śatakatrayam 1.51: vañcā sajjanasaṁgatau (i admire the impeccable ones who)

by Jahnabi Barooah

वाञ्छा सज्जनसंगतौ परगुणे प्रीतिर्गुरौ नम्रता
विद्यायां व्यसनं स्वयोषिति रतिर्लोकापवादाद्भयम्।
भक्ति: शूलिनि शक्तिरात्मदमने संसर्गमुक्ति: खलै-
रेते येषु वसन्ति निर्मलगुणास्तेभ्यो महद्भयो नम:।।५१।।
नीतिशतके

i admire the impeccable ones who–
yearn for friendship with the morally upright,
admire others’ virtues,
are humble towards their elders,
assiduously devoted to the pursuit of knowledge,
enamored of their women,
afraid of being condemned by society,
devoted towards śiva,
possess strength of self-control,
and avoid the company of the wicked.
may they flourish in this world! ||51||
nītiśataka

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