Sister, brother's wife and daughter are like one's mother. A sensible man shall never look at them with a reprehensible vision.
Only a man devoid of perfect knowledge will make much of marriage and desire it. Actually it is a great bondage.
O gentle lady, those who go to another man's house without being invited attain disrespect, which is more serious than death.
People wounded with arrows by enemies are not so pained as when their vulnerable points are hit by the taunting words of kinsmen.
Please do not be carried away by the external appearance, no one can know the inner make up of people.
O daughter of the lord of mountains (Parvati) even a weighty person endowed with great qualities, even a noble soul, is considered base immediately after uttering the words- "please give me".
A person fleeing the battleground shall not be killed.
Sages are always to be adored.
O excellent Gana, those who seek shelter shall be protected, not punished.
O Ganga you are blessed. Listen I am not distinct from you.
(Ganga is the holy river).
O Ravana, O base devotee, O wicked minded do not be arrogant. A destroyer of the arrogance of your mighty hands will come soon.
The word is permanent, the object is indicated by the word is non-permanent. The words are transferable since those indicated by words are released.
Purity too is the internal one. External purity is not enough. A man though physically pure is not pure if he is devoid of inner purity.
There is misery in earning wealth as also in preserving and spending it. O sages of good holy rites, there are miseries due to destruction of possessions, due to one's possession being excelled by another's etc. These cause only other miseries.
A man may be clad in silken garments. But if his sense organs are not in control he is naked.
But if his sense organs are subdued he himself is well covered.
What can a fool do with a book? Of what avail is wealth to him who is bereft of his wife?
Abstention by way of austerity is called restraint. The first contributory cause of restraint is non-violence; truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy (with the exception to the house-holders with their wives) and non-acceptance of gifts are the other causes.
He who worships them (devotees of Siva) worships Siva. No one shall look derisively at them nor shall be speak words displeasing to them if he desires for wealth here and hereafter.
The stupid man who answers them (devotees of Siva) censures the Lord himself.
Forgiveness, fortitude, non-violence, detachment, equal reaction in regard to honor and dishonor - all these constitute excellent covering for the body.
What is called Kalakuta is not at all poison when compared to worldly existence, which is the real poison.
O leading Brahmins, the meditator cannot meditate without perfect knowledge.
O excellent Brahmins, after fixing his mind, the meditator does not know anything else. The yogi does not identify him with anything else. He does not see all round smell nor hear anything has dissolved himself in his Atman lie does not feel the touch of anything. He is then known as having acquired equal taste in everything.
Even those Brahmins who are the expounders of Brahman arc defiled by accepting gifts from their patrons kings etc.
Gifts from kings are sinful. It is comparable to poison. After realizing this at the outset it shall be avoided by a learned man as he shall avoid the flesh of a dog.
Meditation is the pondering over my form and not the trances of the soul.
O beloved, the wicked people do not observe that their own status is being hit when they attack good men endowed with the six qualities of learning.