Sanskrit Sayings

Subhāṣita – Good Sayings

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For the Sake of Others

परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षाः परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः ।
परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकारार्थमिदं शरीरम् ॥

paropakārāya phalanti vṛkṣaḥ paropakārāya vahanti nadyaḥ ।paropakārāya duhanti gāvaḥ paropakārārtham-idaṁ śarīram ॥

For the sake of helping others, trees bear fruit,
For the sake of helping others, rivers flow,
For the sake of helping others, cows give milk,
This body is for the purpose of helping others.

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Padam Padam

पदम् पदम् प्रति पदम् अर्हति इति प्रातिपदकम् 

padam padam pratipadam arhati iti prātipadakam

Step by Step, at each step, the capacity becomes available for the next step.

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Knowledge

आचार्यात् पादमादत्ते पादं शिष्यः स्वमेधया ।
पादं सब्रह्मचारिभ्यः पादं कालक्रमेण च ॥

ācāryāt pādamādatte pādaṃ śiṣyaḥ svamedhayā ।
pādaṃ sabrahmacāribhyaḥ pādam kālakrameṇa ca ॥

A student receives a quarter [of knowledge] from the teacher, a quarter from his own intelligence, a quarter from fellow students and a quarter in the course of time. 

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