|| shrI sha.nkarAchArya aShTottara-shata-nAmAvaliH ||
msr at REDDY20.TAMU.EDU
Sun May 10 21:51:51 CDT 1998
|| shrI shankarAcharyAShtottarashatanAmAvaliH ||
>varNAshramapratiShTAtA shrImAnmuktipradAyakaH |
>shiShyopadeshanirato bhaktAbhIShTapradAyakaH || 2 ||
AUM varNAshramapratiShTatAya namaH
I bow to shrI shankara who firmly [re]stablished the varNAshrama
AUM shrImate namaH
I bow to shrI shankara who possesses all auspicious attributes.
AUM muktipradAyakAya namaH
I bow to shrI shankara who bestows mukti to his devotees by conferring
Atmaj~nAnam to them.
AUM bhaktAbhIShTapradAyakAya namaH
I bow to shrI shankara who grants the much desired wishes (abhi iShTa)
of his devotees. The most desired thing is the non-dual bliss of
brahman, which He bestows to them through Atmaj~nAnam.
[to be continued]
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