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Words of Wisdom - A Poem by Bhartruhari

Blessed are those who live in seclusion meditating on Brahman, the Supreme Light, while birds devoid of fear perch on their laps and drink the tear-drops of bliss; while our life is fast ebbing away in the excitement of revelry in palatial mansions or on the banks of refreshing pools or in pleasure-gardens, all created and brooded over by imagination.

Source: ‘Vairagya Satakam’ by Swami Madhavananda