Subhaashithaa (Beautiful and Eloquent Expressions Gleaned From Sanskrit Literature) (Book of Quatation)

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Introduction   SUBHAASHITHA is a Sanskrit word. It means, "A statement expressed beautifully and eloquently". In Sanskrit Literature, you will find hundreds and hundreds of verses with isolated ideas composed by great poets of yore. They reveal gaiety of expression and facile imagination of the poets. The topics embrace a wide variety of human experience.   There were attempts from the 10th century onwards to collect some of th...

Introduction

 

SUBHAASHITHA is a Sanskrit word. It means, "A statement expressed beautifully and eloquently". In Sanskrit Literature, you will find hundreds and hundreds of verses with isolated ideas composed by great poets of yore. They reveal gaiety of expression and facile imagination of the poets. The topics embrace a wide variety of human experience.

 

There were attempts from the 10th century onwards to collect some of the best verses of different poets. Some of these works would have been lost in oblivion but for these attempts. Some of the well-known anthologies are:-

 

(1) S ubhaashitha Rathnaakara

(2) Chittha Vinodinee

(3) Sookthi Rathnaakara

(4) Subhaashithaavali

(5) Sadukthi Karnaamrtha

(6) Kaveendra Vachana Samuchchaya

(7) Subhaashitha Mukthaavali

 

It will be a worthwhile exercise to delve deep into the ocean of Sanskrit Literature to discover the wise sayings of our ancient seers. These Subhaashithas offer a whole gamut of human values and an insight into wise ways to lead a life of mature understanding. Fortunately for us, these precious gems have been preserved over the centuries for our benefit. It should be our pride to study them in order to understand their significance and pass it on the benefit to the next generation.

 

India's heritage of Sanskrit Literature has contributed amply to the molding of values and formation of right attitudes. The fundamental concepts of our glorious culture are embodied in the value-based literature that has been bequeathed to the succeeding generations over the centuries. Such wise sayings have been handed over to us in the form of capsules that are short and sweet.

 

The least we can do is to preserve this heritage of ours so that it is available to the future generations of our country so that they may also appreciate its intrinsic value. Let us not deny to our children the values inherent to Sanskrit Literature. The Sanskrit language is one of the most powerful and the most valued legacies of India. It is regarded, by experts in linguistics and philology as a perfect vehicle for communication and is exquisitely refined. In terms of grammar, phonetics and vocabulary, it is the most efficient vehicle of communication. Therefore it is not a surprise that experts who conducted a study to consider the relative suitability of different languages and scripts for use in computer programming and operation, found Sanskrit to be the most suitable language that satisfies every requirement as an optional medium for use.

 

The study of Sanskrit in India may diminish, but the -language is being studied in different parts of the world for its lucid expressions and rich knowledge of relative value on philosophy and scientific subjects. Sanskrit will live and flourish, if not within our country, at least in other countries. It is time we woke up to this fact. Let us not be forced to borrow it from outside one day.

 

I have tried to select some of the finest verses from the collections to present to the readers. In order to facilitate understanding of the meaning, I have given word by word meaning as well as a summary. It is my sincere hope that the moral, ethical and literary appeal of Subhaashithas will be appreciated by them and passed on to the youngsters; otherwise they are likely to miss once and for all an opportunity to study its treasure- house-of wise sayings, that may perhaps help to shape their lives, contributing in turn to shape the structure of the future society based on righteousness.

 

Contents

 

(1)

Industriousness

8

(2)

Dharma (Righteousness)

9

(3)

Acquisition of knowledge

11

(4)

People with Good Nature

12

(5)

Virtuous people

14

(6)

Broadmindedness 15

 

(7)

Intellectuals

16

(8)

Knowledge

17

(9)

Education

18

(10)

Good Education

20

(11)

Humility

21

(12)

Simple Living

22

(13)

Self-knowledge

24

(14)

Kind Words

25

(15)

Birth as a Human Being

26

(16)

Paapa and Punya

28

(17)

Real Ornament for Human Beings

28

(18)

Idleness

33

(19)

Selfishness

34

(20)

Pleasing Others

35

(21)

Familiarity

36

(22)

Beware of Doctors

37

(23)

Mutual Admiration

38

(24)

Acquisition of wealth

39

(25)

Mediocrity

42

(26)

Instant Fame

43

(27)

Injustice to the Weak

44

(28)

Wicked People

45

(29)

Lowliest Persons

46

(30)

Advising Fools

47

(31)

Empty Talk

47

(32)

Worrying

48

(33)

Mirror for a Blind Person?

50

(34)

Be Prepared for Disasters

50

(35)

Life Meant not Just for Existence

51

(36)

Futility

52

(37)

A Good Precept

53

(38)

What Makes a Home?

54

(39)

Practice What You Preach

55

(40)

Books!! Handle With Care

56

 

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Item Code: NAI105 Author: S.V. Venkatachalam Cover: Paperback Edition: 2013 Publisher: Giri Trading Agency Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9788181241764 Language: Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation Size: 7.0 inch x 4.5 inch Pages: 56 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 50 gms
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