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

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