Subhashita means good speech. They are wise sayings, instructions and stories, either in poetry or in prose. Subhashita are witty and epigrammatic verses in Sanskrit that are full of wisdom.

Subhashita Sangraha (सुभाषिता संग्रह)is a collection of Subhashitas from the vast ocean the Sanskrit literature. And we bring you

A Subhashita A Day.(॥प्रतिदिनं सुभाषितं॥)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Objectivism

युक्तियुक्तं वचो ग्राह्यं बालादपि शुकादपि ।
अयुक्तमपि न ग्राह्यं साक्षादपि बृहस्पतेः ॥
Words conjoined with reason should be perceived from a child as well as a parrot. Those devoid of reason should not be grasped, even coming from Śrī Bṛhaspati himself. (Guru of the Gods)

Another variation of the Subhāṣitā,
युक्तियुक्तं वचो ग्राह्यं बालादपि शुकादपि ।
युक्तिहीनं वचस्त्याज्यं वृद्धादपि शुकादपि ॥
Whatever is consistent with right objective reasoning should be accepted even if it comes from a boy or a parrot, and whatever is not, should be rejected even if it comes from an old man or the great sage Śrī Śuka himself.

I'm unable to verify the the scriptural source of this quote, please comment below to notify if you know more on this Subhāṣitā.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

॥ śrīsarasvatīstotram ॥

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्‍वेतपद्मासना ।
या ब्रह्माच्युतशङ्करप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सद वन्दिता सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥

One who is as white as a garland of kunda flowers and waterdrops, who has worn white apparel; Whose hand is placed on the stem of the Veena, who is seated on a white lotus;
Who is always worshipped by Gods such as Brahma, Achyuta and Shankara,
That Sarasvati may bless me, who completely destroys ignorance.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old and New

पुराणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं न चापि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यम्।
सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरद्भजन्ते मूढः परप्रत्ययनेयबुद्धिः॥

Everything is not good simply because it is old; nor a poem should be condemned simply because it is new; the wise resort to the one or the other after (proper) examination; (only) a fool has his mind led by the judgement of another.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Politics

अपराद्धांस्तु सुस्निग्धान् स्नेहोक्त्या मानदानत:।
साधयेद् भेददण्डाभ्यां यथायोगेन चापरान्॥


Offended friends should be reconciled by honouring and gifts and kind words; others should be won over by the proper employment of the policy of alienation or bribery or gift.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Greedy

अपथ्यमायतौ लोभाद् आमनन्त्यनुपजीविन:।
प्रियं शृणोति यस्तेभ्यस्तमृच्छन्ति न संपद:॥

Dependents give advice for taking an unbeneficial course actuated by greed (for their own future). He who listens to their pleasing words is not favoured by prosperity.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What's it ?

को लाभो गुणिसंगम: किमसुखं प्राज्ञेतरै: संगति: का हानि: समयच्युतिर्निपुणता का धर्मतत्त्वे रति:।
क: शूरो विजितेन्द्रिय: प्रियतमा कानुव्रता किं धनं विद्या किं सुखमप्रवासगमनं राज्यं किमाज्ञाफलम्॥


What is a gain? It is the companionship of the virtuous. What is grief? It is the company of fools. What is loss? It is the dissipation of time. What is prudence? It is devotion to virtue. What is velour? It is the conquest of the senses. Who is the beloved wife? One who is devoted to her husband. What is wealth? It is knowledge. What is happiness? It is to remain settled in one's own country. What is ruler ship? It is to command obedience.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Patience

परागसमीरणेरित: क्रमशीर्णाकुलमूलसन्तति: ।
सुकरस्तवत् सहिष्णुना रिपुरुन्मूलयितुं महानपि ॥


An enemy, though powerful can be easily uprooted by a patient person, if he is shaken by the wind of disaffection and if his supporters are gradually estranged, like a tree which, though big, can be easily uprooted shaken by the wind and its mass of roots gradually giving way.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valor

सिंह: शिशुरपि निपतति मदमलिनकपोलभित्तिषु गजेषु ।
प्रकृतिरियं सत्त्ववतां न खलु वयस्तेजसो हेतु:॥

A lion's cub also attacks a frenzied elephant. Valor is inherent in the nature of the powerful, and age, as such, is of no consequence to their prowess.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knowledge

विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम् ॥

Knowledge gives discipline, from discipline comes worthiness, from worthiness one gets wealth, from wealth (one does) good deeds, from that (comes) joy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where are you worshipped ?

स्वगृहे पूज्यते मूर्खः स्वग्रामे पूज्यते प्रभुः ।
स्वदेशे पूज्यते राजा विद्वान् सर्वत्र
पूज्यते ॥
An imbecile is celebrated in his own home; a lord is respected in his own town; the king is worshiped in his own country; a learned man is honored everywhere.

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Son

वरमेको गुणी पुत्रो न च मूर्खशतान्यपि ।
एकश्चन्द्रस्तमो हन्ति न च तारगणोऽपिच ॥

One good and noble son is better than a hundred fool sons. Only one moon lights the sky, where as thousand stars do not. Similarly one noble son brings fame and respect to family than hundred fools.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

People's Praise

कार्यार्थी भजते लोकः यावत्‌ कार्यं न सिध्यति॥
उत्तीर्णे च परे पारे नौकायाः किं प्रयोजनम्॥
As long as the work is not done, people praise others - Only to get work done. As soon as crossing the river to the other side what is the use of the boat?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friendly Eye

मित्रस्य मा चक्षुषा सर्वाणि भूतानि समीक्षन्ताम् ।
मित्रस्याहं चक्षुषा सर्वाणि भूतानि समीक्षे
मित्रस्य चक्षुषा समीक्षामहे ॥
Let the world see me with the same. Let every body in the world see each other likewise.Let me see every creature in this world with a friendly eye.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One should not

अग्निहोत्रं गृहं क्षेत्रं गर्भिणीं वृद्धबालकौ।
रिक्तहस्तेन नोपेयाद् राजानं देवतां गुरुम्॥



One should not come empty-handed near the holy fire, a house, a field, a pregnant woman, an old man, a child, a sovereign, a deity and a guru.

Friends and Foes

अदृष्टपूर्वा बहव: सहाया: सर्वे पदस्थस्य भवन्ति वश्या: ।
अर्थाद्विहीनस्य पदच्युतस्य भवन्ति काले स्वजनोऽपि शत्रु: ॥
When a man is powerful and prosperous, friends gather around him and (come to him) from all directions; (but) if he is out of office and (lost his) fortune, they turn their backs on him, as foes in time of calamity.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Wise

यदचेतनोऽपि पादै: स्पृष्ट: प्रज्वलति सवितुरिनकान्त: ।
तत्तेजस्वी पुरुष: परकृतविकृतिं कथं सहते ॥

When even an inanimate object like jasper becomes hot with the touch of sun beams, then how can a brilliant man brook any affront from others?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little bit of knowledge

अज्ञः सुखमाराध्यः सुखतरमाराध्यते विशेषज्ञः ।
ज्ञानलवलेशदुर्विदग्धं ब्रह्मापि नरं न रञ्जयति ॥ - नीतिशतक
Ignorant can be entertained easily, the wise can be entertained even more easily. But even Lord Brahma can not entertain the ones that are audacious due to the little bit of knowledge they have.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two fruits of Life

संसार विषवृक्षस्य द्वे फले ह्यमृतोपमे ।
सुभाषित रसस्वादः सङ्गतिः सुजनैः
सह ॥
- सुभाषितरत्नभाण्डागार
In this poisonous tree called 'samsaara' (life), there are only two fruit equivalent to the divine nectar (amrutam). One is the taste of subhaaShitas, other is the company of good people.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ways of wealth

दानं भोगो नाशस्तिस्रो गतयो भवन्ति वित्तस्य ।
यो न ददाति न भुङ्क्ते तस्य तृतीया गतिर्भवति ॥
- पञ्चतन्त्र, मित्रसम्प्राप्ति
Charity, indulgence and destruction are the 3 alternatives to wealth. One which is not given in charity or used for self-enjoyment, that (wealth) will attain the 3rd state.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Take away

न चौरहार्यम् न च राजहार्यम् न भ्रातृभाजम् न च भारकारि ।
व्यये कृते वर्धते
नित्यं विद्याधनं सर्वधनप्रधानम् - चाणक्य नीति
Neither the thief can steal it, nor can the king take it
Neither divided amongst brothers, nor too heavy to carry
The more you offer it others, the more it increases
Knowledge is the supreme form of wealth.
Submitted by: R RAMAKRISHNAN

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mine and His

अयं निज: परो वेति गणना लघुचेतसाम् ।
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ॥

He is mine and he is other, is the thought that narrow minded people have. For noble people, entire world is family.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sanskrit is the divine language

संस्कृतं नाम दैवी वाक् अन्वाख्यातं महर्षिभिः।१-३२। दण्डिनः काव्यादर्शः
“What we call Sanskrit is the divine language, as commented upon by the great sages.”

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Guru

गुरुर्बन्धुरबन्धूनां गुरुश्चक्षुरचक्षुषां ।
गुरुः पिता च माता च सर्वेषां न्यायवर्तिनां ॥
"The teacher is kin to those who don't have any relatives; the teacher is an eye for the blind. The teacher is father and mother to everyone who lives on the path of justice."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Acquiring Knowledge

आचार्यात् पादमादत्ते पादं शिष्यः स्वमेधया ।
पादं सब्रह्मचारिभ्यः पादम् कालक्रमेण च ॥

A student gets a quarter (knowledge) from his teacher, a quarter by his own intelligence. A quarter from his fellow students and a quarter in due course of time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Knowledge

विद्या नाम नरस्य रुपमधिकं प्रच्छन्नगुप्‍तं धनं
विद्या भोगकरी यशःसुखकारी विद्या गुरुणां गुरुः ।
विद्या बन्धुजनो विदेशगमने विद्या परं दैवतं
विद्या राजसु पूज्यते न हि धनं विद्याविहीनः पशुः ॥
१२१॥ नीतिसूक्तिः
“Knowledge is certainly a man’s greatest beauty. It is a safe and hidden treasure.
It provides prosperity, fame and happiness. Knowledge is the teacher of all teachers.
It acts as one’s friend in a foreign country. Knowledge is the Supreme God.
It is the knowledge, not wealth, which is adored by kings. Without knowledge one remains as animal.”

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How did ?

पौलस्त्यः कथमन्यदारहरणे दोषं न विज्ञातवान्‌
रामेणापि कथं न हेमहरिणस्यासम्भवोऽलक्षितः ।
अक्षैश्चापि युधिष्ठिरेण सहसा प्राप्तो ह्यनर्थः कथं
प्रत्यासन्नविपत्तिमूढमनसां प्रायो मतिः क्षीयते ॥
- Panchatantra
How did Ravana fail to feel
It's wrong to steal another's wife ?
How did Rama fail to see
Golden deer could never be?
How Yudhishthira fail to know
Gambling brings a train of woe?
Clutching evil dims the sense,
Darkening intelligence.
Kindly provided by our reader Shreevatsa. Don't forget to check his blog at http://shreevatsa.wordpress.com/

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Golden Deer

न निर्मितः केन न दृष्टपूर्वः न श्रूयते हेममयः कुरङ्गः ।
तथापि तृष्णा रघुनन्दनस्य विनाशकाले विपरीतबुद्धिः ॥

Neither has one made golden deer nor has anyone seen a golden deer. Even though, Ram desired to get the golden deer. In the time of destruction the intelligence goes opposite.
Sent by an anonymous reader.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये

तत्कर्म यन्न बन्धाय सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
आयासायापरं कर्म विद्यान्या
शिल्पनैपुणम् ॥ - विष्णुपुराण

That which does not create attachments is a good action. All other actions only drain your energy. Only the education that liberates is the right kind. All other education is like sculpturing.

Goes to Hell

वृक्षांश्छित्वा पशून्हत्वा कृत्वा रुधिरकर्दमं ।
यद्येवं गम्यते स्वर्गे नरकः केन गम्यते ॥
- पञ्चतन्त्र - काकोलुकीय
If people who cut trees, kill animals and spill blood go to heaven then who goes to hell?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Slow processes

जलबिन्दुनिपातेन क्रमशः पूर्यते घटः ।
स हेतुः सर्वविद्यानां धर्मस्य च धनस्य च ॥
हितोपदेश - सुहृद्भेद
A pot gets filled by water falling into it one drop at a time. It may take a lot of time, but it does get filled. Such is the story of accumulation of knowledge (via education), good karma (by doing noble deeds), and wealth. All of these are very slow processes.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sacrifice for the Cause

यावज् जीवेत् सुखं जीवेदृणं कृत्वा घृतं पिबेत् ।
भस्मीभूतस्य देहस्य पुनरागमनं कुतः ॥
- सर्वदर्शनसङ्ग्रह ।
As long as one lives, one should live happily, feasting on clarified butter (ghee), even by incurring debt because once this body is reduced to ashes, it will not be acquired again. Everyone will readily listen to such advice but very few are inclined towards service and sacrifice for a spiritual cause.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

पाप पुण्य

न मांसभक्षणे दोषो न मद्ये न च मैथुने ।
प्रवृत्तिरेषा भूतानां निवृत्तिस्तु महाफला ॥
मनुस्मृति
It is not a sin to eat non-veg food, not a sin to drink alcohol and not a sin to make love. These are only natural to all beings. If one can abstain from all these, then one can achieve great results.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Salute to the Guru

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः॥

Salute to the guru, who opens eyes of a person blind due to darkness of ignorance, by knowledge (GYAna). Guru is one of the most honorable personalities in Indian
(Hindu) tradition. This Subhashita demonstrates Guru's role in one's life. Difference
between an ignorant person and a knowledgeable person is stated as difference
between a blind and a person with normal eyesight. Guru is a person who gives sight to otherwise blind person.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Where not to live ?

तत्र मित्र न वस्तव्यं यत्र नास्ति चतुष्टयं ।
ऋणदाता च वैद्यश्च श्रोत्रियः सजला नदी ॥ - हितोपदेशः

There, O friend, not to be dwelt where not is a collection of the four, a creditor and, a physician and, a Brahman learned in the Vedas, full of water a river.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Famous

घटं भिन्द्यात् पटं चिन्द्यात् कुर्याद्रासभारोहणम्।
येन केन प्रकारेण प्रसिद्धः पुरुषो भवेत्॥

By breaking pots, by tearing clothes, by riding on a donkey.
By some way or the other (hook or crook), one should become a popular person!

This is a satire to people always wanting to be popular. A few people are always engaged in these "घटं भिन्द्यात् " types of activities and by that they earn fame, they've got nothing else to bank on. Obviously Subhaashitkar is asking us to check whether we are doing anything like that.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Knowledge

सर्वद्रव्येषु विद्यैव द्रव्यमाहुरनुत्तमम् ।
अहार्यत्वादनर्घ्यत्वादक्षयत्वाच्च सर्वदा ॥
-हितोपदेशः
Among all things knowledge only, they say, is a supreme treasure because it cannot be stolen, it is priceless and always imperishable.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Six Fault To Avoid

षड्दोषाः पुरुषेणेह हातव्या भूतिमिच्छता ।
निद्रा तन्द्री भयं क्रोध आलस्यं दीर्घसूत्रता ॥
- विदुर नीतिः
The six faults should be avoided by a person who wishes to attain prosperity, viz., sleep, drowsiness, fear, anger, indolence(inactivity resulting from a dislike of work) and procrastination.

Monday, July 12, 2010

धर्म Dharma

धर्म एव हतो हन्ति धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः
तस्माद्धर्मो न हन्तव्यः मानो धर्मो हतोवाधीत् ॥ 

- मनुस्मृति
Dharma destroys those who destroy the dharma by going against it. Dharma protects the person who protects it. Hence, dharma should not be destroyed but protected. Dharma that is destroyed, destroys.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spending Time

काव्यशास्त्रविनोदेन कालो गच्छति धीमताम् ।
व्यसनेन च मूर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा ॥


A intelligent ('buddhiman') man spends his time in the research and studies of literature ('Kaavya') and philosophy ('Shastras' like Veda Shastra, dharma shastra etc.). Or in other words the said subjects are means of his entertainment (He gets satisfaction due to the studies of 'kaavya' and philosophy). In contrast a unintelligent ('Murkha') man gets satisfaction in bad habits like sleep (Laziness), quarrel or some type of addiction. Tatparya (Conclusion): In this subhaashita the subhaashitkar has in short advised the reader that how should one spend his/her time!! May be according to him a 'buddhiman' is a person who invests his time in order to get some thing 'valuable' and long lasting!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wise Man

चलत्येकेन पादेन तिष्ठत्येकेन पण्डितः ।
न समीक्ष्यापरं स्थानं पूर्वमायातनं त्यजेत् ॥
The wise man walks with one foot and stands on one foot. Never steps onto a new place without examinig it. Without examining the next place, he does not leave the previous abode.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Truth

सत्यस्य वचनं श्रेय: सत्यादपि हितंवदेत् ।
यद्भूतहितमत्यन्तं ऐतत् सत्यं मतं मम ॥
Telling truth is recommended, but more than that, tell those things which are in interest of all. According to me (nArada here) thing which is beneficial to large community, is truth.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Human

नरत्वं दुर्लभं लोके विद्या तत्र सुदुर्लभा।
शीलं च दुर्लभं तत्र विनयस्तत्र सुदुर्लभः॥

In this world, to take birth in the human race is rare, wherein to obtain knowledge and wisdom is even harder. Further to have a noble character is harder and further still is modesty.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Good Company

सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न ज्ञायते
मुक्ताकारतया तदेव नलिनीपत्रस्थितं राजते ।
स्वात्यां सागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं सन्मौक्तिकं जायते
प्रायेणोत्तममध्यमाधमदशा संसर्गतो जायते ॥

You can't even notice a hint of a drop of water fallen on hot iron. The same drop shines like a pearl on a lotus leaf. And in the 'swati' nakShatra fallen inside a sea shell, it becomes a pearl. Usually excellent, medium and bad states (of a person) are dependent on company.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Care of Women

पिता रक्षति कौमारे भर्ता रक्षति यौवने ।
पुत्रो रक्षति वार्धक्ये न स्त्री स्वातन्त्र्यमर्हति ॥

In childhood, a woman is protected by her father, by her husband in her youth and by her sons in her old age. A woman should never be left alone to fend for herself.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Powerful person

उत्साहो बलवानार्य नास्त्युत्साहात्परं बलम् ।
सोत्साहस्य च लोकेषु न किंचिदपि दुर्लभम् ॥
A person with enthusiasm is a powerful person. There is nothing as powerful as enthusiasm. nothing is impossible ('durlabhah' literally means unachievable) to an enthusiastic person. This subhashit says "If there is a will, there is a way." Nothing is impossible; one must
push it till the end.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Into the deep water

द्वौ अम्भसि निवेष्टव्यौ गले बद्ध्वा दॄढां शिलाम् ।
धनवन्तम् अदातारम् दरिद्रं च अतपस्विनम् ॥ - महाभारत ५३३६५
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 in-spite of being rich and the other who does not work hard in-spite of being poor !!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Miserable

ईर्षुर्धृणी नसन्तुष्टः क्रोधनो नित्यशङ्कितः ।
परभाग्योपजीवी च षडेते नित्यदुःखिताः ॥ - विदुर नीतिः
These six are always miserable, viz., the envious, the malicious, the discontented, the irascible, the ever-suspicious, and those depending upon the fortunes of others.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pleasures of Giving

वस्त्रदानफलं राज्यं पादुकाभ्यां च वाहनम् ।
ताम्बूलाद्भोगमाप्नोति अन्नदानात्फलत्रयम् ॥
The fruit of giving cloth in charity is attainment of kingdom; that of footwear is attainment of vehicle; that of Tamboolam is enjoyment of pleasure. One gains all the above by giving food to the poor.

Tamboolam: The leaf of piper-betel, which together with areca-nut, catechu, chunam(lime), and spices is usually chewed after meals.

Monday, May 3, 2010

In Vain

लक्ष्मीर्लक्षणहीने च कुलहीने सरस्वती ।
अपात्रे लभते नारी मेघ वर्षन्तु पर्वते ॥

Attainment of wealth by an incompetent person, knowledge by a man of ignoble
descent, a woman by undeserving person, etc are in vain like the rainfall on a mountain.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Evil

उपकारो हि नीचानां अपकरो हि जायते ।
पयःपानं भुजंगानां
केवलं विषवर्धनं ॥

Even a good turn done to a bad man results in evil. Drinking of milk by snakes is only going to result in increase of their poison.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Leading Destruction

न भूतपूर्वं न कदापि वार्ता हेम्न: कुरंगो न कदापि दॄष्ट: ।
तथापि तॄष्णा रघुनन्दनस्य विनाशकाले विपरीत बुद्धि: ॥


It has never happened before, nobody has heard about, no body has seen a golden deer. But, ShriRama's greed (about it) is unfavorable intention leading to destruction.

Friday, April 30, 2010

God will help

उद्यमस्साहसं धैर्य बुद्धि: शक्तिः पराक्रमः ।
षडेते यत्र वर्तन्ते तत्र देवः सहायकृत् ॥

God will help provided the six qualities effort, adventure, courage, knowledge, strength and bravery exist.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What is Impossible?

कोऽतिभारः समर्थानां किं दूरं व्यवसायिनाम् ।
को विदेशस्तु विदुषां कः परः प्रियवादिनाम् ॥


What is impossible for those who are competent? Does distance matter to those who are industrious? Which is foreign land for the learned persons? Who is a stranger for those who talk sweetly?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Self-esteem and wealth

अभिमानो धनं येषां चिरजीवन्ति ते जनाः ।
अभिमानविहीनानां किं धनेन किमायुषा ॥ 

Those who have wealth of self-esteem, live long life. For those who don't have self-esteem, what is use of wealth and long life? Subhashitkar here is trying to portray importance of self esteem in life. If one has it, he is as good as living long life. If a person does not have it, then according to subhaashitkar, life and wealth he has, is useless.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Changing Character

कर्पूरधूलिरचितालवालः कस्तूरिकापंकनिमग्ननालः, गंगाजलैः सिक्तसमूलवालः स्वीयं गुणं मुञ्चति किं पलाण्डुः
If an onion plant is grown in camphor bed, musk is used as a soil for it, or it is watered with Ganga-jala (the holiest of the waters), will it give up its characteristic pungent odour? The central idea is that a person's basic character remains the same, no matter what efforts you take to change him.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Serpent and a wicked person

सर्पदुर्जनोर्मध्ये वरं सर्पो न दुर्जन: ।
सर्प: दंशती कालेन दुर्जनस्तु पदे पदे ॥
When it comes to comparison between a serpent and a wicked person, it is the serpent who is the better of the two. (Because,) a serpent bites occasionally( very seldom). But, the wicked person stings(causes pain) at every step(always).

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Seeing and Speaking

ईक्षणं द्विगुणं प्रोक्तां भाषणस्येति वेधसा ।
अक्षि द्वे मनुष्याणां जिव्हा त्वैकेव निर्मिता ॥


Seeing is given twice as much importance as speaking by Brahma. Man has two eyes, however, only one tongue was created.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tailabuddhi

यस्तु सञ्चरते देशान् सेवते यस्तु पण्डितान् ।
तस्य विस्तारिता बुद्धिस्तैलबिन्दुरिवाम्भसि ॥


A person who travels in different-different countries, ('desha' can also be translated as direction here.). a person who serves scholars (learned person), his intelligence expands or develops as drop of oil on water surface. Often, a person who is very sharp is called 'tailabuddhi'. When a drop of oil falls on water surface, it spreads over water and forms layer of oil; in that way a drop of oil 'covers' water surface (oil is taila in sanskrit). Similarly intelligence (buddhi) of a person (his grasping power) covers all the subjects. Here, subhasitkar says that, a person who travels a lot (and hence meets many people) and is in contact with 'pundits' develops his brain like that drop of oil in water.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Our and Foreign

परो अपि हितवान् बन्धुः ,बन्धुः अपि अहितः परः ।
अहितः देहजः व्याधिः , हितम् आरण्यम् औषधम् ॥ - हितोपदेश
The person with whom we have no relation, but who helps us in our difficult times is our Real relative/brother. In contrast the person who may be our relative/brother (With whom we have blood relations) but who always does bad things for us should not be considered as our relative/brother. Just like a disease which is in our own body does so much harm to us while the medicinal plant which grows in forest far off does so much of good to us!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knowledge, Wealth and Religion

अजरामरवत्प्राज्ञो विद्यामर्थ च साधयेत् ।
गृहीत इव केशेषु मृत्युना धर्ममाचरेत् ॥
The wise man acquires knowledge and wealth as if he is never going to die. And he practices religion as if he is tightly held in his hair by death.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

From distance

दूरस्था: पर्वता: रम्या: वेश्या: च मुखमण्डने ।
युध्यस्य तु कथा रम्या त्रीणि रम्याणि दूरत: ॥
Mountain look very spectacular from distance. Prostitutes look very beautiful when they make-up. War stories are very interesting. All these three things are interesting from distance (Better be away from them).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wake Up from Sleep

विद्यार्थी सेवकः पान्थः क्षुधार्तो भयकातरः ।
भाण्डी च प्रतिहारी च सप्तसुप्तान् प्रबोधयेत् ॥
Wake from sleep the 7 persons mentioned below: student, servant, traveller, a hungry person, a person struck with fear, a porter and watchman.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Intellects endued with wisdom

नाप्राप्यमभिवाञ्छन्ति नष्टं नेच्छन्ति शोचितुम् ।
They that do not strive for objects that are unattainable, that do not grieve for what is lost and gone, that do not suffer their minds to be clouded amid calamities, are regarded to possess intellects endued with wisdom.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Animals and People

येषां न विद्या न तपो न दानं ज्ञानं न शीलं न गुणो न धर्मः ।
ते मत्र्यलोके भुवि भारभूताः मनुष्यरूपेण मृगाश्र्चरन्ति ॥
Those who do not have learning, have no austerity, do not give to charity, have neither knowledge nor character, have no good qualities no righteousness. They, on this Mrutyuloka, on this Earth, are being who are loads (literl translation would be; liabilities, those that only receive and don not contribute in return), in the form of people and are animals that simple graze.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Empty vessels make more noise

संपूर्णकुंभो न करोति शब्दं अर्धोघटो घोषमुपैति नूनम् ।
विद्वान् कुलीनो न करोति गर्वं गुणैर्विहीना बहु जल्पयंति ॥

A fully filled water container will not create much noise as compared to the half filled one. (When the containers are given some jirk the water inside it will also move and create some noise.). Similarly 'Vidvaan' (Intelligent) people always remain calm and will not have any mis-placed pride as opposed to the people who know very less but always keep talking.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Two Into One

एकवस्तुम् द्विधा कर्तुम् बहवः सन्ति धन्विनः ।
धन्वी स मार एवैको द्वयोः ऐक्यः करोति यः ॥

There are many archers who can split one thing into two. But there is only one archer, Manmatha, who unites two into one.
This alludes to the fact that the Lord of Love sends an arrow to unit two people's heart. So the poet takes something that is meant for a singular purpose and uses it in the context of getting an entirely opposite result.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Changing Character

मधुसिक्तो निम्बखन्डः दुग्धपुष्टो भुजन्गमः ।
गन्गास्नातोपि दुर्जनः स्वभावं नैव मुन्चति ॥
Honey paste on a bitter neem stem, milk feeding for a poisonous snake and Ganga bath for a bad person; none will change their character. The bad qualities do not vanish just by changing outer look. We have to change our inner self.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Character of a fool

अनाहूतः प्रविशति अपॄष्टो बहु भाषते ।
अविश्वस्ते विश्वसिति मूढचेता नराधमः ॥ विदुर

Subhashitkar has given some of the characteristics of a fool person here. He says, a fool person comes without invitation (he lands up anywhere even if he is not required i.e. he does not have self respect), talk even if not asked for (they have habit of poking his nose in other's business), and trusts a person who is not trust-able (he is not able to evaluate others properly).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Lamp

दीपो नाशयते ध्वांतं धनारोग्ये प्रयच्छति कल्याणाय भवति एव दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥
The lamp destroys darkness, it brings health and wealth. Lamp is for the welfare of all humans. O flame of lamp, I bow to you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Place Worth To Live In

असारे खलु संसारे सारं श्वशुरमन्दिरम् ।
हरो हिमालये शेते हरिः शेते महोदधौ ॥

In this meaningless world only one place is worth to live in! And that place is the home of father-in-law! And see therefore Lord Shankar stays in himalayas and Lord Vishnu stays in the Sea!! (Himalay is father of mother Parvati and Sea is considered as father of Godees Laxmi as she was born from the 'samudra-manthana')

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Small Trace

अग्निः शेषं ऋणः शेषं शत्रुः शेषं तथैव च ।
पुनः पुनः प्रवर्धेत तस्मात् शेषं न कारयेत् ॥

Agni (fire) , Rna( runa-loan), shatru(enemy), if remain even in small trace(shasham) will grow again(punah punah pravardheta), so finish them completely(tatah shesham na karayet).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hail Poverty

भो दारिद्रयं नमस्तुभ्यं तत्प्रसादात् मया च्चुतः ।
पश्याम्यहं जगताः सर्व न मां पश्यति कश्र्चन ॥

Hell poverty, you have set me free. It is because of you, that I can see everybody else, but nobody can see me.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Handling Children

लालयेत पंचवर्षाणि दशवर्शाणि ताडयेत् ।
प्राप्तेषु षोडषे वर्षे पुत्रे मित्रवदाचरेत् ॥

Allow pampering of the children for (first) five years, reprimand them (after that) for ten years, (but) once they become sixteen years of age treat them like friends.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Makes Higher

गुणः भूषयते रुपं शीलं भूषयते कुलम् ।
सिद्धिः भूषयते विद्यां भोगः भूषयते धनम् ॥

Character makes good looks prettier, a clan's reputation is made higher by conduct, (theoretical) learning is enhanced by practical accomplishments and money's worth is enhanced by spending it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Very Difficult and Very Easy

आरोप्यते शिला शैले यत्नेन महता यथा ।
पात्यते तु क्षणनाधस्तथात्मा गुणदोषयोः ॥

It is very very difficult to lift the rock till the peak of the mountain. But it is very very easy to get the same rock from the peak to the mountain foot. (You just need to give the first push!). In the same way it is very difficult task to induce noble thoughts in to a person's mind and to make him/her an good individual. But it's far more simple to induce bad habits in a person.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hey! Doctor

वैद्यराज नमस्तुभ्यं यमराजसहोदर ।
यमस्तु हरति प्राणान् वैद्यो प्राणान् धनानि च ॥

O vaidya (doctor), brother of Yama(God of Death), I bow down of you. Yama only steals away one's life, but the vaidya steals one's life as well as money.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gold with Iron and Hammer

अहो दुर्जनसंसर्गात् मानहानिः पदे पदे ।
पावको लोहसंगेन मुद्गरैरभिताड्यते ॥

Wicked person's company is invitation to frequent insults. When gold is with iron and hammer, it gets beaten.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

From anywhere

विषादप्यमृतं ग्राह्यं अमेध्यादपि काञ्चनम् ।
नीचादत्युत्तमा विद्या स्त्रीरत्नं दुष्कुलादपि ॥

Ambrosia should be obtained even from poison; gold must be taken even if it lies in filth; knowledge has to be received even from a person of lower social status; a woman of beauty and character should be accepted even if she is from a fallen family.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Son

एकेनापि सुपुत्रेण विद्ययुत्तेन साधुना ।
आह्लादितं कुलं सर्वं यथा चन्द्रेण शर्वरी ॥

An only son who is educated and virtuous brings joy to the whole family happy just as a single moon brings light at night.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Learned Man

विद्याविधिविहीनेन किं कुलीनेन देहिनाम् ।
अकुलीनोऽपि विद्याढ्यो दैवतैरपि वन्द्यते ॥

Of what use is nobility of family if a person is illiterate? A learned man is respected by Gods too though he does not belong to a noble family.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Greed

लोभमूलानि पापानि संकटानि तथैव च ।
लोभात्प्रवर्तते वैरं अतिलोभात्विनश्यति ॥

Greed is a cause of sin ( a greedy person can do any sin to satisfy his greed) Greed is cause of calamity, greed gives rise to enmity (greedy person invites enemies) Greed destroys a person (a greedy persons life gets spoiled by his own deeds) .

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lost

आलस्योपहता विद्या परहस्तगताः स्त्रियः ।
अल्पबीजं हतं क्षेत्रं हन्ति सैन्यमनायकम् ॥

Knowledge is lost by laziness; women are lost when they are in the custody of others; cultivation fails when the quantity of seeds sown is very less; an army without a commander is lost too.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Five Qualities

पात्रे त्यागी गुणे रागी संविभागी च बंधुषु ।
शास्त्रे बोद्धा रणे योद्धा पुरुषः पंचलक्षणः ॥

Sacrificing (giving) at a deserving place, recognizing good qualities, equally dividing among brothers, knowledgeable in the sciences, a warrior in wars are the five qualities of (a good man).

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heart Of Great People

वज्रात् अपि कठोराणि मृदूनि कुसुमात् अपि ।
लोकोत्तराणां चेतांसि कः नु विज्ञातुम् अर्हति ॥

Harder than the vajra (and) softer than the flower. Who indeed deserves to (or is able to ) understand the hearts of great people ?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hope

आशाणां मनुष्याणां काचिदाश्र्चर्य शृंखला ।
बद्धा यया प्रधावंति मुक्तास्तिश्ठंति पंगुवत ॥

Hope is an amazing bonding chain of man. Those who are bonded by it run, and those who are free, remain immobile like disabled.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Work Hard Now For Future

श्रमेण दुःखं यत्किञ्चिकार्यकालेनुभूयते ।
कालेन स्मर्यमाणं तत् प्रमोद ॥ श्रमहात्म्य

While working hard we do feel a bit of sadness due to the adverse conditions. But surely in future when we think of 'that' work, it gives us the happiness and satisfaction (Of having completed the work up to the expectation). Any good and positive work to be done cannot be done without facing the hardship. At the moment of actually doing the work we may feel the heat of it! But in future the memories of it will surely give a pleasant and cool experience!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friends

विद्या मित्रं प्रवासेषु भार्या मित्रं गृहेषु च ।
व्याधितस्यौषधं मित्रं धर्मो मित्रं मृतस्य च ॥ - महाभारत

Knowledge is (your) friend in the journey, wife is the friend at home, drug is (like) friend in illness and dharma is the friend after death.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For others

पिबन्ति नद्यः स्वयमेव नाम्भः स्वयं न खादन्ति फलानि वृक्षाः ।
नादन्ति सस्यं खलु वारिवाहाः परोपकाराय सतां विभूतयः ॥ २६

The rivers don't drink their own water. The trees don't eat their own fruits. The clouds don't eat the crops to which they give the water. The wealth of the good people ('sajjan') is really only for helping the others(Excellence of good people are for the welfare of others.).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rare organizer

नाक्षरं मंत्ररहीतं नमूलंनौषधिम् ।
अयोग्य पुरुषं नास्ति योजकस्तत्रदुर्लभः ॥ २५

There is no letter which is not a mantra(which cant be used in mantra), there is no root, which can't form some medicine, there is no person who is absolutely useless. But persons who can identify their utility and put them in proper usage are rare (An organizer is difficult to find.).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kind Words

प्रियवाक्यप्रदानेन सर्वे तुष्यन्ति जन्तवः ।
तस्मात्तदेव वक्तव्यं वचने का दारिद्रता ॥ २४

By gifting away kind and gentle words people are satisfied. Therefore, Why the scarcity of kind words in speech ?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

From hands of

अक्षरं विप्रहस्तेन मातृहस्तेन भोजनम् ।
भार्याहस्तेन ताम्बूलं राजहस्तेन कङ्कणम् ॥ २३

One should receive knowledge from a Brahmin (wise man), food at the hands of mother, betal leaves (tamboolam) from one‟s wife and bracelet (recognition) from the king.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forgiveness

नरस्याभरणं रुपं रुपस्याभरणं गुणः ।
गुणस्याभरणं ज्ञानं ज्ञानस्याभरणं क्षमा ॥ २२
A man's ornament is form(refers to beauty; a good form). Beauty's ornament is knowledge. And forgiveness is ornament of knowledge.

Friday, February 19, 2010

An Ideal Wife

कार्येषु मन्त्री करणेषु दासी रुपेषु लक्ष्मीः क्षमया धरित्री ।
स्नेहेषु माता शयनेशु वेश्या षट्कर्मनारी कुलधर्मपत्नी ॥ २१
An ideal wife will have these six virtues she will be like a counselor in dealing with various situations, like a maid servant in serving her husband, like Goddess Lakshmi in beauty, like the earth in patience, like a mother in giving love and be like a courtesan in bedroom.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wrost Wife

विवादशीलां स्वयमर्थचोरिणीं परानुकूलां पतिदोषभाषिणीम् ।
अग्राशिनीमन्यगृहप्रवेशिनीं भार्यां त्यजेत्पुत्रदशप्रसूतिकाम् ॥ २०

Renounce that wife who is quarrelsome,steals money, faithless and speaks ill of her husband, eats before feeding her husband or children and visits other's houses, evena if she is the mother of ten sons.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Unused Wealth

न देवेभ्यो न विप्रेभ्यो न बन्धुभ्यो न चात्मने ।
जलारिनृपचोरेभ्यो निश्रयं धननाशनम् ॥ १९

The wealth that is not used for the gods, wise men, relatives or for oneself is destroyed by water, enemy, king and thieves.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Difference

उत्पलस्यारविन्दस्य मत्स्यस्य कुमुदस्य च ।
एकयोनिप्रसूतानां तेषां गन्धः पृथक् पृथक ॥ १८

Though the blue water lily, lotus, fish and white water lily are born in water, they all have different odours.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Accomplishment of work

उद्यमेन हि सिद्धयन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः ।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः ॥ १७

Any work will not get accomplished just merely by desiring for it's completion. A 'prey' will not by itself come to the mouth of a sleeping lion.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Five Words

जननी जन्मभूमिश्च जाह्ननवी च जनार्दनः ।
जनकः पञ्चमश्चैव जकाराः पञ्च दुर्लभाः ॥ १६

Mother(जननी), motherland (जन्मभूमिः), the river Ganges (जाह्ननवी), God(जनार्दनः) and father(जनकः) are the five words begin ज (जकाराः) with and are very rare(दुर्लभाः ) to get.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Company Of Learned Men

यः पठति लिखति पश्यति परिपृच्छती पण्डितान् उपाश्रयपि ।
तस्य दिवाकरकिरणैः नलिनी दलं इव विस्तारिता बुद्धिः ॥ १५

One who reads, writes, sees, inquires, lives in the company of learned men, his intellect expands like the lotus leaf does because of the rays of sun.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Good Character

आचारः परमो धर्मः आचारः परमं तपः ।
आचारः परमं ज्ञानम् आचारात् किं न साध्यते ॥ १४

Good character (आचारः) is the great virtue(धर्मः), penance(परमं तपः), the highest knowledge(परमं ज्ञानम्). What(किं) cannot not be achieved(न साध्यते) by good character(आचारात्) ?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How is Knowledge aquired ?

गुरुशुश्रूशया विद्या पुष्कलेन धनेन वा ।
अथ वा विद्यया चतुर्थो न उपलभ्यते ॥

Knowledge is acquired by serving the teacher, or by a lot of money or by exchange of knowledge. A fourth path is not available.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Principles of Virtue

धृतिः क्षमा दमोऽस्तेयं शैचम् इन्द्रियनिग्रहः।
धीर्विद्या सत्यमक्राधो दश्कं धर्मलक्षणम् ॥

Split
दमोऽस्तेयं = दमः + अस्तेयं
धीर्विद्या = धिः + विद्या
सत्यमक्राधो = सत्यम् + अक्रोधः

Courage (धृतिः), patience (forgiveness) (क्षमा),control of senses (दमः),non-stealing (अस्तेयं),purity, control of organs(इन्द्रियनिग्रहः), intellect (धिः), knowledge (विद्या), truthfulness (सत्यम्), free from anger(अक्रोधः) are the ten principles of virtue.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

For others

परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षाः परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः ।
परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकारार्थमिदं शरिरम् ॥

Trees give fruits to assist others. Rivers flow to help others. Cows produce milk to feed others. In the same way, our own human body should also be employed for the assistance of others.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Five Mothers

गुरुपत्नी राजपत्नी ज्येष्टपत्नी तथैव च ।
पत्नीमाता स्वमाता च पञ्चैताः मातरः स्मृताः ॥

Wife of Guru (गुरुपत्नी),the queen (राजपत्नी), wife of elder-brother (ज्येष्टपत्नी), mother-in-law (पत्नीमाता) and own mother(स्वमाता) are five mothers.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Father

जनिता च उतनेता च यश्च विद्यां प्रयच्छति ।
अन्नदाता भयत्राता पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः ॥
Father,the preceptor (one who performs the sacred thread ceremony), one who gives the knowledge, one who offer food, gives shelter (save us from fear) are considered as father.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

How Can A Lazy?

अलसस्य कुतः विद्या अविद्यस्य कुतः धनम् ।
अधनस्य कुतः मित्रम् अमपित्रस्य कुतः सुखम् ॥


How can a lazy one get educated, how can an uneducated man earn wealth, how can a penniless man have friends, and how can anyone be happy without friends ?

Friday, February 5, 2010

On Subhashitam

भाषासु मुख्या मधुरा दिव्या गीर्वाणभारती ।
ततोऽपि काव्यं मधुरं तस्मादपि सुभाषितम् ॥


Among languages (भाषासु), the most important (मुख्या), the most sweet (मधुरा), the most divine (दिव्या) is Sanskrit (गीर्वाणभारती). Conveying the idea, more than that a poem(काव्यं) is sweet (मधुरं)  and conveying the idea, more than that is a good saying (सुभाषितम्).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Never Forget The Help

प्रथमवयसि दत्तं तोयमल्पं स्मरन्तः
शिरसि निहितभारा नाळिकेरा नराणाम् ।
सलिलममृतकल्पं दद्युराजीवनान्तम्
न हि कृतमुपकारं साधवो विस्मरन्ति ॥

Just as a coconut tree bears the weight of coconuts on its head and gives nectarine water throughout its life in return for a little water that was given to it during the first year, a saintly person never forgets the help that he had received.

Great Men

उदये सविता रक्तो रक्तश्चास्तमये तथा ।
सम्पत्तौ च विपत्तौ च महतामेकरुपता ॥

The sun looks alike while rising and setting. Great men too remain alike in both the good and bad times.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

God does not protect the weak!

अश्वं नैव गजं नैव व्याघ्रं नैव च |
अजापुत्रं बलिं दधातु देवो दुर्बलाघतक: ||
Horse (Ashwam)? - No, Elephant (Gajam)? - No, Tiger (VyaGhram)?? - No,Not at all!! Only the baby goat (AjaaPutram) is sacrificed during any ritual. Conclusion is that even God does not protect the weak!!

Mother and Motherland

अपि स्वर्णमयी लंका न मे लक्षमण रोचते ।
जननी जनमभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरियसी ॥


Lakshman, This Golden Lanka does not allure me. Mother and Motherland is dearer to me even than heaven. This 'Shloka' is from the conversation between Lord Shree Ram and Lakshmana in 'Valmiki Ramayana'. It is very appropriate to remember the shloka on the occasion of Vijayadashami. Over six thousand years ago, after the great Victory over Ravana, on the day of Vijayadashami, Lord Shree Ram tells Lakshmana that He was not interested in the wealth of Lanka and did never want to rule Lanka. He would rather go back to His Motherland. Later 'Vibheeshana' was made the king of Lanka.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Perfect Samaj

न राज्यं न च राजाऽऽसीत् न दण्डयो न च दाणिडकः ।
धर्मेणैव प्रजास्सर्वा रक्ष्न्ति स्म परस्परम् ॥


There is no kingdom nor any king! No criminal nor any judge to give the penalty to the criminal!! All the people protect each other by the virtue of Dharma. This is a 'varnan' of an 'Aadarsha' samaj !! A samaj which is a 'live' samaj in which each and every individual lives completely up to his responsibility!! Only a samaj which will be made up of such 'ideal' individuals can 'realise' the above subhaashita!!

One example is worth mentioning. If the number of social service organisations such as orphanages, child care centres etc. keep growing then is it a healthy sign of progress of society or not?? Infact such institutions will come up because the relatives or neighbours may have failed to do their Dharma!!

This is told by Bhishmacharya to Yudhisthir in shantiparva (after mahabharat war). While he was lying on "sharapanjari" waiting for bed. Bhishmacharya is generally telling dharmaraja about how good his rule should be. You may have noticed that the subhashit is in past tense.

Three Jewels In This Earth

पृथव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलम् अन्नम् सुभाषितम्
मूढैः  पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा प्रदीयते ॥

There are three jewels in this earth. They are water, food and Subhaashita!! But the Fools call the pieces of rocks as Jewels! Subhaashitaa are nothing but the collection of vast experiences of people or in other words wise sayings.