śatakatrayam 1.2: why write witty poems

by Jahnabi Barooah

बोद्धारो मत्सरग्रस्ता: प्रभव: स्मयदूषिता: ।
अबोधोपहताश्चन्ये जीर्णमङ्गे सुभाषितम् ।।२।।
नीतिशतके

intellectuals are envious,
powerful men conceited,
the rest are utterly stupidity.
wise words are decaying in the mind.
–nītiśataka

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