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I nauspicious matters must be referred to in auspicious words [i.e., a bad or shocking piece of news or strong sentiments must be couched in polite language].




Hinduism 8951 | 
Gautama Smriti, 9:21 

   




A man must adopt a vocation appropriate to his age, intellect, means, ability in speaking, dress, learning, family and activity, a vocation free from crookedness and dishonesty.




Hinduism 8950 | 
Yajnavalkya Smriti, V. Raghavan, I.5.123 

   




K nowledge is of two kinds, that which is derived from scripture, and that which is derived from reflection.




Hinduism 8949 | 
Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 6.5.642 

   




A considerate man will always cultivate, in act, thought, and speech, that which is good for living beings . . . .




Hinduism 8948 | 
Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 3.12.45 

   




W ealth, pleasure, virtue, are things of little moment.




Hinduism 8947 | 
Vishnu Purana, Tr. Horace Hayman Wilson, 1.17.133 

   




O ne may do penance but not have conquered anger; one may have knowledge without detachment; indeed a man may be great, but all the same be a prey to desire.




Hinduism 8946 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 8 

   




W ith material gains and desires, there is no satisfaction; such is avarice.




Hinduism 8945 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 8 

   




O ne contented with what happens to him of itself is haµppy.




Hinduism 8944 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 8 

   




K eep your mind calm and serene; your own real enemy is your own rebellious mind.




Hinduism 8943 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 7 

   




Y our days are like shadow, you will not prolong it, . . . Half of your life you spend in sleep; part is wasted in youthful carelessness and another in the helplessness of old age; and the remaining balance is spent in wallowing in the trivial pleasures of domestic or sensuous life.




Hinduism 8942 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 5.7 

   




T o one who has denuded himself of all slumber, subdued his mind, is tranquil, serene and contented, there is happiness everywhere.




Hinduism 8941 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 11 

   




E verybody reaps the fruit of his own deeds.




Hinduism 8940 | 
Bhagavata Purana, 10.413 

   




M ay all beings regard me with the eye of a friend. May I regard all beings with the eye of a friend. With the eye of a friend do we regard one another.




Hinduism 8636 | 
Yajurveda, Tr. Ralph T.H. Griffith, 36.18 

   




B y faith comes the knowledge of the truth.




Hinduism 8635 | 
Yajurveda, Tr. Ralph T.H. Griffith, 19.30 

   




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 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 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 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 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 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 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 8467 | 
Mahabharata, Tr. Kisari Mohan Ganguli, 12.79.173 

   




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




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

   




B y deep meditation let him recognise the subtile nature of the supreme Soul, and its presence in all organisms, both the highest and the lowest.




Hinduism 8461 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.65 

   




C ontentment, forgiveness, self-control, abstention from unrighteously appropriating anything, (obedience to the rules of) purification, coercion of the organs, wisdom, knowledge (of the supreme Soul), truthfulness, and abstention from anger, (form) the tenfold law.




Hinduism 8460 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 1886, 6.92 

   




W hen by the disposition (of his heart) he becomes indifferent to all objects, he obtains eternal happiness both in this world and after death.




Hinduism 8459 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.80 

   




L et him be always industrious in privately reciting the Veda; let him be patient of hardships, friendly (towards all), of collected mind, ever liberal and never a receiver of gifts, and compassionate towards all living creatures.




Hinduism 8458 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.8 

   




H e who possesses the true insight (into the nature of the world), is not fettered by his deeds; but he who is destitute of that insight, is drawn into the circle of births and deaths.




Hinduism 8457 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.74 

   




H e who possesses the true insight (into the nature of the world), is not fettered by his deeds; but he who is destitute of that insight, is drawn into the circle of births and deaths.




Hinduism 8456 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.74 

   




L et him recognise by the practice of meditation the progress of the individual soul through beings of various kinds, (a progress) hard to understand for unregenerate men.




Hinduism 8455 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.73 

   




O n the infliction of pain on embodied (spirits), which is caused by demerit, and the gain of eternal bliss, which is caused by the attainment of their highest aim, (gained through) spiritual merit.




Hinduism 8454 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.64 

   




O n the separation from their dear ones, on their union with hated men, on their being overpowered by age and being tormented with diseases,




Hinduism 8453 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.62 

   




B y the restraint of his senses, by the destruction of love and hatred, and by the abstention from injuring the creatures, he becomes fit for immortality.




Hinduism 8452 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.60 

   




B y eating little, and by standing and sitting in solitude, let him restrain his senses, if they are attracted by sensual objects.




Hinduism 8451 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.59 

   




L et him disdain all (food) obtained in consequence of humble salutations, (for) even an ascetic who has attained final liberation, is bound (with the fetters of the Samsara) by accepting (food given) in consequence of humble salutations.




Hinduism 8450 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.58 

   




N either by (explaining) prodigies and omens, nor by skill in astrology and palmistry, nor by giving advice and by the exposition (of the Sastras), let him ever seek to obtain alms.




Hinduism 8449 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.50 

   




D elighting in what refers to the Soul, sitting (in the postures prescribed by the Yoga), independent (of external help), entirely abstaining from sensual enjoyments, with himself for his only companion, he shall live in this world, desiring the bliss (of final liberation).




Hinduism 8448 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.49 

   




L et him patiently bear hard words, let him not insult anybody, and let him not become anybody’s enemy for the sake of this (perishable) body.




Hinduism 8447 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.47 

   




L et him put down his foot purified by his sight, let him drink water purified by (straining with) a cloth, let him utter speech purified by truth, let him keep his heart pure.




Hinduism 8446 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.46 

   




L et him not desire to die, let him not desire to live; let him wait for (his appointed) time, as a servant (waits) for the payment of his wages.




Hinduism 8445 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 6.45 

   




S he must always be cheerful, clever in (the management of her) household affairs, careful in cleaning her utensils, and economical in expenditure.




Hinduism 8444 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 5.150 

   




H e who is dishonest with respect to speech is dishonest in everything.




Hinduism 8443 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.256 

   




H e who is persevering, gentle (and) patient, shuns the company of men of cruel conduct, and does no injury (to living creatures), gains, if he constantly lives in that manner, by controlling his organs and by liberality, heavenly bliss.




Hinduism 8442 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.246 

   




S ingle is each being born; single it dies; single it enjoys (the reward of its) virtue; single (it suffers the punishment of its) sin.




Hinduism 8441 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.240 

   




( A man) who, ever covetous, displays the flag of virtue, (who is) a hypocrite, a deceiver of the people, intent on doing injury, (and) a detractor (from the merits) of all men, . . . who with downcast look, of a cruel disposition, is solely intent on attaining his own ends, dishonest and falsely gentle, . . . fall[s] in consequence of that wicked mode of acting into (the hell called) Andhatamisra.




Hinduism 8440 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.195-197 

   




E verything that depends on oneself (gives) pleasure .




Hinduism 8439 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.160 

   




H e who, recollecting his former existences, again recites the Veda, gains endless bliss by the continual study of the Veda.




Hinduism 8438 | 
The Law of Manu, Tr. George Buhler, 4.149 

   


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