Part-6
३६. किं सम्पाद्यं मनुजैः?विद्या बलं यशः पुण्यं।
कः सर्वगुणविनाशी? लोभःशत्रुश्च कः? कामः॥
36. kim sampaadyam manujaih? Vidya balam yashah punyam
kah sarvagunavinaashee? Lobhah shatrushcha kah? Kaamah

Q: What should be earned by men?
A: Knowledge, strength, fame and meritorious deeds (punya)

Q: Which is the destroyer of all good qualities?
A: Greed

Q: Who is the enemy?
A: Lust, desire.

३७. का च सभा परिहार्या? हीना या वृद्धसचिवेन।
इह कुत्र अवहित स्यान्मनुष्यः किल राजसेवायां॥

37. kaa cha sabhaa parihaaryaa? Heenaa yaa vriddhasachivena
Iha kutra avahitah syaanmanujah? Kila raajasevaayaam

Q: Which assembly should be avoided
A: One which is devoid of an experienced minister

Q: Where should a person be careful in this world?
A: In the service of the King.

38. प्राणादपि को रम्यः? कुलधर्मः साधुसंगश्च।
का संरक्ष्या? कीर्तिः पतिव्रता नैज बुद्धिश्च॥
38. Praanaadapi ko ramyah? Kuladharmah saadhusangashcha
Kaa samrakshyaa? Keertih pativrataa naija buddhishcha

Q: What is dearer than life?
A: The dharma followed by the forebears and company of saintly persons

Q: Who deserve to be protected?
A: Fame, chaste woman and one’s own intellect (common sense)

३९. का कल्पलता लोके? सच्छिष्यायार्पिता विद्या।
कोऽक्षयवटवृक्षस्यात्? विधिवत् सत्पात्रदत्तं दानं यत्॥।
39. kaa kalpalataa loke? Sachchhishyaayaarpitaa vidyaa
Ko’kshayavatavrikshasyaat? Vidhivat satpaatradattadaanam yat

Q: Which is the wish-yielding creeper (kalpalataa) in this world?
A: Knowledge imparted to a deserving disciple.

Q: Which is the eternal banyan tree (akshayavatavriksha)?
A: A gift to a fit recipient given in accordance with scriptural injunctions.

४०. किं शस्त्रं सर्वेषां? युक्तिः, माता च का? धेनु:।
किं नु बलम्? यद्धैर्यं. को मृत्युः? यदवधारणारहितत्वं॥
40. kim sastram sarveshaam? Yuktih, maataa cha kaa? Dhenuh
Kim nu balam? Yaddhairyam,ko mrityuh? Yadavadhaanarahitatwam

Q: Which is the weapon for everybody?
A: Stratagem (ruse, trick)

Q: Who is the mother of all?
A: the cow

Q: What is strength?
A: Courage, adamantine heart

Q: Which is death?
A: Carelessness

४१. कुत्र विषं? दुष्टजने, किमिहाशौचम् भवेत्? ऋणं नृणां।
किमभयमिह? वैराग्यं भयमपि किं? वित्तमेव सर्वेषां ॥
41. kutra visham? Dushtajane, kimihaashaucham bhavet? Rinam nrinaam
kimabhayamiha? Vairaagyam bhayamapi kim? Vittameva sarveshaam

Q: Where is poison?
A: In bad persons

Q: What is ceremonial pollution (aashaucham)?
A: Indebtedness of men

Q: What is it which gives fearlessness?
A: Non-attachment to worldly things

Q: What is fear?
A: For everyone wealth is the source of fear

४२. का दुर्लभा नराणाम्? हरिभक्तिः, पातकं च किम्? हिंसा।
को हि भगवत्प्रियः स्यात्? योऽन्यमुद्वेजयेदनुद्विग्नः
42. kaa durlabhaa naraanaam? Haribhaktih, paatakam cha kim? himsaa
Ko hi bhagavat priyah syaat? Yo’nyam nodwejayedanudwignah

Q: What is difficult to acquire for men?
A: Devotion to Hari

Q: What is sin?
A: Himsaa (causing physical or mental injury to living beings)

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Q: Who is dear to God?
A: One who does not cause mental agitation to others and himself does not get mentally agitated.
४३. कस्मात्सिद्धिः? तपसः, बुद्धिः क्व नु? भूसरे।
कुतोबुधिः? वृद्धोपसेवया, के व्रिद्धा: ये धर्मतत्त्वज्ञा:॥

43. kasmaat siddhih? Tapasah, buddhih kwa nu? Bhoosure, kuto
buddhih? Vriddhopasevayaa, ke vriddhaah? Ye dharmatattvajnaah

Q: What is the source of achievement?
A: Penance (Tapas)

Q: where is intelligence?
A: In the brahmin

Q: From where intelligence?
A: From the service of the aged (vriddhaah)

Q: Who are aged (vriddhaah)?
A: Those who know the essence of dharma

४४. संभावितस्य मरणादधिकं किं? दुर्यशो भवति।
लोके सुखी भवेत् को? धनवान्, धनमपि च किं? यतश्चेष्टं॥


44. sambhaavitasya maranaadadhikam kim? Duryasho bhavati
Loke sukhee bhavetko? Dhanavaan, dhanamapi cha kim?
Yatashcheshtam

Q: What is worse than death for a person who is honoured by men?
A: Ignominy is worse than death.

Q: Who is comfortable in this world?
A: A wealthy person

Q: What is wealth?
A: That by which one can get what one likes

45. सर्वसुखानां बीजं किं? पुण्यम्, दु:खमपि कुतः पापात्।
कस्यैश्वर्यं? यःकिल शंकरमाराधयेत्भक्त्या॥
45. Sarvasukhaanaam beejam kim? Punyam, dukhamapi kutah? papaat
Kasyaishwaryam? Yah kila shamkaramaaraadhayet bhaktyaa

Q: What is the seed of all happiness(comforts)?
A: Punya (the fruit of meritorious deeds)

Q: From where is sorrow?
A: From paapa (the fruit of sins)

Q: Who has affluence and exerts control over others?
A: One who worships Lord Shiva with devotion