October 9th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
शीलं शौर्यमनालस्यं पाण्डित्यं मित्र संग्रहः
अचोरहरणीयानि पञ्चैतान्यक्षयो निधिः

Transliteration:
sheelaM shauryamanaalasyaM paaNDityaM mitra saMgrahaH
achoraharaNIyaani pa~nchaitaanyakShayo nidhiH

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Integrity, courage, activity, erudition, collection of friends - these are the five (types of) imperishable treasures, that can't be stolen by thieves.

Commentary:
There is no point collecting lots of wealth, assets, etc. They are all perishable and could be stolen easily. But the most valuable assests are, the person's -
1. Integrity, character, dignity, conduct, morality
2. Courage, bravery
3. Activity, alertness, non-lazy attitude
4. Erudition, scholarship, education
5. Collection of friends, friends accumulated

Whatever be the name used, these 5 are the most valuable and imperishable treasures. They never diminish with age. And the best part is, they can never be stolen by anyone.

pada vigrahaH:
शीलं शौर्यम् अनालस्यं पाण्डित्यं मित्र संग्रहः
sheelaM shauryam anaalasyaM paaNDityaM mitra saMgrahaH

अचोर हरणीयानि पञ्च एतानि अक्षयः निधिः
achora haraNIyaani pa~ncha etaani akShayaH nidhiH


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