Paroshe karyahantaran pratakshya priyavadinam,
Varjayetadrishyam mitran vishwakumbham payomukham.
A friend, who overtly and flatteringly talks about sweet things. But covertly tries to harm you should be gotten rid of without any delay. He is like a pot that is filled with poison but is topped with cream to deceive.
Na vishwaset kumitre cha mitre chasapi na viswaset,
Kadachit kupitam mitram sarv guham prakashyet.
A friend who is not good shouldn’t be trusted, and a friend who is not proven bad, should also not be trusted with your secrets. Because he too might reveal them, when he is not on good terms with you.
Mansa chintitam karya vacha nev prakashyet,
Mantren rakshayed goonam karya chasapi niyojayet.
A plan that you’ve thought of in your mind, should not come to your tongue. Contemplate and rethink over it and keep it as a guarded secret. And put the idea or plan into action without voicing it.
Kashtam cha khalu mukhatava kashtam cha khalu yovanam,
Kashtatookasthtaram chaev pargenivasanam.
Stupidity is a woe and where the youthful days are woeful, but living on other’s mercy is an extreme woe.
Shaley shaley na manikayam mokitakam na gaje gaje,
Sadhavo na he sarvatra chandanam na vane vane.
Every hill does not contain gems. Every elephant does not have mani-pearl on its forehead. Every place is not a home of nobles and every forest does not grow sandalwood trees.
Translated by Kamlesh Tripathi
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