क्रियासिद्धिः सत्वे भवति महतां नोपकरणे

विजेतव्या लङ्का चरणतरणीया जलनिधिः
विपक्षः पौलस्त्यो रणभुवि सहायाश्च कपयः।
तथाप्येको रामः सकलमवधीद्राक्षसकुमम्
क्रियासिद्धिः सत्वे भवति महतां नोपकरणे॥
vijetavyā laṅkā caraṇataraṇīyā jalanidhiḥ
vipakṣaḥ paulastyo raṇabhuvi sahāyāśca kapayaḥ|
tathāpyeko rāmaḥ sakalamavadhīdrākṣasakumam
kriyāsiddhiḥ satve bhavati mahatāṁ nopakaraṇe||
For defeating Lanka [for Lord Rama], the sea had to be crossed by foot. The opponent was (powerful) RavaNa, and (but) his assistants (army) on the battlefield were monkeys (All odds were against Lord Rama).
Despite all this, one Lord Rama killed all the demons. Success of great men depends solely on their own capacities, and not on the means they get to use.
cf. “A bad workman blames his tools”

2 thoughts on “क्रियासिद्धिः सत्वे भवति महतां नोपकरणे

  1. Hello, Mr.Karthik. I am a native of Andhra Pradesh. I happened to hit your blog searching the meaning of the words “क्रियासिद्धि स्सत्वे भवति”. I found this phrase on the logo of Vijaya Productions Ltd, a legendary Telugu cinema production company. I was watching their movie “Paataala Bhairavi” and just got curious about this sanskrit phrase. I am glad to see your great blog. Thank you.

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