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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After being throned as a king, Bhartrihari became so physically attached to shatakq wife that he spent most of the time with her. After exposure to and friendship with great scholars, I realised that I knew very little. On the Aborigines of North-Eastern India. The poet regulated his breath and meditated on money and not on the feet of God.


No amount of discursive writing can ever encompass the uniqueness of style, the benevolence of emotions, the structure of words, all these sublime factors simultaneously.

You wear silk bhwrtrihari.

That is why it is preferable that we only leave it. In support of his argument, the poet quotes the following examples.

Our meals are only those things those things which are received as alms, which are tasteless and that to which are taken only once a day.


How vain are human efforts! The seven hundred verses of Devi Mahathmyam form one of the cornerstones of […].

If he gives his mind to poetry, what need has he of power? Bhartrihari says that when I was ignorant I had become a like an intoxicated elephant, a person who thinks that he is omniscient, but when I came in the company of the intelligent, I realized I am an idiot. Even after all this, sensual pleasure plagues us constantly.


Thus, where is the happiness for Creatures? Benares is chosen as a city of special holiness and the resort of mendicants.

With this sloka may be com- pared Prov. Both elephants and serpents get caught and confined. The Creator makes a jewel of a man, a mine of virtues, an ornament to the earth and then in one moment destroys him.

Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

The man devoid of wisdom is but an animal. Masters are difficult to please; kings change from one thing to another in their minds with the swiftness of horses ; shatakz desires are byartrihari, and our minds aim at high things.

The natural disposition, which is the parent of the virtues in each, is their highest ornament. If he has anger, why does he need an enemy? Our noble birth may go to the lower shayaka our virtues may perish ; our moral character may fall neetk if from a lofty mountain ; our family may be consumed by fire ; a thunderbolt may strike our might as it were an enemy: Fly like a kite.

But, people errorneously believe that they are pleasures. The pitcher takes up the same quantity of water whether it be from the well or the ocean. They donot deviate even a foot from it. The pleasures enjoyed us. He is the reputed author of three Satakas or centuries of couplets: The idea as explained by Telang is, that in the first instance learning was a means to the destruction of worldly troubles, afterwards to the achievement of worldly pleasures, but now, receiving no appreciation at all, it is departing from the earth.


Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka – Vedic Management Center

Youthhood is also momentary. The man who frames his life after these precepts prospers in the world. The system of Kapila, which is here given in a trans- lation from the Sankhya Kfirika, is the only contribution of India to pure philosophy.

bhzrtrihari To cross this ocean the if the maternal world and fear one shhataka seek recourse to meditation on the Brahma the supreme cosmic soul. The sage, rejoic- ing because he has been freed from desire, lives in peace and happiness, as though he were the lord of the universe. Unite thyself to the Supreme Spirit, and abandon thy own state as unsteady as the waves.

Person of a bad descendence, if he lacks endurance. Be firm towards enemies; be respectful to venerable men; deal shrewdly with lustful. Does not happen otherwise.