Bhartr̥hari

Bhartr̥hari, Vairāgyaśataka [151]

आदित्यस्य गतागतैरहरहः संक्षीयते जीवितं
व्यापारैर्बहुकार्यभारगुरुभिः कालो न विज्ञायते ।
दृष्ट्वा जन्मजराविपत्तिमरणं त्रासश्च नोत्पद्यते
पीत्वा मोहमयीं प्रमादमदिरामुन्मत्तभूतं जगत् ॥

Life slips by as the sun comes and goes each day.
Time passes unnoticed amid so many things to do.
Birth, old age, calamity and death are there to see,
but nobody seems afraid.
The whole world is blackout drunk
on the wine of delusion.

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