भारस्य वेत्ता न तु चंदनस्य ।
तथैव लोका बहुशास्त्रयुक्ताः
धर्मेण हीनाः पशुभिः समानाः ॥
yathA kharaH chandana bhAravAhI
bhArasya vettA na tu chandanasya।
tathaiva lokA bahu shAstra yuktAH
dharmeNa hInaH pashubhiH samAnaH ॥
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.