TEXT 279
lohake yavat sparsi' hema nahi kare
tavat sparsa-mani keha cinite na pare
lohakeiron; yavatas long as; sparsi'-touching; hemagold; nahinot; karetransforms; tavatuntil then; sparsa-manithe touchstone; kehasomeone; ciniteto recognize; nanot; pareis able.
As long as it does not turn iron into gold by its touch, no one can recognize an unknown stone to be a touchstone.

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