BY indefiniteloop

NaNoWriMO Writing Prompt - Day 14:

I thought I did mix it up in here a little. Today’s prompt is a more so a riddle than a quote. This one is one of my favorite Sanskrit quotes, because it made me curious. It made me stop, and think what was the writer trying to convey. While it may be a piece from a bigger story, I only came across it as it is quoted below.

The riddle is open to interpretation, and that’s what I love about it. I interpreted it as a virtue of sorts, and am writing a series of novels with one character that imbues this virtue. I have to say that it’s turning out to be fun!

Here’s the Sanskrit riddle/quote:

बोधारो मत्सरग्रस्ताः प्रभवः स्मयदूषिताः। अबोधोपहताश्चान्ये जीर्णमङ्गे सुभाषितम्॥ (Learned men are jealous, masters laugh at me. Other do not understand, [thus] good quote remains in [this] old body [i.e. me])

While it did take me sometime to interpret it within my own perceptions, it was worth it. I hope it helps you too, and in the event it inspires something then do let me know by leaving a comment below!

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