śatakatrayam 1.55: saṃpatsu mahatām cittaṃ (if you desire to be great)

by Jahnabi Barooah

संपत्सु महतां चित्तं भवेदुत्पलकोमलम् ।
आपत्सु च महाशैलशिलासंघातकर्कशम् ।।५५।।
नीतिशतके

if you desire to be great,
then discipline your mind
to be
pliable like a tender lotus
in acquiring material riches,
but as unyielding as
an assemble of towering rocks
when faced with obstacles. ||55||
nītiśataka

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