मनीषा पञ्चकम् – Manisha Panchakam

मनीषा पञ्चकम् – Manisha Panchakam Pujya Adi Shankaracharya Manisha Panchakam is again a small treatise by Sankara. It contains only five verses and narrate a ‘story’ that happed in Kasi. Sankara took a bath in Ganges and was going towards Viswanatha Temple. On his way, he met an ‘untouchable’ and he asked him to get…

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam – Swami Tattvidananda Saraswati Ji

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam Pujya Sri Adi Shankaracharya निरूपमनित्यनिरंशकेऽप्यखण्डे मयि चिति सर्वविकल्पनाऽऽदिशून्ये। घटयति जगदीशजीवभेदं त्वघटितघटनापटीयसी माया।।१।। I am beyond comparison, timeless, part-less, division-less Awareness Absolute-without-a-second. In me are absent all kinds of imaginations (superimposition) etc. Yet the (माया) illusion, which is capable of making the impossible possible, creates in me the division of universe,…

Totakasthakam – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥ With Shankra 108 Naama

॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥ Here is an article containing the toTakAShTakam, eight verses composed in honor of Adi ShankarAchArya Bhai his disciple Totkacharya. A short description of the advaita paramparA and a short account of Shankara’s disciple toTaka are included. शङ्करं शङ्कराचार्यं केशवं बादरायणम् । सूत्रभाष्यकृतौ वन्दे भगवन्तौ पुनः पुनः ॥ I offer obeisances again and…

Naasdiya Suktam – नासदीय सूक्तम

Nasdiya Sukta – नासदीय सूक्तम Rigved Mandala 10 Sukta 129 नास॑दासी॒न्नो सदा॑सीत्त॒दानी॒म् नासी॒द्रजो॒ नो व्यो॑मा प॒रो यत्। किमाव॑रीव॒: कुह॒ कस्य॒ शर्म॒न्नंभ॒: किमा॑सी॒द्गह॑नं गभी॒रम्॥१॥ nāsa̍dāsī̱nno sadā̍sītta̱dānī̱m nāsī̱drajo̱ no vyo̍mā pa̱ro yat | kimāva̍rīva̱ḥ kuha̱ kasya̱ śarma̱nnaṁbha̱ḥ kimā̍sī̱dgaha̍naṁ gabhī̱ram ||1|| Meaning : At first was neither Being nor Nonbeing. There was not air nor yet sky beyond. What…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 6

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् । न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥ I am free of thoughts, and free of forms. I am connected to all sense organs as I pervade everything and am everywhere. I am ever changeless. There is no freedom or bondage in me. I am of the…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 5

न मृत्युर्न शङ्का न मे जातिभेदः पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः । न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥ I have no fear of death, nor caste differences. I have no father, mother, or birth. I have no relative, friend, teacher or student. I am of the nature of consciousness and…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 4

न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा न यज्ञाः । अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥ I have neither punya nor pāpa, nor happiness nor sorrow, nor do I have the mantra, the holy place, the Vedās or fire rituals. I am neither an…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 3

न मे द्वेषरागौ न मे लोभमोहौ मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः । न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो न मोक्षः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥३॥ I do not have likes, dislikes, greed and delusion. I do not have pride, neither do I have jealousy. I do not have pursuit of dharma, artha, kāma or moksa. I…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 1

Verse – I मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे । न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥ I am not the mind, intellect, memory or ego; neither am I the ears nor the tongue. I am not the nose, the eyes, space, earth, fire or wind. I am…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Intro.

Introduction This stotra is written by Śrī Śankarācārya. A satakam is a group of six verses. The Ātmaśatakam describes the nature of the ātmā or the self, in six verses. It describes who I am. Isn’t it interesting that someone else has to tell us who we are? You would think that the one who…

॥ हस्तामलकस्तोत्रम् ॥

॥ हस्तामलकस्तोत्रम् ॥ Introductory Prayer Verses यस्मिन्ज्ञाते भवेत्सर्वं विज्ञातं परमात्मनि। तं वन्दे नित्यविज्ञानमानन्दमजमव्ययम् ॥ When the Supreme Self is known, everything is known. My salutations to that Self, who is timeless awareness, fullness (änanda), unborn, and imperishable. यदज्ञानदभुदद्वैतम ज्ञाते यस्मिन्निवर्तर्ते। रज्जुसर्पवदत्यन्तं तं वन्दे पुरुषोत्तमम्॥ My salutations to that Supreme Self from ignorance of whom there…