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Sanskrit Sayings

A collection of Sanskrit Sayings.

The ears are beautified by satsang (company and words of pious souls) not by earrings. The hands are beautified by charity, not by bangles. The body of good people is beautified by the good deeds and not by sandal paste.

The ornament of man is his physical form, the ornament of the form is his inner virtues, the ornament of his virtues is his knowledge and the ornament of knowledge is forgiveness.

People, occupied as they are with their own affairs, normally do nothing for others. The activity of those in who every stain of phenomenal existence has been destroyed are identified with Bhairava (Shiva), full of Him, is intended only for the benefit of the world.

Man is obsessed with the idea that everything should be judged by his own standard. He wants to weigh God also in his own moral balance.

There is no end to man's desire and no satisfying of all of them even if the whole world with all that is in it were his. There is no satisfaction in the enjoyment that comes from wealth and the like. Peace comes from contentment and contentment from being satisfied with whatever one has got.

In enjoyment there is the fear of disease; in social position, the fear of falling off; in wealth, the fear of kings; in honour, the fear of humiliation; in power, the fear of the foes; in beauty, the fear of old age; in scriptural erudition, the fear of antagonists; in virtue, the fear of calumniators; in body, the fear of death. All things of this world pertaining to man are attended with fear; renunciation alone stands for fearlessness.

शैले शैले माणि क्यं मौक्तिकं गजे गजे। साधवो हि सर्वत्र चन्दनं वने वने — Every mountain does not have a gem stone nor every elephant’s head the pearl. Noble men are not found everywhere