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Bhartrihari’s Vairagya: introduction to Sanskrit translation. Verses by the poet-ascetic Bhartrihari, which point out the evanescent nature of worldly happiness and the joy of the spiritual path. Devanagari text, English. Vairagya-Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation of Bhartrihari. 2. Om Namah Sivanandaya. Preface. Startling it is somehow to grasp how the life.

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We have the strength vairagya satakam in overpowering sxtakam argumentative pride of debators. It worked like an axe for the sole purpose of breaking the forest of his mother’s youthfulness. You will leap the sky. The Earth which is being born by the Foothills of Great Mountains, will come to an end.

Even if you struggle, there will be no result. He does not have any sense of I ego or ‘my’. He is goading it. Even good deeds and the accompanying honour appear vairagya satakam in be generating fear. The attempt for self-deliverance must be made as long as the body remains healthy and disease-free, as long as the body is away from old cairagya, as long as the energy remains undiminished, and as long vairagya satakam in the longevity remains undwindled.

Oh God of Fate, I salute thee! Viewing all these as extremely temporary and vanishing, wise vairagya satakam in renounce the world and become ascetics. This he considers painful. Poets compare them to the head of an elephant. The creator made earth as bed for cattle.


These are all ameliorators for pains. You shine in regal glory. How kings conjugate with women: When Bhartruhari wrote his satakaam Christianity or Islam has not entered India.

Vairagya Satakam (100 verses of Great Renunciation)

He addresses the greed that it only multiplies and does vairagya satakam in get satiated. But it is not. He behaves fully as per the dictates of his conscience. I shall accept whatever happens vauragya bear vairagya satakam in results with contentment. When will I be alone, attachment and passionless, peaceful, begging using hands as bowl and making the horizon as clothes naked?

Begs with skull sxtakam bowl. How obnoxious will it be to approach kings for anything? The poet recalls that it is long time since his parents passed away; his friends also passed away. Tried to please kings and the rich.

Loin cloth torn into hundred pieces 2. The poet addresses the ascetic to concentrate only on that unique, supreme, vibrant experience.

Vairagya Satakam ( verses of Great Renunciation)

All these fourteen worlds Comment: Fish attracted by the bait of food, fall in the net. The poet examines alternative situations: In 21st Century, most of us particularly vegetarians are root eaters potatos, vairagya satakam in, colacasia, beet root etc. People having drunk the brew forget that their life gets eroded with every sunrise and sunset.


Be pure vairagya satakam in joyful. But the ascetic himself will not get irritated and in a contented and serine mode he proceeds.

He excavated ground to discover treasures. Is he an outcast? Virtues suffer from envy of wicked persons. The poet wants to stop that and he vairagya satakam in his mind to become pure like divine crystal.

Drink the nectar of various scriptures and works of great poets. Bhartruhari would not have found distinction among Siva, Vishnu, Christ or Alla. Ravaged by the river currents, the tree hangs in a precarious state, ready at any time to collapse into the river.

It is a custom in India to feed crows with the balls of food made for the ancestors during funeral and annual ceremonies. Happiness is endangered by vairagya satakam in for money.

Embraces of the beloved are momentary. Everything gives us pleasure. Won’t music be melodious to vairagya satakam in Thus, there is not much distance and variance between us.