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शान्तितुल्यं तपो नास्ति

शान्तितुल्यं तपो नास्ति तोषान्न परमं सुखम्।
नास्ति तृष्णापरो व्याधिर्न च धर्मो दयापरः।
śāntitulyaṁ tapo nāsti toṣānna paramaṁ sukham|
nāsti tṛṣṇāparo vyādhirna ca dharmo dayāparaḥ|
There is no penance like peace; there is no greater happiness than satisfaction.
There is no greater disease than desire; there is no greater dharma than mercy/compassion

मैत्रीम् भजत

मैत्रीम् भजत अखिलहृज्जेत्रीम्
आत्मवदेव परानपि पश्यत
युद्धम् त्यजत स्पर्धां त्यजत
त्यजत परेषु अक्रममाक्रमणम्
जननी पृथिवी कामदुघास्ते
जनको देवः सकलदयालुः
दाम्यत दत्त दयध्वं जनताः
श्रेयो भूयात् सकलजननाम्।
maitrīm bhajata akhilahṛjjetrīm
ātmavadeva parānapi paśyata
yuddham tyajata spardhāṁ tyajata
tyajata pareṣu akramamākramaṇam
jananī pṛthivī kāmadughāste
janako devaḥ sakaladayāluḥ
dāmyata datta dayadhvaṁ janatāḥ
śreyo bhūyāt sakalajananām|

“Cultivate friendship which will conquer all hearts
Look upon others as thyself
Renounce war, renounce competition
Give up aggression on others which is wrong
Mother Earth is here, to satisfy all desires
We have our father as the Lord, compassionate to all
Restrain yourself, give, be kind, O people of the world
May prosperity befall all people!”

This was composed by His Holiness श्री श्री चन्द्रशेखरेन्द्र सरस्वती (कांचीपुरमठम् ) for world peace! M S Subbulakshmi’s melodious rendition of this is very famous. In fact, she rendered it at the United Nations on the 23rd of October, 1966, on the occassion of the UN day.

Courtesy: http://acharya.iitm.ac.in/maitreem.php

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