Quote: The greatness of Bharata

Posted on July 8, 2010

0


धर्मे चार्थे च कामे च मोक्षे च भरतर्षभ
यदिहास्ति तदन्यत्र यन्नेहास्ति न तत् क्कचित्

dharmey ca artey ca kaamey ca mokshey ca bharatarshabha
yadihaasti tadanyatra yanneyhaasti na tat kkachit

dharmey, artey, kaamey, mokshey – the  Purushaarthas (goals) of Dharma, Wealth, Desire and Liberation, ca – and, bharatarshaba– bull among Bharatas, yadi ha asthi – whatever is here, tad anyatra- is elsewhere, yadi na asti – whatever is not here, na tat – is not, kkachit – anywhere

O Bull among Bharatas (as said by Vaisampayana to Janamejaya), everything related to the four Purusharthas of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, that is found in the epic can also be found elsewhere. But what is not here (in Mahabharata) is nowhere else.

(Source: Adi Parva, Chapter 62, Verse 53)

Advertisements
Tagged:
Posted in: Mahabharata, Quotes