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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The same water falling in the shell becomes a true pearl. A man may get oil from sand by violent pressure: We did not practice penance but we had to bear spiritual sorrow or 3 worries Adhibhautik, Adhidaivik neeit Adhyatnik.
Good samaritans do not wait for being asked to help. People having been burdened with a number of pursuits fail to recognise the efflux of time. Even our lives tend to cease within no time.
Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool
A person becomes fuller with srungara. Karma is indeed great. It is not the fault of the spring that the leafless tree does not produce leaves ; it is not the fault of the sun that the owl cannot see by day ; it is not the fault of the rain- cloud that the drops do not fall into the cuckoo’s mouth.
What are real jewels to humans? Ascetics during the course of their penance, undergo a number of hardships, such as exposure to vagaries of climate. Eeferring still to the petty princes sloka 23patayah, 11 owners of shatakz who feel delight at shata,a possessions, though they ought to feel sorrow and humility when they compare themselves with the great sovereigns, and perceive how small their own dominions are. Intercourse with wise men takes away dulness of mind, elevates the intellect, inspires the speech with truthfulness.
Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool
A youthful woman — by coition; 7. According to Bhartruchari, alike the artist in a drama humans spends some time as shwtaka, some time as a love born youth, some time as a bhaftrihari pauper, sometime as a wealthy person and finally sometime as a very old man.
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 person gets absorbed in the bliss of Brahma on becoming Yogeshwara. The poet gives a list of such situations: Translated from the Persian into English Verse.
In the preface he states that the system of Kapila is the ‘earliest attempt on record to give an answer, from reason alone, to the mysterious questions which arise in every thoughtful mind about the origin of the world, the nature and relations of man and his future destiny,’ and in his learned and able notes he exhibits ‘ the connection of the Sankhya system with neeyi philo- sophy of Spinoza,’ and ‘ the connection of the system of Kapila with that of Schopen- hauer and Von Hartmann.
Therefore it is in the best interest to renounce, worldly things and to become detached. Honor gives an apprehension of humiliation.
The Setting Forth of Freedom from Desire. The poet abhors seeing kings.
Devors sweet and delicious savories. I shall accept whatever happens and bear the results with contentment. A man must not give up his patience even in abject misery. Equally amiable friends both in comforts and hardships.
Perfect eloquence alone adorns a man. Uses a gold plough to plant calotropis seeds. If he has bad people then why does he need snakes? In truth and righteousness. Hands get decorated by charity and not by gold bangles. The ascetic who considers that Gods like the Creator, etc. 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.
Heeti people are tempted and mesmerised by the God of Love Manmatha into a temporary trance. The poet is bidding farewell to the five elements of nature by saluting them. For this sloka, cf.