गुणवज्जनसंसर्गात्

गुणवज्जनसंसर्गात् याति नीचोऽपि गौरवम्।
पुष्पमालाप्रसङ्गेन सूत्रम् शिरसिधार्यते॥
guṇavajjanasaṁsargāt yāti nīco'pi gauravam|
puṣpamālāprasaṅgena sūtram śirasidhāryate||

"The company of virtuous people gathers respect even for the worst.
[Just like] the thread, due to its association with the flowers is worn on the head [respected]."

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सत्सङ्गतिः कथय किं न करोति पुंसाम्

जाड्यं धियो हरति सिञ्चति वाचि सत्यम्
मानोन्नतिं दिशति पापमपाकरोति।
चेतः प्रसादयति दिक्षु तनोति कीर्तिम्
सत्सङ्गतिः कथय किं न करोति पुंसाम्॥
jāḍyaṁ dhiyo harati siñcati vāci satyam
mānonnatiṁ diśati pāpamapākaroti|
cetaḥ prasādayati dikṣu tanoti kīrtim
satsaṅgatiḥ kathaya kiṁ na karoti puṁsām||

"[It] removes the inertia of one's intellect, nurtures truth in the speech;
Enhances prestige, expiates the sins;
Comforts the conscience, spreads fame in all directions.
Say! what [good] is there which the company of good does not bring to men!"

महाजनस्य संसर्गः

महाजनस्य संसर्गः कस्य नोन्नतिकारकः।
पद्मपत्रस्थितम् तोयम् धत्ते मुक्ताफलश्रियम्॥
mahājanasya saṁsargaḥ kasya nonnatikārakaḥ|
padmapatrasthitam toyam dhatte muktāphalaśriyam||

“Association with good people – whom does it not benefit (make progress).
The water droplet on a lotus leaf shines like a pearl!”