संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

परोऽपि हितवान् बन्धुः

परोऽपि हितवान् बन्धुः बन्धुरपि अहितः परः।
अहितो देहजो व्याधिः हितम् आरण्यमौषधम्॥
—हितोपदेशः
paro’pi hitavān bandhuḥ bandhurapi ahitaḥ paraḥ|
ahito dehajo vyādhiḥ hitam āraṇyamauṣadham||
—hitopadeśaḥ
A person who is not related to us (stranger) but who helps us in difficulty is [indeed] our relative. Similarly, a relative who does us ill should be considered a stranger. This is just like our own body’s disease, which is an stranger (enemy) to us, while a medicinal plant that grows in a forest (elsewhere) does good to us!

One response to “परोऽपि हितवान् बन्धुः

  1. gem November 14, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    i love this quote i think its gorgeous n has much meaning to my family who isnt related by blood but by love. i would like to have this insribed in a piece of jewellery for my mum and was wondering you could tell me the written translation in sanskrit is of
    “A person who is not related to us (stranger) but who helps us in difficulty is [indeed] our relative. Similarly, a relative who does us ill should be considered a stranger.”

    without the ending
    “This is just like our own body’s disease, which is an stranger (enemy) to us, while a medicinal plant that grows in a forest (elsewhere) does good to us!”

    as i’m not to sure where the first section ended and won’t be able to put this long a passage on her piece of jewellery. Your help will be very much appreciated😀
    thankyou,
    gem

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