A lesser known gem of Sanskrit literature – Shri BHARTHRUHARI

Very apt thoughts here. In my small experience of management, I had to deal with similar obstinate people. You cannot satisfy them. You cannot ignore them. You got to live with them.



Neeti Shakatam    
The great philosopher-poet, Bharthruhari, was the King of Ujjain.  He was the elder step brother of the renowned Vikramaaditya. His life presents to us a living account of a person’s transformation from a pleasure-loving king to an ascetic. It was he who gave us the immortal Subhashita Trishati  consisting the trilogy of Neeti Sataka, Sringara Sataka and Vairagya Sataka which truly reflect his life expeiences as a king, as a lover and as an ascetic.      
Students of Sanskrit are sure to have read selections from Subhashita Trishati  which encompasses almost every experience known to man and pours them forth in beautiful poetry. It provides philosophy to those interested in it. It teaches morality to those who would like to lead a moral life. It has some thing in it for every…

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2 thoughts on “A lesser known gem of Sanskrit literature – Shri BHARTHRUHARI

    • Hey Rekha,

      Everything is fine on my side. I am preparing for the civil services exams, so kept every other activity at arms length. This makes me a seasonal blogger.

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