Proverbs From India: Will the Crow, after Bathing, Become a Stork?

Sheperd in Northern IndiaWhat the heck does “Will the crow, after bathing, become a stork?” mean(if you find out, do let me know)? Don’t have time to spend a month on an ashram? Or even an hour contemplating your navel? Here’s a few well-known proverbs from India that will guide you to enlightenment….or not!

  • In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • A single blow of a blacksmith is equal to a hundred blows of a goldsmith.School children in India
  • What you know is as big as the size of your palm, what you do not know is as big as the size of the universe.
  • The cobra will bite you whether you call it cobra or Mr. Cobra.
  • Shallow water bubbles much: a shallow man boasts much.
  • The contented are always happy; the discontented are ever miserable.
  • Happiness consists in the absence of anxiety.
  • Advice to the stupid produces anger.
  • Living in water and being an enemy of the crocodile is not good. Duh!
  • First Day a guest, second day a pest. I love this one!

I enjoyed looking up proverbs from India, Can’t say I understood all of them. Do you have any favorite proverbs? Please Share!

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