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Mon May 29 00:05:35 CDT 2000
prasaadaaddhi chaitanyamaadhatta raama |
tsuchaitanyameteti ki.m chitramadya || 15 ||
raama : O shrii raama,
shilaapi : Even a stone,
just by the Blessing of the dust of Your
chaitanyam-aadhatta : obtained Vitality.
naraH : A human,
By the dedicated Service of Your Feet,
suchaitanyameti : will attain to the supreme
ki.m : Where ?
chitram-adya : is the surprise.
O shrii raama, even a lifeless rock obtained vitality
by the contact with the dust of your Holy Feet. It is
no surprise,then, if an intelligent human being
attains Supreme Consciousness by the dedicated service
of Your Lotus Feet.
shrii sha~nkara is referring to the story of satii
ahalyA in the raamaayaNa. ahalyA was cursed by her
husband Sage goutama to become a rock. When shrii
raama touched that rock with His feet, the rock came
back to life. That, is the power of the Divine Feet of
Corrections are welcome.
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