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Gems from Samskrutam
« on: September 21, 2014, 11:49:13 AM »


॥ श्री गणेशाय नमः ॥

॥ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॥

॥ नमो भगवते श्री रमणाय ॥


auM



|| shrI gaNeshAya namaH ||

|| shrI gurubhyo namaH ||

|| namo bhagavate shrI ramaNAya ||



Bhagavan willing, i intend to post shlokas, subhaashitaas from Samskruta literature here.

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Re: Gems from Samskrutam
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 12:05:10 PM »
यं ब्रह्म वेदान्तविदो वदन्ति
परे प्रधानं पुरुषं तथान्ये ।
विश्वोद्गतेः कारणमीश्वरंवा
तस्मै नमो विघ्नविनायकाय ॥


yaM brahma vedAntavido vadanti
pare pradhAnaM puruShaM tathAnye |
vishvodgateH kAraNamIshvaraMvA
tasmai namo vighnavinAyakAya ||

That whom the Knowers address as brahmA(n),
the others who address as (Supreme) purushA
and others address that as the Lord of the absolute cause from whom has risen this worlds.
Obeisances unto Him who is the remover of all obstacles





(gaNapati prArthanA) Meditation on gaNesha (Supreme Brahma Tatva), who is the remover of all obstacles.
(gaNo kA eesh gaNesha, Lord of all Gods is gaNesha)
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Re: Gems from Samskrutam
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 05:35:18 PM »
This is one of the most moving Stotras composed by Sri Tulasidas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3m1dXmTrJU

॥ श्रीरुद्राष्टकम् ॥

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् ।
निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ॥ १॥

निराकारमोंकारमूलं तुरीयं गिरा ज्ञान गोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् ।
करालं महाकाल कालं कृपालं गुणागार संसारपारं नतोऽहम् ॥ २॥

तुषाराद्रि संकाश गौरं गभीरं मनोभूत कोटिप्रभा श्री शरीरम् ।
स्फुरन्मौलि कल्लोलिनी चारु गङ्गा लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ॥ ३॥

चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रू सुनेत्रं विशालं प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् ।
मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं प्रियं शंकरं सर्वनाथं भजामि ॥ ४॥

प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं अखण्डं अजं भानुकोटिप्रकाशम् ।
त्रयः शूल निर्मूलनं शूलपाणिं भजेऽहं भवानीपतिं भावगम्यम् ॥ ५॥

कलातीत कल्याण कल्पान्तकारी सदा सज्जनानन्ददाता पुरारी ।
चिदानन्द संदोह मोहापहारी प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो मन्मथारी ॥ ६॥

न यावत् उमानाथ पादारविन्दं भजन्तीह लोके परे वा नराणाम् ।
न तावत् सुखं शान्ति सन्तापनाशं प्रसीद प्रभो सर्वभूताधिवासम् ॥ ७॥

न जानामि योगं जपं नैव पूजां नतोऽहं सदा सर्वदा शम्भु तुभ्यम् ।
जरा जन्म दुःखौघ तातप्यमानं प्रभो पाहि आपन्नमामीश शम्भो ॥ ८॥

रुद्राष्टकमिदं प्रोक्तं विप्रेण हरतोषये ।
ये पठन्ति नरा भक्त्या तेषां शम्भुः प्रसीदति ॥

      ॥  इति श्रीगोस्वामितुलसीदासकृतं श्रीरुद्राष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ॥
॥ śrīrudrāṣṭakam ॥

namāmīśamīśāna nirvāṇarūpaṃ vibhuṃ vyāpakaṃ brahmavedasvarūpam ।
nijaṃ nirguṇaṃ nirvikalpaṃ nirīhaṃ cidākāśamākāśavāsaṃ bhaje'ham ॥ 1॥

nirākāramoṃkāramūlaṃ turīyaṃ girā j?āna gotītamīśaṃ girīśam ।
karālaṃ mahākāla kālaṃ kṛpālaṃ guṇāgāra saṃsārapāraṃ nato'ham ॥ 2॥

tuṣārādri saṃkāśa gauraṃ gabhīraṃ manobhūta koṭiprabhā śrī śarīram ।
sphuranmauli kallolinī cāru gaṅgā lasadbhālabālendu kaṇṭhe bhujaṅgā ॥ 3॥

calatkuṇḍalaṃ bhrū sunetraṃ viśālaṃ prasannānanaṃ nīlakaṇṭhaṃ dayālam ।
mṛgādhīśacarmāmbaraṃ muṇḍamālaṃ priyaṃ śaṃkaraṃ sarvanāthaṃ bhajāmi ॥ 4॥

pracaṇḍaṃ prakṛṣṭaṃ pragalbhaṃ pareśaṃ akhaṇḍaṃ ajaṃ bhānukoṭiprakāśam ।
trayaḥ śūla nirmūlanaṃ śūlapāṇiṃ bhaje'haṃ bhavānīpatiṃ bhāvagamyam ॥ 5॥

kalātīta kalyāṇa kalpāntakārī sadā sajjanānandadātā purārī ।
cidānanda saṃdoha mohāpahārī prasīda prasīda prabho manmathārī ॥ 6॥

na yāvat umānātha pādāravindaṃ bhajantīha loke pare vā narāṇām ।
na tāvat sukhaṃ śānti santāpanāśaṃ prasīda prabho sarvabhūtādhivāsam ॥ 7॥

na jānāmi yogaṃ japaṃ naiva pūjāṃ nato'haṃ sadā sarvadā śambhu tubhyam ।
jarā janma duḥkhaugha tātapyamānaṃ prabho pāhi āpannamāmīśa śambho ॥ 8॥

rudrāṣṭakamidaṃ proktaṃ vipreṇa haratoṣaye ।
ye paṭhanti narā bhaktyā teṣāṃ śambhuḥ prasīdati ॥

॥ iti śrīgosvāmitulasīdāsakṛtaṃ śrīrudrāṣṭakaṃ sampūrṇam ॥

Meaning
Vibhu moksha personified, Veda incarnate, lord, all pervading,
Lord, master of all, I pay my obeisances to you, ever worshiping,
Situated in self, away from maya, modes of nature, desires prevailing,
I chant to you Lord - Digambara who the sky as garment is wearing.

Who is formless, Aumkar's origin, beyond the three gunas being,
Beyond speech, knowledge, senses, grace giver, virtues dwelling,
Perfect- causes fear, reverence in heart, Lord of death itself killing,
Lord of Kailash, beyond this world my obeisances to you I am paying.

Who is fair skinned like Himanchal and is a serene, calm being,
Who has beauty and grace of millions of kamdevas ever glowing,
Upon whose head resides the sacred Goddess Ganga flowing,
Upon his head is crescent moon, his neck by a snake2 adorning.

In his ears striking kundalas, beautiful eyebrows and eyes having,
Cheerful, blue necked , very kind, compassionate, understanding,
Wrapped by lions skin, a garland prepared of skulls he is wearing,
He dearest to all and Lord of all - his name Shankara I am chanting.

Rudrarup, best, perfect, eternal, unborn, the one opulence having,
Who with effulgence of a million suns with a trident in hand having,
Who uproots the three kinds of griefs, who by love be gaining,
I chant Bhavani's husband's name - Shankarji - to you I am praying.

Beyond time, timeless, welfare incarnate, the creation's ending,
Enemy of Tripur- whose pleasure and happines to good is giving,
Owner, giver of eternal bliss, who worldly attachment be removing,
Kaamdev's enemy, bless me, you bring good by heart churning.

Husband of Parvati unless humans your lotus feet be worshiping,
Peace and joy in either this world or in heaven can not be achieving,
Till then are not mitigated or lessened in any way their sufferings,
Lord who resides in heart of all be pleased with me and my offering.

0 Shambhu I know not Yoga, nor penance nor worship nor praying,
But I always pay my respect unto you 0 my Lord do ever be saving,
In the suffering of the cycle of death, birth and old age I am burning,
Lord protect this pained from grief my respects unto you I am paying.

Also See: http://www.greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/sri_shiva-rudrashtakam.php

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Gems from Samskrutam
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 12:25:16 AM »
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव,
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव,
त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव॥

You alone art the Mother and Mother
You alone art the Companion and Friend
You alone art the Knowledge and Wealth
You alone art my Everthing the Lord of Lords

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A simple shloka and nothing greater and truer than this!

God alone is our everything. Nothing else!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 12:04:54 AM »
मनुष्याणां सहस्रेषु कश्चिद्यतति सिद्धये ।
यततामपि सिद्धानां कश्चिन्मां वेत्ति तत्त्वतः ॥

manuṣyāṇāṃ sahasreṣu kaścidyatati siddhaye,
yatatāmapi siddhānāṃ kaścinmāṃ vetti tattvataḥ.

Among thousands of men one here and there strives after perfection, and of those who strive and attain to perfection one here and there knows me in all the principles of my existence.

Bhagawad Gita 7.3
Vyasa Krishna
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: Gems from Samskrutam
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 06:20:26 AM »
श्रमापनोदनक्षमं समाहितान्तरात्मनां
सुमादिभिः सदार्चितं क्षमानिधिं गणाधिपम् ।
रमाधवादिपूजितं यमान्तकात्मसम्भवं
शमादिषड्गुणप्रदं नमाम्यहं विभूतये ॥५॥

I worship the lord Ganadhipa, who removes the hardship of the people who constantly meditate upon the Supreme Self, who is worshipped always with fragrant flowers, who is the abode of tolerance, who is worshipped by the spouse of goddess Lakshmi and others, who is the son of Siva, who is the destroyer of evan Yama and who helps us inculcate the virtues like Sama (control of mind) Dama (control of senses) Uparama, (renunciation) Titiksa (the capacity to withstand the hardships) Sraddha (faith in the Vedanta and in the words of the preceptor) and Samadhana (fixing the mind in abstract contemplation on the true nature of the spirit).

Sacchidananda Sivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Swamiji, Sringeri
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Gems from Samskrutam
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 07:18:28 PM »
मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीत्ऽओष्णसुखदुःखदाः ।
आगम्ऽआपायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत ॥

mAtrAsparSAstu kaunteya SItoshNa-sukhaduHkha-dAH |
AgamApAyino 'nityAs tAMs titikshasva bhArata || 2. 14 ||

mAtrAsparSAH - in this context, sense organs and contact with the objectsof these organs
tu - particle, added for emphasis, anticipating a question
kaunteya, bhArata - son of Kunti, descendent of bharata, both words refer to Arjuna here (to each one of us - Nagaraj)
SIta - cold
ushNa - heat
sukha - joy, happiness
duHkha - sorrow
SIta...dAH - things that give rise to cold etc.
AgamApAyinaH - things that come and go
anityAH - temporary, ephemeral
tAn - them
titikshasva - endure, pay no heed.

The contact of sense organs with their objects gives rise to cold and heat, happiness and sorrow, O son of Kunti. These come and go, they are temporary. Endure them out!

(Gita - 2.14)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta