आत्मार्थे पृथिवीं त्यजेत्

त्यजेदेकं कुलस्यार्थे ग्रामस्यार्थे कुलं त्यजेत्।
ग्रामं जनपदस्यार्थे आत्मार्थे पृथिवीं त्यजेत्॥३८६॥
— विष्णुशर्मणः पञ्चतन्त्रम् – मित्रभेदः
tyajedekaṁ kulasyārthe grāmasyārthe kulaṁ tyajet|
grāmaṁ janapadasyārthe ātmārthe pṛthivīṁ tyajet||386||
— viṣṇuśarmaṇaḥ pañcatantram – mitrabhedaḥ
“Sub ordinate (neglect) the interest of an individual for the sake of the family, of the family to sub-serve the interest of the village, of the village in the interest of the state; [give up] all wordly interest in order to attain eternal bliss (Atman)”


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