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Blinded by self-conceit and knowing nothing, Like elephant infatuate with passion, I thought within myself, I all things knew; But when by slow degrees I somewhat learnt By aid of wise preceptors, my conceit, Like some disease, passed off; and now I live In the plain sense of what a fool I am.

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Bhartrihari

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

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