śatakatrayam 1.30: siṃhaḥ śiśurapi (a lion, although young)

by Jahnabi Barooah

सिंह: शिशुरपि निपतति मदमलिनकपोलभित्तिषु गजेषु।
प्रकृतिरियं सत्त्ववतां न खलु वयस्तेजसां हेतु:।।३०।।
नीतिशतके

a lion, although a child,
pounces upon elephants
whose temples are streaming with rut.
this is natural for the mighty.
their courage comes from within,
not because of their age. ||30||
nītiśataka

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