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« on: July 22, 2008, 02:19:32 PM »
Devi-aparaadha-kshamaapana-Stotram is a 12-verse
composition of Sankara, seeking forgiveness of Devi.
A sample:

Verse 2: "Ignorant of the commands of scriptures,
Utterly devoid of wealth, shiftless indolent am I,
Unable to do as I ought to do, numerous therefore are my offences,
I have committed at Thy feet. Mother! Saviour of all mankind 
Auspicious One!  Forgive my sins,
A wicked son is sometimes born,
But the unkind mother there cannot be."

Verse 11: "Mother of all the universe!
If Thou shouldst show Thy fullest mercy,
Would even then a a cause of wonder?
A mother cannot refuse her son,
Though he has done a million wrongs."

If Sankara could wail like that, what avail be of we?

Arunachala Siva.