[Advaita-l] Shata-shlokI of Shankara - 43, 44 of 101
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Wed Aug 4 05:53:17 CDT 2004
sarvAn-unmUlya kAmAn hRdi kRta-nilayAn
dIryad-dehAbhimAnas-tyajati capalatAm-Atma-dattAbhimAnaH /
unmUlya : Having rooted out
sarvAn kAmAn : all desires
hRdi kRta-nilayAN : which have taken their seats in the
uccaiH kshhipta-shankUn iva : as if their pegs were
tIrNa-dehAbhimAnaH : having crossesd all attachment with
Atma-dattAbhimAnaH : and having given all his attention to
tyajati : He abandons
capalatAM : waywardness.
kRta-sukRta-bharaH : Full of accumulated merit
yAti : he reaches
UrdhvasthAnaM uccaiH : the highest abode (sahasrAra cakra)
vicitraM : that is adorned by
nIlash-ceta-aruNAbhiH nADikAbhiH : dark, white and red
sravad-amRta-bharaM : full of flowing nectar
gRhyamANAtma-soukhyaH : (and thereby is) the enjoyer of the
bliss of the Self.
Note the words uccaiH kshhipta-shankUn iva. He tells us
how to root out the desires. They are pegged into us
without our knowing it. The pegs have to be forcibly pulled
shukraM brahmA-dhyagacchat-sa khalu
sakalavit-sarva-siddhAspadaM hi /
ayaM purushhaH : This person
iha : here, in this world, in this body,
shoka-mohAdy-atItaH : passes beyond sorrow, delusion, etc.
prapashyat : saw
vishvaM AtmA iti : the universe as the Self.
saH adhyagacchat khalu: (Then) he attained, indeed,
shukraM brahma : the shining Hiranya-garbha
sakalavit : (and became) all-knowing
sarva-siddhAspadaM : repository of all occult powers.
vismRtya : (Afterwards), having forgotten
sthUla-sUkshhma-prabhRti-vapuH : all sense of the gross,
subtle and other bodies
sarva-sankalpa-shUnyaH : and devoid of all determined
asau : this person,
punya-pApaiH vihInaH : purged of all punya and papa,
adhigatavAn : has attained
turIyaM padaM : the fourth state,
jIvan-muktaH : as a jIvan-mukta (one liberated even while
Note: Who is speaking this verse? Ramana or Shankara? Does
this not look like a first person account of the Acharya
PraNAms to all students of Adi Shankaracharya.
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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