VIDHWAN SARVATRA PUJYATE
Here is a wonderful sloka in Samskritham
Swa gruhe Poojyathe Pithara:
Swa graame Poojyathe Prabhu:
Swa deshe Poojyathe Raja:
Vidhwan Sarvathra Poojyathe!!!
The meaning :
Swagruhe (In His own House) Parents are respected and adored:
Swagraame (In his own village) A landlord or a rich man is respected and adored.
Swadeshe (in his own kingdom) the king is respected and adored..
But a Vidhwan (a scholar) is respected and adored all over the world.
The Parents provides all the needs of the children, and the children love their parents , and respect them. (As Swami often says, conditional Love )
The landlord in the village is very rich, and influential, and as such the villagers respect them. (Prabhu). Here again that respect is conditional)
The king is very powerful, and as such the countrymen fear and respect the king, but only within that kingdom.
Vidhwan not just a scholar. A man who is very proficient in any skill, whether in Art, Literature, Games, an exponent of Religious matters, Music , etc. can be classified as Vidhwan. Such vidhwan’s fame and respect cross all borders, irrespective of which country they belong to.
VIDHWAN SARVATHRA POOJYATHE