Just fasting cannot wash off sins – Wisdom from Mahabharata



The words of truth are good. But words that bring goodness are better than truth. Those words that bring goodness to the living indeed constitute truth. This is my verdict.

Just fasting cannot wash off sins. Fasting dries up flesh and blood only.

The penance of one who practises non-violence becomes everlasting. He always gets the merits of performing sacrifices. One who is non-violent is like a mother and father to all living beings.

A companion is a friend for the traveller. The wife is a friend for one who stays at home. A doctor is a friend for the diseased; and charity is a friend for one who is dying.
Mahabharata