[Advaita-l] Shata-shlokI of Shankara -31,32 of 101
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Wed Jul 7 05:57:14 CDT 2004
ekAky-AsIt sa pUrvaM mRgayati vishhayAn-AnupUrvyAntarAtmA
jAyA me syAt prajA vA dhanam-upakaraNaM karma
kleshaiH prANA-vasheshhaiH mahad-api manute
tv-ekA-lAbhepy-akRtsno mRta iva viramati
saH antarAtmA : That Inner Self
pUrvaM ekAkI AsIt : was, at first, by itself.
AnupUrvI vishhayAn mRgayati : Then it seeks objects of
enjoyment one after another
jAyA me syAt : Let me have a wife
prajA vA : and children
dhanam-upakaraNaM : and wealth for support.
tadarthaM : For their sake, (the man)
karma kurvan : doing actions
prANA-vasheshhaiH kleshaiH : taking difficulties even at
the risk of his life
mahad-api : even though great
na manute : does not deem
anyad : anything else
asmAd-garIyaH : to be weightier than them.
eka-alAbhe tu : Even if one of them is not gained
akRtsnaH : (he feels) incomplete
mRta iva : as if he were dead.
eka-hAnya: (So too) if one of them is lost
akRtArthaH viramati : he feels he has entirely missed his
purpose of life.
nAsIt-pUrvaM na pashcAt atanu-dina-karAc-chAdako vAri-vAhaH
dRshyaH kint-vantarAsau sthagayati sa dRshaM pashyato
no cedevam vinArkaM jala-dhara-patalaM bhAsate tarhi
tadvad-vishvaM vidhatte dRsham-atha na paraM bhAsakaM
cAlakaM svaM //
vAri-vAhaH : The cloud
atanu-dina-kara-AcchAdakaH : that hides the huge Sun
nAsIt pUrvaM : has not existed ever before
na pashcAt : nor (will exist) ever thereafter
dRshyaH kintu antaraH : but is visible during that
saH sthagayati : It obstructs
pashyataH dRshaM : the vision of the spectator
na arka-bimbaM : and not the solar orb;
tarhi evam no cet : For if it were not so,
kasmAt jala-dhara-paTalam bhAsate : how can the group of
clouds be visible
vinA arkaM : without the Sun?
tadvat : In the same manner
vishvaM vidhatte dRshaM : does the (appearance of the)
universe veil the vision
atha na paraM : but not the Supreme Self
bhAsakaM cAlakaM svaM : which is its own illuminer and
praNAms to all students of Adi Shankaracharya.
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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