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गुरुगतां विद्यां शुश्रूषुरधिगच्छति

यथा खनन् खनित्रेण नरो वार्यधिगच्छति।
तथा गुरुगतां विद्यां शुश्रूषुरधिगच्छति॥२-२१८॥
–मनुसंहितायां द्वितीयोऽध्यायः
yathā khanan khanitreṇa naro vāryadhigacchati|
tathā gurugatāṁ vidyāṁ śuśrūṣuradhigacchati||2-218||
–manusaṁhitāyāṁ dvitīyo’dhyāyaḥ
As a man digs [the ground] with a spade to obtain water,
so is the knowledge deep inside a guru obtained, by one who serves Him/one who is eager to learn (śuśrūṣu:)
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3 responses to “गुरुगतां विद्यां शुश्रूषुरधिगच्छति

  1. bharateeya September 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm


    Second half of the sloka is “तथा गुरुगतां विद्यां शुश्रूषुरधिगच्छति”. शुश्रूषुः is one who serves or one who is desirous of listening (श्रोतुं इच्छुः शुश्रूषुः). I confirmed this by checking with my copy of Manusmriti. The word शुश्रूषा is feminine. So, its तृतीया is शुश्रूषया and not शुश्रूशेण. Pl make corrections after verification.

    • Karthik September 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      Many thanks for the correction. Had wrongly committed this to memory :(. Thanks also for highlighting the meaning. I have now made the corrections!


  2. dinesh sharma February 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    jay hindu

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