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Bhartṛhari is a Sanskrit writer to whom are normally ascribed two influential Sanskrit texts: Bhartrihari was long believed to have lived in the seventh century CE, but according consisting of three thematic compilations on shringara, vairagya and niti (loosely: love, dispassion and moral conduct) of hundred verses each. NITI SHATAKAM of Bhartrihari 1.I bow to God, the self enlightened, the peaceful, free from the bonds of space and time, the infinite, the pure co. Meanwhile he took generic interest in affairs of his state and during this time wrote Niti Shataka. Later on, it is believed that, he resigned from.

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Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool

Tolerance is his mother. Therefore, between these three, learning and science gains no hearing in the world. Who then, casting off the three-eyed deity, would reverence one blinded by the love of a little money? The penance burnt us up.

Home Sanskrit Translations Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Owners of the earth in their folly display delight in the acquirement of even the very smallest particle, while, on the contrary, they ought to manifest sorrow. Grammatical Analysis of the Vayu Language.


Rags are good robes. The mighty earth, trodden by the feet of one hero, is lightened up with his exceeding bhartriahri glory as though by the shining of the sun. I will bathe in the waters of Ganges: Gentle qualities have a danger of harm from wicked persons.

The earth is variously adorned in various bhartriari ; by poor men whose words are of no account by rich men whose words are admired nedti those contented with their own wives by men who refrain from passing censure upon others. He who nourishes his body by food given by others, who is devoid of relations and friends etc, he who lives in himself and is engaged in his work, who is detached from worldly objects, who wear clothes old and torn, thrown on the road, who is free from honour and pride, is the one whose mental flaws and short comings are eliminated and such a nneeti gets absorbed in the bliss of Brahma on becoming Yogeshwara.


Cumulatively to say that knowledge is the noblest form of wealth. Robes are the bharrtrihari and horizons naked 4. A dog eats with delight putrid abominable bones, and though the king of the gods may stand before him, takes no heed: So does the story goes that Bhartrihari got such a fruit from a Brahmin that would increase his life span. Second Edition, post 8vo, pp. He sleeps on bare earth.

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In those days householders also used to treat mendicants kindly. Desire for the companionship of the good, love for the virtues of others, reverence for spiritual teachers, dili- gence in acquiring wisdom, love for their own wives, fear of the world’s blame, reverence for Siva, self-restraint, freedom from the acquaintance with evil men wherever men dwell endowed with virtues like these, they are always reverenced.

Continuation of the ideas in preceding sloka. Learned men are eaten up with jealousy; mighty men are spoiled through pride ; the minds of some men are obscured through ignorance: With this sloka the section begins in which the charac- teristics of virtue are described.

This stanza is quoted in Mudrdrdkshasa, act ii. His argument for this was based on language acquisitione. Memorandum relative to the Seven Cosis of Nepal.

I consider him only to be god. Yet they start this work or that work and rush as if the world was going to get submerged. He wants her to serve him by making food and bed. Subsistence can be easily gained in this world in the path of delights. At one time a man may lie on the ground, at an- other he may sleep on a couch ; at one time he may live on herbs, at another on boiled rice ; at one time he may wear rags, at another a magnificent robe.

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How obnoxious will it be to approach kings for anything? The actor takes up several roles. The lion, though overwhelmed by hunger and weak- ened by old age, though at the point of death and in a state of misery, and though his majesty may have left him and his life be vanishing away, yet his whole desire is to swallow at one mouthful the forehead of the kingly elephant which he has crushed in pieces.

Wisdom has not been gained free from spot ; wealth has not been acquired ; reverence towards our elders has not been practised by us ; we have not even dreamt of love. Sesha bears all the worlds placed on his serpent- like head: Kings bhxrtrihari subdued it in hundreds of battles, and have divided it among themselves.

Bracelets are no ornament to a man, shhataka strings of pearls as the moon; nor yet bathing, nor perfumes, nor flowers, nor decorated hair. My youth has departed from me ; my dwelling is in a forest ; my infatuation has left me.

Surely the retreats amid the Himalayas, where the Vidy ad haras dwell among the rocks cooled by the spray of the Ganges, must have ceased to exist, since men enjoy that sustenance which they have gained from others to their own disgrace. When I knew but a little, I was blinded by pride, as an elephant is blinded by passion: