Ravisankar S. Mayavaram
msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Wed Sep 2 21:31:00 CDT 1998
SHE who is the giver of all happiness. saukhya is the attitude of
one who is happy. sarva saukhya means all that is denoted by it:
they are priyam (love), moda (pleasure), pramoda (ecstasy) and
Ananda. Seeing a desired object engenders love for it. If it is
obtained it gives pleasure. If it is then enjoyed, it gives
ecstasy and totality of all this three is Ananda. jIva is enjoyer
and SHE is giver of all that mentioned. Hence, SHE is called
sarva saukhya dhAtrI.
Or sarva means by every means, like remembering HER, worshipping
HER, etc., one attains joy. Hence, SHE is called sarva saukhya
Or sarva means Lord brahman down to the twig. SHE confers
happiness to HER. Depending on the past deeds and worship, SHE
grants them happiness combined with knowledge and wealth. Hence,
SHE is called sarva saukhya dhAtrI.
According to taittiriya upaniShad, "eSha hyevaAnandayati" which
means HE alone causes happiness.
AUM sarvasaukhyadAtryai namaH
>From a translation of
shrI shankara bhAshyam of shrI lalita trishatI
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