वृथा वृष्टिः समुद्रेषु

वृथा वृष्टिः समुद्रेषु वृथा तृप्तेषु भोजनम्।
वृथा दानं धनाढ्येषु वृथा दीपो दिवाऽपि च॥
vṛthā vṛṣṭiḥ samudreṣu vṛthā tṛpteṣu bhojanam|
vṛthā dānaṁ dhanāḍhyeṣu vṛthā dīpo divā’pi ca||
Waste is rain, over the oceans; for one who’s hunger is satiated, food is of no use.
Donations to those who are rich is a waste; so also is lighting a lamp during the day a waste!

[Posted on 04-FEB]


यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः।
यत्र तास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः॥
yatra nāryastu pūjyante ramante tatra devatāḥ |
yatra tāstu na pūjyante sarvāstatrāphalāḥ kriyāḥ ||
Where women are respected, there even the Gods rejoice.
Where they are not respected, all actions are fruitless there!