संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

दशा संसर्गतो जायते

सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न ज्ञायते
मुक्ताकारतया तदेव नलिनीपत्रस्थितं राजते।
स्वात्यां सागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं सन्मौक्तिकं जायते
प्रायेणोत्तममध्यमाधमदशा संसर्गतो जायते॥
santaptāyasi saṁsthitasya payaso nāmāpi na jñāyate
muktākāratayā tadeva nalinīpatrasthitaṁ rājate|
svātyāṁ sāgaraśuktimadhyapatitaṁ sanmauktikaṁ jāyate
prāyeṇottamamadhyamādhamadaśā saṁsargato jāyate||
You cannot even notice a hint of a drop of water fallen on hot iron.
The same drop shines like a pearl on a lotus leaf. And when the drop of water, under the
‘swati’ nakShatra, falls inside a sea shell, it becomes a pearl.
Usually, excellent, medium and bad states (of a person) are [all] dependent on company.
[Thanks to Kedar]

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