The Vairágya-Ùatakam is one of the three series of hundred verses which have come down to us under the title of Subháøita-triùatæ (lit. ‘The happily worded. Vairagya-Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation of Bhartrihari. 2. Om Namah Sivanandaya. Preface. Startling it is somehow to grasp how the life. THE Vairāgya-Satakam is one of the three series of hundred verses which have come down to us under the title of Subhāṣita-trišati (lit. “The happily worded.

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Neither am I mind, nor intelligence ,Nor ego, nor thought,Nor am I ears or the tongue or the nose or the eyes,Nor […]. A servant who stays away is termed as impractical. What is the use of digging a well when ones house is on fire? Tara is able to take away the edge of Lakshman’s anger and Hanuman tells Lakshman that Sugriv has already issued orders for mobilising the warriors.

If he has his kinsmen and kinswomen why does he need medicines? Lord Shiva who is like a lamp enkindled by the flame of knowledge resides the temple of the heart of the ascetics; on whose head the moon is emanating its radiance alike an ornament, he who destroys the moths a metaphor of sensual pleasure in their play, he who is shinning as the anterior and of the enkindled wick and who eliminates the darkness from the heart filled with infinite attachments.

It is a deity that even if we are devoid of natural pleasures desires do not free us, this is indeed something despicable.

The clouds of pleasure of humans lightening is going to strike i. Excess of love corrupts a child. Hope is the name of this river, whose water is Desire, And Thirst the waves thereof. Like a crow stealing into a kitchen, With fear I have eaten the bread satakqm others in their homes, Yet thou, Desire, who leadest to evil deeds, Leavest me not! Thou art the basis for all these names and forms. I did not even embrace the women in my dreams i. A person who has forgiveness, why does he need an armour?


And obedience to the dictates is the only rule.

It is really ironical — the glory of ignorance is indeed unintelligible. In this 50 years have got wasted in night. Even the tight embraces of the young damsels are transitory. Vaairagya teerthamayi Mata Sarva devamayah pita. Listening to the Vedas is the true ornament for the ears and not the earrings adorn the ear. Praising Kashi the poet Bhartrihari says that where the method of meals in a garden itself is penance where the undergarment Kaupeen is the most beautiful attire, begging for alms itself is the glory, to be on the deathbed is auspiciousness.

Verse 41 The sun by his coming and going every hour is lessening the life of man.

In the city of Ujjayani, within sight of the palace, dwelt a Brahman and his wife, who, being old and poor, and having nothing else to do, had applied themselves to the practice of austere devotion. He presented this fruit in turn to her.

King Janak visits Ayodhya. We could not seek and stay in the company of good people, pious and sublime souls but we have gradually become old by indulging in material things and incessantly striving for the same. Everyone who takes birth is bound to die.

Bhartrihari’s Verses

Verse 2 I have crossed oceans to find wealth. Such great people are indeed rare in the world who devote their mind, words and actions for the charity of others; who magnify even the smallest virtue bharrtihari the others and who always remain pleased. Though sorrow and happiness are the fruits of previous actions and the intelligence is also mended by the actions. Enjoyment is like a flash of lightning amongst dark clouds. Despite having virtue evil ones need to be abandoned.


Even if sometimes ties an intoxicated elephant by bhartriihari tender fibers of the lotus, even if some one makes a hole in the diamond with the aid of the anterior end of the flower of Shirish and make the salty ocean sweet just by adding one drop of nectar wilt but one cannot guide a person who is wicked even by giving sermons and advice like nectar. We did not practice penance but we had to bear spiritual sorrow or 3 worries Adhibhautik, Adhidaivik and Adhyatnik.

Fate is the only reason for the rise and fall. It all shows that the fate is supreme and futile enterprise has no use. Old age is a stage that puts a human into miserable state. Similarly a person who lacks judgement ends up in a plethora of difficulties. Disease, like enemies, is striking us often. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Even day when the sun rises and sets our life becomes all the more emaciated. Oh, when will that day come, When in a forest, saying “Shiva”, “Shiva”, Sataakm days shall pass? A servant who speaks for his interest is termed as garrulous. He had been meditating for many years for the welfare of all creatures.

Vairagya satakam. Or the hundred verses on renunciation.

The results of his renunciation are these 3 Shatakas. Bharfrihari last, Kumbhakaran gets up and has his meal. Prolonged stay abroad destroys love. Because the happiness of the mind itself is everything. In reality it is not possible to become happy by availing to all the above mentioned things. Consider this world meaningless take pity on the people and advice people about the truth.