Don’t lend Books, Money and Woman! (Post No.2959)

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Article Written by London swaminathan

Date: 10 July 2016

Post No. 2959

Time uploaded in London :– 18-39

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Wisdom literature in Sanskrit is great. If a person is well versed in Sanskrit he will be using hundreds of Subhasitams (Golden sayings) in his daily conversation. It is a great pleasure to listen to such people. Tamils cant speak without using a proverb. Villagers use Tamil proverbs more than the city dwellers. They may illiterate but they will use apt proverb at the right place at the right time.

Here are some Sanskrit couplets which anyone will enjoy:–

 

Pustakam, Vanita Vittam parahastam gatam gatam!

Athavaa punaraagacceet jeernam brashtaa sa khandasah

 

 

If book, money and woman go to another hand that is gone for ever.

Or If it comes back they are spent, spoiled or torn

 

This couplet needs no explanation.

books, BL

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What can you sacrifice

Tyajet kulaarthe purusam graamasyaarthe kulam tyajet

Graamam janapadasyaarthe hyaatmanaarthe pruthviim tyajet

–Sabaaparvam, Mahabharatam

 

One can sacrifice a man for the sake of his clan

To save the entire village, a clan may be sacrificed

To save the country a village may be sacrificed

But for the sake of the Self, the entire may be sacrificed.

 

The meaning is that you can leave everything to attain spiritual benefits.

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Ruupa yauvana sampannaa visaalakulasambavaah

Vidyaahiinaa na sobante nirgandhaa iva kimsukaah

 

Even if one is born in a good family with beauty and youth, one would not shine in life without education/learning. He will look like the bright coloured Kimsuka flower sans fragrance.

 

Tamil poets Tiruvalluvar also use a similar simile:–

Those who are unable to elucidate their learning are like the cluster of blossoms without fragrance – Kural 650

 

–Subham–

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