PEARLS OF WISDOM :


It is written in Upanishads, one of our holiest Shastras :

The passage through life is like walking barefooted on a thin razor’s edge .
This one sentence sums up everything .


On the other hand , our wise sages have also given suggestions on how to face life in a practical and sensible way through wise councel in Panchatantra ( 2OO B.C ) Hitopadesha(1675 A.D)Tirukkural( Around 2 B.C) and Jataka tales(3OO B.C )

These are pearls of Wisdom , which we would like you to read and study .

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PEARLS OF WISDOM

Panchatantra


  1. The wise indeed say : One, who interferes in other's work, surely comes to grief.

  2. The wise indeed say : Only the brave succeed in life.

  3. The wise indeed say : One should treat one and all, even the lowest with respect.

  4. The wise indeed say : Do not be taken in by the sweet words of a swindler.'

  5. Morel : Do not close your eyes to the impending danger due to greed.

  6. The wise indeed say : Even a very powerful enemy can be destroyed through deceit.

  7. The wise indeed say : When things go wrong, coolly use your wit to overcome the situation.

  8. The wise indeed say : Deceive the wicked and kill them without mercy."

  9. The wise indeed say : The false promises of friends as well as strangers have no value. You end up paying                                         for it.

  10. The wise indeed say : One, who treats his own people with scorn, shall surely suffer a bitter end.

  11. The wise indeed say : Always be on guard when you in the company of wicked people. Don’t be taken in by                                         their sweet words.

  12. The wise indeed say : Do not underestimate the power of the timid.

  13. The wise indeed say : Never fail to listen to the advice of your friends.

  14. The wise indeed say : Even the low and humble achieve results when they work together.

  15. The wise indeed say : Spurn the company of the wicked else you will come to grief.

  16. The wise indeed say : Never give advice unless you are asked for it.

  17. The wise indeed say : Give your advice only to those who deserve it else you will come to grief.

  18. The wise indeed say : Avoid the company of the wicked or you will pay a heavy price for it.

  19. The wise indeed say : the solution of the problem should not be worse than the problem itself. That is, while                                         trying to solve the problem, you should not complicate the problem further.

  20. The wise indeed say : Tit for tat' is the best policy in life.

  21. The wise indeed say : Beware of a foolish friend. He can cause you more harm than your enemy.

  22. The wise indeed say : Better an intelligent enemy than a foolish friend.

  23. The wise indeed say : Strike at the source of the enemy's power to destroy him.

  24. The wise indeed say : When someone offers you something that is too good to be true, don't be carried                                         away by it - Think and analyze.

  25. The wise indeed say : keep your counsel to yourself and thus stay away from trouble.

  26. The wise indeed say : The weak must make use of all tactics to survive.

  27. The wise indeed say : Beware of a rascal who pretends to be holy.

  28. The wise indeed say : Untruth spoken repeatedly appears to be truth.

  29. The wise indeed say : Greed crosses all borders of reasoning and ends in disaster.

  30. The wise indeed say : Sometimes even you enemy can be beneficial to you.

  31. The wise indeed say : When thieves fall out, you stand to benefit.

  32. The wise indeed say : When your enemies quarrel, you are the winner.

  33. The wise indeed say : what is inborn can never change.

  34. The wise indeed say : Check thoroughly even what seems to be impossible.

  35. The wise indeed say : Use you tactics to protect yourself from destruction.

  36. The wise indeed say : Beware of deception from all quarters including your friends.

  37. The wise indeed say : Fight your own battles else you will surely be destroyed.

  38. The wise indeed say : Deception with sweet words succeeds beyond limit.

  39. The wise indeed say : Continue being what you are else you pay for it.

  40. The wise indeed say : Know the truth about yourself and act accordingly.

  41. The wise indeed say : Do not pretend to be what you are not.

  42. The wise indeed say : A foolish person who refuses to follow a good advice surely comes to grief.

  43. The wise indeed say : Bow before the mighty, throw something before the low and fight the equally                                         powerful.

  44. The wise indeed say : The outsiders may tolerate your lapses but not your own kith and kin.

  45. The wise indeed say : Think hard and do not do anything in haste.

  46. The wise indeed say : Greed only brings misery.

  47. The wise indeed say : Common sense is preferable to knowledge.

  48. The wise indeed say : Empty knowledge brings ridicule.

  49. The wise indeed say : At the first hint of danger, act quickly to save yourself.

  50. Moral : There is always a proper place and time for doing anything.

  51. The wise indeed say : Greed surely brings disaster and destruction in the end.

  52. The wise indeed say : Do your best but leave it to destiny.

  53. The wise indeed say : Self-sacrifice is the highest stage of sacrifice.

  54. The wise indeed say : Action and destiny are two sides of a coin. Work with all your might but leave it to                                         destiny. And stay happy and content.


PEARLS OF WISDOM

Hitopadesha


  1. The wise indeed say : A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

  2. The wise indeed say : One’s nature never changes

  3. The wise indeed say : It is better to have an open enemy than a false friend.

  4. The wise indeed say : Once a rascal, always a rascal.

  5. The wise indeed say : It is wiser to strike at the source of an enemy’s strength to destroy him.

  6. The wise indeed say : Greed can have some nasty consequences.

  7. The wise indeed say : A truly smart elephant would never have taken in by the sweet words of a rogue.

  8. The wise indeed say : Not to poke one’s nose into another’s affairs.

  9. The wise indeed say : The donkey died wishing that he had minded his own business.

  10. The wise indeed say : One is treated nicely as long as one is useful bitter end.

  11. The wise indeed say : Intelligence and courage succeed against all odds.

  12. The wise indeed say : What cannot be achieved by force can be achieved through wisdom.

  13. The wise indeed say : Bains are mightier than brawn.

  14. The wise indeed say : A determined little bird proved to be a match for the mighty Ocean.

  15. The wise indeed say : They should not have given advice that was unasked for.

  16. The wise indeed say : “That’s what happens when people pretend to be something they are not.”

  17. The wise indeed say : A weak person with a bit of wit can overpower the strongest of enemies.

  18. The wise indeed say : The company of the wicked often brings trouble and sorrow to the good

  19. The wise indeed say : The wisest thing to do is to shun evil company or one may come to grief.

  20. The wise indeed say : “It doesn’t pay to deceive, for truth will triumph in the end.”

  21. The wise indeed say : Good advice is beyond any price

  22. The wise indeed say : “It’s a mistake to leave things to chance. At the first hint of danger, one must act                                         quickly.”

  23. The wise indeed say : “When one thinks of a plan, one should also think of its consequences.”

  24. The wise indeed say : Whatever one is, large or small, it’s good to be humble.”

  25. The wise indeed say : “you can’t get away with your wicked deeds. Someday they are bound to catch up                                         with you.”

  26. The wise indeed say : “It doesn’t pay to be a simpleton like the Brahmin. One should trust oneself.”

  27. The wise indeed say : “Fools are the game, which knaves pursue.”

  28. The wise indeed say : “What a fool I was to have been taken in by such a rascal!”

  29. The wise indeed say : “How true! If one acts in haste, one repents forever.”



Chanakya’s Quotes



Thought it might be useful to remember Chanakya's Quotes - Worth reading

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are victimised first."

"Even if a snake is not poisonous,
it should pretend to be venomous."

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you."

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, what the results might be and Will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."