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The noble serve without solicitation

  • पद्माकरं दिनकरो विकचीकरोति चन्द्रो विकासयति कैरवचक्रवालम्।
    नाभ्यर्थितो जलधरोऽपि जलं ददाति सन्तः स्वयं परहितेषु कृताभियोगाः॥
  • padmākaraṁ dinakaro vikacīkaroti candro vikāsayati kairavacakravālam|
    nābhyarthito jaladharo’pi jalaṁ dadāti santaḥ svayaṁ parahiteṣu kṛtābhiyogāḥ||
  • Just as the sun causes the lotus to break into a blossom, the moon leaves the array of lilies in joyous bloom, the rain clouds shower down rain, even when unsought, so too the noble engage in the welfare of others unsolicited.
  • – Nītiśatakam, 74

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