Saturday, January 30, 2010


In the comments to QOTD-2, Sandip has provided a link to more subhaashitas. There are a lot of good ones there, but one struck me given the ideological quarrels of today. Perhaps this is the centrist view of American politics?

(#124 on that page, citation given as Mahabharata 5.33.65)
There are two types of people who should be pushed in deep water with heavy stones tied to their body!
One who does not donate inspite of being rich and the other who does not work hard inspite of being poor !!

PS: Kisari Mohan Ganguly's translation renders it this way: "These two should be thrown into the water, tightly binding weights to their necks, viz., a wealthy man that doth not give away, and a poor man that is proud. "