Vidya dadati vinayam
vinayaat yaati paatrataam
paatratvaat dhanam apnoti
dhanaat dharmam thathah sukham
vidya dadati vinayam – Education gives you humility ( vinaya = humility/un assuming nature)
vinayaat yaati patratam – Humility gives you respect
paatratvat dhanam apnoti – From respect you get money ( money follows respect)
dhanaath dharmam thathah sukham – From money you can do charity, and hence you get pleasure.
Sampoorna kumbho na karoti shabdham
ardho ghato ghoshamupaiti noonam
vidvaan kuleeno na karoti garvam
gunairviheenaaha bahu jalpayanti
This is a Sanskrit saying which is similar to the English proverb “Empty vessel makes more noise”
Here is the meaning of the Subhaashita mentioned above.
Sampoorna kumbhaha shabdham na karoti – Full filled pot does not make noise
ardho ghato noonam ghoshamupaiti – Where as Half filled pot makes lot of noise
vidwaan kuleeno na karoti garvam – Knowledgeable and Well groomed people are not too proud of themselves, where as those who do not have any good qualities boast about themselves a lot.
This is similar to Alpa vidyaa mahagarvi which means Less education but too shrewd. Here vidyaa can be taken as knowledge than education. As we know in olden days Education does not meant Science, Arts and commerce. They had to study more forms of Education which had more emphasis on Moral values and Language besides other things.
The above subhaashita applies to even todays world. If we look at people around us the more knowledgeable, those who are in high positions, those who have proved themselves to be most popular are the humblest human beings like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr.Rajkumar(Kannada film artist), Amitabh bhachchan, Kiran Bedi and Abdul Kalam. You name any famous personality he would be having the above mentioned virtues.
Today I thought I create a new category called Sanskrit so that I can put my favourite Sanskrit Subhaashita’s there. But before that as a foundation I am putting a small note on my favourite Language Sanskrit.
My love for sanskrit started in early child hood when my Chikkamma (Aunt) started teaching me sanskrit subhaashitaas. Like ‘vidyaa dadaati vinayam…’ I did not start from learning svara, vyanjana of sanskrit.. direct subhaashitaas. That might be the reason why I learnt it with so much interest. My aunt Jamunakka as I call her is a rank holder in Sanskrit M.A. from Mysore University. She is the one who has given me a sound foundation of Sanskrit. I liked the language so much I was writing letters to her in Sanskrit during my high school days. And she was so proud of that. All languages are good and special in their own way. To feel that we have to learn the language. So to cherish sanskrit you better learn it. So with this small note let me write a preface to my new Category Sanskrit.
Samskrita means Samyak kritaha.. Samskrita.. Its a carefully crafted language. To be more clear samyak means neatly, well, good kritaha means done. So its kind of ‘ Well Done’
Samskrita is considered as mother of all languages. Most of the time I keep on comparing the words in Hindi – English – Sanskrit and Kannand and find so many similarities to Sanskrit Words. Thus I very much agree that Sanskrit is the base language.
Also in Hindu Mythology we believe Sanskrit is the language spoken by Gods.
There is a saying ‘Bhaashaasu mukhyaa madhuraa divyaa geervaana bhaarati’ means among all languages Sanskrit is most important, sweet and devine.
And I feel Sanskrit Language is very much logical. Not like english.. it reminds me of some song where in the Actor asks if Nut is spelled as NUT.. why Put is spelled as PUT.. no logic in spellings.. anyway keeping that aside… let me end this post here.. I will be back with more on Sanskrit and some interesting sayings and Quotes from sanskrit.