rays.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, March 25, 2013

महाभारत - शान्ति - मृदु तीक्ष्णा


मृदुमप्यवमन्यंते तीक्ष्णा दुद्विजते जनः ।
मा तीक्ष्णो मा मृदुर्भूस्त्वं तीक्ष्णो भव मृदुर्भव ॥


- महाभारत, शान्ति



mRudum api avamanyante tIkShNA dudvijate janaH ।
mA tIkShNo mA mRudur bhUH tvam tIkShNo bhava mRuduH bhava ॥


- mahAbhArata, shAnti


One must not be too soft. People will ridicule them. One must not be too aggressive. People will be anxious around them. One must not be too soft or too aggressive always. One must be soft and aggressive as required.


- Mahabharata, Shanti

Sunday, March 24, 2013

पञ्चतंत्र - मित्रता


मृगा मृगैः संगमनुव्रजन्ति
    गावश्चगोभिस्तुरगास्तुरंगैः ।
मूर्खाश्च मूर्खैः सुधियः सुधीभिः
    समानशीलव्यसनेषु सख्यम् ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र



mRugA mRugaiH sangama anuvrajanti
    gAvaH cha gobhiH turagAH turangaiH ।
mUrkhaH mUrkhaiH sudhibhiH sidhIbhiH
    samAna shIla vyasaneShu sakhyam ॥


- panchatantra


Deer will have good time around deer, cows with other cows, horses with other horses, fools with other fools and the virtuous with other virtuous people. People of similar qualities will always go along well.


- Panchatantra

Saturday, March 23, 2013

देवीभागवत - विज्ञा


मूर्खेण सह संयोगो विषादपि सुदुर्जरः ।
विज्ञेन सह संयोगः सुधारससमः स्मृतः ॥


- देवीभागवत



mUrkheNa saha samyogaH viShAdapi sudurjaraH ।
vijnena saha samyogaH sudhA rasa samaH smRutaH ॥


- devibhAgavata


To befriend and deal with a fool will do greater damage than poison. The same with a wise man is sweeter than nectar.


- Devibhagavata

Friday, March 22, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - सुहृच्च विद्वानपि


मनीषिणः संति न ते हितैषिणो
    हितैषिणः संति न ते मनीषिणः ।
सुहृच्च विद्वानपि दुर्लभो नृणां
    यथौषधं स्वादु हितं च दुर्लभम् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



manIShiNaH na te hitainShiNaH
    hitaiShiNaH santi na te manIShiNaH ।
suhRut cha vidvAnapi durlabho nRuNAm
    yathA auShadham svAdu hitam cha durlabham ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgara


There are wise men. But they are not my well wishers. There are a lot of well wishers. But they are not wise. It is difficult in this world to find a person who is both wise and a well wisher - just like it is hard to find a medicine that also tastes good.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, March 21, 2013

सम्योचितपद्यरत्नमालिका - विद्या


मातेव रक्षति पितेव हिते नियुक्ते
    कांतेव चाभिरम्यत्यपनीय खेदम् ।
कीर्तिं च दिक्षु विमलां वितनोति लक्ष्मीं
    किं किं न साधयति कल्पलतेव विद्या ॥


- सम्योचितपद्यरत्नमालिका



mAteva rakShati piteva hite niyukte
    kAnteva cha abhiramyati apanIya khedam ।
kIrtim cha dikShu vimalAm vitanoti lakShmIm
    kim kim na sAdhayati kalpalatA iva vidyA ॥


- samayochitapadyaratnamAlikA


It protects you like a mother. It will show you the right path like a father. It will clear your fatigue and makes you happy like a wife. It will spread your fame in all directions. It will give you a lot of wealth. Education is like a magical creeper that will give you anything you wish.


- Samayochitapadyaratnamalika

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

सम्योचितपद्यरत्नमालिका - गुण


महानप्यल्पतां याति निर्गुणे गुणविस्तरः ।
आधाराधेयभावेन गजेंद्र इव दर्पणे ॥


- सम्योचितपद्यरत्नमालिका



mahAnapi alpatAm yAti nirguNe guNavistaraH ।
aadhAra adheya bhAvena gajendra iva darpaNa ॥


- samayochitapadyaratnamAlikaa


Even a thing with great qualities will look common if viewed from a narrow/lowly point of view. The object inherits the property of the medium. When seen in a mirror, even an elephant looks small.


- Samayochitapadyaratnamalika

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - सज्जन दुर्जन


मनस्येकं वचस्येकं कर्मण्येकं महात्मनाम् ।
मनस्येकं वचस्येकं कर्मण्येकं दुरात्मनाम् ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



manasyekam vachasyekam karmaNyekam mahAtmanAm।
manasyekam vachasyekam karmaNyekam durAtmanAm ॥


- samayochitapadyamAlikA


Virtuous people have the same thing in their mind, in their words and in their actions. Wicked people have one thing on their mind, another in the speech and a different thing in their actions.


- Samayochitapadyamalika

Monday, March 18, 2013

समयोचितपद्यमालिका - मर्कटस्य सुरपानं


मर्कटस्य सुरपानं मध्ये वृश्चिकदंशनं ।
तन्मध्ये भूतसंचारो यद्वा तद्वा भविष्यति ॥


- समयोचितपद्यमालिका



markaTasya surapAnam madhye vRushchika damshanam ।
tanmadhye bhUtasanchAro yadvA tadvA bhaviShyati ॥


- samayochitapadyamAlikA


The antics of mankind seems to be like that of a monkey that has consumed alcohol, bitten by a scorpion and possessed by a demon.


- Samayochitapadyamalika

Sunday, March 17, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - जन्म गुणाः


भवत्येकसले जन्म गंधस्तेषां पृथक् पृथक् ।
उत्पलस्य मृणालस्य मत्स्यस्य कुमुदस्य च ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



bhavati ekasale janma gandhaH teShAm pRuthak pRuthak ।
utpalasya mRuNAlasya matsyasya kumudasya cha ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Even though all of these are born at the same place (the pond) they smell different - the blue lotus, the red lotus, water lily and the fish. Innate qualities shape the outcome much more than the environment.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Saturday, March 16, 2013

भोजप्रबंध - मूर्खः


बुधाग्रे न गुणान् ब्रूयात् साधु वेत्ति यतः स्वयं ।
मूर्खाग्रेऽपि च न ब्रूयात् बुधप्रोक्तं न वेत्ति सः ॥


- भोजप्रबंध



budhAgre na guNAn brUyAt sAdhu vetti yataH svayam ।
mUrkhAgre api na brUyAt budha proktam na vetti saH ॥


- bhojaprabandha


One must not explain good qualities to a wise man - because he knows about them already. One must also not explain the same to a fool - because he will never understand the words of a wise man.


- Bhojaprabandha

Friday, March 15, 2013

भोजप्रबंध - धर्म


बलवानप्यशक्तोऽसौ धनवानपि निर्धनः ।
श्रुतवानपि मूर्खश्च यो धर्मविमुखो जनः ॥


- भोजप्रबंध



balavAn api ashaktaH dhanavAn api nirdhanaH ।
shrutavAn api mUrkhaH cha yo dharma vimukho janaH ॥


- bhojaprabandha


If you go against Dharma, you will remain weak in spite of being powerful, penniless in spite of being wealthy and a fool in spite of having read all the scriptures.


- Bhojaprabandha

Thursday, March 14, 2013

महाभारत - पाप पुण्य


पुण्यस्य फलमिच्छन्ति पुण्यं नेच्छन्ति मानवाः ।
पापस्य तु नहीच्छन्ति पापं कुर्वन्ति यत्नतः ॥


- महाभारत



puNyasya phalamicChanti puNyam na icChanti mAnavAH ।
pApasya tu na hi icChanti pApam kurvanti yatnataH ॥


- mahAbhArata


All humans want to enjoy the rewards for good action. But no one wants to do good action. No one looks forward to the punishment for sins. But continue committing sins every day.


- Mahabharata

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

गरुडपुराण - परान्नम्


परान्नं च परस्वं च परशय्याः परस्त्रियः ।
परवेश्मनि वासश्च शक्रस्यापि श्रियं हरेत् ॥


- गरुडपुराण



parAnnam cha parasvam cha parashayyAH parastriyaH ।
paraveshmani vAsaH cha shakrasya api shriyam haret ॥


- garuDa purANa


These things have the potential to erode the wealth of Indra (King of Gods) also - eating someone else's food, being controlled by someone else, sleeping on others bed, indulgence in other's wives, living in other people's house. One must avoid all of them.


- Garuda Purana

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

महाभारत - वन - धर्म


प्रिये नातिभृशं हृष्येत् अप्रिये न च संज्वरेत् ।
न मुह्येदर्थच्छिद्रेषु न च धर्मं परित्यजेत् ॥


- महाभारत, वन



priye na ati bhRusham hRuShyet apriye na cha sanjvaret।
na muhyed artha cChidreShu na cha dharmaM parityajet ॥


- mahAbhArata, vana


When things happen as you like, you should not rejoice too much. You should not feel too sad when they go the other way also. When your wealth is destroyed, you should not lose your mind. One must not stray from the path of dharma ever.


- Mahabharata, Vana

Monday, March 11, 2013

महाभारत - वन - क्रिया


पठकाः पाठकाश्चैव ये चान्ये शास्त्रचिंतकाः ।
सर्वे व्यसनिनो मूर्खाः यः क्रियवान् स पण्डितः ॥


- महाभारत, वन



pAThakAH pAThakAshchaiva ye cha anye shAstra chintakAH ।
sarve vyasanino mUrkhAH yaH kriyavAn sa paNDitaH ॥


- mahAbhArata, vana


Students, teachers and thinkers are all addicted to logic, discussion and theory. All are fools. Only the guys who act are the real scholars.


- Mahabharata, Vana

Sunday, March 10, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - धेनु पन्नग


पात्रापात्रविवेकोऽस्ति धेनुपन्नगयोरिव ।
तृणात्संजायते क्षीरं क्षीरात्संजायते विषम् ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



pAtra apAtra viveko asti dhenu pannagayoH iva।
tRuNAt sanjAyate kShIram kShIrAt sanjAyate viSham ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


There is definitely visible difference between good and the bad - just like the difference between a cow and a snake. One eats grass and gives milk. The other drinks the same milk and gives out venom.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Saturday, March 9, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - लुब्धेन संचितं द्रव्यं


पिपीलिकार्जितं धान्यं मक्षिकासंचितं मधु ।
लुब्धेन संचितं द्रव्यं समूलं च विनश्यति ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



pipIlikA aarjitam dhAnyam makShikA sanchitam madhu ।
lubdhena sanchitam dravyam samUlam cha vinashyati ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


The following will be destroyed without any trace - grains stored by an ant, honey by a bee and wealth hoarded by a miser.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Friday, March 8, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - आत्मनः चरितः


प्रत्यहं प्रत्यवेक्षेत नरश्चरितमात्मनः ।
किं नु मे पशुभिस्तुल्यं किं नु सत्पुरुषैरिति ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



pratyaham pratyavekSheta naraH charitam aatmanaH ।
kim nu me pashubhiH tulyam kim nu satpuruShairiti ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Everyday one must do introspection about his actions - were they like an animal or were they like a virtuous person?


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, March 7, 2013

पञ्चतंत्र - प्रयत्न


पश्य कर्मवशात् प्राप्तं भोज्यकालेऽपि भोजनम् ।
हस्तोद्यमं विना वक्त्रे प्रविशेन्न कथंचन ॥


- पञ्चतंत्र



pashya karmavashAt prAptam bhojyakAle api bhojanam।
hastodyamam vinA vaktre pravishenna kathanchana ॥


- panchatantra


Without action, there will be nothing in this world. Even when you sit to have food, the food will not enter your mouth without the work of the hands.


- Panchatantra

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - भयं नास्ति जाग्रतः


पठतो नास्ति मूर्खत्वं जपतो नास्ति पातकम् ।
मौनिनः कलहो नास्ति न भयं चास्ति जाग्रतः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



paThato nAsti mUrkhatvam japato nAsti pAtakam।
mauninaH kalaho nAsti na bhayaM chAsti jAgrataH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


If you read well, you will never appear foolish. You will not commit heinous crimes if you meditate regularly. If you stay silent, you will not get into fights. If you are alert, you will not have any fear.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - अधिकार


प्राप्य चलनधिकारान् शत्रुषु मित्रेषु बंधुवर्गेषु ।
नापकृतं नोपकृतं न सत्कृतं किं कृतं तेन ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



prApya chalana adhikArAn shatruShu mitreShu bandhuvargeShu ।
na apakRutam na upakRutam na satkRutam kim kRutam tena ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Power is temporary. If one gets it and still does not use it to hurt his enemies, help his friends or favor his relatives - then what has he done?


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Monday, March 4, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - प्रयत्नः


प्रयत्ने समके केचिदेव स्युः फलभागिनः ।
क्षीरोदमथनाद्देवैरमृतं प्रापि नासुरैः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



prayatne samake kechideva syuH phalabhAginaH ।
kShIroda mathanAd devaiH amRutam prApi na asuraiH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Even when many people put in the same efforts only a few actually attain the fruits. Such is the role of luck in all work. In the mighty churning of the ocean, the Gods got the elixir and the demons did not get it.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Sunday, March 3, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - गंगा


निकटस्थं गरीयांसमपि लोको न मन्यते ।
पवित्रमपि यन्मर्त्या न नमस्यन्ति जाह्नवीं ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



nikaTastham garIyAmsamapi loko na manyate ।
pavitramapi yanmartyA na namasyanti jAhnavIm ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


When something great is right beside and readily available, people will not pay attention. People on the banks of Ganga do not worship her every day.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Saturday, March 2, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - न माता शपते पुत्रं


न माता शपते पुत्रं न दोषं लभते मही ।
न हिंसां कुरुते साधुर्न देवः सृष्टिनाशकः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



na mAtA shapate putram na doSham labhate mahI ।
na himsAm kurute sAdhuH na devaH sRuShTi nAshakaH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


A mother will never speak ill of her son. Nothing bad will ever stick to Earth. A virtuous person will never hurt any one. The Gods will never destroy this creation.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Friday, March 1, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - प्राप्तकालो न जीवति


नाकाले म्रियते जंतुः विद्धः शरशतैरपि ।
कुशकंटकविद्धोऽपि प्राप्तकालो न जीवति ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



na akAle mriyate jantuH viddhiH shara shatairapi ।
kusha kaNTakaviddho api prApta kAlo na jIvati ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


When your time is not yet up, even if one throws a hundred arrows at you – nothing happens to you. However, when it is up, even a blade of grass can kill you.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara

Thursday, February 28, 2013

सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार - न अविष्णुः पृथिवीपतिः


नानृषिः कुरुते काव्यं नारुद्रः क्रमपाठकः ।
नादेवांशो ददात्यन्नं नाविष्णुः पृथिवीपतिः ॥


- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार



na anRishiH kurute kAvyam na arudraH kramapAThakaH ।
nAdevAmsho dadAti annam na aviShnuH prUthivIpatiH ॥


- subhAShitaratnabhANDAgAra


Only people who are sages (in parts) can be poets. Only people with qualities of Rudra can chant vedas. Only people who have godly qualities will be able to give food to others. Only people with qualities of Vishnu can rule and be good kings.


- Subhashitaratnabhandagara