Sanskrit Axioms on Virtues

Learn Sanskrit Axioms on Virtues. Its transliteration, meaning in English and Hindi are also listed for better understanding.

In Sanskrit literature, there are many ways in which wisdom is imparted.

Axioms were one of the ways used by wise men to explain difficult things in an easy to understand way.

चराति चरतो भगः।

Transliteration

Carāti carato bhagaḥ।

English Translation

A person’s destiny improves when they work relentlessly.

Hindi Translation – 

चलनेवाले का भाग्य चलता है।

Work

स्वभावो दुरतिक्रमः।

Transliteration

Svabhāvo duratikramaḥ।

English Translation

It is difficult to change the nature of a person.

Hindi Translation – 

स्वभाव बदलना मुश्किल है।

beware of false friendship

शीलं भूषयते कुलम्।

Transliteration

śīlam bhūṣayate kulam।

English Translation

Good character adorns clan’s image.

Hindi Translation – 

शील कुल को विभूषित करता है।

बालादपि सुभाषितम्।

Transliteration

Bālādapi subhāṣitam।

English Translation

We can learn good things even from a child.

Hindi Translation – 

बालक से भी अच्छी बात (सुभाषित) ग्रहण करनी (सीखनी) चाहिए।

शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम्।

Transliteration

śarīramādyaṃ khalu dharmasādhanam।

English Translation

Body is the means of fulfilment of dharma (for all good deeds).

Hindi Translation – 

शरीर धर्म-पालन का पहला साधन है।

सत्यमेव जयते।

Transliteration

Satyameva jayate।

English Translation

Truth always wins.

Hindi Translation – 

सत्य की ही विजय होती है।

नास्ति सत्य समं सुखम्।

Transliteration

Nāsti satya samaṃ sukham।

English Translation

There is no happiness like speaking the truth.

Hindi Translation – 

सच बोलने से बड़ा सुख कोई नहीं है।

विद्या ददाति विनयम्।

Transliteration

Vidyā dadāti vinayam।

English Translation

Education makes one humble.

Hindi Translation – 

विद्या नम्रता प्रदान करती है।

लोभमूलानि पापानि।

Transliteration

Lobhamūlāni pāpāni।

English Translation

Greed is the root cause of all sins.

Hindi Translation – 

लोभ, सभी पाप का मूल है।

Greed

नानाश्रान्ताय श्रीरस्ति।

Transliteration

Nānāśrāntāya śrīrasti।

English Translation

A lazy person is never respected.

Hindi Translation – 

मेहनत न करने वाले को आदर नहीं मिलता।

सर्वभूतेषु वर्तितव्यं यथा आत्मनि।

Transliteration

Sarvabhūteṣu vartitavyaṃ yathā ātmani।

English Translation

Behave with others the way you expect them to behave with you.

Hindi Translation – 

सबसे वैसा व्यवहार करो जैसा अपने लिए चाहते हो।

लोभः प्रज्ञानमाहन्ति।

Transliteration

Lobhaḥ prajñānamāhanti।

English Translation

Greed destroys intelligence.

Hindi Translation – 

लोभ विवेक का नाश करता है।

अलङ्कारो हि क्षमा सर्वभूतानाम्।

Transliteration

Alaṅkāro hi kṣamā sarvabhūtānām।

English Translation

Forgiveness is the greatest ornament.

Hindi Translation – 

क्षमा ही सभी प्राणियों का आभूषण है।

अलङ्कारो हि नारीणां क्षमा तु पुरुषस्य वा।

Transliteration

Alaṅkāro hi nārīṇāṃ kṣamā tu puruṣasya vā।

English Translation

Forgiveness is the best ornament of Humans.

Hindi Translation – 

स्त्री हो या पुरुष सब के लिए क्षमा अलंकार है।

उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्।

Transliteration

Udāracaritānāṃ tu vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam।

English Translation

Generous people believe that the world is one family.

Hindi Translation – 

उदार मन के व्यक्ति को सारा जग अपना कुटुंब लगता है।

मनोरथानाम् अगतिः न विद्यते।

Transliteration

Manorathānām agatiḥ na vidyate।

English Translation

There is no end to want.

Hindi Translation – 

इच्छाओं की कोई सीमा नहीं होती।

यत्नवान् सुखमेधते।

Transliteration

Yatnavān sukhamedhate।

English Translation

Hardworking people are peaceful and happy.

Hindi Translation – 

प्रयत्नशील व्यक्ति सुख पाता है।

न अन्नोदकं समं दानम्।

Transliteration

Na annodakaṃ samaṃ dānam।

English Translation

Food and water are the greatest donations.

Hindi Translation – 

अन्न और जल से बड़ा कोई दान नहीं।

हस्तस्य भूषणं दानम्।

Transliteration

Hastasya bhūṣaṇaṃ dānam।

English Translation

Donation is the ornament of a hand.

Hindi Translation – 

दान ही हाथ का आभूषण है।

अन्तो नास्ति पिपासायाः

Transliteration

Anto nāsti pipāsāyāḥ

English Translation

There is no end to greed.

Hindi Translation – 

तृष्णा का कोई अन्त नहीं है।

Sanskrit Axioms on Greed

परिश्रमस्य फलं मधुरं भवति।

Transliteration

Pariśramasya phalaṃ madhuraṃ bhavati।

English Translation

The end result of hard work is sweet.

Hindi Translation – 

परिश्रम का फल मीठा होता है।

Sanskrit Axioms for Virtue

उद्योगसम्पन्नं समुपैति लक्ष्मीः।

Transliteration

Udyogasampannaṃ samupaiti lakṣmīḥ।

English Translation

Money comes to a person who is skilled.

Hindi Translation – 

उद्योगसंपन्न मानव के पास लक्ष्मी आती है।

Sanskrit Axioms on Virtue

लोभः पापस्य कारणम्।

Transliteration

Lobhaḥ pāpasya kāraṇam।

English Translation

A reason for sin is Greed.

Hindi Translation – 

लालच पाप का कारण है।

Sanskrit Axiom Greed is a reason for sin

दीर्घसूत्री विनश्यति।

Transliteration

Dīrghasūtrī vinaśyati।

English Translation

A person’s life is ruined if he/she procrastinates.

Hindi Translation – 

कार्य में अनावश्यक विलंब करनेवाले / करनेवाली का विनाश होता है।

Axiom on procrastination

शीलं परं भूषणम्।

Transliteration

śīlaṃ paraṃ bhūṣaṇam।

English Translation

Good character is the best ornament.

Hindi Translation – 

शील श्रेष्ठ आभूषण है।

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