Bhartṛhari is a Sanskrit writer to whom are normally ascribed two influential Sanskrit texts: . Bhartrihari’s poetry is aphoristic, and comments on the social mores of the time. The collected work is known as Śatakatraya “the three śatakas or. Bhartrihari []; Barbara Stoler Miller (tr.); Bhartrihari: poems. Columbia University Press (UNESCO representative works), , xxviii + pages [11jul . Bhartrihari: poems (UNESCO collection of representative works) [Bhartrhari] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bhartṛhari (also romanized.

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The translations are by B. It is therefore essential to hear a whole string of words or sentence to get the correct meaning.

Some would say the poem was opems written, while others would point out that it simply tells us all that there is no point in wasting time and energy on one project when something far more significant is happening bhaftrihari make that project irrelevant. O Wind, my father! As the author of the Vakyapadiya he was known for being a serious exponent of language and grammar and this work was, at the time, considered to be the major treatise on Indian grammar, semantics and philosophy.

Meanwhile, a printed sanskrit text came out from Serampore in Crawled to a spreading poes To seek the shade. O Fire, my friend! By Fate’s decree A fruit just then came tumbling down. There are bhartrihari temples near Ujjainand also near Alwar in Rajasthan.

It is but natural that the voluptuousness of thy rounded breasts, thy trembling eyes, thy ever-moving brows, and thy rosy lips, should arouse amorous emotions in a man ; but why is it that that thin line of hair which we can just see peeping forth ex venire tuo should cause us so much more emotional discomfort? Dalsukh Malvania et al. When one has dammed up the flow of citta toward objects seen women, food, drink, power, etc.


All qualities depend on gold. I have in cited some of these alternate forms from the Masterworks of Asian literature in bhartriharj perspectivea work edited by BSM, cited here as [masterworks]. Contentment is menaced by ambition, Calm, by impudent women’s amorous glances; Virtues, by human malice, Woodlands, by serpents, and kings, by villains.

The legend, recorded in the vikramacharitasays that a brahman bhartrihafi who had obtained a fruit of immortality decided to give it to king Bhartrihari. The sloping sides of wilderness mountains Or the buttocks of women abounding in passion? Women’s eyes verse 35 online at http: The yellow moonbeams fall, I bhartrihzri them mirrored from her bosom fly Back to the moon on high. Yet half is sleep, and half the rest again Old age and childhood.

Greg Bailey and Richard F. But no man can alter The thoughts of an obstinate fool.


He was born when the deathless sage maitrA vAruNI ejected sperm into his almsbowl, which conceived thereby.

What more beautiful for him to eat than the delicate ambrosia of her lips? Bhartrihari’s poetry is aphoristicand comments on the social mores of the time.

The fundamentally ignorant man is easily led, and the wise man still more easily ; but not even the Almighty Himself can exercise any influence on the smatterer.


It is believed that Bhartrihari died in the yearbhzrtrihari Indeed, this view was elaborately defended by a professor at Dublin as late as the year She who is the constant object of my thought Is indifferent to me, Is desirous of another man, Who in his turn adores some other woman, But this woman takes delight in me.

Or, Wise Sayings of Bhartrihari [shringAra shataka 7] verse Surely the moon does not rise in her face, or a pair of lotuses rest in her eyes, or gold compose her body’s flesh. Bhartrihari was a writer who lived through the second half of the fifth century. Why attempt to dig a well When the house bhartrihwri already burning?

Book Excerptise: Bhartrihari: poems by Bhartrihari and Barbara Stoler Miller (tr.)

Girls with the startled eyes of forest deer, And fluttering hands that drip With sandal-water; bathing-halls with clear Deep pools to float and dip ; Bharrtrihari light moon blown across the shadowy hours, Cool winds, and odorous flowers.

De, Ancient Indian Erotica, Calcutta In this vapid, mundane world, wise men take two courses: The name Bhartrihari is also sometimes associated with Bhartrihari traya Shataka, the ;oems king of Ujjaini in the 1st century.

After reflecting for a time on this chain of events, the king cursed all women and retired to the forest.

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