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One attains greatness through austerities – Mahabharata

One becomes learned through the sacred texts.

One attains greatness through austerities.

One becomes intelligent by serving the elders.

Rain is the best among those that descend. Seeds are supreme among those that are sown.

A person who does not render offerings to the five – gods, guests, servants, ancestors and himself – breathes, but is not alive.

The mind is swifter than the wind.

Worries are more numerous than men.