Spoken Sanskrit Is one of the richest languages in the entire world. These days, Sanskrit is used mainly in Hindu ceremonial rituals as a language for hymns and mantras. There are thousands and tens of thousands of manuscripts that aren’t at all touched by anybody. All these are being preserved in a variety of countries. Sanskrit means “refined”, “consecrated” and “sanctified”
One place in which everyone is interested in Sanskrit Literature is called Subhasitas. What is Subhasita?
There These are generally known as subhasita verses.
These are nicely spoken words filled with Dharma, the ethics. We may find riddles additionally in these short verses.
A very rough estimate suggests that there are approximately 20000 verses in this category.
Given below are a few wonderful, inspirational poems to make us understand its importance.
Sickness Appears in six ways; through too much water-drinking, and during eating irregularly (as a quantity and period), through sleeping by day and through staying awake by night, and during retention of urine and excrement.
The next five are Regarded as fathers: giver of Food, the shield from fear, the giver of this young woman (in union), the natural father, along with the preceptor.
The giving of Food is a superb gift, but the lending of education is a better one; the satisfaction that comes out of carrying food is momentary, whereas the good result of education is life-long.
Proficiency in other Sciences is only a pastime, for in the time of need they imply nothing. But medication (the art of healing), astrology and Mantravada (Science ( Spells) infuse confidence are useful at every step.
Those who are Acquainted with the essence of the Eternal and the Transient, do not lament for either of them; when some of those beings even are seen to mourn, it’s to be known, that nature rules supreme in them.
A few of the verses will give double significance. For example let us go through this one:
Dear Woman, you’re affected by high fever (or, you suffer from the strain of love). Another meaning of this verse will be: O, best of physicians, prescribe mercurial prep, for I am not able to undergo the fast as prescribed by you (or give me love, for I’m not able to disregard what you’ve said.
Those who understand Sanskrit could take pleasure in the poetry because of its beauty, words and meaning.
Several efforts have been created in the previous two hundred years to market as many subhasitas as possible.
We May assign some time daily to read and grasp the significance of these beautiful verses which will surely enrich our knowledge to lead a better life.
त्वमेव माता पिता त्वमेव त्वमेव बंधुः सखा त्वमेव।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव॥
Only you are mother. Only you are father. Only you are relative. Only you are friend.
Only you are knowledge. Only you are wealth. O God, you are everything for me.
Suresh Yadav Pullagura
|श्रद्धावाल्लँभते ज्ञानं तत्परः संयतेंद्रियः।
ज्ञानं लब्ध्वा परां शांतिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति॥