Chintayascha chitayascha

Subhashita

चिंतायाश्च चितायाश्च बिंदुमात्रं विशिष्यते ।
चिता दहति निर्जीवं चिंता दहति जीवनम् ॥

Audio

Transliteration

chintAyAshcha chitAyAshcha bindu mAtraM vishiShyate ।
chitA dahati nirjIvam chintA dahati jIvanam ॥

Literal Meaning

In sanskrit, there is only one difference in how you write ‘worry’ and ‘funeral pyre’ – just an extra dot. (चिता = funeral pyre चिंता = worry). While the pyre burns dead bodies, worry burns down life.