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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A miser, who neither gives nor enjoys, Lives in dread of the third.

Based on this, scholarly opinion had formerly attributed the grammar to a separate author of the bhartrihhari name from the 7th century CE. And lightlier yet a sage ; But minds by half-way knowledge warped and bent, Not Brahma’s self their fury may assuage.

Our friends of youth are banished To the realm of remembrances. Enchanting too is her lovely face Gleaming with tears of anger; Enchanting if only your thought can forget Their ephemeral nature.


On the Authorship of Satakatrayi, and ch. What more beautiful for him to hear than her vhartrihari This distinction may be thought to be similar to that of the present notion of phoneme. The philosophy of the grammariansMotilal Banarsidass Publ. The translations are by B.

Bhartṛhari – Wikipedia

But nourisehed by the mouse’s flesh, He escaped by the same passage. Also includes in the introduction and as an epigraph, translation of several “suspect” verses – which are popular and interesting. Healers are everywhere to cure one of a serpent bite, But there is no spell or remedy for me; I was struck by the glance of a beautiful woman!


After spending five more years at Jakarta then Bataviahe returned to Gouda in Holland inwhere he died in Verily, Where goes a man deserted by fortune, There do adversities follow him. Kale and Gujrar, S. Yet, duped by poets’ hyperbole, even a sage, a pondering man worships the body of woman — a mere concoction of skin and flesh and bones. Indeed, this view was elaborately defended by a professor at Dublin as late as the year Gandhi’s statement on desire in old age] Vivekananda’s translation: The critical work by Kosambi was based on manuscripts, which he collected by laboriously visiting a large number of institutions.

Her distraction with love in youth’s early bloom.

Yi-Jing’s other claim, that Bhartrihari was a Buddhist, does not seem to hold; his philosophical position is widely held to be an offshoot of the Vyakaran or grammarian school, closely allied to the realism of the Naiyayikas and distinctly opposed to Buddhist positions like Dignagawho are closer to phenomenalism.

An example of one based on love bharttihari In this vain fleeting universe, a man Of wisdom has two courses: 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. After reflecting for a time on this chain of events, the king cursed all women and retired to the forest.


This Winter gale will play the gallant lover, And meeting careless girls Will bhartriyari their gowns, and with bhhartrihari fingers hover Among their tangled curls. Rhyming translation; 85 verses of Bhartrihari.

Views Read Edit View history. It is therefore essential to hear a whole string of words or sentence to get the correct meaning. In addition, Bhartrhari discusses here a paradox that has been called ” Bhartrhari’s paradox ” by Hans and Radhika Herzberger.

The second was a large volume of short verses which contained three separate collections of poetry, each When one has dammed up the flow of citta toward objects seen women, food, drink, power, etc. Rich treasure Is bhartrinari by transience.

A period of c. He was, possibly, the first bhartrihhari recognise that words can sound the same yet have different meanings.

The same speech sound known in Sanskrit as varna can mean something else according to the context in which the word was used. What is most worthy a lover’s attention? O Wind, my father!

The legend, recorded in the vikramacharitasays that a brahman priest who had obtained a fruit of immortality decided to give it to king Bhartrihari.