(subhashitani) सुभाषितानि : Wise sayings in Sanskrit – 1 (on knowledge)
February 10, 2011 2 Comments
1. विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततःसुखम् ।।
Knowledge gives humility. From humility comes the ability to perform activities well. From the ability to perform activities well, one earns wealth. From wealth comes the ability to follow Dharma, from which comes happiness.
2. सुखार्थिनः कुतो विद्या नास्ति विद्यार्थिनः सुखम् ।
सुखार्थी वा त्यजेद्विद्यां विद्यार्थी वा त्यजेत् सुखम् ।।
Where is there any possibility of gaining knowledge for a seeker of pleasure? There is no pleasure for a seeker of knowledge. A seeker of pleasure should sacrifice the possibility of gaining knowledge. A seeker of knowledge should sacrifice pleasure.