yathā kharaḥ candanabhāravāhī

yathā kharaḥ candanabhāravāhī bhārasya vettā na tu candanasya |

evaṃ hi śāstrāṇi bahūnyadhītya artheṣu mūḍhāḥ kharavad vahanti ||

 

Just like a donkey which carries the sandal wood on it’s back doesn’t know the importance (Or ‘Value’) of the sandal wood but only knows (Realises) about some weight which is put on it’s back, in the same way many learned people who have studied the ‘Shaastras’ (Sciences) don’t realise the true meaning of it and simply carry the ‘weight’ of the knowledge!

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