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Sat Mar 27 15:47:25 CST 1999
From: Vaidya Sundaram at I2TECH on 03/27/99 03:47 PM
kathaM tareyaM bhavasindhumetaM
kaa vaa gatirme katamo.astyupaayaH .
jaane na kiJNchitkR^ipayaa.ava maaM prabho
How shall I cross this ocean of samsAra? What is to be my fate? What are the
means? I know nothing. O! great One! Save me by your grace. Vouch safe me the
liquidation of the sorrow of samsAra.
How shall I cross this ocean of samsAra beset with diverse isurmountable
afflictions. If it is to be like this for ever, what is to be my fate? What is
it then that is to be attained by me.? The idea is: if I am not save from this
ocean of samsAra, what arre the means to be adopted? I do not know any thing by
myself. I am terribly afraid. Pray save me. Completely uproot the sorrow of
samsAra that afflicts me. Thus saying " samsArasukhaksatimAtanusva" the sisya
clearly prays for protection.
from Adi Shankara BhagavadpAda's VivekachUdAmani, with commentary by Sri
Chandrasekhara Bharati of Srngeri.
Pörnam adah` pörnam idam pörnaat pörnam udach`yaté |
Pörnasya pörnam ädaya pörnam éva avasish`yatè ||
The Absolute[adah] remains Perfect [poornam]as before, while the derivatives are
also Perfect [idam, poornam,]. Even though a Perfect is derived from the
original Whole, Perfect[poornasya, poornam, aadaya], the Original Perfect remain
Whole and Perfect.[poornam, eva, avasishyate.]
"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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