संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

स्वभावो नोपदेशेन

स्वभावो नोपदेशेन शक्यते कर्तुम् अन्यथा।
सुतप्तमपि पानीयं पुनर्गच्छति शीतलम्॥२८०॥
यदि स्यच्छीतलो वह्निः शीतांशुर्दहनात्मकः।
न स्वभावोऽत्र मर्त्यानां शक्यते कर्तुमन्यथा॥२८१॥
— मित्रभेदः नाम प्रथमे तन्त्रे मन्द-विसर्पिणी नाम यूका कथा ९
svabhāvo nopadeśena śakyate kartum anyathā|
sutaptamapi pānīyaṁ punargacchati śītalam||280||
yadi syacchītalo vahniḥ śītāṁśurdahanātmakaḥ|
na svabhāvo’tra martyānāṁ śakyate kartumanyathā||281||
— mitrabhedaḥ nāma prathame tantre manda-visarpiṇī nāma yūkā kathā 9
By advice, the basic nature [of people] cannot be changed.
Even though heated to boiling, water still turns cold [by nature].
Even if fire becomes cold and the moon begins to scorch;
The basic nature of people can never be changed!

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