śatakatrayam 1.57: pradānaṃ pracchannaṃ (covertly generous)

by Jahnabi Barooah

प्रदानं प्रच्छन्नं गृहमुपगते संभ्रमविधि:
प्रियं कृत्वा मौनं सदसि कथनं चाप्युपकृते:।
अनुत्सेको लक्ष्म्यां निरभिभवसारा: परकथा:
सतां केनोद्दिष्टं विषमसिधाराव्रतमिदम् ।।५७।।
नीतिशतके

covertly generous,
quietly hospitable,
vocally grateful,
modest about prosperity,
and ever respectful of others’ words.
who demands this way of life from good people–
as tormenting as sleeping with one’s beloved
with a sword in the middle? ||57||
nītiśataka

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