Monday, January 1, 2007

Bharthrihari Pearls

valibhir mukham âkrântam pâlitena ankitam sirah,
gâtrâni sithilâyante trsnaikâ tarunâyate

The face is covered with wrinkles, the head painted white (because of the grey hairs), the limbs have grown weak, though desire alone is rejuvenating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re: Bharthrihari quote: Is it desire itself that is rejuvenating, or is the the fulfillment of these desires that refreshes youth and vigor. Is this refreshment reality or an illusion?
JeanneMarie Baptiste
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA