śatakatrayam 1.73: kvacitpṛthvīśayyaḥ (you may have the bare earth)

by Jahnabi Barooah

क्वचित्पृथ्वीशय्य: क्वचिदपि च पर्यङ्कशयन:
क्वचिच्छाकाहार: क्वचिदपि च शाल्योदनरुचि: ।
क्वचित्कन्थाधारी क्वचिदपि च दिव्याम्बरधरो
मनस्वी कार्यार्थी न गणयति दु:ख न च सुखम् ।।७३।।
नीतिशतके

you may have
the bare earth
or a plush upholstered couch
for a bed,
withered greens
or delectable food
for your meal,
and rags or
sumptuous silks
to cover yourself with.
the truth is —
if you need to get things done,
you cannot count
minor comforts or discomforts. ||73||
nītiśataka

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