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कुर्वीत बुधसोमयोः

अक्षौरेऽपि च नक्षत्रे कुर्वीत बुधसोमयोः।
युक्तेऽपि तिथिनक्षत्रे न कुर्याच्छनिभौमयोः॥
akṣaure’pi ca nakṣatre kurvīta budhasomayoḥ|
yukte’pi tithinakṣatre na kuryācchanibhaumayoḥ||
Even if the stars are not right for performing kṣaura (shaving/~hair-cut), one could perform on a Monday/Wednesday.
Even if the stars are suitable, never should kṣaura be performed on a Saturday or Tuesday

यथा खरः चन्दनभारवाही

यथा खरः चन्दनभारवाही भारस्य वेत्ता न तु चन्दनस्य।
एवं हि शास्त्राणि बहून्यधीत्य अर्थेषु मूढाः खरवद्वहन्ति॥
yathā kharaḥ candanabhāravāhī bhārasya vettā na tu candanasya|
evaṁ hi śāstrāṇi bahūnyadhītya artheṣu mūḍhāḥ kharavadvahanti||
Just like a donkey carrying sandalwood on it’s back knows only the weight but not the value of sandal,
Similarly, those who have learnt a lot of the śāstrās, but do not realise it’s true meaning live like the donkeys [unaware of the true value of knowledge].

सर्वस्य लोचनं शास्त्रम्

अनेकसंशयच्छेदि परोक्षार्थस्य दर्शकम्।
सर्वस्य लोचनं शास्त्रं यस्य नास्त्यन्ध एव सः॥
anekasaṁśayacchedi parokṣārthasya darśakam|
sarvasya locanaṁ śāstraṁ yasya nāstyandha eva saḥ||

"It is the dispeller of several doubts; shows the way to unseen objects.
The laws are the eyes of all; those who don't have them are indeed blind"

[I guess this meaning needs some cleaning!]

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