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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