śatakatrayam 1.54: prāṇāghānnivṛtiḥ (oh ye, learn the way of life of the noblest amongst us all)

by Jahnabi Barooah

प्राणाघातान्निवृत्ति: परधनहरणे संयम: सत्यवाक्यं
काले शक्तया प्रदानं युवतिजनकथामूकभाव: परेषाम्।
तृष्णाश्रोतोविभङ्गो गुरुषु च विनय: सर्वभूतानुकम्पा-
सामान्यं सर्वशास्त्रेष्वनुपहतविधि: श्रेयसामेष पन्था: ।।५४।।
नीतिशतके

oh ye,
learn the way of life
of the noblest amongst us all.
they refrain from killing even the tiniest beings,
are not envious of others’ riches,
speak always the truth,
are bounteous on their deathbeds,
mute to the blandishments of sexy damsels,
slake desires of those in penury,
are humble towards their elders,
equally caring towards all,
and uphold sacred rituals and customs. ||54||
nītiśataka

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