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शमो हि परमं सुखम्

सन्तोषः परमो लाभः सत्सङ्गः परमा गतिः।
विचारः परमं ज्ञानं शमो हि परमं सुखम्॥
—योग-वासिष्ठे
santoṣaḥ paramo lābhaḥ satsaṅgaḥ paramā gatiḥ |
vicāraḥ paramaṁ jñānaṁ śamo hi paramaṁ sukham ||
—yoga-vāsiṣṭhe

Contentment is the highest gain, Good Company the highest course,
Enquiry/Contemplation is the highest wisdom, and Peace the highest enjoyment.

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अज्ञान-तिमिरान्धस्य

अज्ञान-तिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जन-शलाकया।
चक्षुरून्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः॥
ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā |
cakṣurūnmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ||
Prostration to that Guru, who, through the collyrium of Knowledge, opens the eye of those blinded by the gloom of ignorance.

अपूर्णः कुरुते शब्दं

अपृष्ट्वैव भवेन्मूढ ज्ञानं मनसि चिन्तनात्।
अपूर्णः कुरुते शब्दं न पूर्णः कुरुते घटः॥
apṛṣṭvaiva bhavenmūḍha jñānaṁ manasi cintanāt|
apūrṇaḥ kurute śabdaṁ na pūrṇaḥ kurute ghaṭaḥ||
One becomes a fool not by questioning; wisdom comes from deep thinking.
A vessel, not full, makes noise, but not one that is full.

नास्ति ग्रामः कुतः सीमा

नास्ति ग्रामः कुतः सीमा नास्ति विद्या कुतो यशः।
नास्ति ज्ञानं कुतो मुक्तिर्भक्तिर्नास्ति कुतस्तु धीः॥
nāsti grāmaḥ kutaḥ sīmā nāsti vidyā kuto yaśaḥ |
nāsti jñānaṁ kuto muktirbhaktirnāsti kutastu dhīḥ ||
If there is no village how can there be a boundary? If there is no learning how can there be fame?
If there is no wisdom how can there be salvation? And if there is no devotion how can there be intellect?

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशम् पवित्रमिह विद्यते

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशम् पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धिः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति॥
— भगवद्गीता ४-३८
na hi jñānena sadṛśam pavitramiha vidyate|
tatsvayaṁ yogasaṁsiddhiḥ kālenātmani vindati||
— bhagavadgītā 4-38

"On earth, there is no purifier as great as knowledge;
He who has attained purity of heart through a prolonged practice of karmayoga automatically sees the light of truth in the self in course of time."

[Posted on 23 DEC]

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