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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It is the greatest merit of an idiot to remain quiet. It has been ordained by the Creator that the serpents shall gain their livelihood on air, without effort and without injury to others; the cattle have been created eating shoots of grass and lying on the ground.

The poet addresses this verse to every human. Is it possible to take pleasure in the society of a low man, dissolute, whose evil is all evident, whose wicked acts are the result of former births, who hates virtue, and who lives by chance? The poetry constitute short verses, collected into three centuries of about a hundred poems each.


There is no fear that their renown shall wither or perish. Six Detriments for Success The Creator in his anger may hinder the swan from sporting in the lotus-bed, his dwelling ; but he cannot take away his faculty of separating milk from water.



An enterprising man has no sorrow. If a person wants to enjoy desired results, the Goddess Bhagavati should be approached and worshipped. She told that she got it from the charioteer, the king sent men to bring the charioteer, he told the king that he got it from the queen, and confessed of his affair with the queen. If you are not interested in us, we are also not interested in you. Since thy confidence is not abated, and since thy mind, though torn, is not subdued, surely thy heart must be made of adamantine rock.

The life of man endures a hundred years; half is spent in night ; of the remainder, half is spent in childhood and in old age. The contents of Gita are only priestly dialogues. The poet advises his mind to think of the Supreme Spirit which is infinite, endless, and the best.

About roots and fruits: Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in t […]. Old age sits like a tigress in waiting to pounce upon.

Sprihayati, “longs for,” followed by dative prasrite, which the commentator explains by tusha, which means ” grain,” but the ordinary meaning of prasrite is a ” handful. Great poets, by their works, have become great accomplishers.

Knowing this, an intrepid person does not waste his life in mean preoccupations.

If wise men forsake Benares, alas! But the bird-trapper, fisher and evil people are hostile towards these three without any reason. It is a deity that even if we are devoid of natural pleasures desires do not free us, this is indeed something despicable.

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The poet is disgusted with the Goddess of Wealth. In good men knowledge is the destruction of pride ; in others it is the cause of haughtiness: Take no more pleasure in things perishable. Despise not wise men who have attained knowledge of the truth.

Spent nights meditating and reciting mantras in grave yards. Even the king of gods, Indra lost the battle to the demons though he had a mentor like Devguru Brihaspati, had a weapon like Vajra, had gods as soldiers, had a castle in the heaven, had Vishnu as his aid and had Airavat, the elephant as his vehicle. Immersed in the comfort of peace arising from the Union with the Supreme Spirit. The moderate man’s virtue is called dulness ; the man who lives by rigid vows is considered arrogant ; the pure-minded is deceitful ; the hero is called unmerciful ; the sage is contemptuous ; the polite man is branded as servile, the noble man as proud; the eloquent man is called a chatterer; freedom from passion is said to be NtTI SATAKA.

Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari :: The Fool

In the same way a fish gets trapped in the hook on being enticed by the flesh on the hook and loses his life. Let us pay adoration to those works over which fate has no power. Spends nine months in mother’s womb amidst fluids. What is then right in such a situation?