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अनर्थितर्पणं वित्तं

अनर्थितर्पणं वित्तं चित्तमध्यानदर्पणम्।
अतीर्थसर्पणं देहं पर्यन्ते शोच्यतां व्रजेत्॥
anarthitarpaṇaṁ vittaṁ cittamadhyānadarpaṇam|
atīrthasarpaṇaṁ dehaṁ paryante śocyatāṁ vrajet||
Wealth which does not help the needy, and a mind which is proud without meditation
A body which moves not towards a holy place (in pilgrimage) come to grief at the end.

[Posted on 8 MAY]

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इयं सीता मम सुता

अब्रवीत् जनको राजा कौसल्यानन्द वर्धनम्।
इयं सीता मम सुता सहधर्मचरी तव॥७३-२६॥
प्रतीच्छ चैनां भद्रं ते पाणीं गृह्णीश्व पाणिना।
पतिव्रता महभागा छाय इव अनुगता सदा॥७३-२७॥
इत्युक्त्वा प्राक्षिपत् राजा मन्त्र पूतं जलं तदा।
साधु साधु इति देवानाम् ऋषीणां वदतां तदा॥७३-२८॥
— श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामयणे बालकाण्डः
abravīt janako rājā kausalyāananda vardhanam|
iyaṁ sītā mama sutā sahadharmacarī tava||73-26||
pratīccha caināṁ bhadraṁ te pāṇīṁ gṛhṇīśva pāṇinā|
pativratā mahabhāgā chāya iva anugatā sadā||73-27||
ityuktvā prākṣipat rājā mantra pūtaṁ jalaṁ tadā|
sādhu sādhu iti devānām ṛṣīṇāṁ vadatāṁ tadā||73-28||
— śrīmadvālmīkirāmayaṇe bālakāṇḍaḥ
“Janaka addressed Rama who is the enhancer of his mother Kausalya’s rejoice;
This is Sita, my daughter, she [will] be your follower (companion) in dharma.
Take her wishfully, let safeness/auspicious things betide you, Accept her, holding her hands with yours;
She who is prosperous and husband-devout, will always be abiding you like your own shadow.
Saying thus, King Janaka then poured forth water into the palms of Rama, which was sanctified with mantras;
As the Gods and Sages said “Excellent! Excellent!”

निधनं विस्मृतं नृणाम्

कर्मोक्तिनर्मनिर्माणैः प्रातः प्रातः प्रधावताम्।
धनं धनं प्रलपतां निधनं विस्मृतं नृणाम्॥
karmoktinarmanirmāṇaiḥ prātaḥ prātaḥ pradhāvatām|
dhanaṁ dhanaṁ pralapatāṁ nidhanaṁ vismṛtaṁ nṛṇām||
By creating the pastime of various actions and running [to and fro] from morning to morning, talking of nothing but money, men forget that [such a thing as] death exists.

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