śatakatrayam 1.65: pāpānnivārayati (she drifts not into waywardness)

by Jahnabi Barooah

पापान्निवारयति योजयते हिताय
गुह्यं निगूहति गुणान्प्रकटीकरोति ।
आपद्गतं च न जहाति ददाति काले
सन्मित्रलक्षणमिदं प्रवदन्ति सन्त: ।।६५।।
नीतिशतके

she drifts not into waywardness,
but steers toward auspiciousness.
she conceals her vices,
and displays her virtues.
she does not relinquish the hapless,
but gives generously in dire times.
such are the qualities
of a friend worth cultivating–
thus the wise proclaim. ||65||
nītiśataka

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