January 15, 2011

Sanskrit Wisdom - 57

Laalayet pancha varshaaNi dasha varshaNi taaDhayet |
Prapte tu shoDhashe varshe putre mitravadaacharet ||

laalayaot\ pMca vaYaa-iNa dSa vaYaa-iNa taDyaot\ a
p`aPto tu YaaoDSao vaYao- pu~o ima~vadacarot\ aa

The son should be pampered until the age of five and may be disciplined by using the rod until the age of ten. Once he reaches the age of sixteen, however, he should be treated like a friend.

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