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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I heartfully once again thankful to your great contribution in translating in equally poetic style. It will be intrinsically rewardingif you can read Sringara Satakam also.

A person becomes fuller with srungara.

Here is the link: This is not worship of idols, for which India is famous. Persons without money nreti be like living corpses. It is not just charity. It is an inherent characteristic in majority of people. Children are taught from neehi. At a time when science was not developed to optimum levels and when there were hundreds of events and forces beyond the control of man such as epidemics, fires, droughts and floods, quakes and wild animals, this fatalistic approach is understandable.

From the 7th Century, the situation further worsened and reached rock bottom when Muslims started invading India from the North West and ransacking the villages nfeti.

This Bhartruhari did not witness. The sound of k has been avoided. Every effort has been made to maintain the phonetic spelling. Bhartruhari was a poet. What is Niti Satakam? What was Bhartruhari’s original occupation? He was king turned monk cum poet.

Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

Was Bhartruhari religious or secular? Islam was not born. Christianity did not enter North India. Easier to explain a scholar. Even the creator cannot explain to a person of shata,a little knowledge suffering from pride.

Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka – Vedic Management Center

Kings were suffering from pride 3. Ignorant people were suffering from other problems and busy and hence that all his ethical sayings were dying within himself. We can bring out a gem held in the mouth of a crocodile. But we cannot understand the mind of a fool. We can extract oil from a fistful of sand, by effort; quench our thirst by drinking water from a mirage; fetch horn of a rabbit by exploring the earth; but cannot appreciate and understand a knave’s mind.


He is equal to a person who: The creator desired to help the ignoramuses, to have control on themselves and hide their ignorance. Hence he created the shelter of silence, particularly in an assembly of scholars.

When I knew a little, I behaved like an elephant in rut. I behaved as though I was omniscient. After exposure to and friendship with great scholars, I realised that I knew very little. All my pride fell like fever.

Now, I feel more comfortable. The knave does not know manners and respect. The dog in possession of a bone while chewing it refuses to see and recognise even the Lord of Heaven even if he presents himself before it. The poet describes the bone: The Ganga river started its downward journey of its self pollution. From Shiva’s head to the Himalayas. From Himalayas to the earth. From the earth to the Seas.

From the sea to the world beneath pataalam. Fire can be extinguished using water. Scorching son can be overcome using umbrella. Berserk elephant can be regulated using a goad pointed needle. Cows, donkeys can be driven using stick. Diseases can be mitigated using medicine 6. Poisons, toxins can be fought with charms, incantation, spell. But there is no solution for the stupidity of a fool. Even if extremely hungry, lean by old age, having dilapidated life, facing a stage of hardships and is in danger, A lion will long to split the forehead of an elephant and eat its content; Why it does it consume dry grass?

Great people even in distress do not resort to unethical deeds. A lion will not touch a fox even if it is ready at its feat. People even if emaciated, expect results according to their capacities.

A great man will not be happy with an ordinary outcome. Whom do people recall and remember? In this dynamic world, people do not remember a dead person. They remember that person whose birth lifted his clan to great bhartihari. The great turtle Kuurma avataara carries the bhsrtrihari on its back. It drops the Universe in the ocean mercilessly for passing on to the great Hog: The actions of great persons are beyond explanations and forms! By nature, for capabilities, age has no relationship. The poet laments that humans crave for money even if there is bhartriharo catastrophe.


Let the entire country, human race fall in an abyss bbhartrihari condemnation to hell. Let all the noble qualities cave in and collapse to even lower levels.

Let character fall from their higher cliffs. Let valour be struck by lightning. If there is wealth, even if a person possesses all other things, they will not be as worth as straw. The 21st Century moral is: Did the seventh Century AD differ? At least in India. May be same in Europe also.

The root of the world is money. I do not know the difference between a dead person and an impoverished man. What did the world learn in 14 Bhartrihai He bhartriharii the learned man. He is the knowledgeable man. He is the man of great character. He is the orator. He is visit worthy. All the qualities take shelter at gold.

A king perishes owing to a wicked minister. An ascetic fails owing to beeti. A son gets spoiled by lenience. A priest falls owing to lack of studies. Character gets polluted by friendship with knave. Intellect is lost by liquor. Agriculture suffers by lack of attention. Friendship is lost when one person emigrates from the place.

Friendship is lost when one person takes refuge shelter with the friend. Money is lost by recklessness. Sacrifice is lost by imprudence and bad conduct.

Has three fates and states: Charity and gift; 2. If a person neither gives nor consumes, sends the money to the third fate. He lists the techniques to motive people and make things favourable. A gem — neeyi polishing; 2. A soldier — by victory in a battle; 3.