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Niti-Sara - Collection of Subhashitas

Niti-Sara - Collection of Subhashitas

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Published by Jalen Dedhia
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Published by: Jalen Dedhia on Oct 03, 2013
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 Niti-Saara
 
Niti-Saara
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॥१
 
I shall expound Nitisara (essence of maximson right conduct) compiled from allscriptures, bowing down to Vishnu, the lordof the universe.
 
॥२
 
Listen to the complete essence of dharma(right action) and contemplate on it.
Do notdo unto others what one would not likeothers to do unto oneself
.
 
 
 
 
॥३
 
Do not act without examining the situationcarefully; one ought to act only afterscrutinizing the situation carefully.Otherwise, one will have to grieve like the
 
Niti-Saara
3brahmani (Brahman woman) who killed themongoose
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.
 
॥४
 
Man is bound to experience the fruits of hisgood and bad actions. The karma does notdiminish even after billions of days ofBrahma
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unless one experiences fruits ofkarma.
 
॥५
 
One cannot earn or retain wealth withoutundergoing suffering. There is suffering inearning wealth as well as in spending it. Isnot wealth the home of suffering?
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Here the reference is to the Panchatantra story of the woman whokilled a mongoose assuming that it had killed her child. She came toknow later that the mongoose had in fact saved the child by killing asnake that was about to bite the child. Thus, she had to grieve onaccount of her thoughtless action.
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A kalpa is equal to a day of Brahma the creator. This is equal to 1000yugas or 432 million human years.

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