परिभ्रमसि किं व्यर्थं क्वचन चित्त विश्राम्यतां
स्वयं भवति यद्यथा तत्तथा नान्यथा।
अतीतमपि न स्मरन्नपि च भाव्यसङ्कल्पय-
English Translation of the quote:
Why do you wander, ‘O’ mind, rest somewhere. The natural course of thing to happen cannot be altered. It is bound to happen. Therefore enjoy the pleasures, whose arrival and departure cannot be ascertained, without remembering the past and without expecting the future
Bharthrihari seems to suggest that we should neither worry about our past nor crave for the future. For a lay person past has changed, and the future is yet to come. It is futile to resist the present; why not welcome the present, in whatever way it presents itself before us..?