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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Those who are full of curses may curse; we are righteous, and, because we are devoid of evil, we cannot pour forth abusive words. Loin cloth torn into hundred pieces 2.

Bhartṛhari – Wikipedia

Thou art the basis for all these names and forms. From Himalayas to the earth.

Wealth – Gentle and politeness. The wise man, at the beginning of his actions, looks carefully to the end of them, that by their means he may be freed from births in another state.

Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool

Only one dwelling, be it in the town or in the forest. Though it is said that Gita motivates people to ‘action’, bhqrtrihari person may lose his reason and become superstitious. Luxuries are like the ‘lightnings’ on the clouds, absolutely momentary. Some of them will rain torrentially to drench the earth whereas others simply thunder.


Hence is to be undertaken thereafter a deliberation on Brahman. Treats a modest bharrrihari as a dullard. Why should a man with self respect beg? Insurance premia also cause burden and worry!

Abstinence neegi destroying life, keeping one’s hands off another’s wealth, speaking the truth, seasonable liber- ality according to one’s power, not conversing with the wives of other men, checking the stream of covetousness, reverence towards spiritual fathers, compassion towards 48 VAIRAGYA SATAKA. Aborigines of the North-Eastern Frontier.

Love destroys even that which is already dead. Our desire for pleasure fails; respect is no longer paid us by the world ; our equals in age have gone to Svarga; our friends whom we love even as ourselves will soon follow; we walk slowly, supported by a stick; our eyes are dim.

Khydpayantah, translated ” display,” means ” to declare,” ” make known. He is the orator. If there be greatness of mind, what adornment is required? 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.

They bhartrihqri like gnats, aimlessly buzzing about. Riches are like mental conceptions Translator’s comment: Despite having virtue evil ones need to be abandoned.


Honourable men may cast aside life and happiness, but inasmuch as they are intent upon truth, they bahrtrihari not cast off their truthfulness, the cause of modesty and of all the virtues, following them wherever they may go, pure in heart, even as dear to them as their own mother.


Bhadtrihari not indulge in any type of sensual pleasure, control your senses, and abstain from all the maternal and worldly objects and tread on the path of knowledge with shall accrue in mitigation of all miseries. The tortoise is pained through the weight of the earth ; why then does he not cast it off? AT the same moment, a large heavy palm fruit fell on his head and broke his head. Those in whom is neither wisdom, nor penance, nor liberality, nor knowledge, nor good disposition, nor virtue, nor righteousness, may live in the world of mortals in the form of men, but they pass through the world like beasts encumbering the earth.

The man who subdues his senses.

Loose and feeble limbs! The distinction must be observed between Samsdra vichhitti, ” the destruction of future births,” and Svarga, which is the paradise of the enjoyment of objects of sense. Ambitions and desires are too heavy,high and unmanageable.

Bhartrihari Neeti Shatak | Jai Guru Dev

What more need I say on this matter? Poems from the Sanskrit. If a man has patience, what shatkaa has he of armour? On practical considerations, we may disagree with the pessimism of the poet. The poet again compares ascetics with kings. Oh God of Fate, I salute thee! The earth brings forth fruits without end like the creeper of plenty if it is perpetually and carefully cultivated.