sista at ECN.PURDUE.EDU
Mon Oct 19 13:41:46 CDT 1998
> I don't know about Nirvana Shatakam but there is a stotra of
> Shankaracharya called Nirvana Dashakam or Dashashloki. This has been
> commented on by Swami Madhusudana Saraswati in the Siddhantabindu.
> The story is Shankaracharya was in Kashi and went daily to take a bath in
> the Ganga. One morning his way was blocked by a Dom (a member of the
> untouchable caste who are responsible for burning the bodies of the dead
> in that city.) shankaracharya angrily ordered him out of the way. The
> Dom replied by asking Shankaracharya who he was, what was his caste and
> ashrama etc. Shankaracharya instantly realized this was no ordinary man
> but Kashinath Shiva Bhagawan who ultimately is none other than himself.
> On the spot he composed this stotra of 10 shlokas the refrain of which is
> chidanandarupam shivo'ham shivo'ham.
I thought that was maanisha panchakam?
"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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