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Hindu Traditional Sayings

Rainfall in the sea is useless; Food given to one who has had his fill is a waste. Giving a gift to the rich is futile and a lamp serves no purpose in the day.

The parrot and cuckoo bird are caged due to fault of their mouth (voice). The cranes however are not caged, silence achieves all purpose.
Gesticulate your food like goat; bathe as an elephant bathes; when speaking use sweet words like the birds and meditate like a heron (intent on catching a fish).
After his death, man’s wealth is enjoyed by others; age and fire destroy the elements of the body; demerits (papa) and merits (punya) alone accompany him to the next world.