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The wisdom of The Mahabarata

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A nger must be conquered by forgiveness; and the wicked must be conquered by honesty; the miser must be conquered by liberality, and falsehood must be conquered by truth.

Hinduism Quote n°8473 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.39.88 

T herefore, should good manners and good conduct be maintained with care, for, as regards wealth, it cometh or goeth. He that is wanting in wealth is not really wanting, but he that is wanting in manners and conduct is really in want.

Hinduism Quote n°8472 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.74 

T he very gods desire his company, who, stung with reproach, returneth if not himself nor causeth others to return it, or who being struck doth not himself return the blow nor causeth other to do it, and who wisheth not the slightest injury to him that injureth him.

Hinduism Quote n°8471 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.73 

D o not humiliate and insult others. Quarrel not with friends. Abstain from companionship with those that are vile and low.

Hinduism Quote n°8470 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 5.36.72 

I f amongst men there were not persons equal unto the earth in forgiveness, there would be no peace among men . . . .

Hinduism Quote n°8469 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 3.29.61 

A wise man, whether strong or weak, should ever forgive his persecutor even when the latter is in the straits.

Hinduism Quote n°8468 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 3.29.60 

A ll kinds of crookedness mean death, and all kinds of sincerity are called Brahma.

Hinduism Quote n°8467 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.79.173 

D o today what is for thy good . . . .

Hinduism Quote n°8466 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.277.287 

H appiness is desirable. It is an attribute of the Soul. Both Virtue and Profit are sought for its sake. Virtue is its root. This, indeed, is its origin. All acts have for their end the attainment of happiness.

Hinduism Quote n°8465 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.190.36 

T ruth is Brahma; Truth is Penance; it is Truth that creates all creatures. It is by Truth that the whole universe is upheld . . . .

Hinduism Quote n°8464 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.190.35 

I f an opportunity, with respect to the man who waits for it, once passes away, it can never be had again by the person desirous of acting.

Hinduism Quote n°8463 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.103.224 

S he is a true wife who is skilful in household affairs. She is a true wife who hath borne a son. She is a true wife whose heart is devoted to her lord. She is a true wife who knoweth none but her lord. The wife is a man's half. The wife is the first of friends.

Hinduism Quote n°8462 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 1.74.158-159 

A s the path of the birds in the air or of fishes in the water is
invisible, even so is the path of the possessors of wisdom.

Hinduism Quote n°4285 | 
Mahabharata 12.6763 

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