March 13, 2018
karmaṇai ’va hi saṁsiddhim ᾱsthitᾱ janakᾱdayaḥ
lokasaṁgraham evᾱ ’pi saṁpaśyan kartum arhasi (III-20)
yad-yad ᾱcarati śreṣṭhas tat-tad eve ’taro janaḥ
sa yat pramᾱṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate (III-21)
III/20. Verily, Janaka and others attained perfection by action
only. Even with a view to the protection of the masses thou
should perform action.
III/21. Whatsoever a great man does, that other men also do.
Whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world follows.