This page is a magical tree which gives you everything you wish for….All that you need to do is understand what it really speaks and benefit the hidden gift. (These are best of best sanskrit quotes from neeti shatakam, chanakya neeti, sanskrit subhashitas……i dont own any quotes…but images in this category is designed by me :-) so i own the Magical Tree image :-)
प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः प्रारभ्य विघ्नविहता विरमन्ति मध्याः। विघ्नैः पुनः पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः प्रारब्धमुत्तमगुणा न परित्यजन्ति ॥
There are three categories of people who contemplate an undertaking. At the lowest level are those who never start off for fear of encountering obstacles.Those at the middle level start the project but, at the first sign of obstacles, withdraw themselves from the goal. At the top level are those who, in spite of repeated obstacles, persist in their work until they take the undertaking to a successful conclusion.
When I had little knowledge I was blind with conceit like a rutty elephant. I thought I was knowing everything and my vanity was great. Then gradually, by virtue of my association with wise men, i realised that knowledge was a vast ocean. My intoxication vanished like a fever and I realized that I was really a fool. Source: Neeti Shatakam
In my words : Every person whom i meet ..knows something which am not aware of ….which means no one person is a completely learned man ….everytime we learn something it opens a door to another ocean of knowledge room…If we ever feel that we are more educated , wise , learned then it means we have simply closed the learning door of our brain….It is utter foolishness if someone behaves rudely thinking that he is the most learned person because what we have learnt is just a drop and what we are yet to learn is a ocean…..
I learnt to learn from every person atleast one lesson and especially to be in the group of wise men who can lead me from the well of ignorance to path of knowledge – did you ?
He restrains his friend from committing sins, and induces him to do good deeds. He conceals the unseemly secrets of a friend, projecting only his good qualities. He does not desert his friend in difficulties, but gives timely assistance. Saints describe these as the characteristics of a true friend. Source: Neeti Shatakam
न चोरहार्यं न च राजहार्यं न भ्रातृभाज्यं न च भारकारि। व्यये कृते वर्धत एव नित्यं विद्याधनं सर्वधनप्रधानम् ॥
Not stolen by thieves, not seized by kings, not divided amongst brothers, not heavy to carry. The more you spend, the more it flourishes always – The wealth of knowledge is the most important among all kinds of wealth. (Source: Chanakya neeti)
The person with whom we have no relation, but who helps us in our difficult times is our Real relative/brother. In contrast the person who may be our relative/brother (With whom we have blood relations) but who always does bad things for us should not be considered as our relative/brother. Just like a disease which is in our own body does so much harm to us while the medicinal plant which grows in forest far off does so much of good to us! (Source: Hitopadesha)
Step on a place after seeing that it is clean, drink water after filtering it through a piece of cloth, utter your words purified by truth, do such deeds which, your conscience says, are good. (Source: Chanakya Neeti)