Sunday, September 25, 2022


Incomparable Taste

An Anthology of Sanskrit Court Poetry: Vidyākara's "Subhāṣitaratnakoṣa" translated by Daniel H.H. Ingalls (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965 = Harvard Oriental Series, 44), pp. 425-426 (number 1628):
A dog will gnaw at a human bone,
and though it be wormy, covered with spittle, stinking,
repulsive and even void of meat,
he delights in its incomparable taste.
If even Indra should come by,
the dog would look upon him with suspicion,
for one who is low does not consider
that what he has may not be worth the having.


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