This is part 2 of Relevant Sanskrit Shlokas with Meaning in Hindi & English. We will continue adding many more useful Sanskrit quotes here as we post them on our social channels.
Sanskrit quote on fire
Source - तैत्तिरीय-ब्राह्मणम् 126.96.36.199/p (taittirīya-brāhmaṇam 188.8.131.52/p)
Our ancestors gave a lot of importance to fire (Agni), and rightly so. Without which nothing around you would exist.
Taken from the कृष्णयजुर्वेदीय तैत्तिरीयब्राह्मण, this verse addresses Jātavedas (Agni). A more relatable translation would be.
"I am from the fire; the fire is from me. I am the source of the fire; the fire is my source."
अहं त्वदस्मि मदसि त्वम्।
ahaṃ tvadasmi madasi tvam।
मैं तुझसे हूँ, तू मुझसे है।
I am from you; you are from me.
Original text with Vedic accents:
अ॒हं त्वद॑स्मि॒ मद॑सि॒ त्वमे॒तत्।
Sanskrit phrase on duality of nature
Source - मृच्छटिकम् १.१० (mṛcchaṭikam 1.10)
Anything has value as long as your mind remembers what it was like living without it. You can apply this to almost anything like material, money, conveniences, relationships, and even your own body. So next time you face an obstacle, remember how satisfactory overcoming it is going to be.
सुखं हि दुःखान्यनुभूय शोभते घनान्धकारेष्विव दीपदर्शनम्।
sukhaṃ hi duḥkhānyanubhūya śobhate ghanāndhakāreṣviva dīpadarśanam।
दुःख अनुभव करने के बाद सुख का मान अधिक होता है,
जैसे घने अन्धेरे में एक दीपक से सब कुछ प्रदीप्त हो जाता है।
Happiness is better appreciated after experiencing sorrow,
just like light from a small lamp illuminates everything in pitch darkness.
Sanskrit phrase on loving yourself
Source - not available
स्वयं से प्रेम करो।
Sanskrit Quote on Mind/intellect
Source - सुभषितरत्नभाण्डागारम्, सामन्यनीतिः 521 (subhaṣitaratnabhāṇḍāgāram, sāmanyanītiḥ 521)
वयसनेष्वेव सर्वेषु यस्य बुद्धिर्न हीयते।
स तेषां पारमभ्येति तत्प्रभावादसंशयम्॥
vayasaneṣveva sarveṣu yasya buddhirna hīyate।
sa teṣāṃ pāramabhyeti tatprabhāvādasaṃśayam॥
विपत्तियों में अपंग न होने वाली बुद्धि ही उसे
उन विपदाओं से निकलने में सहायता करती है।
The mind that does not cripple in adversities,
helps him/her get out of those very calamities.
Sanskrit Quote on Belief
जैसी धारणा, वैसे आप।
You become what you believe in.
Sanskrit Quote from Tarkasaṅgrahaḥ
Source – तर्कसङ्ग्रहः 31 (tarkasaṅgrahaḥ 31)
When we say we 'know' something, we either retrieve a memory of it (having experienced it ourselves or having heard or read about it) or are experiencing it at the moment. The 'experience' aspect of knowledge features in René Descartes's famous "I think, therefore I am", where he deduces his own existence from the knowledge (present experience) that he is thinking (at the present moment). When he's no longer consciously aware of these thoughts, the knowledge about his existence comes from the memory of the above deduction from present experience. Here 'experience' is not in the sense of 'past experience' or 'accumulated experiences', which is simply a 'memory', the other form of knowledge. So the question to be asked here is, who we really are?
अनुभव स्मृति से अलग एक ज्ञानावस्था है।
Experience is a state of knowledge apart from memory.
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Sanskrit Quote from Kathasaritsagar on worthy of being rich
Source – Kathasaritsagara 3.1.140
वीरो हि स्वाम्यमर्हति।
vīro hi svāmyamarhati।
जो वीर है, वही धनी होने के योग्य होता है।
One who is brave is worthy of being rich.