D., PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. PREFACE. OF the three Satakas or centuries of couplets ascribed to Bhartrihari, the Mti. Bhartṛhari is a Sanskrit writer to whom are normally ascribed two influential Sanskrit texts: scholarship. The name Bhartrihari is also sometimes associated with Bhartrihari traya Shataka, the legendary king of Ujjaini in the 1st century. Bhartrihari Nitishatakam. Front Cover. Bhartrhari, P. P. Sharma Bibliographic information. QR code for Bhartrihari Nitishatakam. Title, Bhartrihari Nitishatakam.

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You may have enjoyed a meal of good food: This is only to be gained by the methods inculcated nitihatakam the following stanza. The sacred fire burns even the priest who offers the sacrifice if he touches it.

What profit is there in Meru, the mountain of gold, or of the hill of silver, where the trees that grow remain. Thy foot may have been placed on the neck of thine enemies: This is referred to in the Sringdra at.


I hope to post more regularly now. This fruit he gave to his beloved queen- Rani Pingala. Please re-enter recipient e-mail bhartrihaei es. And “Dudoha gam sa yajnaya sasyaya maghava divam,” ” He milked exhausted the earth for the sake of sacrifices, Indra the heaven to give the people food.

Vide NUi ataka, Miscellaneous, sloka Budge’s book is, of course, mainly addressed to Assyrian scholars and students. This sloka is literally, ” You are we, we are you, thus was the mind of us two: The design of this little work is to provide for missionaries, and for others who, like them, have little leisure for original research, an accurate summary of the doctrines of the Vedanta.

Bhartrihari’s Nitishatakam – Of Cabbages and Kings

The Mridanga is made of wood, and has two mouths. If there are malicious people about him, why should he be afraid of serpents? What profit is there in the delusions of the world? The argument as to their date from the mention of the Puranas in the Vairagya Sataka seems to be equally unconvincing.


For what certainty is there [in earthly things], in waves and bubbles, or in flashes of lightning, or in women, or in the tongues of flame, or in serpents, or in the rushing of a stream?

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Bdga-grdha-vtint, “Love takes the place of crocodiles. Davies’s lucid interpretation it would be difficult to appre- ciate these points in any adequate manner.

Courtesy is the ornament of a noble man, gentle- ness of speech that of a hero ; calmness the ornament of knowledge, reverence that of sacred learning; liberality towards worthy objects is the ornament of wealth, free- dom from wrath that of the ascetic; clemency is the ornament of princes, freedom from corruption that of jus- tice.

Pleasures are as fleeting as the changing ripples of the mighty river: Whether a man wear a serpent or a string of pearls, whether he be surrounded by powerful enemies or friends, whether he be the owner of jewels or possesses merely a lump of mud, whether his bed be flowers or a stone, whether he be encircled by grass or by a multitude of women, it is all the same to him while, dwelling in a sacred grove, he invokes Siva.

Bhartrihari Nitishatakam

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 Siva 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.

Alms content me ; bark clothing satisfies me ; I care nothing for wealth gained in a state of slavery to objects of sense. I ordered a book for my mother and it came within a few days from India to NYC!! In health there is the fear of disease; in pride of family the fear of a fall ; in wealth the fear of the king ; in honour the fear of abasement ; in power the fear of enemies ; in beauty the fear of old age ; in the scrip- tures the fear of controversy ; in virtue the fear of evil ; in the body the fear of death.


Its waters are men’s wishes, agitated by the waves of desire ; love takes the place of crocodiles ; the birds that fly about it are the doubts which haunt the mind. Wonderful items and service! Therefore, between these three, learning and science gains no hearing in the world.

He grounds his view on the following considerations. Advanced Search Find a Library. Men find no pleasure in hunting, in war, or in love, because their minds are always set on some extraneous object.

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.

I will bathe in the waters of Ganges: He saw this earth. Kosambi has identified a kernel of two hundred that are common to all the versions. You are commenting using your WordPress.

What is the most perfect happiness? Finding libraries that hold this item Therefore, to derive any satisfactory conclusion as to dates from the mention of the Puranas in the Vairagya Sataka, we should require to know what Puranas are referred to in the particular passages whether the works known to us as Puranas or those known under that name to Amara Sinha.

Later Mimamsakas like Kumarila Bhatta c. Faults indeed develop in a woman together with her growth, as the poisonous shoots sprout in the creeper.