śatakatrayam 1.62: śrotraṃ śrutenaiva (a compassionate person’s ear)

by Jahnabi Barooah

श्रोत्रं श्रुतेनैव न कुण्डलेन
दानेन पाणिर्न तु कङ्कणेन ।
विभाति काय: करुणाकुलानां
परोपकारेण न चन्दनेन ।।६२।।
नीतिशतके

a compassionate person’s ear
sparkles upon
listening to sacred knowledge,
not with an earring;
her hand through generosity,
not with a bracelet;
and her body by helping others,
not with sandalwood. ||62||
nītiśataka

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