Their comprehension is worse than that of women, children, blind and the dull. Other translations on the web: So consciousness is our real nature. Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram He questions that if body is really atma why does the dead body does not speak and why cannot we stop our death? Please login or register.
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Translated by P. Ramachander Adhi Sankara has written very many great Stotras prayers but here is a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all the philosophy that he has taught.
Even during his time, this stotra was difficult to comprehend and it became necessary for one of his disciples, Sureshwaracharya to write a commentary called Manasollasa to this stotra. There are large number of books and commentaries on this commentary itself.
Mouna Vyakhya prakatitha, para, Brahma thathwam yuvanam, Varshishtha anthevasad rishiganai, Ravrutham brahma nishtai, Acharyendram kara kalihtha chin, Mudram ananda roopam, Swathmaramam mudhitha vadanam, Dakshinamurthim eede. I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy, Who faces the south, Who explains the true nature of the supreme Brahman , Through his state of silence, Who is young in looks, Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages, Whose minds are fixed on Brahman , Who is the greatest of teachers, Who shows the Chinmudhra  by his hand, Who is personification of happiness, Who is in the state of extreme joy within himself, And who has a smiling face.
Viswam darpana drusyamana nagari, Thulyam nijantargatham, Pasyannathmani mayaya bahirivoth, Bhutham yatha nidraya, Ya sakshath kuruthe prabodha samaye, Swathmanameva dwayam, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree Dakshinamurthaye. It is similar to his seeing due to illusion, During the state of sleep, That the one real fact appears as many different truths, And he realizes,when he wakes up and sees the reality, That he is really the one and only one soul. Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher.
The above stanza tells us that the world which is outside us is same as our soul but we see them as different entities due to the veil of ignorance. As soon as we wake up, we realize that the dream is false and even while seeing our image in the mirror, we know that we are not seeing us in the mirror but our image.
When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance. Beejasyanthari vankuro jagadhidham, Prang nirvikalpam puna, Mayakalpitha desa kala kalanaa, Vaichithrya chithrikrutham, Mayaveeva vijrumbhayathyapi maha, Yogeeva yah swechaya, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye.
When the net of illusion is lifted and when we reach the stage of manifestation, we would find that what we think as different is but one and the same. Yasyaiva sphuranam sadathmakamasath, Kalparthagam bhasathe, Sakshaath thathwamaseethi veda vachasa, Yobodhyathyasrithhan, Yath saksht karanath bhavenna punara, Aavrithir bhavambhonidhow, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye. Nanachidhra ghato dhara sthitha maha, Deepa prabha bhaswaram, Jnanam yasya thu chakshuradhi karana, Dwara bahi spandathe, Jaanameethi tham eva baandham anubathi, Yethath samastham jagat, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye.
Our body prevents us from seeing the truth the light from outside that we are the Brahman and lets out light though the sensory organs and makes us deceive ourselves by feeling that we are happy. This simile of a pot with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy. Deham pranam api indryanyapi chalaam, Budhim cha soonyam vidhu, Stree balandha jadopamasthvaha mithi, Brandha brusam vadhina, Maya sakthi vilasa kalpitha maha, Vyamoha samharine, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye.
It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit. This is a sample of the approach of negation in identifying the truth about the concept of self.
Senses, the body etc cannot be the absolute truth as they are transient. Rahu grastha divakarendu sadrusho, Maya samachadanath, Sanamthra karanopa samharanatho, Yo abhoot sushuptha pumaan, Pragaswapsaamithi prabodha samaye, Yaa prathyabignayathe, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye. Similar the sun existing even when there is eclipse, we exist when we are sleeping.
This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness. Balyadishwapi jagaradhadishu thadha, Sarva sva avasthasthaswapi, Vyavrutha swanuvarthamanamaha, Mithyanth sphurantham sada, Svathmaanam pragatikarothi bajatham, Yo mudraya bhadraya, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye. The truth as represented by the concept of Brahman, exists always. Viswam pasyathi karya karana thaya, Swa swami sambandatha, Sishyacharya thaya thadaiva pithru, Puthradhyathmana bedatha, Swapne Jagrathi va ya esha purusho, Maya Paribramitha, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye.
The ignorance of the truth because of the veil of ignorance Maya is reemphasized. Bhoorambaamsya anilo ambhara, Maharnadho himamasu puman, Ithyabhathi characharathmakamidham, Yasyaiva murthyashtakam, Nanyath kinchana vidhyathe vimrusathaam, Yasmath parasmath vibho, Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham, Sree dakshinamurthaye. Of water, fire, air, space, The sun, moon and the individual soul, And also to those who examine the truth behind, The meaning of this universe and find, That it Consists of nothing but, The God who is every where.
Sarvathmathvamithi sphutikruthamitham, Yasmadamushamin sthave, Thenasya sravanath thadartha mananath, Dyanascha Sankeerthanath, Sarvathmathva maha vibhuthi sahitham, Syadheeswarasthvam svatha, Siddhyeth thath punarashtadha parinatham, Chaisvaryamvayhatham.
Appendix The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra :- Chitram Vata tharor mole vruddha, Sishya, Guror Yuva, Gurostu mounam vykhyanam, Sishyasthu china samsaya It is strange to see, The very old disciples, And the very young teacher, Who sit under a banyan tree, With the teacher always observing silence, And the students getting all the doubts cleared.
Om nama pranavarthaya, Suddha jnanaika moorthaye nama, Nirmalaya prasanthaya, Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.
Gurave sara lokaanam, Bishaje bhava roginaam, Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam, Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama. Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy, Who is the teacher of the entire world, Who is the doctor to those, Afflicted by the disease of birth and death, And who is the treasure hose of all knowledge. This is called Chinmudhra. God is the Brahman associated with Maya.
The identity is between the individual soul or self jivatma and the supreme self paramatma and not God. It is repeated nine times to him and explained nine times. It is not supposed to be a casual statement. It is the summum bonum of all Upanishadic teaching. It says: That brahman which is the common Reality behind everything in the cosmos is the same as the essential Divinity , namely the Atman or the Self, within you.
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