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Wealth can fathom not the depth of knowledge

  • अधिगतपरमार्थान् पण्डितान् मावमंस्ता- स्तृणमिव लघु लक्ष्मीर्नैव तान् संरुणद्धि ।
    अभिनवमदलेखाश्यालगण्डस्थलानां न भवति बिसतन्तुर्वारणं वारणानाम् ॥
  • adhigataparamārthān paṇḍitān māvamaṁsthā-stṛṇamiva laghu lakṣmīrnaiva tān saṁruṇaddhi|
    abhinavamadalekhāśyālagaṇḍasthalīnāṁ na bhavati bisatanturvāraṇaṁ varaṇānām||
  • Do not slight erudite scholars who have realized the eternal truth, arrogant with pride of wealth. Your wealth is as ineffectual in constraining them as a frail lotus stalk is in restraining a majestic elephant in rut!
  • – Nītiśataka, 17

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