भवन्ति नम्रास्तरव फलोद्गमैः

posted Jan 8, 2011, 10:55 AM by Abhishek Ojha   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 8:39 PM ]
I still remember the discussion from last night. And that makes me think about the lines below. I realized that this kind of benevolent persons are rare but still around.

1. भवन्ति नम्रास्तरव फलोद्गमैः नवांबुभिर्भूमिविलंबिनो घनाः
अनुद्धता: सत्पुरुषाः समृद्धिभिः स्वभाव एवैष परोपकारिणाम्.
                                                                                            - भतृ्र्हरि
(Branches of trees bent down with arrival of new fruits. Clouds filled with water hang lower in sky.  Good men with wealth become meek. Similar is the nature of benevolent.)
2. विद्या ददाति विनयम्, विनयाद्याति पात्रताम्.
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति, धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्.
                                                                - हितोपदेश
(From knowledge comes complaisance (modesty), From complaisance comes worthiness, wealth comes from worthiness and wealth's good deeds leads to happiness (joy))