[Advaita-l] Shata-shlokI of Shankara - 13,14 of 101

V. Krishnamurthy profvk at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 16 06:08:04 CDT 2004

vairAja-vyashhTi-rUpaM jagad-akhilam-idaM nAma-rUpAtmakaM
antaHstha-prANa-mukhyAt pracalati ca punar-vetti sarvAn
padArthAn /
nAyaM kartA na bhoktA savitRvad-iti yo jnAna-vijnAna-pUrNaH
sAkshAd-ithaM vijAnan vyavaharati parAtmA-nusandhAna-pUrvaM

idaM jagat akhilaM : All this world
nAma-rUpAtmakaM :  consisting of name and form (only) 
vairAja-vyashhTi-rUpaM syAt : is only the individualised
manifestation (‘vyashhTi’) of the universal entity
(‘vairAja’, meaning, of ‘virAT’).
antaHstha-prANa-mukhyAt : By virtue of the primal
life-force within,
pracalati : it moves
punaH vetti :  and knows
sarvAn padArthAn : all objects.
ithaM sAkshhAt vijAnan : Thus directly realising
iti : that 
savitRvat  : ‘Like the Sun
na ayaM kartA : this Self is not the doer
na bhoktA : nor the experiencer’, 
yaH jnAna-vijnAna-pUrNaH : he, who is full of theoretical
knowledge and experiential confirmation,
vyavaharati : carries on his life-journey
parAtma-anusandhAna-pUrvaM : through contemplative living
in the Supreme Self.

Note: So what is the bottom line for us? It is
“parAtma-anusandhAnaM”. The Acharya’s stamp in each shloka
is what we have to take as his final teaching to us. Recall
that he defines Bhakti itself in ‘Viveka-chudamani’ as
“sva-svarUpa-anusandhAnaM”, that is, ‘Contemplative living
in one’s natural state’.

nairvedyaM jnAna-garbhaM dvividham-abhihitaM tatra
prAyo dukhA-valokAd-bhavati
gRha-suhRt-putra-vittai-shhaNAdeH /
anya-jnAno-padeshAd-yad-udita-vishhaye  vAntavat heyatA
pravrajyA’pi dvidhA syAn-niyamita-manasAM dehato gehatashca

vairAgyaM : Non-attachment
dvividham-abhihitaM : is pronounced to be of two kinds,
nairvedyaM : that which is inspired by disgust (‘nirveda’)
jnAna-garbhaM : (and) that which originates from knowledge.
AdyaM : The former
bhavati : arises 
dukha-avalokAt : from the observation of the sorrowful
prAyaH : generally
gRha-suhRt-putra-vitta-IshhaNAdeH : of desires for home,
friends, sons or wealth.
anya-jnAna-upadeshAt  yat : The latter, by virtue of the
wisdom imparted,
heyatA syAt : is the rejection of 
udita-vishhaye : the above-mentioned things,
vAntavat : like vomitted matter.
niyamita-manasAM : For those of controlled mind,
pravrajyA api : renunciation also
dvidhA syAt : is of two kinds, (namely)
dehataH : from the body
gehatash-ca : and from the home.

Note: Renunciation from the home, has to be ‘jnAna-garbhaM’
(born out of wisdom), rather than, of just a disgust for
worldly life.  Only then it will lead to renunciation of
the body, mind  and intellect. 

PraNAms to all students of Adi Shankaracharya

Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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