यो ध्रुवाणि परित्यज्य अध्रुवं परिषेवते ।
ध्रुवाणि तस्य नश्यन्ति चाध्रुवं नष्टमेव हि ॥
yo dhruvāṇi parityajya adhruvaṃ pariṣevate।
dhruvāṇi tasya naśyanti cādhruvaṃ naṣṭameva hi॥
He who gives up what is imperishable for that which is perishable, loses that which is imperishable; and doubtlessly loses that which is perishable also.