संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

शिलालिखितमक्षरम्‌

सद्‌भिस्तु लीलया प्रोक्तं शिलालिखितमक्षरम्‌।
असद्‌भिः शपथेनोक्तं जले लिखितम् अक्षरम्‌॥
sadbhistu līlayā proktaṁ śilālikhitamakṣaram |
asadbhiḥ śapathenoktaṁ jale likhitam akṣaram ||
Even the casual words of good people are like words set in stone,
[while] even the vows of the bad people are like words written on water!

5 responses to “शिलालिखितमक्षरम्‌

  1. shankara June 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    There is a similar subhashita,

    दन्तिदन्तसमानं हि निसृतं महतां वचः ।
    कूर्मग्रीवेव नीचानां पुनरायाति याति च ॥

    The words of the great men are like the tusks of an elephant, where as the words of the evil person are like the head of a tortoise that protrudes and is withdrawn again and again.

    I enjoy visiting your blog. Thanks

  2. Karthik June 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    अति उत्तमम्! धन्यवादः!

  3. D.K.M. Kartha October 21, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Here is a gem for your collection:

    Dhatte bharam kusuma patra phalaavaleenaam

    Gharmavyatthaam sheetabhavaam rujaam cha

    Yo deham arpayati chaaanya sukhasya hetoh

    Tasmai vadaanya gurave Tarave Namaste!

    The author is Shree Jagannaaatha Pandita.

    All the best!

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