D., PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. PREFACE. OF the three Satakas or centuries of couplets ascribed to Bhartrihari, the Mti. Bhartá¹›hari 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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Life is as uncertain as the waves of the sea; the glory of youth remains but a short time ; wealth passes away like a thought ; all the pleasure in the world endures but a lightning-flash through the heavens ; the embraces of your beloved whom you clasp to your breast will not be for long. What more shall we say? The man who neither gives nor spends has yet the third way open to him. The belly is a pot difficult to fill: Thou art the lord of wealth ; I of speech: Tell me, I pray thee, deer, what penance hast thou practised?

Bhartrihari Nitishatakam

If a man be wealthy, he is of good family, he is wise, he is learned in the Scriptures, he is virtuous, eloquent, beautiful. This sloka gives the rule by which an ascetic should live. You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Chala-chitta means fickle, incon- stant. Vide Niti Sataka, sloka Home About Help Search. Varaha, the boar ; 4.

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When the darkness of love had filled me with igno- rance, women seemed the only objects for which to live. Views Read Edit View history. Further, words are understood only in the context of the sentence whose meaning as a whole is known.

Restrain desire, cultivate patience, conquer illusion, do not lust after evil, speak the truth, follow that which is good, seek the company bhartrihai the virtuous, honour the wise, be reconciled even with enemies, conceal your own virtues, guard your good name, show pity for the unfortu- nate these are the acts of the good.

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Eighteousness must be loved ; evil must be avoided, even at the risk of death ; wicked men must not be spoken to ; a poor man, even though he be a friend, must not be asked for alms: Your Web browser is not enabled for Nitishaakam. The ideas in this sloka rather suggest the parable of bharrtihari talents St.

Through the power of constancy fire becomes even as water, the ocean becomes but a rivulet, Mount Meru becomes only a small stone, a lion becomes as harmless as an antelope, a savage beast becomes a garland of flowers, poison is turned into nectar. The earth is variously adorned in various places ; by poor men whose words are of no account by rich men whose words are admired by those contented with their own wives by men who refrain from passing censure upon others.

The just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again ; but the wicked shall fall into mischief. For those who will give it careful study, Mr.

Giving, consuming, and loss, are the three ways by which wealth is diminished. The leading Sanskrit scholar Ingalls submitted that “I see no reason why he should not have written poems as well as grammar and metaphysics”, like DharmakirtiShankaracharyaand many others. The writer attempts to prove that the giving up of actual riches in possession may be a difficult matter, but the giving’ up of the desire for riches is, or ought not to be at all difficult.

What is the worst thing in the world? From this point of view the stanza might mean ” Hardness of heart, eyes not looking straightforward, a deceitful face, a stupid look, sluggishness, cowardice, crafty behaviour; such qualities may be subjects of boasting, but are really evil, and wise men avoid women of this kind.

This woman, with eyes that have stolen the beauty of the lotus, unceasingly casts her glances towards me.

Each century deals with a different rasa or aesthetic mood; on the whole his poetic work has been very highly regarded both within the tradition and by modern scholarship.

Those usually recognised are i. The various states of life have been passed through: I am grateful to be your customer.

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The world, though it be supported on the king of the serpents, on the elephants that bear it up, on the great mountains, and on the tortoise, shakes; but that which has been promised by men of pure minds never fails, even though ages have passed away. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The ordinary converse of such men is like Bhartgihari Writ.

Thou mayest have gained glory and the accomplish- ment of all thy desires: Be the first to receive our thoughtfully bhargrihari religious articles and product discounts. The value of this work will be perceived when it is remembered that at no time since relations commenced between China and the West has the former been so powerful we had almost said aggressive as now.

Mainaka, bhartrihrai son of Himalaya, took refuge in nitishatkaam ocean and so escaped. We may compare the ideas in this stanza with the words of St.

What does she wish? The Oldest Collection of Folk-lore Extant: Our noble birth may go to the lower regions; our virtues may perish ; our moral character may fall as if from a lofty mountain ; our family may be consumed by fire ; a thunderbolt may strike our might as it were an enemy: The name Bhartrihari is also nitishafakam associated with Bhartrihari traya Shataka, the legendary king of Ujjaini in the 1st century.

This is referred to in the Sringdra at. S’iva, though he is so far under the dominion of bhartrihwri as to have his wife half of himself, is also the first as to withstanding love. Tiele’s name is in itself a guarantee ; and the description of the successive religions under the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom, is given in a manner which is scholarly and minute.