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The Golden Treasury of Indian Quotations (Ancient and Medieval)
The Golden Treasury of Indian Quotations (Ancient and Medieval)
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About the Book

The sagacity and wisdom of Indian seers, thinkers and philosophers are unparalleled but given our western orientation, we often quote from western thinkers with a misplaced belief that Indian quotations are didactic and not suitable for common illustrations. Unfortunately, this attitude betrays gross ignorance of Indian thought and authors, who have depicted enormous depth, spontaneity and brilliance while dispensing these pearls of wisdom. These compilations from various Indian languages prove the veracity of these noble and immortal thoughts projected during ancient and medieval times.

About the Author

The late Rajaram Narayan Saletore was a distinguished historian and author with a doctorate from the University of Bombay. After a brilliant academic career, he had an eventful tenure in the Indian Administrative Service and subsequently penned a number of books on Indian history and culture. Among them the five volumes of the Encyclopaedia of Indian Culture (Sterling Publishers) are a notable contribution.

Publisher's Note

Rajaram Narayan Saletore was one of the most distinguished historians of the century. A Ph. D. from the University of Bombay, a brilliant academician, a senior IAS officer, he held various positions of distinction in his illustrious life.

The present volume, "The Golden Treasury of Indian Quotations" is being published 11 years after the author passed away in 1988. It lay in the custody of Mrs. Radha Saletore and only now is it coming out in its present form.

It is our endeavor, as publishers of this veritable cornucopia of knowledge to bring to the reader and scholar of Indian History a volume that is complete within itself and at par with the author's other published works.

Preface

The quotations we generally find in the daily press of books of reference are mostly Western authors and rarely form Indian writers. The impression created from such examples is that such quotable thoughts are worth citing only from Westerners and few Indian writers offer such ideas for citation. Such a notion is hardly either justified or true as can be noticed from the following pages. Moreover, the general charge of Western critics against Indian thinkers and their thoughts is that they are mostly didactic and hence not suitable for common illustration. Such criticism is not only baseless but betrays a gross ignorance of Indian thought and authors through the ages. As can be seen from this collection, Indian thoughts can challenge comparison with the best from the masterpieces of Western literature. This book is an attempt to reveal that our writers too harldy lacked the oft-vaunted depth, spontaneity and brilliance, which are alleged to be found only in western thought. If a thorough compilation of our thoughts is to be made, it would cover a much larger volume than the one now presented. But several reasons have precluded me from embarking on such a venture and for numerous considerations I have purposely restricted myself to ancient and medieval authors and left the moderns out of this selection.

A writer once suggested to me that the value of this book would have been enhanced if the originals too could be cited and in this case also I have not attempted this especially because the thoughts are from several languages. If that suggestion was to be implemented, it would inevitably have enlarged this volume. In making this selection, which is entirely from a personal angle, I have in most cases cited the original sources and my translations are generally not strictly true to their originals but literal and free although their true sense has not been lost sight of or purposely ignored. In making this presentation, while utilizing translations where available, I have not completely followed them either verbatim or too closely. In the course of this work, I have also in several cases cited parallel thoughts of other authors, Indian and foreign, but even in such cases I have not pursued such comparisons too far or too often as that is not my purpose and, in fact, it would have virtually defeated my object.

In addition, I have appended brief bibliographical notes and a select bibliography, with the hope that they will enhance the value of this work. I trust this book will be the precursor of similar compilations to unravel the noble and immortal thoughts of our classical and medieval writers, as they are in no way inferior to the finest in the world. I have collected these thoughts as I considered them worthy of remembrance and if they could please at least some of my readers and offer them food for thought as they have done in my case, I shall be amply rewarded.

CONTENTS

Prefacevii
Abbreviationsxxv
Abandon1
Ability1
Absolution1
Absorption2
Abuse2
Access2
Accessibility2
Accomplishment2
Accumulation3
Achievement3
Acknowledgement4
Acquaintance4
Acquisition5
Action5
Active6
Acumen7
Adherence7
Administration7
Admiration7
Adultery8
Advantage8
Adventure8
Adersity8
Advice9
Aesthetic Sense11
Affection11
Afflictions11
Age12
Ageless12
Agonies12
Ahimsa13
Aid13
Aim13
Akin14
Alertness14
Alien14
Alike14
Alliance14
Allies15
Alloy15
Almighty15
Alms15
Alone16
Alteration16
Alternative16
Ambassador16
Ambition16
Amiss17
Anarchy17
Anger17
Annoyance18
Anticipation18
Ants18
Apparent18
Appearance19
Appetite19
Application19
Appreciation19
Apprehension20
Armies20
Arrogance21
Asceticism21
Ashoka Tree21
Aspiration21
Assertion21
Assessment21
Assistance22
Association22
Assurance23
Atheism23
Atman24
Attachment24
Attainment24
Attempt25
Attraction25
Austerities26
Avarice26
Avoidance26
Awake27
Awakening27
Awareness27
Balance28
Balm28
Base28
Basis28
Bath29
Battle29
Bawd30
Beauty30
Becoming31
Beggary31
Behaviour32
Beloved32
Benefactor32
Benefit32
Benevolence33
Betrayal33
Birth34
Bitterness34
Blame34
Blend34
Blessed35
Blessing35
Blindness36
Bliss36
Bloom36
Boast36
Body37
Boldness37
Bond37
Books37
Booty38
Brahma38
Brahmana38
Bravery39
Breakage40
Bribe40
Bridegroom40
Brother40
Bubble40
Buds41
Bunds41
Burden41
Business41
Butcher42
Calamity43
Calamities43
Callous Rich43
Calm44
Camphor44
Candle44
Capability44
Captivity44
Carbuncles44
Care44
Cash45
Caste45
Cat46
Cat's Vow46
Caution46
Celebrity47
Celibacy47
Certainty47
Chance48
Change48
Changeless49
Character49
Charity49
Charm50
Chaste Women51
Chastisement51
Chastity51
Children51
Choice52
Civil War53
Clemency53
Cleverness53
Clouds53
Combat53
Combination54
Command54
Commiseration54
Common Man54
Common Sense54
Companionship54
Company55
Comparison56
Compassion57
Compensation58
Completion58
Conceit58
Conciliation58
Condemnation59
Condition59
Conduct59
Confidence60
Confiscation61
Conquest61
Consequence62
Constancy62
Contact63
Contamination63
Contentment63
Contemplation63
Contempt64
Content64
Contention65
Contest65
Contribution65
Control65
Conversation66
Conversion66
Cooperation66
Correlativity66
Corruption67
Council67
Counsel67
Counteraction68
Courage68
Course69
Courtesan69
Covetousness70
Cowards71
Crime71
Criticism71
Crane72
Crocodile72
Cruel72
Cuckolds72
Cure72
Dancing73
Danger73
Daughter74
Dead74
Deaf74
Dear75
Death75
Debts77
Decay77
Deception77
Decision77
Decline78
Decoration78
Decorum78
Deed78
Defame78
Defeat78
Defects79
Defence79
Defilement79
Deformed79
Degradation80
Delay80
Delegation80
Deliberation80
Delight81
Deliverance81
Delusion81
Demonstration81
Departure82
Dependence82
Derision82
Design83
Desire83
Despair85
Desperation85
Despicable85
Despondency85
Destination85
Destiny86
Destroyer87
Destruction87
Determination88
Device89
Devotion89
Dexterity90
Dharma90
Diamond91
Dice91
Difference91
Difficulty92
Dignity93
Diplomacy93
Discretion94
Disease94
Discernment94
Disciple95
Discipline95
Disclosure95
Discord95
Discretion95
Discrimination97
Disgrace97
Disguise98
Dismay98
Disorder98
Disorganization98
Disposition98
Distortion99
Distrust100
Disunion100
Diversion100
Divinity100
Divine Prayer101
Division101
Doing Good101
Doctor102
Domesticity102
Dominion102
Doubts102
Dread102
Dreams102
Dwelling103
Drink103
Drought103
Drunhard103
Duality103
Dullness104
Duplicity104
Duty104
Dyarchy105
Doubting Self106
Dualism106
Ear107
Earrings107
Earth107
Ease107
Effectiveness108
Efficiency108
Effort108
Ego109
Egotism109
Elephants109
Eloquence109
Emanation110
Emancipation110
Embodiment110
Embrace110
Emigration111
Eminence111
Empire111
Empty111
End112
Endeavour112
Endurance112
Enemy113
Energy114
Enjoyment114
Enmity115
Enterprise115
Environment116
Envy116
Equality116
Equanimity117
Equity117
Error118
Espace118
Espionage118
Esteem118
Estimate118
Estrangement119
Eternal119
Evenness119
Evil119
Exalted121
Example121
Excellence121
Exception121
Excess122
Excuse122
Execution122
Exemption123
Exertion123
Exhortation124
Existence124
Expectation124
Expedient125
Expenditure125
Exploitation125
Expression125
External Bliss126
Extinction126
Extraneous126
Extreme127
Exes127
Face128
Fact128
Factions128
Falling Cause128
Failure128
Faith129
Faithless129
Fame129
Fatalism130
Fate130
Father132
Fathomless132
Fault132
Favour133
Fealty133
Fear133
Fearlessness135
Fetters135
Fickle135
Fidelity136
Few136
Fight136
Finance137
Fire137
Firmness137
Fitness138
Five Senses138
Flatterers138
Flattery138
Flowering139
Flutter139
Foe139
Follow140
Followers140
Folly140
Fondness141
Food141
Fool141
Fop143
Footsteps144
Forbearance144
Forbidden144
Foreign144
Forest144
Foresight145
Forget145
Forgiveness145
Form146
Forsake146
Fortitude146
Fortune147
Fragrance149
Frailty150
Free150
Friend150
Friendship152
Freight154
Frivolity154
Fruit154
Fruitless155
Fury155
Futility155
Future156
Gain157
Gambler157
Gambling157
Game158
Garrulity158
Gems158
Generosity158
Genius158
Gentleman159
Gentleness159
Genuineness159
Gift159
Girl160
Glitter160
Glory160
Glorious161
Glow-worm161
Goal161
God161
Gold163
Godliness163
Goldsmiths164
Good164
Good and Evil165
Good Luck165
Good and Pleasant165
Goodness165
Gossip166
Government166
Gratitude167
Great167
Greatness168
Greed168
Grey Hair169
Grief169
Guard170
Guests170
Guidance170
Guide171
Guilt171
Habits171
Happiness172
Hard174
Hard-hearted174
Harmony175
Harms175
Harvest175
Hatred175
Headache176
Hearing176
Heart176
Heartlessness177
Heaven177
Heaven's Gate178
Heaven's Doors178
Hell178
Help179
Hermit180
Hermitage180
Heroism180
Hidden181
Hindrance181
Historian181
History181
Hoarding181
Holiness182
Home182
Honesty182
Honour182
Honour and Shame184
Hope184
Horizon184
Hospitality184
Hostility185
Hour-glass185
House185
Householder186
Humility186
Hunger186
Hunger-Strikers187
Hunting187
Husband187
Hypocrite187
Identical189
Identity189
Idleness189
Idle Talk189
Ignoble190
Ignorant190
Illiteracy190
Illiteracy190
Illiterate191
Ill-Luck191
Illumination191
Illusion191
Illustriousness192
Image Worship192
Imitation192
Immaturity192
Immediacy192
Immortality193
Imperialism194
Impermanence194
Impossibility194
Impracticable195
Impression195
Improvement196
Impurities196
Inaction196
Inconstancy196
Inconvenience196
Increase196
Incomprehensible197
Independence197
Indescribable197
Indication197
Indifference197
Indigence198
Individuality198
Indolence198
Industry198
Inequality199
Inescapability199
Inevitable199
Infamy199
Infatuation200
Infinity200
Influence200
Ingenuity201
Ingratitude201
Inherent201
Inheritance201
Iniquity201
Injury202
Injustice202
Innate Nature202
Inscrutable203
Insight203
Inspiration203
Instability203
Instruction203
Insult204
Intellect204
Intelligence204
Intemperance205
Interest205
Interference206
Interrelation206
Intimacy206
Intoxication206
Intrigue207
Introspection207
Intuition207
Investment207
Irremediability208
Irrevocability208
Jealousy209
Jewel209
Joy210
Judgement210
Just210
Justice211
Khalsa212
Kill212
Kin212
Kindliness212
King213
Kingdom214
Kingship215
Kinship215
Knowledge215
Labour217
Ladder217
Lamentation217
Lamps217
Land218
Laudable218
Law218
Laziness218
Leader219
Learned219
Learning220
Legacy221
Leonine221
Liberality221
Liberation221
Liberty221
Lie222
Life222
Light222
Limit223
Lion223
Little223
Livelihood223
Loneliness223
Longing224
Looks224
Loss224
Love225
Loveless227
Loveliness227
Luck227
Lust227
Magnanimity228
Magnify228
Malice228
Maiden228
Man228
Manifestation229
Manifoldness229
Manliness230
Marriage230
Martyrdom230
Master231
Mastery231
Matron231
Maya231
Mean231
Means231
Measure232
Meddlers232
Medicine232
Meditation233
Meek233
Meeting233
Mellowing234
Memory234
Mendicant234
Mercy234
Mercenary235
Merit235
Might236
Mind236
Mines237
Minister237
Miracle237
Mirage238
Mirror238
Mirth238
Mischief238
Miser238
Misfortune239
Mishap240
Mistake240
Mockery240
Moderation241
Modernism241
Monarch241
Money241
Monk242
Moon242
Morality242
Mortification243
Mother243
Mother-in-law243
Mouthpiece243
Munificence243
Music244
Name245
Nature245
Natural246
Navy246
Necessity247
Nectar247
Need247
Neglect247
Neighbour247
Night248
Noble248
Nonsense248
Non-vegetarian249
Non-violence249
Nourishment249
Novelty249
Obedience250
Object250
Obligation250
Obscene250
Obstacle250
Offering251
Omen252
Omnipotence252
Omnipresence252
Once253
One253
Opinion253
Opportunity253
Opposites255
Opposition255
Optimism255
Option255
Oppression256
Opulence256
Originality256
Origin256
Ornament256
Outlay257
Outlook257
Outrange257
Overeating257
Overestimation257
Overspending258
Owls258
Ownership258
Pacification259
Pain259
Painter259
Pandit259
Pang260
Parallels260
Parricide260
Participation260
Passion260
Past260
Patience261
Patronage261
Patrons261
Pauper261
Peace262
Pearl262
Pearls262
Peerless262
Penance263
Penitence263
People264
Perception264
Perfection264
Performance265
Perfume265
Permanence265
Perseverance265
Persistence266
Personality267
Pervasion267
Perversion267
Perversity267
Pessimism267
Philanthrophy268
Piety268
Pilgrimage268
Pillars268
Pilot268
Pity269
Pleasant269
Pleasure269
Plenty270
Plight270
Plot270
Pluck271
Plunder271
Poet271
Poison272
Policy272
Politics272
Polity272
Pollution273
Populace273
Popularity273
Possession274
Position274
Possibility274
Poverty275
Power276
Practice277
Praise278
Prayer278
Precaution280
Precedence280
Precept281
Prediction281
Preference281
Presence283
Prestige283
Prey283
Primal Cause283
Princes284
Prize284
Procrastination284
Profit284
Progress284
Prolixity285
Promotion285
Proper285
Property285
Prosperity286
Prostitute289
Protection289
Providence290
Provision290
Prowess291
Proximity291
Prudence291
Public292
Punishment292
Pure293
Purification293
Purity293
Purpose294
Purusha294
Quickness295
Quest295
Question295
Rain296
Rama296
Ramarajya296
Rarity296
Rashness297
Reaction297
Readiness297
Realisation297
Reality298
Reason299
Rebirth299
Rebuke300
Reciprocation300
Recompense300
Reconciliation301
Redress301
Reflection301
Refuge302
Regard303
Regret303
Regulation303
Reincarnation303
Relation303
Reliance304
Relief304
Religion304
Remembrance305
Remedy305
Renown305
Renunciation306
Repentance306
Replies307
Reproach307
Reputation307
Request307
Requisition307
Residence308
Resignation308
Resistance308
Resolution308
Resoluteness309
Resort309
Respect309
Respectable310
Responsibility310
Rest310
Restraint310
Result311
Retaliation312
Retribution312
Revelation313
Revenge313
Revenue313
Reverence314
Revolution314
Reward314
Riches315
Riddle316
Ridicule316
Righteousness316
Ripeness317
Rish318
Ritualism318
Robbery318
Rogues319
Room319
Royalty319
Ruin320
Ruler320
Rumour320
Rust320
Sacrifice321
Saving321
Safety322
Sage322
Saint322
Salvation323
Sandal323
Satisfaction323
Saving324
Sweetheart324
Scandalmongers324
Sceptre324
Scholar324
Scholarship325
Science325
Scorn325
Scripture325
Scruples326
Search326
Season326
Secret326
Security327
Seed327
Seeker327
Selection327
Self328
Self-Assistance329
Self-confidence329
Self-consciousness329
Self-control329
Self-criticism330
Self-destruction330
Self-improvement330
Self-indulgence330
Self-estimate331
Self-possession331
Self-praise331
Self-protection331
Self-realisation331
Self-respect332
Self-restraint332
Senses332
Separation332
Servant333
Service333
Shelter334
Shrewdness334
Sight334
Sickness335
Silence335
Similarity335
Simpleton336
Sin336
Sincerity336
Skill337
Slander337
Slaughter337
Slaves337
Slayers338
Sleep338
Slipper338
Sloth338
Smallness339
Smartest339
Smile339
Snake339
Solace340
Solitude340
Son340
Sorrow340
Soul341
Source342
Sovereign342
Sovereignty342
Space343
Spark343
Speech343
Spices344
Spirit344
Splendour344
Spokes345
Spoliation345
Sport345
Stars345
State345
Statecraft346
Statesmanship346
Steadiness346
Steadfastness346
Store346
Straight forwardness347
Stranger347
Strategy347
Strength347
Strife348
Struggle349
Style349
Stupefaction349
Stupidity349
Subjection350
Submission350
Substance350
Success350
Suffering352
Sugar352
Suicide352
Suitor353
Sun353
Summons353
Superior353
Support353
Supposition354
Supreme354
Surprise354
Surrender355
Survival355
Suspicion355
Sustenance356
Swan356
Swarajya356
Sweetness356
Sweetheart357
Swindlers357
Sword357
Sympathy358
Symptoms358
Taint359
Talent359
Talk359
Tantalising359
Taste360
Teacher360
Tears360
Temple360
Temptation361
Tenderness361
Territory361
Test361
Theft/Thievery361
Third Eye362
Thirst362
Thorn362
Thoughtful363
Thoughtless363
Tillage363
Time363
Timidity364
Title365
Today365
Together365
Tolerance365
Tomorrow366
Tongue366
Topsy-turvy366
Torment366
Touchstone367
Trade367
Training367
Traitor367
Tranquillity367
Transformation368
Transience368
Transition368
Transitory368
Travel369
Treason369
Treasure370
Treasury370
Triumph371
Trouble371
Trousseau372
Truce372
Trust372
Truth373
Tuition374
Tyranny375
Unadventurous376
Unavoidable376
Unbearable376
Unbecoming376
Uncertainty377
Unchastity377
Uncommon377
Undertaking377
Undeserving378
Unequal378
Unexpected378
Unfaithfulness378
Unfamiliarity379
Unfinished379
Unfriendliness379
Unity379
Universe379
Unparalleled380
Unreality380
Unreliable380
Unredeemed380
Unrenowned380
Unsighteous381
Unrivalled381
Untouchable381
Untruth381
Unwholesome381
Upright382
Uplift382
Use382
Useless383
Usury383
Utility383
Utterance384
Vain385
Value385
Valour386
Vanity386
Vantage387
Variation387
Vegetarian387
Veneration387
Vengeance387
Verdict387
Verse388
Vice388
Victim389
Victory389
Vigilance390
Vigour390
Villains391
Vileness391
Vina391
Violence391
Virtue391
Vision393
Vollubility393
Vulnerability393
Wages394
Waiting394
Walking394
Wanderer394
Wantons394
War395
Warning395
Warrior395
Waste395
Watchfulness396
Water396
Wear396
Wealth397
Weapon401
Weariness401
Weeds402
Weight402
Welfare402
Whirl402
White Ant402
Wicked402
Widow404
Wife404
Wilderness404
Will405
Will-power405
Windfall405
Wine405
Wisdom406
Wish409
Wishing Tree410
Wit410
Witless410
Woman411
Wonder414
Words414
Work415
World415
Worldliness416
Worry416
Worship416
Wound417
Wrath417
Wrestler418
Wrong418
Youth419
Yogi419
Zeal420
Zenith420
Bibliographical Notes421
Select Bibliography451

The Golden Treasury of Indian Quotations (Ancient and Medieval)

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The sagacity and wisdom of Indian seers, thinkers and philosophers are unparalleled but given our western orientation, we often quote from western thinkers with a misplaced belief that Indian quotations are didactic and not suitable for common illustrations. Unfortunately, this attitude betrays gross ignorance of Indian thought and authors, who have depicted enormous depth, spontaneity and brilliance while dispensing these pearls of wisdom. These compilations from various Indian languages prove the veracity of these noble and immortal thoughts projected during ancient and medieval times.

About the Author

The late Rajaram Narayan Saletore was a distinguished historian and author with a doctorate from the University of Bombay. After a brilliant academic career, he had an eventful tenure in the Indian Administrative Service and subsequently penned a number of books on Indian history and culture. Among them the five volumes of the Encyclopaedia of Indian Culture (Sterling Publishers) are a notable contribution.

Publisher's Note

Rajaram Narayan Saletore was one of the most distinguished historians of the century. A Ph. D. from the University of Bombay, a brilliant academician, a senior IAS officer, he held various positions of distinction in his illustrious life.

The present volume, "The Golden Treasury of Indian Quotations" is being published 11 years after the author passed away in 1988. It lay in the custody of Mrs. Radha Saletore and only now is it coming out in its present form.

It is our endeavor, as publishers of this veritable cornucopia of knowledge to bring to the reader and scholar of Indian History a volume that is complete within itself and at par with the author's other published works.

Preface

The quotations we generally find in the daily press of books of reference are mostly Western authors and rarely form Indian writers. The impression created from such examples is that such quotable thoughts are worth citing only from Westerners and few Indian writers offer such ideas for citation. Such a notion is hardly either justified or true as can be noticed from the following pages. Moreover, the general charge of Western critics against Indian thinkers and their thoughts is that they are mostly didactic and hence not suitable for common illustration. Such criticism is not only baseless but betrays a gross ignorance of Indian thought and authors through the ages. As can be seen from this collection, Indian thoughts can challenge comparison with the best from the masterpieces of Western literature. This book is an attempt to reveal that our writers too harldy lacked the oft-vaunted depth, spontaneity and brilliance, which are alleged to be found only in western thought. If a thorough compilation of our thoughts is to be made, it would cover a much larger volume than the one now presented. But several reasons have precluded me from embarking on such a venture and for numerous considerations I have purposely restricted myself to ancient and medieval authors and left the moderns out of this selection.

A writer once suggested to me that the value of this book would have been enhanced if the originals too could be cited and in this case also I have not attempted this especially because the thoughts are from several languages. If that suggestion was to be implemented, it would inevitably have enlarged this volume. In making this selection, which is entirely from a personal angle, I have in most cases cited the original sources and my translations are generally not strictly true to their originals but literal and free although their true sense has not been lost sight of or purposely ignored. In making this presentation, while utilizing translations where available, I have not completely followed them either verbatim or too closely. In the course of this work, I have also in several cases cited parallel thoughts of other authors, Indian and foreign, but even in such cases I have not pursued such comparisons too far or too often as that is not my purpose and, in fact, it would have virtually defeated my object.

In addition, I have appended brief bibliographical notes and a select bibliography, with the hope that they will enhance the value of this work. I trust this book will be the precursor of similar compilations to unravel the noble and immortal thoughts of our classical and medieval writers, as they are in no way inferior to the finest in the world. I have collected these thoughts as I considered them worthy of remembrance and if they could please at least some of my readers and offer them food for thought as they have done in my case, I shall be amply rewarded.

CONTENTS

Prefacevii
Abbreviationsxxv
Abandon1
Ability1
Absolution1
Absorption2
Abuse2
Access2
Accessibility2
Accomplishment2
Accumulation3
Achievement3
Acknowledgement4
Acquaintance4
Acquisition5
Action5
Active6
Acumen7
Adherence7
Administration7
Admiration7
Adultery8
Advantage8
Adventure8
Adersity8
Advice9
Aesthetic Sense11
Affection11
Afflictions11
Age12
Ageless12
Agonies12
Ahimsa13
Aid13
Aim13
Akin14
Alertness14
Alien14
Alike14
Alliance14
Allies15
Alloy15
Almighty15
Alms15
Alone16
Alteration16
Alternative16
Ambassador16
Ambition16
Amiss17
Anarchy17
Anger17
Annoyance18
Anticipation18
Ants18
Apparent18
Appearance19
Appetite19
Application19
Appreciation19
Apprehension20
Armies20
Arrogance21
Asceticism21
Ashoka Tree21
Aspiration21
Assertion21
Assessment21
Assistance22
Association22
Assurance23
Atheism23
Atman24
Attachment24
Attainment24
Attempt25
Attraction25
Austerities26
Avarice26
Avoidance26
Awake27
Awakening27
Awareness27
Balance28
Balm28
Base28
Basis28
Bath29
Battle29
Bawd30
Beauty30
Becoming31
Beggary31
Behaviour32
Beloved32
Benefactor32
Benefit32
Benevolence33
Betrayal33
Birth34
Bitterness34
Blame34
Blend34
Blessed35
Blessing35
Blindness36
Bliss36
Bloom36
Boast36
Body37
Boldness37
Bond37
Books37
Booty38
Brahma38
Brahmana38
Bravery39
Breakage40
Bribe40
Bridegroom40
Brother40
Bubble40
Buds41
Bunds41
Burden41
Business41
Butcher42
Calamity43
Calamities43
Callous Rich43
Calm44
Camphor44
Candle44
Capability44
Captivity44
Carbuncles44
Care44
Cash45
Caste45
Cat46
Cat's Vow46
Caution46
Celebrity47
Celibacy47
Certainty47
Chance48
Change48
Changeless49
Character49
Charity49
Charm50
Chaste Women51
Chastisement51
Chastity51
Children51
Choice52
Civil War53
Clemency53
Cleverness53
Clouds53
Combat53
Combination54
Command54
Commiseration54
Common Man54
Common Sense54
Companionship54
Company55
Comparison56
Compassion57
Compensation58
Completion58
Conceit58
Conciliation58
Condemnation59
Condition59
Conduct59
Confidence60
Confiscation61
Conquest61
Consequence62
Constancy62
Contact63
Contamination63
Contentment63
Contemplation63
Contempt64
Content64
Contention65
Contest65
Contribution65
Control65
Conversation66
Conversion66
Cooperation66
Correlativity66
Corruption67
Council67
Counsel67
Counteraction68
Courage68
Course69
Courtesan69
Covetousness70
Cowards71
Crime71
Criticism71
Crane72
Crocodile72
Cruel72
Cuckolds72
Cure72
Dancing73
Danger73
Daughter74
Dead74
Deaf74
Dear75
Death75
Debts77
Decay77
Deception77
Decision77
Decline78
Decoration78
Decorum78
Deed78
Defame78
Defeat78
Defects79
Defence79
Defilement79
Deformed79
Degradation80
Delay80
Delegation80
Deliberation80
Delight81
Deliverance81
Delusion81
Demonstration81
Departure82
Dependence82
Derision82
Design83
Desire83
Despair85
Desperation85
Despicable85
Despondency85
Destination85
Destiny86
Destroyer87
Destruction87
Determination88
Device89
Devotion89
Dexterity90
Dharma90
Diamond91
Dice91
Difference91
Difficulty92
Dignity93
Diplomacy93
Discretion94
Disease94
Discernment94
Disciple95
Discipline95
Disclosure95
Discord95
Discretion95
Discrimination97
Disgrace97
Disguise98
Dismay98
Disorder98
Disorganization98
Disposition98
Distortion99
Distrust100
Disunion100
Diversion100
Divinity100
Divine Prayer101
Division101
Doing Good101
Doctor102
Domesticity102
Dominion102
Doubts102
Dread102
Dreams102
Dwelling103
Drink103
Drought103
Drunhard103
Duality103
Dullness104
Duplicity104
Duty104
Dyarchy105
Doubting Self106
Dualism106
Ear107
Earrings107
Earth107
Ease107
Effectiveness108
Efficiency108
Effort108
Ego109
Egotism109
Elephants109
Eloquence109
Emanation110
Emancipation110
Embodiment110
Embrace110
Emigration111
Eminence111
Empire111
Empty111
End112
Endeavour112
Endurance112
Enemy113
Energy114
Enjoyment114
Enmity115
Enterprise115
Environment116
Envy116
Equality116
Equanimity117
Equity117
Error118
Espace118
Espionage118
Esteem118
Estimate118
Estrangement119
Eternal119
Evenness119
Evil119
Exalted121
Example121
Excellence121
Exception121
Excess122
Excuse122
Execution122
Exemption123
Exertion123
Exhortation124
Existence124
Expectation124
Expedient125
Expenditure125
Exploitation125
Expression125
External Bliss126
Extinction126
Extraneous126
Extreme127
Exes127
Face128
Fact128
Factions128
Falling Cause128
Failure128
Faith129
Faithless129
Fame129
Fatalism130
Fate130
Father132
Fathomless132
Fault132
Favour133
Fealty133
Fear133
Fearlessness135
Fetters135
Fickle135
Fidelity136
Few136
Fight136
Finance137
Fire137
Firmness137
Fitness138
Five Senses138
Flatterers138
Flattery138
Flowering139
Flutter139
Foe139
Follow140
Followers140
Folly140
Fondness141
Food141
Fool141
Fop143
Footsteps144
Forbearance144
Forbidden144
Foreign144
Forest144
Foresight145
Forget145
Forgiveness145
Form146
Forsake146
Fortitude146
Fortune147
Fragrance149
Frailty150
Free150
Friend150
Friendship152
Freight154
Frivolity154
Fruit154
Fruitless155
Fury155
Futility155
Future156
Gain157
Gambler157
Gambling157
Game158
Garrulity158
Gems158
Generosity158
Genius158
Gentleman159
Gentleness159
Genuineness159
Gift159
Girl160
Glitter160
Glory160
Glorious161
Glow-worm161
Goal161
God161
Gold163
Godliness163
Goldsmiths164
Good164
Good and Evil165
Good Luck165
Good and Pleasant165
Goodness165
Gossip166
Government166
Gratitude167
Great167
Greatness168
Greed168
Grey Hair169
Grief169
Guard170
Guests170
Guidance170
Guide171
Guilt171
Habits171
Happiness172
Hard174
Hard-hearted174
Harmony175
Harms175
Harvest175
Hatred175
Headache176
Hearing176
Heart176
Heartlessness177
Heaven177
Heaven's Gate178
Heaven's Doors178
Hell178
Help179
Hermit180
Hermitage180
Heroism180
Hidden181
Hindrance181
Historian181
History181
Hoarding181
Holiness182
Home182
Honesty182
Honour182
Honour and Shame184
Hope184
Horizon184
Hospitality184
Hostility185
Hour-glass185
House185
Householder186
Humility186
Hunger186
Hunger-Strikers187
Hunting187
Husband187
Hypocrite187
Identical189
Identity189
Idleness189
Idle Talk189
Ignoble190
Ignorant190
Illiteracy190
Illiteracy190
Illiterate191
Ill-Luck191
Illumination191
Illusion191
Illustriousness192
Image Worship192
Imitation192
Immaturity192
Immediacy192
Immortality193
Imperialism194
Impermanence194
Impossibility194
Impracticable195
Impression195
Improvement196
Impurities196
Inaction196
Inconstancy196
Inconvenience196
Increase196
Incomprehensible197
Independence197
Indescribable197
Indication197
Indifference197
Indigence198
Individuality198
Indolence198
Industry198
Inequality199
Inescapability199
Inevitable199
Infamy199
Infatuation200
Infinity200
Influence200
Ingenuity201
Ingratitude201
Inherent201
Inheritance201
Iniquity201
Injury202
Injustice202
Innate Nature202
Inscrutable203
Insight203
Inspiration203
Instability203
Instruction203
Insult204
Intellect204
Intelligence204
Intemperance205
Interest205
Interference206
Interrelation206
Intimacy206
Intoxication206
Intrigue207
Introspection207
Intuition207
Investment207
Irremediability208
Irrevocability208
Jealousy209
Jewel209
Joy210
Judgement210
Just210
Justice211
Khalsa212
Kill212
Kin212
Kindliness212
King213
Kingdom214
Kingship215
Kinship215
Knowledge215
Labour217
Ladder217
Lamentation217
Lamps217
Land218
Laudable218
Law218
Laziness218
Leader219
Learned219
Learning220
Legacy221
Leonine221
Liberality221
Liberation221
Liberty221
Lie222
Life222
Light222
Limit223
Lion223
Little223
Livelihood223
Loneliness223
Longing224
Looks224
Loss224
Love225
Loveless227
Loveliness227
Luck227
Lust227
Magnanimity228
Magnify228
Malice228
Maiden228
Man228
Manifestation229
Manifoldness229
Manliness230
Marriage230
Martyrdom230
Master231
Mastery231
Matron231
Maya231
Mean231
Means231
Measure232
Meddlers232
Medicine232
Meditation233
Meek233
Meeting233
Mellowing234
Memory234
Mendicant234
Mercy234
Mercenary235
Merit235
Might236
Mind236
Mines237
Minister237
Miracle237
Mirage238
Mirror238
Mirth238
Mischief238
Miser238
Misfortune239
Mishap240
Mistake240
Mockery240
Moderation241
Modernism241
Monarch241
Money241
Monk242
Moon242
Morality242
Mortification243
Mother243
Mother-in-law243
Mouthpiece243
Munificence243
Music244
Name245
Nature245
Natural246
Navy246
Necessity247
Nectar247
Need247
Neglect247
Neighbour247
Night248
Noble248
Nonsense248
Non-vegetarian249
Non-violence249
Nourishment249
Novelty249
Obedience250
Object250
Obligation250
Obscene250
Obstacle250
Offering251
Omen252
Omnipotence252
Omnipresence252
Once253
One253
Opinion253
Opportunity253
Opposites255
Opposition255
Optimism255
Option255
Oppression256
Opulence256
Originality256
Origin256
Ornament256
Outlay257
Outlook257
Outrange257
Overeating257
Overestimation257
Overspending258
Owls258
Ownership258
Pacification259
Pain259
Painter259
Pandit259
Pang260
Parallels260
Parricide260
Participation260
Passion260
Past260
Patience261
Patronage261
Patrons261
Pauper261
Peace262
Pearl262
Pearls262
Peerless262
Penance263
Penitence263
People264
Perception264
Perfection264
Performance265
Perfume265
Permanence265
Perseverance265
Persistence266
Personality267
Pervasion267
Perversion267
Perversity267
Pessimism267
Philanthrophy268
Piety268
Pilgrimage268
Pillars268
Pilot268
Pity269
Pleasant269
Pleasure269
Plenty270
Plight270
Plot270
Pluck271
Plunder271
Poet271
Poison272
Policy272
Politics272
Polity272
Pollution273
Populace273
Popularity273
Possession274
Position274
Possibility274
Poverty275
Power276
Practice277
Praise278
Prayer278
Precaution280
Precedence280
Precept281
Prediction281
Preference281
Presence283
Prestige283
Prey283
Primal Cause283
Princes284
Prize284
Procrastination284
Profit284
Progress284
Prolixity285
Promotion285
Proper285
Property285
Prosperity286
Prostitute289
Protection289
Providence290
Provision290
Prowess291
Proximity291
Prudence291
Public292
Punishment292
Pure293
Purification293
Purity293
Purpose294
Purusha294
Quickness295
Quest295
Question295
Rain296
Rama296
Ramarajya296
Rarity296
Rashness297
Reaction297
Readiness297
Realisation297
Reality298
Reason299
Rebirth299
Rebuke300
Reciprocation300
Recompense300
Reconciliation301
Redress301
Reflection301
Refuge302
Regard303
Regret303
Regulation303
Reincarnation303
Relation303
Reliance304
Relief304
Religion304
Remembrance305
Remedy305
Renown305
Renunciation306
Repentance306
Replies307
Reproach307
Reputation307
Request307
Requisition307
Residence308
Resignation308
Resistance308
Resolution308
Resoluteness309
Resort309
Respect309
Respectable310
Responsibility310
Rest310
Restraint310
Result311
Retaliation312
Retribution312
Revelation313
Revenge313
Revenue313
Reverence314
Revolution314
Reward314
Riches315
Riddle316
Ridicule316
Righteousness316
Ripeness317
Rish318
Ritualism318
Robbery318
Rogues319
Room319
Royalty319
Ruin320
Ruler320
Rumour320
Rust320
Sacrifice321
Saving321
Safety322
Sage322
Saint322
Salvation323
Sandal323
Satisfaction323
Saving324
Sweetheart324
Scandalmongers324
Sceptre324
Scholar324
Scholarship325
Science325
Scorn325
Scripture325
Scruples326
Search326
Season326
Secret326
Security327
Seed327
Seeker327
Selection327
Self328
Self-Assistance329
Self-confidence329
Self-consciousness329
Self-control329
Self-criticism330
Self-destruction330
Self-improvement330
Self-indulgence330
Self-estimate331
Self-possession331
Self-praise331
Self-protection331
Self-realisation331
Self-respect332
Self-restraint332
Senses332
Separation332
Servant333
Service333
Shelter334
Shrewdness334
Sight334
Sickness335
Silence335
Similarity335
Simpleton336
Sin336
Sincerity336
Skill337
Slander337
Slaughter337
Slaves337
Slayers338
Sleep338
Slipper338
Sloth338
Smallness339
Smartest339
Smile339
Snake339
Solace340
Solitude340
Son340
Sorrow340
Soul341
Source342
Sovereign342
Sovereignty342
Space343
Spark343
Speech343
Spices344
Spirit344
Splendour344
Spokes345
Spoliation345
Sport345
Stars345
State345
Statecraft346
Statesmanship346
Steadiness346
Steadfastness346
Store346
Straight forwardness347
Stranger347
Strategy347
Strength347
Strife348
Struggle349
Style349
Stupefaction349
Stupidity349
Subjection350
Submission350
Substance350
Success350
Suffering352
Sugar352
Suicide352
Suitor353
Sun353
Summons353
Superior353
Support353
Supposition354
Supreme354
Surprise354
Surrender355
Survival355
Suspicion355
Sustenance356
Swan356
Swarajya356
Sweetness356
Sweetheart357
Swindlers357
Sword357
Sympathy358
Symptoms358
Taint359
Talent359
Talk359
Tantalising359
Taste360
Teacher360
Tears360
Temple360
Temptation361
Tenderness361
Territory361
Test361
Theft/Thievery361
Third Eye362
Thirst362
Thorn362
Thoughtful363
Thoughtless363
Tillage363
Time363
Timidity364
Title365
Today365
Together365
Tolerance365
Tomorrow366
Tongue366
Topsy-turvy366
Torment366
Touchstone367
Trade367
Training367
Traitor367
Tranquillity367
Transformation368
Transience368
Transition368
Transitory368
Travel369
Treason369
Treasure370
Treasury370
Triumph371
Trouble371
Trousseau372
Truce372
Trust372
Truth373
Tuition374
Tyranny375
Unadventurous376
Unavoidable376
Unbearable376
Unbecoming376
Uncertainty377
Unchastity377
Uncommon377
Undertaking377
Undeserving378
Unequal378
Unexpected378
Unfaithfulness378
Unfamiliarity379
Unfinished379
Unfriendliness379
Unity379
Universe379
Unparalleled380
Unreality380
Unreliable380
Unredeemed380
Unrenowned380
Unsighteous381
Unrivalled381
Untouchable381
Untruth381
Unwholesome381
Upright382
Uplift382
Use382
Useless383
Usury383
Utility383
Utterance384
Vain385
Value385
Valour386
Vanity386
Vantage387
Variation387
Vegetarian387
Veneration387
Vengeance387
Verdict387
Verse388
Vice388
Victim389
Victory389
Vigilance390
Vigour390
Villains391
Vileness391
Vina391
Violence391
Virtue391
Vision393
Vollubility393
Vulnerability393
Wages394
Waiting394
Walking394
Wanderer394
Wantons394
War395
Warning395
Warrior395
Waste395
Watchfulness396
Water396
Wear396
Wealth397
Weapon401
Weariness401
Weeds402
Weight402
Welfare402
Whirl402
White Ant402
Wicked402
Widow404
Wife404
Wilderness404
Will405
Will-power405
Windfall405
Wine405
Wisdom406
Wish409
Wishing Tree410
Wit410
Witless410
Woman411
Wonder414
Words414
Work415
World415
Worldliness416
Worry416
Worship416
Wound417
Wrath417
Wrestler418
Wrong418
Youth419
Yogi419
Zeal420
Zenith420
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