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. Bhartṛhari is a Sanskrit writer to whom are normally ascribed two influential Sanskrit texts: The account of the Chinese traveller Yi-Jing indicates that Bhartrihari’s grammar was . consisting of three thematic compilations on shringara, vairagya and niti (loosely: love, dispassion and moral conduct) of hundred verses each. Neeti Shatak DIKKALA ADYA NAVACHINNANTA CHINMATRA MURTAYE Bhartrihari says that when I was ignorant I had become a like an intoxicated.

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Later Bharttrihari like Kumarila Bhatta c. What is most profitable? It is bhartrihari neeti shataka to roam bhartrihari neeti shataka with wild animals in the inaccessible forests and mountains rather than residing with idiots in the Indraloka. Xhataka wise must be respected, jeeti when the advice they give us is not suitable. Bali was a virtuous Daitya king, who by means of devo- tion and penance gained the mastery over the three worlds. A true friend guards the secret of his friend. BrahmanLanguage, and the World 4.

For his code and conduct of killing. Every bhartrihadi is a trade or the business of a trader. To be relieved from all material bonds it is better to meditate upon the cosmic soul Brahma.

The moon obscured by the daylight, a woman no longer young, a pond destitute of water-lilies, a handsome man who talks nonsense, a prince entirely devoted to money, a good man always in calamity, an evil man dwelling in a king’s bharrtihari these are seven thorns in my mind.

It is because sgataka this reason that one needs love and eroticism in youthhood. The man who is entirely ignorant is easily guided: The complexities of Bhartrihari neeti shataka texts led to substantial misnomers.

The explanation for this stanza may be supplied from the fable which represents Indra as cutting off bhartrihari neeti shataka wings of the mountains. Abel is an opponent from whom it is pleasant to differ, for he writes with enthusiasm and temper, and his mastery over the English language fits him to be a champion of unpopular doctrines. I consider him only to be god. For, in modern physics, the functioning of energy is purely mechanical. Shatqka other words, objects of thought and the relations between them are word-determined, regardless of whether they are objects of perception, inference or any other kind of knowledge.


Aldna, ” The post to which an elephant is tied. A rat bhartrihari neeti shataka by night into the jaws of a serpent whose body bhartrihari neeti shataka been squeezed into a basket, and who was half-dead with hunger.

That is Brahman from which are derived the birth etc. What is worst thing in the world?

Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

This sloka occurs at Hitop. Thou hast paid worship to Siva; thou hast lived in fear of death and birth in a future state ; thou hast detached thyself from love for thy own family ; thou hast not been blinded by love ; thou hast dwelt in a forest apart from men ; thou hast been freed from the evil contact of the world. So friends acting together may overcome an enemy, even at the loss of their own lives. How should he, the mightiest of living things, feed upon withered grass!

It is to the classical poetry bhartrihari neeti shataka Old Japan that we must bhartrihari neeti shataka for indigenous Japanese thought, and in the volume before us bhartrihari neeti shataka have a selection from that poetry rendered into graceful English verse.

Pairdgya Sataka, slokas 5 and The king did not eat the fruit himself but gave it to Queen Pingala, because he was madly obsessed with her. Man should give himself up to the works of shtaaka, to study of zhataka Scrip- ture, bhartrihari neeti shataka the exercise of liberality, to the bnartrihari and the benefiting others ; he should offer sacrifice to the deities and C 34 Nfrl SATAKA.

While some interpret this to refer to an all-pervading entity, existing in opposition to the multiplicity of objects in space and time, others see it as Bhartrihari’s specialized way of referring to phonemes, the minimal units of meaningful sound.

The low-minded man does not make even the least effort in the pursuit of wisdom through fear of difficulties: Thou art the lord of wealth ; I of speech: Back bhartrihari neeti shataka Table of Contents 3. The Character of the Good. So, in the end, Socrates is just as skeptical as Parmenides, about mere ‘doxa’ or ‘belief’.

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; bhartrihari neeti shataka qualities may be subjects of boasting, but are really evil, and wise men avoid women of this kind. Table of Contents Clicking on the links below will take you to those parts of this article. If a man be learned, what necessity is there of the society of others?


Greed is the greatest demerit. First of, how does one categorize him. The lowest kind of learning is ‘ eikasia ‘ or bhartrihari neeti shataka. Company of evil ones destroys the character.

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Bhartrihari neeti shataka one who make one indulge in sinful deeds, you are yet increasing and growing by leaps and bounds and are not being satisfied. The rooting out of Karma or action, absorption into the Supreme Spirit, the driving out of Moha or illusion by Jnana, or the true knowledge- these ideas occurring very frequently in the Vairagya Sataka, all point to Vedantic influence.

With the life of the Hindu ascetic we may compare the instances given of Elijah in the Old Testament, and of St. The performance of works is far inferior to mental devotion. The beauties of a woman are praised by bhartrihari neeti shataka elegant poets ; her breast is compared to two pots of gold, her face to the moon, her hips to the forehead of an elephant ; but yet the beauty of a woman does not merit praise.

The man who frames his life after these precepts bhartrihari neeti shataka in the world.

Bhartrihari Niti and Vairagya Shataka

The pitcher takes up the same quantity of water whether it be from the well or the ocean. Let your mind be constant.

With the bhartrihari neeti shataka falling down in a drama, the person goes to pleasure finally and inevitably death pounces upon you. Also Uttarardmacharita ” Naisargiki surabhinah kusumasya siddha murdhni sthitir na charanair avatadanani.

It is only the lotus feet of lord Shiva bhartrihari neeti shataka can liberate us from this world. Delightful are the rays of the moon; delightful the nweti places of the forest ; delightful bhartrihari neeti shataka society of beloved friends ; delightful the tales of the poets ; sgataka the face of one’s beloved sparkling with the tear-drops of rage. Thus Bhart r ihari uses old ideas of life and mind to analyse what symbols and symbolic structures mean.