Four Tests for Man

Just as gold is tested in four ways, so too is Man. Gold is rubbed on a touchstone, cut, heated and beaten. A person is assessed on the basis of his learning, his character, his family background, and by his actions.

(Transliteration: yaTHA chathurbhihi kanakam parIkshyathe nigharSHaNa CHEdhana thApa thAdanaihi / thaTHA chathurbhihi purushaha parIkshyathe shruthEna sheelEna kulEna karmaNA)

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