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« on: July 19, 2008, 12:24:26 PM »
Siva-aparaadha-kshmapana-Stotram, is a 16-verse composition
of Sankara, seeking Siva's grace for forgiving his (!) transgressions.
In certain places, it is like Bhagavan's Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai.
A sample,

" I have not sat in lotus posture, nor have I controlled
The Prana along the Sushmana, repeating the syllable Om,
Never have I suppressed the turbulent waves of my mind,
Nor merged in the self effulgent Om,
In the ever shining Witness-Consciousness, whose nature
Is that of the highest Brahman;
Nor have I in samadhi, meditated on Sankara
Dwelling in every form as the Inner Guide,
Therefore O Siva, O Mahadeva, O Sambhu,
Forgive me, I pray, for my transgressions."

"O Siva! forgive all the sins that I have committed,
With hands, or feet, with ears or eyes,
With words or body, with mind or heart,
Forgive my sins, those past and those that are yet to come,
Victory unto Siva, the Ocean of Compassion,
The Great God, the Abode of Blessedness!"

Arunachala Siva.