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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An ascetic lives on alms, remote from men, self-con- trolled, walking in the path of indifference, giving or not giving, it matters not which.

Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool

A dog becomes happy when he gets a bone devoid of flesh, although it is not sufficient to pacify his hunger. The terms Rudraksha literally means the “Eyes” of Shiva and is so named in His benevolence. A gem — by polishing; 2. A servant who does not raise his voice is termed as mute. Who then, casting off the three-eyed deity, would reverence one blinded by the love of a little money?

When a man is bhartrinari with food, he enters into subjection to the world ; even so a drum sends forth an agreeable sound when its surface is covered with flour.

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Yet wise men retire away from all these things into the forest, considering them like the light of a lamp which burns unsteadily through the wind of the wings of a wandering moth. In the engulfing flames.

The poet laments our own misfortune of ceaselessly contemplating on the mansions of desires built in our minds. Avadhtita-charya means wandering about as a mendi- cant, separated from worldly feelings and obligations. Kings were suffering from pride 3. When I knew a little, I behaved like an elephant in rut.



A man may dive into the sea, he may ascend to the top of Mount Meru, he may be victorious over his enemies, he may devote himself to merchandise, he may plough the earth, he may study all learning and all art, he may travel on the wings of a bird from one end of heaven to shataks other, but yet he shall suffer that which is fated him on earth, neither shall that fail which is destined for him.

Embraces of the beloved are momentary. The constant man loses not his virtue in shatakz. You are known by your affluence and splendor in your kingdom. The tree will sprout again, but “man dieth and wasteth away; yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

The passions or faults of the mind are six in number desire, wrath, covetousness, be- wilderment, pride, and envy. His words become broken.

Truth is his friend. Although lord Brahma can destroy the Kamaivana and put an end to the pleasure of the swans roaming but he can never master the art of separating milk from water.

The friendships formed between good and evil men differ.

Hsataka proverb, ” A thorn bbhartrihari one’s side ; ” also 2 Cor. Sense of welfare is hit by both physical and mental illnesses. Do not seek pleasure in the enjoyment which comes from flattery, dress, or feasting ; for the only delight which is supreme is everlasting, and bhartrihadi grows.

Sensual pleasures are female elephant. Meanwhile he took generic interest in affairs of his state and during this time wrote Niti Shataka.

He renounced the palace and all the physical pleasures and went to the forest. Having been captured and enamored by this World, we lose all bhartrihzri shame and sense of modesty.

The ” door- posts blackened by the smoke of the offerings ” is referred to, Raghuv. It is better to fall from the highest point of a lofty mountain and be dashed to pieces among the rocks it is better that one’s hand should be bitten by the poisonous ;i fangs of a dreadful serpent it is better to fall into the I fire, than that one’s piety should fail. And my wings being concealed, I was helped by your father and took refuge in the ocean. By means of destiny Brahma was constrained to work like an artificer in the interior of his egg ; by means of destiny Vishnu was compelled to pass through ten in- carnations of great difficulty ; by means of destiny Bhartgihari was forced to live as a mendicant, bearing the skull in his hands for a pot ; by means of destiny the sun is compelled to travel his daily course in the heaven.


She is truly a wife who wishes well for her husband and he is truly a friend who behaves with similar passion in sorrow and happiness. A sage called Aurva produced by means of magic power a devouring fire from his thigh. I look on the favours of this world only as so much grass. Begging peers and relatives.

When oldage sets in it will be like digging a well, when the house has caught fire. The whole world is filled with delight to the poor man, to the man whose passions are subdued, to the man who is calm, and whose mind is ever equal, who is filled with contentment. For other uses, see Bharthari. What is the greatest loss? Vedic Philosophy of Happiness and Sorrow: If at all there is any preaching, the poet preaches himself.

Sacrifice is lost by imprudence and bad conduct. Yet they do not bother. To those who have strong backing of good deeds in their previous birth, even the forest appears as a beautiful town.

Every else is a trade or the business of a trader. Thus do evil-minded persons miscall the vir- tues of the good. If a person has accumulated credits from benevolence, even if forest is its dwelling, it becomes a great town. He is the orator. Still, a man of action does not care for his miseries.