Thursday, November 28, 2013


Panchatantra or “Five Principles” is a collection of ancient Indian popular tales written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma and it is the best guide to enroot moral values in children since its each tale has a moral lesson in its end.Each of these animal fables ends with a moral related to the story.
Panchatantra compares the winnow and sieve with the qualities of a person.
A sieve lets go and allows all the good things to pass through its pores while retaining the waste things in it. On the contrary, a winnow discards the husk, stones and dust to let go and retains only the good and useful things.
The winnow retains what is useful while the sieve retains what is useless.
One should “be like a winnow retaining the positive things of life and not like a sieve which retains all the negative aspects of life!”

5 Famous Panchatantra Quotes and teachings:-

1.  Intelligence can accomplish things more easily than army and weapons   (that is - physical power).
2.  Excellent, average, and low qualities appear in anyone or anything due   to association with person or things of the corresponding type.
3.  Truly good men are like rubber balls; even if they fall they bounce  back. A fool falls like mud and gets stuck to the ground.
4.  One should seek for the salutary in the unpleasant: if it is there, it is after all nectar. One should seek for the deceitful in the pleasant: if it is there it is after all poison.  
5.   A great man does not lose his self-possession when he is afflicted; the       ocean is not made muddy by the falling in of its banks.

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