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Subhashita of the day... 07-09-2021 _ The Best Gift Ever...

Subhashita:

अन्नदानंपरं दानं विद्यादानमतः परम् ।

अन्नेनक्षणिका तृप्ति र्यावज्जीवं च विद्यया ॥


Words meaning:

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

= 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.

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