Sanskrit Proverb

This is a translation of an ancient Sanskrit text written by someone of whom almost nothing is known, except that he lived sometime between the third and seventh centuries AD.

Sanskrit Proverb

By Kalidasa

Look To This day

For it is life,

The very life of life.

In its brief course lie all

The realities and verities of existence,

The bliss of growth,

The splendor of action,

The glory of power…

For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision.

But today, well lived,

Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore to this day.

3 thoughts on “Sanskrit Proverb

  1. Kenneth

    Someone said in the street this morning, as I opened the window to let in the light. "That the darkest day on earth was dawning" but I looked to Sweden, twas such a beautiful sight.
     And in someway today I live well.


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