śatakatrayam 1.39: ājñā kīrtiḥ pālanaṃ brāhmaṇānaṃ (power, fame, protecting of brahmins)

by Jahnabi Barooah

आज्ञा कीर्ति: पालनं ब्राह्मणानां
दान भोगो मित्रसंरक्षणं च ।
येषामेते षड्गुणा न प्रवृत्ता:
कोऽर्थस्तेषां पार्थिवोपाश्रयेण ।।३९।।
नीतिशतके

power, fame, protecting of brahmins,
generosity, pursuit of pleasure, and
nurturing of friends–
what is the point of taking recourse
to them who don’t possess these six virtues,
o king? ||39||
nītiśataka

* we can imagine that a poet chastising a king by directing the above verse at him.

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