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