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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Vocabulary of the Dialects of the Kirant Language. Giving, consuming, and loss, are the three ways by which wealth is diminished. The poet has also done all these, for a different purpose.

Vajram though made from thigh bone of an ascetic called Dadhiici, it is as hard as a diamond. Lakshman enters Kishikindha in a fury. Such is the occurrence supposed to be recorded in this sloka.

Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

Besides, there was no alternative. Absence of sexual urges and commotions 5. Dalsukh Malvania et al. This is indeed wonderful! Keep your self clean like a divine crystal. Thus do evil-minded persons miscall the vir- tues of the good.

Translated from the Persian into English Verse. But who cares any more for these delights when his mind reflects on their uncertainty? The world, and all that it contains, is then destroyed by fire, only the gods, sages, and elements surviving. The poet addresses the ascetic to concentrate only on that unique, bhartriharo, vibrant experience.

This distinction may be thought to bhartrihai similar to that of the present notion of phoneme. It may give some useful hints, and suggest some subjects for profitable investigation, even to philologists.


Ultimately he goes behind the screen curtain of Death. Everyone becomes his kith shatak kin. Satisfaction is equal to both of us. Breaks the sense of fear and assuring. At a time when science was not developed to optimum levels and when there were hundreds of events and forces beyond the control of man such as epidemics, fires, droughts and floods, quakes and wild animals, this fatalistic approach is ghartrihari.

She told that she got it from the charioteer, the king sent men to bring the charioteer, he told the king that he got it from the queen, and confessed of his affair with the queen.

Depending on the time, place and circumstances, the importance and value of things gain and lose their value. He is clothed in a torn cloak made from rags cast into the street ; he has no pride, no self-consciousness; he is free from desire; his sole pleasure is rest and quietness. Vdk- patuld – ” skill or ability in speech,” ” eloquence. When you are pure, won’t you shed the sense of desiring and proposing?

Bhartrihari Shataka

In the last verse, he bids farewell to the five elements. Giving, consuming, and loss, are shatka three ways by which wealth is diminished.

We acquired the sin of self-praise before the wealthy arrogant persons. Distaste and disengagement alone have a sense of assurance. The man who has no sense of literature and music is like a beast, though he has not horns and a tail: Besides these, tradition assigns to him a grammar called Vakyapadiya, and a poem called Bhattikavya. Company of good people can reduce and mitigate the ignorance of the mind, can encourage truthful speech and moreover cubances ones social status and prestige.

But beyond tradition there is no evidence whatever as to the authorship of these Satakas. But he has evidently laboured con amore, and his efforts are successful to a degree. The system of Kapila contains nearly all shatakz India has produced in the department of pure philosophy. Have patience and do not cry before the rich people because a pitcher can fill equal amount of water from a well and from the sea and not more than its capacity.


Friendship of the gentlemen is like mixing of milk and water. This article is part of the latest book by U. He did not perform the ritualistic bhartrigari and sacrifices Dharma which help in getting the gates of Heaven opened. Be pure and joyful.

Deliverance alone is like a wild fire which can destroy the miseries arising out of mundane worries. S’iva according to the fable was supposed to have killed the sons of a Brahman, and was compelled to wander for twelve years as a mendicant bearing the skull of one of his victims in his hand. Therefore, between these three, learning and science gains no hearing in the world.

He does not care, consider or count the happiness or the hurdles in the process. So thou mightest gain tranquillity. What penance, it is asked, has the deer practised that he is able to pass his life in peace and contentment. And of Hindu Pantheism, at all events in its most modern phases, its Vedantasara presents the best summary. I am satisfied with the divine voice which sheds forth words over my mind sweeter than honey, richer than butter.

The Ultimate Power Within He cannot get more than his fate even on the golden Sumeru Mountain. The ascetics who, pure in heart, have suc- ceeded in crossing it successfully, are filled with joy. The Character of the Good.