A gem from sarvavedAntasiddhAntasArasaMgraha
Anand V. Hudli
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 23 17:01:25 CDT 1999
yamAlaye vApi gR^ihe .api no nR^iNAM tApatrayakleshanivR^ittirasti |
kiJNchitsamAlokya tu tadvirAmaM sukhAtmanA pashyati mUDhalokaH || 54 ||
There is no cessation of the suffering due to the three-fold afflictions
(tApatraya - namely adhyAtmika, Adhidaivika, and Adhibhautika) for
human beings either in the abode of Yama (Death) or at home. But seeing
that there is a small pause (when the suffering temporarily stops), the
foolish take it to be happiness!!
Note: This little known work attributed to Shankara is actually a
lengthy work consisting of some 1015 verses, which makes it longer
than the vivekachUDAmaNi. Needless to say, it is full of pithy
observations and instructions filled with wisdom.
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