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Years of birth and death unknown. Ancient Indian lyric poet who lived around the seventh century. Wrote in Sanskrit.

Bhartrhari was the author of the collections of love lyrics The Hundred Verses on Love, The Hundred Verses on Worldly Wisdom, and The Hundred Verses on Detachment From the World. The conflict between the humane poet and the feudal world’s cruelty is felt in these works. His poetry is marked by spontaneity of feeling, grace of form, and clarity of style.


Subhashitatrisati. Commentary by R. Budhendra. Bombay, 1922.


Keith, A. B. A History of Sanskrit Literature. London, 1953.
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One example of this is Vincenzo Vergiani's otherwise very good article on Helaraja, "Helaraja on Omniscience, Agama, and the Origin of Language." Vergiani insists over and over again without explanation that Bhartrhari is an "atheist" and that Helaraja "theologizes" him.
The distinctions that have been made in the book between dhvani and sphota, and between nada and dhvani analysing the opinions of great grammarians of Paninian School like Patanjali and Bhartrhari add to the clearer understanding of the theory.
In order to propose an interpretive model that sustains the collapse of this fabricated self, I borrow ideas from Bhartrhari, Sankara, and Abhinavagupta as well.
Still, whatever sense of disruption the narrative and its materials create, the language assuages the reader, just as language ultimately provides the answer to Howe's question of vocation: she discovers the work of Bhartrhari, the fifth-century grammarian who believed that "grammar leads to God." Through her study of Bhartrhari's philosophy, Howe deepens her concept of the importance of work in the life of the writer.
in Brief 191 mit Bedauern aus: "Wie gern hatte ich einmal Ruckert's Ubersetzungen eines Spruches des Bhartrhari oder des Amarucataka aufgenommen, aber er hat sie in der Regel missvertanden".
Sabda; a study of Bhartrhari's philosophy of language, 2d ed.
By language he implies what the Rig-Veda and Indian grammarians such as Bhartrhari call the lower levels of language that involve space, time and the duality of subject and object.
(In a very related context, Bhartrhari affirms: ' Bhedaanam bahumaargatvam ' [differences manifest in multiple paths] (Bhartrhari, 1974: 5).) Although mnemotexts in their indexical relation to memory drift across immemorial pasts carrying ineffable impressions and although they are forever open to inventive futures, mnemotexts are not anchored in any narrative lineages.
In spite of the high precision of the Naiyayikas' scheme of sabdabodha one is forced to rethink on the validity of the CMs and CSs when someone goes through Bhartrhari's Vakyapadiya.
JESSICA POSNIAK, "Seven Spears in My Heart: Passion and Renunciation in the Philosophy of Bhartrhari." Adviser: John A.