न हि पापानि कर्माणि शुद्ध्यंत्यनशनादिभिः ।
सीदत्यनशनादेव मांसशोणितलेपनः ॥
- महाभारत, वन
na hi pApAni karmANi shudhyanti anashanAdibhiH ।
sIdanti anashanAdeva mAmsa shoNita lepanaH ॥
- mahAbhArata, vana
One's sins will not be washed away by rituals like fasting. Only thing that is achieved by fasting is wearing of the body made of flesh and blood.
- Mahabharata, Vana