Subhashita of the day... 07-09-2021 _ The Best Gift Ever...
अन्नदानंपरं दानं विद्यादानमतः परम् ।
अन्नेनक्षणिका तृप्ति र्यावज्जीवं च विद्यया ॥
अन्नदानं- Anna= Food + Daanam= donation/ giving
परं = Great
दानं = donation/ giving
विद्यादानमतः = Vidya = Knowledge + Daanam= donation/ giving + Ataha = therefore/ even
परम् = Great
अन्नेन = By Food
क्षणिका = momentary/ transient/ temporary
तृप्तिर्यावज्जीवं = Truptir = satisfaction/ contentment + Yaavat = until + Jeevam = Alive/ Life
च = and
विद्यया = by knowledge
Meaning of the Subhashita:
Donating food is great, but donating knowledge is even very great. The satisfaction by donating food is momentary but that by knowledge satisfies until we are alive.