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Hymn to Dakshinamurthy

Hymn to Dakshinamurthy is by Sri Sankaracharya from his book, Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya...

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Hymn to Dakshinamurthy

  1. 1. Hymn to Dakshinamurthy By Sri Sankaracharya (from his book, Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya)Copyright © 2011 iBooks Publishing , division of Healing Art & Design INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. Who, by virtue of the illusion residing inthe self, sees, as in a dream, the universeas existing outside Himself although (moretruly) it exists within Himself like thereflection of a city in a mirror, but Who, atthe time of the awakening, sees naught butHis own second-less self- to that Teacherincarnate, the Lord facing the south, bethis bow.
  3. 3. Who, like a magician or like a yogi,manifests, by His own will, this universewhich at the beginning wasundifferentiated like the sprout latent inthe seed but which subsequently becamedifferentiated under the various conditionsof space and time induced by illusion,—tothat Teacher incarnate, the Lord facing thesouth, be this bow.
  4. 4. Whose light alone that is the reality shinesin things that resemble non-entities ; Whodirectly awakens His devotees by means ofthe Vedic sentence "That thou art"; andWho being realised, there is no morecoming hack in this ocean of Samsâra,—tothat Teacher incarnate, the Lord facing thesouth, be this bow.
  5. 5. Whose consciousness flows out throughthe eye and other senses like the light of abig lamp placed inside a jar with manyholes, and (thus) this whole universeshines solely because He shines, namely,by the consciousness "I know”- to thatTeacher incarnate, the Lord facing thesouth, be this bow.
  6. 6. Deluded persons who talk much, but whoare as ignorant as women and children, theblind and the stupid, understand, as the "I"the body, or the breath, or the senses, orthe ever-newly-springing knowledge , ornon-entity. To Him who dispels this greatignorance induced by the expansive powerof illusion- to that Teacher incarnate, theLord facing the south, be this bow.
  7. 7. Who is the inner self which, under the veilof illusion, like the sun or the mooneclipsed, merely exists in deep sleep owingto the withdrawal of the senses, but whichwhen He wakes, is recognised by Him as "Ihave slept“- to that Teacher incarnate, theLord facing the south, be this bow.
  8. 8. Who reveals to His devotees, by means ofthe blessed symbol, his own self which,for ever, shines within as the "I"unchanging through all the changing statesof childhood, youth and old age, waking,dream and sleep, etc.- to that Teacherincarnate, the Lord facing the south, bethis bow.
  9. 9. Who is the supreme self that, dreaming orwaking, under the sway of illusion, seesthe universe under various distinctionssuch as that of cause and effect, owner andowned, pupil and teacher, father and son-to that Teacher incarnate, the Lord facingthe south, be this bow.
  10. 10. Whose eightfold form alone, namely, earth,water, fire, air, ether, sun, moon and soul,manifests itself as this sentient and non-sentient universe; than Whom, supremeand infinite, naught else is perceived bythe seekers of reality- to that Teacherincarnate, the Lord facing the south, bethis bow.
  11. 11. Since, in this hymn, the identity of the selfwith the universe has been made clear, bylistening to it, by understanding itsmeaning, by meditating on it, and byteaching it to others, one will acquire thesupreme faculty of identity with theuniverse, together with the overlordship ofnature and the eightfold divine faculty.|| Thus ends the Hymn to Dakshinamurthy ||
  12. 12. Hymn to Dakshinamurthy brought to you by- iBooks Publishing Vedic Ways follow Healing_Arts_CA Copyright © 2011 iBooks Publishing , division of Healing Art & Design INC.Copyright Notice: This particular translation of the work is available on the internet in the Public Domain. This electronic rendering of that work is copyrighted to Healing Art & Design INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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