śatakatrayam 1.70: manasi vacasi kāye (how many are there in the world–)

by Jahnabi Barooah

मनसि वचसि काये पुण्यपीयूषपूर्णा-
स्त्रिभुवनमुपकारश्रेणिभि: प्रीणयन्त: ।
परगुणपरमाणून्पर्वतीकृत्य नित्यं
निजहृदि विकसन्त: ख्यापयन्त: कियन्त: ।।७०।।
नीतिशतके

how many are there in the world–
whose minds, words, and bodies
are pure, as if bathed in nectar?
who delight the three worlds
with their string of virtuous deeds?
who constantly magnify
even the smallest virtue in others? —
very few, my dear, very few.

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