[Advaita-l] Shata-shlokI of Shankara - 41, 42 of 101
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Mon Aug 2 06:16:04 CDT 2004
yat-kimcin-nAma-rUpAtmakam-idam-asad-evo-ditaM bhAti bhUmau
yenA-neka-prakArair-vyvaharati jagad-yena tene-shvareNa /
tadvat-pracchAdanIyaM nibhRta-rashanayA yadvad-eshha
tena tyaktena bhojyaM sukham-anatishayaM mA
yat kimcit: Whatever (is)
nAma-rUpAtmakaM idaM : of the nature of name and form here
bhUmau : in this world
asat eva uditaM : springs up as a mere unreality
pracchAdanIyaM : (and) should be veiled off
tena IshvareNa : by that Lord
yena jagat bhAti : by whom this universe is manifest
yena aneka-prakAraiH vyvavaharati : (and) by whom it is
yadvat tadvat : just as
eshhaH dvijihvaH : this snake (is veiled off)
nibhRta-rashanayA : by the known rope.
tena tyaktena : Only by abandoning that (unreality)
anatishayaM sukhaM bhojyaM : unsurpassed bliss is to be
mA gRdhaH anyat dhana-AdyaM : Do not covet anything else
like wealth, etc.
Note 1. I have translated rashanA as rope. It is only a
guess. I dont have dictionary support for this. Can some
Note 2. Readers would easily recognize that this shloka is
a paraphrase, -- with the Acharyas stamp
nibhRta-rashanayA yadvad-eshha dvijihvaH -- of the first
verse of Ishopanishat. Mark how dexterously he uses the
same words Isha (IshvareNa), vAsyaM (pracchAdanIyaM),
idaM, yat kimca, jagat, tena tyaktena bhunjIta
(bhojyam) , mA gRdhaH , dhanaM !
jIvan-muktir-mumukshhoH prathamam-atha tathA
abhyAsopi dvidhA syAt adhikaraNa-vashAt daihiko
shArIras-tv-Asan-Adyo hy-uparatir-aparo jnAna-yogaH
mumukshhoH : To the seeker of Liberation
prathamaM jIvan-muktiH : there first comes Liberation while
atha tathA muktiH AtyantikI ca : and thereafter, the
te : These two
abhyAsa-jnAna-yogAt : (are the result) of the yoga of
practice and the yoga of Realisation
labdhAt : (which themselves are) attained
guru-caraNa-kRpA-apAnga-sangena : (guru feet grace
glance association) by contact of the Teachers feet and
His merciful glance.
abhyAsaH api : Practice, too
dvividhA syAt : is of two kinds
adhikaraNa-vashAt : according to qualification, (namely)
daihiko mAnasashca : of the body, and of the mind.
shArIraH tu : Bodily practice, of course
AsanAdyaH : (consists of) postures, etc.,
aparaH puroktaH jnAna-yogaH : (while) the other,
jnAna-yoga, previously mentioned,
uparatiH : (consists of) abstention.
PraNAms to all students of Adi Shankaracharya.
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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