Category Archives: Adi Shankara

Gratitude to the Guru

स्वाराज्य साम्राज्य विभुतिरेषा भवत्कृपा श्रिमहिमप्रसादात  |  प्राप्ता मया श्रीगुरवे महात्मने नमो नमस्तेSस्तु पुनर्नमोSस्तु || “By the supreme majesty of your Grace, I have gained the grandeur of the sovereignty of Self-effulgence.  O noble Teacher, salutations to thee, again and again.”     Sovereignty … Continue reading

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The World – Consciousness manifest

स्रुष्टिर्नाम  ब्रह्मरूपे  सच्चिदानन्दवस्तुनि | अब्धौ  फ़ेनादिवत्  सर्वनामरुपप्रसारणा || (द्र्ग् द्र्ष्य विवेकः १४)         srishtirnaamrupa brahmarupe sacchdanandavastuni | abdhau fenadivat sarvanaamrupaprasarana || (Drig-drishya  Viveka-14)   Creation is the manifestation of names and forms in the Reality which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss … Continue reading

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Gangastothram

वरमिहे नीरे कमटो मीनः किं वा तीरे शरटः क्षीणः |  अथवा श्वपचो मलिनो दीनः तव न हि  दूरे नृपतिकुलीनः ||  Varmiha neere kamato meenah kim vaa teere sharatah ksheenah| Athava shwapacho malino deenah tav nahi doore nrupatikuleenah || जै  जै  गङ्गे  जै  हर  … Continue reading

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Nirvana Shatkam / Atma Shatkam

मनोबुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे  न च घ्राणनेत्रे न च व्योमभूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरुपः शिवोऽहं शिवोऽहं ||१|| (निर्वाणषट्कम्) The first of the six verses of the Nirvana Shatkam, otherwise known as the Atma Shatkam is a composition of Bhagwan … Continue reading

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Self Knowledge – Brahmagyaan

“येषां वृत्तिः समावृद्धा परिपक्वा च सा पुनः | ते वै सद्ब्रह्मतां प्राप्ताः नेतरेशब्दवादिनः || ये हि वृत्तिं विजानन्ति ज्ञात्वापि वर्धयन्ति ये | ते वै सत्पुरुषा धन्याः वन्ध्यास्ते भुवनत्रये || ” (अपरोक्षानुभूति – आदि शङ्करा) “Those who’s knowledge is complete in … Continue reading

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Basic course in Advaita Vedanta (inauguration)

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Jivanmuktasya lakshanam

अतीताननुसन्धानं  भविष्यदविचराणां | औदासीन्यमपि  प्राप्ते  जीवन्मुक्तस्य  लक्षणं ||(विवेकचूडामणि – ४३३)   No thought for the enjoyments of the past, no thought for the future and indifference even for the present – this is the indication of a jivanmukta. || (Vivekachoodamani: … Continue reading

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Bhaja Govindam

“यवद्वित्तोपार्जनसक्तः  तावन्निजपरिवरो  रक्तः |   पस्चाद्जीवति जर्जरदेहे वार्तां कोपि न पृच्चति  गेहे ||”  (भज गोविन्दं ) As long as there is the ability to earn and provide so long are your dependents attached to you. Later on, when you come … Continue reading

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Bhaja Govindam

” मा कुरु  धनजन  योवनगर्वं |   हरति  निमिशातः  काल  सर्वं ||” (भज गोविन्दं ) Take no pride in your possession, in the people at your command, in the youthfulness that you have. Time loots away all this in a … Continue reading

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