śatakatrayam 1.19: jāḍyaṃ dhiyo harati (it removes the mind’s dullness)

by Jahnabi Barooah

जाड्यं धियो हरति सिञ्चति वाचि सत्यं
मानोन्नतिं दिशति पापमपाकरोति ।
चेत: प्रसादयति दिक्षु तनोति कीर्तिं
सत्संगति: कथय किं न करोति पुंसाम् ।।१९।।
नीतिशतके

it removes the mind’s dullness.
it sprinkles truth in speech.
it increases dignity.
it drives away evil.
it purifies the intellect.
it spreads fame everywhere.
you tell me!
what does good company
not provide to men? ||19||
nītiśataka

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