MORE QUOTATIONS FROM RAMAYANA

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Compiled by London Swaminathan
Post No.1216; Dated 5th August 2014.

(31 quotations from Valmiki Ramayana were given already in Good Thoughts Calendar for the month of August; blogged on 30-7-14)

TRIKALA JNANI
By the power of spiritual meditation and Yoga, the sage Valmiki saw the whole of the past as clearly as if it were a fruit placed on the palm of the hand
Balakanda, chapter 3

SATYA PARAKRAMA
King Dasaratha was learned in the interpretation of the Vedas, his chief wealth being pre – eminence in truth and virtue; He was one who never broke his word, who was ever prudent, sagacious and beloved of the subjects.
Balakanda, chapter 6

GUESTS ARE GODS
Those who resided in Ayodhya worshipped the gods and the uninvited guest; They were both magnanimous and charitable.
Balakanda, chapter 6

MINISTERS’ PURE HEART

Dasaratha’s ministers were pure of heart and of chaste conduct. None consorted with his neighbour’s wife, none were wicked and all lived together.
Balakanda, chapter 7

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IMPERMANENCE
Who can pity whom with this bubble-like body? 4-21-3
Kasca kasyaanusocyosti dehesminbudbudopame

FORBEARANCE
Forbearance is the best ornament for men and women 1-33-7
Alankaaro hi naariinaam ksamaa tu purusasya vaa

PATIENCE

Patient is not present in all the valiant 7-58-5
Na sarvatra ksamaa viira pursues pradrsyate

ARROGANCE
The one inebriated with wealth thinks that he is everything 5-64-19
Aisvarya madamatto hi sarvohamiti manyate

The power intoxicated cannot be tamed by sowing seeds of dissention 5-41-3
Na bedasaadhyaa baladarpitaa naraah

UNSTEADINESS
I am of the confirmed conviction that human mnd is unsteady 2-4-27
Cittam manushyaanaam anityam ithi me matam

SUCCESS
Great people affirm that success entirely depends on counsel 6-6-5
Mantramuulam hi Vijayam pravadanti manasvinah

FACTUAL KNOWLEDGE
The fire can never have its fill of either wood or grass 5-54-28
Na agni trptyati kaasthaanaam trnaanaam ca

There is nobody in this world who would strike those armed with conciliatory words 4-59-16
Na hi saamopapannaanaam prahartaa vidyatee bhuvi

PENANCE
Penance is ever fraught with obstacles and assailed with difficulties 3-10-14
Baha vighnam tapo nityam duscaram caiva
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GIVING
Give and expect not, utter truth and not falsehood 5-33-25
Dadyaanna pratigrhniyaat satyam bruuyannaa caantram

Everything is accomplished by the interactions of givers and takers 1-73-12
Daatr pratgrahii trbhyaam sarvaarthaah sambhavanti hi

A gift is not enjoined in favour of those richly endowed with wealth 5-41-3
Na daanam arthopapaticitesu yujyate.

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Source: Suktisudha, Chinmaya International Foundation

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