This Sanskrit Shlok ( quartet?) has been on my mind since at least 1958, when I was taught Sanskrit in 8th class by respected Pdt. Mukta Prasad in A.Z. Khan Junior High School, Jalal Nagar, Shahjahan Pur, U.P. India. It is about people who are devoid of education…
YESHAAM NA VIDYA NA TAPO NA DANAM
GYANAM NA SHEELAM NA GUNDON NA DHARMAH
TEY MART LOKEY BHUVI BHAAR BOOTAH
MANUSHYA ROOPEND MRGYASH CHARANTI
It will probably translate to this
” Those who do not have education, nor have experience, nor have a giving heart,
Lack knowledge, have no patience, do not have any qualities nor have religion,
Such people, in this mortal world, are but a burden on Earth
They are like animals (antelop) grazing in the form of Humans.”
Please if you know Sanskrit better than me and find any mistake in my above translation, forgive me and correct me please.
We will do well if only we could try our best to avoid being a mere burden on the face of Earth.