Yaksha Prashna – V

Q: What is the most praiseworthy thing in the world?
A: The most praiseworthy thing in the world is skill
Q: What is the most valuable thing in the world?
A: Knowledge is the most valuable thing in the world
Q: Amongst gains, what is the most precious?
A: Health is the most precious gain
Q: Amongst happiness, which is the best?
A: Contentment is the best amongst happiness
Q: What is the highest duty in this world?
A: Refrain from injury is the highest duty in the world
Q: Which duty always fetches results?
A: The rites prescribed in the three Vedas always fetches results
Q: What is it that, if restrained, never causes regret?
A: It is the mind which, if restrained, never causes regret
Q: Who are they with whom an alliance can never break?
A: An alliance with the noble (good) can never break
Q: What is it that, if renounced, makes one dear (to all)?
A: Pride, if renounced, makes one dear to all
Q: What is it that, if renounced, causes no regret?
A: Anger, if renounced, never causes regret
Q: What is it that, if renounced, makes one wealthy?
A: Desire, if renounced, makes one wealthy
Q: What is it that, if renounced, makes one happy?
A: Avarice, if renounced, makes one happy

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