31 Quotations from Valmiki Ramayana

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31 Quotations from Valmiki Ramayana

Good Thoughts Calendar 2014 (August)

Post No. 1204; Date: 30 July 2014
Prepared by London swaminathan (copyright)

31 important Quotes from the Valmiki Ramayana are given in this month’s calendar; Source for quotes: Valmiki Ramayana Quotes from Suktisudha, Chinmaya International Foundation, Ernakulam, India

Important Dates: August 8 Friday Varalakshmi Vrata; 10 Sunday Upakarma, Raksha Bandan; 11 Gayatri Japa; 15 Friday Indian Independence Day; 17 Sunday Janmashtami; 19 Krishna Jayanthi (Tamil Nadu); 29 Friday Ganesh Chathurthy.

Auspicious Days: August 20, 22, 29, 31; Full Moon day August 10
New Moon (Amavasya) August 24; Ekadasi August 7 & 21

August 1 Friday
Like a flowing river, what has gone will never come back 5-20-12
Yadatitam punarnaiti srotah srotasvinaam iva

August 2 Saturday
Surely, destiny is hard to supersede 2-24-33
Nuunam kaalo duratyayah

August 3 Sunday
There is no deity powerful than time 2-88-11
Na nuunam daivatam kincit kaalena balavattaram

August 4 Monday
At the time of doom, one seized by fate disregards good advice 4-15-31
Na rocate tadvacanam hi tasya kaalaabhipannasya vinaasakaale

August 5 Tuesday
He who does not repay a favour is a stigma to humanity 4-38-26
Krtam na pratikuryaadhyah purusaanaam hi duusanah

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August 6 Wednesday
Never make fun of the cruel and ignoble 3-18-19
Kuurairanaayarino kaaryah parihaasanah kathaancana

August 7 Thursday
Duties not performed, invite the wrath even of the good 5-1-97
Kartavyam akrtam kaaryam sataam manyum udiirayet

August 8 Friday
No life is expunged before the appointed hour 2-39-5
Na tvevaanaagate kaaledehaaccyavati jivitam

August 9 Saturday
No burden is too heavy for Providence; not even death 6-48-19
Na kalasyaatibhaarosti kraantasca sudurjayah

August 10 Sunday
Bygones are gone forever 6-63-15
Gatantu gatameva hi

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August 11 Monday
Time is indeed inviolable 3-68-21
Kaalo hi duratikramah

August 12 Tuesday
A night lost cannot be regained. 2-105-19
Atyeti rajani yaatu saa na pratinivartate

August 13 Wednesday
It is my confirmed conviction that desire grips one more than wealth or righteousness 2-53-9
Kaama evaartha dharmaabhyaam gariyaa niti me matih

August 14 Thursday
The doings of the wise should never ever harm the world 7-83-20
Lokapiidaakaram karma na kartavyam vicaksanaih

August 15 Friday
The inspired do not shirk work 4-1-122
Utsaahavantah purusaa naavasiidanti karmasu

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August 16 Saturday
How can a bird, shorn of its wings, accomplish anything?
Apakso hi katham paksii karma kincitsamaarabhet

August 17 Sunday
The discerning should not give away their daughters to warriors 4-23-8
Suuraaya na pradaatavyaa kanyaa khalu vipascitaa

August 18 Monday
Those whose endeavour has been foiled and purpose thwarted cannot gain their object of pursuit without exertion 4-1-120
Artho hi nastakaaryaarthair ayatnenaadhigamyate

August 19 Tuesday
Without danger knocking on the door of one’s benefactors, where arises the chance to reciprocate ? 7-40-24
Narah pratyupakaaraanaam aapatsvaayaati paatraanaam

August 20 Wednesday
All the worlds are cast by the Creator 4-24-41
Loko hi sarvo vihito vidhaatraa

August 21 Thursday
Where there is Rama , there is neither fear nor failure 4-49-15
Yatra raamo bhayam naatra naasti tatra paraa bhavah

August 22 Friday
Which living being is free from danger? 3-66-6
Praaniah kasya naapadah

August 23 Saturday
People are as repelled by a liar, as they are of serpents 2-109-12
Udvijante yathaa sarpaannaraad anrta vaadinah

August 24 Sunday
Deities happily partake of the very food that a man eats 2-103-30
Yadannah puruso bhavati tadannaastasya devataah

August 25 Monday
Having hewed a mango tree, will anyone nourish a neem tree instead? 2-35-16
Aamram chitvaa kuthaarena nimbam paricarettu kah

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August 26 Tuesday
Despise not others in haste 6-9-12
Paresaam sahasaavajnaa na kartavyaa katanchana

August 27 Wednesday
Show no disrespect even when impelled by desire or anger 1-13-15
Na caavanjnaa prayoktavyaa kaamakrodhavasaadapi

August 28 Thursday
No one is ever infallible
Na kascinnaaparaadhyati

August 29 Friday
To retaliate against him, who has earlier inflicted harm, is no sin 2-96-24
Puurvaapakaarinam hatvaa na hyadharmena yujyate

August 30 Saturday
A guest, though he be ill mannered, deserves to be welcomed by the discerning 5-1-119
Atithih kila puujaarhah praakrtopi vijaanataa

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August 31 Sunday
O, good one! Overdoing anything leads to sorrow 5-24-21
Saravatraatikrtam bhadre vysanaayopa kalpate.