śatakatrayam 1.71: ratnairmahābdheḥ (the gods were not content)
by Jahnabi Barooah
न भेजिरे भीमविषेण भीतिम् ।
सुधां विना न प्रययुर्विरामं
न निश्चितार्थाद्विरमन्ति धीरा: ।।७१।।
the gods were not content
with mere jewels from the ocean,
nor were they scared of
the most lethal of poisons;
“without obtaining the life-giving nectar,
we will not rest,” they determined.
thus they say,
the resolute do not give up
without accomplishing their goals. ||71||
to learn the back-story that inspired this poem, read this.