The most precious wealth is the wealth acquired by the ear
Indeed, of all wealth that wealth is the crown.
Only when no nourishment exists for the ear
Is it time to offer the stomach a morsel.
There are men who find listening a feast for there ears.
On earth they resemble deities who feast from sacrificial fires.
Even though he has no learning, if a man but listens to the learned
That will be his staff of strength in adversity.
Words for the lips of upright men
Are like a steadying staff in a slippery place.
However little, let a man to good things
Even that little will enhance his greatness.
Those who have studied deeply and listened diligently will never speak
Foolish words, even when they have wrongly understood a matter.
Ears may hear and yet remain deaf
If not pierced by sharp listening.
For a man to speak with humility is indeed rare,
Unless he has listened to learning's subtlety.
There are men whose tongues can taste but whose ears never savor.
What does it matter that they live or die.
Help Desk : Mailerindia provides valuable
services to those who wish to discover the bliss and wisdom by
the practice of Hindu Vedas, Dharmas and Yogas.
Query Answer service : If you have any
queries regarding this article or hindu way of life section, send
an email to the editorial team headed by the section editor rishi
and vedic scholars who have indepth knowledge in the principles
and practice of Hinduism.
The editor rishi belongs to the "Saiva" sect of
hinduism, the forefathers of which are the noble saints like
Thirumoolar, Thirugnana Sambandar, etc.,.