[Advaita-l] Help required in locating the source of a verse

Sriram Krishnamurthy asksriramjobs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 04:52:32 CST 2011

Dear Subbi Ji,
It is only a Subhashita. As far as i have read the Manu smriti it does not
contain the text.

Thanks and Regards,

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> *Namaste
> The following verse, known to be a subhAShita, is also said to be from
> Manu.  I would like to know the source of this verse as ascribed to Manu:
> *
> गतेऽपि वयसि ग्राह्या विद्या सर्वात्मना बुधैः ।
> यद्यपि स्यान्न फलदा सुलभा साऽन्यजन्मनि  ||
> **
> gate'pi vayasi grAhyA vidyA sarvAtmanA budhaiH
> yadyapi syAnna phaladA sulabhA sA anyajanmani
> Meaning:
> Though one has attained old age, there should be the endeavor to acquire
> knowledge by all means.  Even though it might not bear fruit (in this
> birth), yet the pursuit of it will become easy in a different birth.
> Best regards,
> subbu
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