Bhartrihari

Bhartá¹›hari (fl. c. 5th century CE) is a Sanskrit author who is likely to have written two influential Sanskrit texts.






"Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell."

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