Bhartruhari was a poet. == from India == 5th Century A.D. == Language: Sanskrit poet. What is Niti Satakam? S`atakam is a book of verses. QUOTES FROM SUBHAASHITA TRISHATEE OF RAJA BHARTRIHARI It was he who gave us the immortal Subhashita Trishati consisting the Students of Sanskrit are sure to have read selections from Subhashita Trishati. Difficulties in conveying the quantitative nature of Sanskrit verse. 2. Investigate Hank Heifetz’s belief that Sanskrit verse is better rendered by some free verse.

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What work do the pessimistic non chalant persons have with you? He recalls the halcyon days: Sociating is only with his own body There are no friends except himself.

Translated from the French with the authority and assistance of the Author. But the hunter, the fisherman and the backbiter, respectively, are their enemies without any reason. Sanskrit Subhashitani collection presenetd on Wiki.

Who else could reduce the God of Love Manmatha into ashes?

subhaashita related Sanskrit Documents in Devanagari script

The third collection of S’atakas ascribed to Bhartrihari, called the Vairdgya ataka, treats of the renunciation of all worldly objects and desires. The ” basket ” karanda is explained by Telang as the place in which the snake-charmer keeps his snakes.

Write to sanskrit cheerful. His works are a feast and embalming touch to the heart hurt by the life racing past aesthetic aspects and sense of sensation of the day. Davies’s book as a valuable addition to our philosophical library. The person who can control his mind is like the post. In that retreat we shall not hear the voices of those rich men whose minds are blind through ignorance, and whose voices are troubled through the con- fusion of their minds.



Sleeps in a graveyard. His idea is, God can be called by any number of names. Despite it, a person who has an insatiable greed, will remain poor. The tree of firmness growing on the bank is washed away by the flood; the whirlpools of error are very difficult to cross: WhenMeru the magnificent mountain falls from its place, destroyed at the end of the age ; when the ocean, the abode of multitudes of great monsters, is dried up ; when the earth resting on her mountains comes to an end, how can there be any abiding-place for the body, which is as unstable as the ear of a young elephant?

Though he refers to the behaviour of kings, it applies to all bosses, employers, masters, and superiors. On the cliff of a mountain. What kind of a part will you play in time when your hair is grey with age?

NEETI SHATAKAM OF BHARTHRUHARI – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

When there is internal contentment, what is poverty? That circle of Knights and Barons! Wicked and faction ridden vassals. What was Ssnskrit original occupation?

If wise men forsake Benares, alas!

We are unable to forego the sensual pleasures which were not experienced in the past,not being enjoyed now and there is no hope of being received in future. The theory already referred to, that Bhartrihari was a prince who quitted the world in disgust, is founded upon the somewhat vague allusions in the second Sloka of the Niti Sataka.


Old age is robbing the body. The mind of an ascetic in Union does not quiver even if the Universe were accrue to him.

Sanskrit Documents List: Subhaashita Index

The ascetic who considers that Gods like the Creator, etc. Such is the natural character of the liberal. Some editors have vackanena, “what is the use of words 1 ” If the reading kavachena be taken, it means, ” what is the use of armour 1 ” trans, by Eegnaud, ” la patience est une cuirasse.

When a person is poor, he treats even a seed of grain as of great value. The bhartruharii is extremely critical about begging for money at the doorsteps of stingy barons.

Lotus fibre is enough for our food ; water suffices for us to drink ; we may lie on the bare sansirit ; we may be clothed in bark raiment.

While in dire straits. You are known by your affluence and splendor in your kingdom. Falling and greying hair; 4. The doctrines enun- ciated in the Vairagya Sataka are relied on as supplying us with some of the proofs that are required. When Subyashita had a little knowledge I was blind with conceit like a rutty elephant. The milk was eager to rush into the fire, but having seen its friend’s distress, remains still, being joined to the water.