On reading these [100 verses] a scholar will get strength of speech; a warrior will become a ruler of the earth; traders will make their fortune; and the worker will get eminence.
[Note: This is the last verse of the first section of the first chapter of the Indian epic, Ramayana. It is also the one hundredth verse. This section is a precis of the whole epic of 24,000 verses. It is recited by the sage Narada to Valmiki, the author of the epic.]
paTan dvijO vAgrSHabhathvam IyAth syAth kshatriyO bhUmipathithvam IyAth / vaNigjanaha paNyaphalathvam IyAth janashcha shUdhrOpi mahathvam IyAth
पठन् द्विजॊ वागृषभत्वमीयात् स्यात् क्षत्रियो भूमिपतित्वमीयात् /
वणिग्जनः पण्यफलत्वमीयात् जनश्च शूद्रोपि महत्त्वमीयात् //