What’s duly his, a man receives;
This law not even God can break;
My heart is not surprised, nor grieves;
For what is mine, no strangers take.
The learned have prescribed penance for the murderer of a pious man, a drunkard, a thief or for one who has violated a solemn vow. But there is no pardon for the ungrateful.
Whoever is friendly in adversity, is indeed a true friend. In prosperity, even a wicked person wants to be a friend.
Even if a wealthy person gets old, he does not lose the youthfulness. For a poor man, his youth is as good as his oldage, because he is constrained by lack of money.
Even if one lives for a second it must be filled with knowledge, valour, magnanimity and other good qualities. Only such a life is considered worth living. Even a crow lives a long life just by living on food offered by others. It is up to us whether we want to live like a crow or make our life worth remembering.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Subhashita Manjari Sanskrit Anthology of Proverbs
- The Hitopadesha Indian Collection of Fables
- The Jataka Tales Genre of Buddhist Literature
- Bhartrihari Hindu Philosopher, Grammarian
- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Persian Muslim Mystic
- The Bhagavad Gita Hindu Scripture
- The Mahabharata Hindu Religious Text
- The Upanishads Sacred Books of Hinduism