By A. N. D. Haksar
This can be a accomplished anthology of Sanskrit poetry within the most sensible English translations on hand. the 1st ever of its sort, it brings jointly excerpts from a whole diversity of unique works, translated via over 40 amazing writers together with poets and students, savants and seers, and winners of the Nobel prize for literature.
Drawing from sacred in addition to vintage and people literature, this assortment incorporates a wide selection of poetry in translation. It comprises nature hymns and mystic utterances; epic narratives and love lyrics; songs and reflections at the human ; verses devotional and philosophic, heroic and tragic, erotic and satiric; courtly epigrams and inscriptions, and easy poems shape the countryside.
English translations from Sanskrit have a historical past of over centuries. the best of those renderings were compiled during this quantity by means of a widely known Sanskritist to give the traditional language's poetic splendour, now not via discovered discourse, yet through letting the poetry communicate for itself.
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M editate; learn and teach. Control sense; learn and teach. Control m i nd; l earn and teach. K i ndle fire: learn and teach. Feed fi re; learn and teach . ChhiindoK)'a Upanishad . 2 1 Be hospitable; learn and teach. Be hu m ane ; learn and teach. Serve the fa m i ly; learn and teach. Procreate; l earn and teach. Educate your chi l dren; learn and teach. I. 9 Shrce Purohit Swami and w. E. reats * * * * * Mundaka Upanishad 22 Two B i rds Two birds. twin images in pl umage, friends. ever inseperable, c l i ng to a tree.
F with its roots they should pull up The tree, it would not come into being again . A mortal, when c u t down b y deathFrom what root does he grow up? Il l . 9 . 2 R Roberl Ernesl lIume ***** 19 The Hymn o f S weetness The bl issful wlllds are sweet to us. The seas are showering bliss on us. May the corn i n our fields bring bl iss to us. May the plants and herbs bri ng bl iss to LIS. May the cattle give LIS bl iss. o Father i n Heaven be ThoLl blissful unto LIS! The very dust of the earth is ful l of bl iss.
A Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry by A. N. D. Haksar