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Meaning of "Vidya Dadathi Vinayam"


Vidya Dadathi Vinayam


विद्यां ददाति विनयं

In General

Vidya dadathi vinayam means knowledge generates humility. This is a noble lesson taught to children from time immemorial.

Vidya, Knowledge and higher educational qualifications should not make one arrogant on the contrary they should develop humility. This is told in one of the stories told by Narayan Pandit in his work Hitopadesha. The complete sloka is given below

विद्यां ददाति विनयं,

विनयाद् याति पात्रताम् ।

पात्रत्वात् धनमाप्नोति,

धनात् धर्मं ततः सुखम् ॥

Vidya Dadati Vinayam,

Vinaya Dadati Paatrataam।

Paatratva Dhanamaapnoti,

Dhanaat Dharmam Tatah Sukham॥

The message sloka gives is that knowledge makes one humble, humbleness begets capability, Capability allows one to make wealth, and Wealth, in turn, brings bliss

The shloka emphasizes the importance of education, humility, and wealth in achieving happiness. It suggests that education leads to humility, which in turn leads to capability and the ability to acquire wealth, which ultimately leads to happiness. This belief is still relevant today, as education and humility are both important qualities to have to be successful in life. Making wealth is also an aim of Education but one should follow dharma while acquiring it

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