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लालयेत्‌ पञ्चवर्षाणि

लालयेत्‌ पञ्चवर्षाणि दशवर्षाणि ताडयेत्‌।
प्राप्ते तु षोडशे वर्षे पुत्रं मित्रवदाचरेत्‌॥
lālayet pañcavarṣāṇi daśavarṣāṇi tāḍayet|
prāpte tu ṣoḍaśe varṣe putraṁ mitravadācaret||

“A child should be pampered till five; and disciplined for the next ten years.
Once he is sixteen, a son should be treated like a friend.
(supposedly from nItishAstra of ChaNakya)

One response to “लालयेत्‌ पञ्चवर्षाणि

  1. Shyam Kumar July 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    One more addition could be:
    प्रदोषे दीपक: चन्द्र: प्रभाते दीपको रवि:।
    त्रैलोक्ये दीपको धर्म: सुपुत्रो कुल दीपक: ॥

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