gauravaṃ prāpyate dānāt

gauravaṃ prāpyate dānāt na tu vittasya sañcayāt |

sthitiḥ uccaiḥ payodānāṃ payodhīnām adhaḥ sthitiḥ ||

 

Fame is obtained by donating (giving) money, not collecting it. Clouds (givers of water) have a high position whereas the seas (reservoirs of water) have a low position.

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