Enjoy these great Sanskrit sayings with my recordings!
आचार्यात् पादमादत्ते पादं शिष्य स्वमेधया |
पादं सब्रह्मचारिभ्य: पादं काल क्रमेण च ||
ācāryāt pādamādatte pādaṁ śiṣya svamedhayā
pādaṁ sabrahmacāribhyah pādaṁ kāla krameṇa ca
One gains ¼ of the knowledge from the Acharya (the teacher), ¼ from his own self-study and intellect, *¼ from his fellow students and the remaining ¼ in time, as one matures.
पुस्तकस्था तु या विद्या परहस्तगतं धनम्।*
*कार्यकाले समायाते न सा विद्या न तद्धनम्॥*
pustakasthā tu yā vidyā parahastagataṁ dhanaṁ । (pāṭhabhedha- pustakasthā ca yā, pustakasthāpi yā; parahaste ca yaddhanam)
kāryakāle samāyāte na sā vidyā na taddhanam ॥
Knowledge remaining in books, (not understood and assimilated by oneself) and wealth in someone else’s hands, (none earned by one’s efforts) are both useless at the time of need.