मनसि च परितुष्टे कोऽर्थवान् को दरिद्रः

वयमिह परितुष्टा वल्कलैस्त्वं दुकूलैः
सम इह परितोषो निर्विशेषो विषेशः।
स तु भवतु दरिद्रो यस्य तृष्णा विशाला
मनसि च परितुष्टे कोऽर्थवान् को दरिद्रः॥
vayamiha parituṣṭā valkalaistvaṁ dukūlaiḥ
sama iha paritoṣo nirviśeṣo viṣeśaḥ|
sa tu bhavatu daridro yasya tṛṣṇā viśālā
manasi ca parituṣṭe ko'rthavān ko daridraḥ||

"O King! I am wearing clothes made of tree bark, while you are wearing fine silk clothes;
But both of us are happy and our contentment is the same — because no contentment is better than another!
Poor is the man who's desires are big;
There is no difference between the poor and rich, once the heart is content."

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भवन्ति नम्रास्तरवः फलोद्गमैः

भवन्ति नम्रास्तरवः फलोद्गमैः
नवाम्बुभिर्दूरविलम्बिनो घनाः।
अनुद्धताः सत्पुरुषाः समृद्धिभिः
स्वभाव एवैष परोपकारिणाम्॥
bhavanti namrāstaravaḥ phalodgamaiḥ
navāmbubhirdūravilambino ghanāḥ|
anuddhatāḥ satpuruṣāḥ samṛddhibhiḥ
svabhāva evaiṣa paropakāriṇām||

"Mango and othe trees bend down when they bear fruits;
Clouds hang low when they are full of water.
Gentle men become polite when they attain wealth.
Humility is the nature of generous people (those who help others)"

गुणान् गृह्णाति सज्जनः

सन्त्यज्य शूर्पवद्दोषान् गुणान् गृह्णाति सज्जनः।
दोषग्राही गुणत्यागी पल्लोलीव हि दुर्जनः॥
santyajya śūrpavaddoṣān guṇān gṛhṇāti sajjanaḥ|
doṣagrāhī guṇatyāgī pallolīva hi durjanaḥ||

"The good people always receives the virtues and good qualities and leaves the bad qualities like a winnow;
Taking the bad and leaving the good, the bad men are like strainers (filters)!"

सज्जनः गुणग्राही

दुर्जनो दोषमादत्ते दुर्गन्धमिव सूकरः।
सज्जनश्च गुणग्राही हंसः क्षीरमिवाम्भसः॥
durjano doṣamādatte durgandhamiva sūkaraḥ|
sajjanaśca guṇagrāhī haṁsaḥ kṣīramivāmbhasaḥ||

"The wicked people pick only the bad, similar to a pig [which eats garbage];
[On the other hand] Good people always receives the virtuous qualities [ignoring the vices] much like a swan that takes milk and leaves water behind!"

चित्ते वाचि क्रियायाञ्च साधूनामेकरूपता

यथा चित्तं तथा वाचः यथा वचस्तथा क्रियाः।
चित्ते वाचि क्रियायाञ्च साधूनामेकरूपता॥
yathā cittaṁ tathā vācaḥ yathā vacastathā kriyāḥ|
citte vāci kriyāyāñca sādhūnāmekarūpatā||

"As is the thinking, so is the speech, as is the speech; so is the action;
In mind (thinking), in speech and in action, great men (saints) are consistent"

वचस्येकं मनस्येकं कर्मण्येकं महात्मनाम्।
vacasyekaṁ manasyekaṁ karmaṇyekaṁ mahātmanām|

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशम् पवित्रमिह विद्यते

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशम् पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धिः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति॥
— भगवद्गीता ४-३८
na hi jñānena sadṛśam pavitramiha vidyate|
tatsvayaṁ yogasaṁsiddhiḥ kālenātmani vindati||
— bhagavadgītā 4-38

"On earth, there is no purifier as great as knowledge;
He who has attained purity of heart through a prolonged practice of karmayoga automatically sees the light of truth in the self in course of time."

[Posted on 23 DEC]

परोपदेशे पाण्डित्यम्

परोपदेशे पाण्डित्यं सर्वेषां सुकरं नृणाम्।
धर्मे स्वीयमनुष्ठानं कस्यचित्तु महात्मनः॥
paropadeśe pāṇḍityaṁ sarveṣāṁ sukaraṁ nṛṇām|
dharme svīyamanuṣṭhānaṁ kasyacittu mahātmanaḥ||

“To advise others is a very easy task for all common people;
But to perform the proper duties in all necessary spheres is a matter of greatness of a few (great) people.”

अयम् मम शतमः प्रेषणम् !!!