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