I return to Bhartruhari after the longest time. This sloka—the third in Neeti Shatakam—is highly applicable given the times we live in and given the self-proclaimed experts in every field.
Agnah Sukhamaradhyate Sukhataramaradhyate Visheshagnah |
Jnanalavadurvidagdham Brahmaapi Naram Na Ranjayati ||
It is but very easy to please the wholly Ignorant, easier it is to please the really Knowledgeable|
It is well-nigh impossible for even Brahma to please those endowed with half-baked knowledge||