December 31st


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
स्वगृहे पूज्यते मूर्खः स्वग्रामे पूज्यते प्रभुः
स्वदेशे पूज्यते राजा विद्वान् सर्वत्र
पूज्यते

Transliteration:
swagRuhe pUjyate mUrkhaH swagraame pUjyate prabhuH
svadeshe pUjyate raajaa vidvaan sarvatra pUjyate

Meaning of the subhAShita:
An imbecile is celebrated in his own home; a lord is respected in his own town; the king is worshiped in his own country; a learned man is honored everywhere.

Commentary:
Although a person is foolish, he is valued in his own home. His near and dear ones still adore him. The town leader is looked up to by the whole town. Whereas the king commands respect from his entire nation. Although each of them are valued in different boundaries, their name and fame is limited to something they can call as their own.

But a learned man, a well educated person, has no such boundaries. He is respected and honored in each and every place he goes. There is no place where his glory diminishes. He is universally accepted and valued for his knowledge.

Such is the power of value based education.

pada vigrahaH:
स्वगृहे पूज्यते मूर्खः स्वग्रामे पूज्यते प्रभुः
swagRuhe pUjyate mUrkhaH swagraame pUjyate prabhuH

स्वदेशे पूज्यते राजा विद्वान् सर्वत्र पूज्यते
svadeshe pUjyate raajaa vidvaan sarvatra pUjyate

2 comments:

  1. My father used to quote this often. Thanks for posting and have a happy new year.

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  2. Remembered my father quoting these often. Thx

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