[Advaita-l] BG 0.1

Ravisankar Mayavaram abhayambika at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 12:27:24 CDT 2005

namo.astu te vyAsa viSalAbuddhE pullAravindAyata patra netra |
yena tvaya bhArata taila purNaH prajvAlito j~nAnamaya pradIpaH || 0.1||

O vyAsa, to you, who possesses a wide range of knowledge and one has
eyes beautiful like petals of a lotus flower, my salutations.  It was
indeed by you the shining lamp of wisdom (gItA)  was lit filled with
the oil called bhArata.

vyAsa - O vyAsa

namaH astu te - to you my salutations

viSalabuddhE -  one who has a wide range of knowledge. A Tamil work
called thiruvAsagam when describing the knowledge of God refers to it
as   wide - covering entire gamut of what is to be known, deep -
exploring each aspect of it to the depth and subtlety possible.
(Tamil: Azhndhu aganRa nuNNiyanE)

pullAravindAyata patra netra - one who has beautiful eyes like petals
of a lotus flower.

yena tvayA prajvAlitaH - it was lit by you

j~nAnamayaH pradIpaH - this light of wisdom

bhArata taila pUrNaH - filled with the oil called bhArata

Corrections and additional comments are solicited.

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