śatakatrayam 1.5, on fools … contd.

by Jahnabi Barooah

लभेत सिकतासु तैलमपि यत्नत: पीडय-
न्पिबेच्च मृगतृष्णिकासु सलिलं पिपासार्दित:।
कदाचिदपि पर्यटञ्शशविषाणमासादये-
न्न तु प्रतिनिविष्टमूर्खजनचित्तमाराधयेत् ।।५।।
नीतिशतके

you can squeeze out oil from sand,
quench your thirst from mirages,
even encounter a horned-rabbit,
but you certainly cannot delight a stubborn fool’s mind! ||5||
nītiśataka

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