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H IPQ% # Vt v 2F T

The universe is the reection of a mirror. The Truth is the suprem Brahman, the one without a second. The mind, senses and intellect are all able to only discern the reection of the Atman. The identity of the brahman and the Atman is apparent after self-illumination. I offer my profound salutations to the auspicious Guru, who is an bodiment of Dakshinamurti, and whose grace is responsible for the ild eAaw # Q%& )dB fhgiykj Aa( l p m # fnb3Ro)pUq 6r %tv lumination.

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He in whom this universe, prior to its projection was present like a tree in a seed(unmanifested), and by whose magic this was transformed(manifested) in various forms, by His own will similar to a yogis- to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I

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Hs

v v VtX#  V uu uu D

offer my profound salutations. Vt  Q& &5   #

He, by whose light the (unreal) universe appears real, teaches the truth of brahman to those who want to know the Atman through the vedic statement tattvamasi (thou art That) and He Who puts an end to saric cycle - to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, %I # offer % # w my  profound  &b salutations. 2F} l0 f B f B &  p

F2 TUq ! &2FyU6IBo w # # x 2F 2F U! x &w # V 5 Vt x  {9B V 2 # D # x D 2Fy  B { %&R H s %# & t F2 T ( 5 5! i  V %&! gG D x bXB D s s

q G f B &2 2#  2# %e u s@ ! 5{ ! gi  V uu uu D

He whose light gleams through the senses like the light emanating from a pot with holes (in which a lamp is kept), He who knowledge alone brings the state of knowing (I am That), He whos brightness makes everything shine - to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salu-

ApB %G W V s |  Ap B % # 5x 2F! 2F T ( 5 5! i s

H Hs 2F5  # l q   k# # Ya`b v f B %& ! %&5hf B 28Q2F2F9! & D D  V %&! gG x bXB ! gi D s

& % 2 u Aa(  2 e  V uu o  uu D

tations. `

m #  ! H @ VWX#   H b 6XBr Y5l   s Y B 6XB %o Aj H X! Xs # ' ` I5x f B % # f  G B D 2F! } s B" D ! 57` G } ! DsX# VtI# q b r6IB &q u 2F T ( 5 D 5! i  V %&! gG x bXB ! gi D s s

breath, intellect and non-existence (shunya) as the real I (Atman). Their comprehension is worse than that of women, children, blind and t He who destroys this delusion caused by maya (and makes us awa Truth)- to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, #I offer ` p( my l profound B q   %&5 salutations.  ! X# VtI# &! X# q# % # 2 e

Some philosophers contend the body, senses, life-

i %&|9 r 5 v l %&tv u )d  V uu uu D

% # T2Fs Dv q  pj m # ( w # s H I5x 2Fs T ( 5 5! i s

ing eclipse. Similarly, the power of cognition only remains suspended during deep sleep. The Self exists as pure being even though unrecognized due to

The brillance of sun exists even when intercepted by Rahu dur

H  &p H s  V D

`   V 5 f i 2F 5 &! V Vt v H 2F|rApB %&! g G s x bXB ! g i s

H D v H s ! X# % e u Vt 2  V u u uu D

the veil of Maya. A person on awakening becomes aware that he w earlier (and the dream was unreal). Similarly, a person who awak ens to the consciousness of the Self recognizes his previous state of ignorance as unreal. He by whose grace alone does one awaken to consciousness of the Self - to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in Ythe B 6Xauspicious BdQl  b ApGuru, B ( q# lI offer 2Fmy # profound &# U&salutations. w # b

H H BQ&U2 # &U%&5 ! s# % ! ` I572F|"% v &5 %& # u D D D D w # 2 # TU%&p H q q  j x f IAa2 # V 5 ! g5 VtX# fh VWX# s i  V %&! g s i  V s 2F T ( 5 5! G x bXB ! g u u uu D D s s

ious states of the body (like old, young etc) and the mind (waking, dreaming etc), and who reveals the greatest knowledge of Atman by GYaanamudra (the joining of the thumb and the forenger of a raised right hand) to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations. IPQ x # q  |Q# q   24VtI# &w # I57&p Ya%& 2F v

He, whose existence is changeless throughout the var-

h# Q #  |Q2FVWX#

2FVk & H b2F H s 2 # q# Q2FT% # f 2Ftv u s

He, whose power of Maya enables one to experience the world as m tiform (like teacher, disciple, father, son etc) during both the waking and dream states - to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious my fGuru, i  ! X# I offer { |" % profound @ ! salutations.  ! ` # R j `b ! I# 5 v ! X# % e

A B ( x B VW  H s  5 Fj ! X# VtI# H ) f B I 572Ftv H R p s ! i  V &% ! g 2F T ( 5 5 G  x bXB ! gi  s V u u uu D D s s

He, whose subtle and unmanifest eightfold form causes the moving and unmoving universe, and by whose grace alone does all these manifestation disappear to reveal that All that exists is Brahman - to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound # Usalutations. 2FT2FUI5x &5 rq 2FI57p VW w # TU! 5 b TU% e

g2 # Uf B x # % # %&|Qx y % 2F T ( 5 5! i s

# 2FTq I5G Vt rPQ2 r!  2 #  V %&! gG D

 Q& ! i   D w# VW w # T2F x bXB ! gi  D s

q !e u TUl v V uu  uu

Hs

2 % # & | &B F2  ! % % # # Q% #   &If 3y  % # 2 e u # UF2 T2Fs U! } D f i x & `b F2 p w # "  l0 2FD X & 2F v

The verse points out to the all pervasiveness of the indwelling Spirit, Atman. By the recital, contemplation and meditation of this hymn disciple attains the state of oneness with Atman and realizes his unity with the universe,thus becoming the very essence of the eigh fold manifestation. bX&15 fhi I59f B ( @ 

b "2F 2F5%& # D

H )  2FG  PQ! BQ` 2F!e

uu uu

H H q 6 ! 7 5 @Aa% # % # ApB % # 2 #  ! I # # 2 e u  x f 57&%( 5  57 5hp x bB ! i ) &p D ! I# I5 s %%&!   5 Aa v r vx p % uu

This verse is usually recited at the end of the recital of the above hymn. I offer my profound salutations to Shri maha dakshinamurti, the remover of the worldly (samasric) bonds binding us, Who is to be meditated upon as the one sitting under a banyan tree and bestowing knowledge (GYana)instantly on all the sages (and the devoted disciples). Appendix: Word meanings The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to

allow the reader to learn Sanskrit words. My many thanks to Shrii Ganesan (deepa@tiac.net) for providing the meanings. = Refers to the Brahman, Godhood,both symbolically & otherwise; V 5 VW v = (Masc.Nom.Sing.) that person; that person; Y } T= (Masc.Nom.Sing.) s  # x = (Masc.Acc.case. sing.) God Brahman; r H  = (Verb Pr. III Per.Sing.PP) projects; = in the beginning (of Creation); q# = % an e emphasis; = Vedas;  = and; H s `b pj x = (Verb.Pr.III Per.sing.PP) inspires; 2F T 2FG = ( Masc.Dative.sing.) to that person; ` = (Masc.Nom.sing.) He; G= an emphasis; 2F T = God; Y$5l = Self, soul; = (Fem.Nom.sing.) intellect, Discrimination, awareness; H s # q G = (Masc.Acc.sing.) illumined (person); ! 57! 5 v = Person desiring Moksha;   ` = surrender, refuge; (pronoun Nom.sing.) I; H s H 8 = = (Verb Pr.I Per. sing.AP) surrender, resort to;

= (indec.) like i.e as if the Universe is manifesting outside; e f i 2FG = (Acc.case) being, manifested entity; VW q# @r VtI# = (indec.) as in a manner, in such a manner as; = ( Fem.instr. case, sing.) through sleep(-iness); VW s v w # # x 2 e = he who;  572 = (indec.) before ones eyes, in white and black; Pr.III P.sing. AP ) performs, acts; H &! = (verb V = (loc.case) during wakefulness, waking state; s & =% # ones 2F TU own; = (Acc.case) self; = U VW itself, alone; = (Nr.Acc,sing.) the(No-second), non-dual Self; 2F T = ( Masc.Dative,sing.) to him; s = Lakshmi, wealth (here auspicious prex);

# xSv = (Fem.Nom.sing.) peace   = (Nr. Acc.case,sing.)) Universe; = (Nr.Acc.case, sing.) mirror;  |"! I# %'p %&( )4032F56 9 = (Nr.Acc.sing.) looking like, appearing; @ApB %  2Fp = (acc.case, sing.) like a city; = (acc. case) which is within Himself; H I|Q% e D E 2F TU@ = (Pr.Participle) seeing; = ! X# VW VtI # (Loc.case) within Himself; = (Fem. instr.sing.) through illusion; Ya`b v g = (indec.) outside;

( 5 5! i  V = (Masc.Dative,sing.) God(himself) embodD ied %& in ! guru; v gp = (Nr.Nom.sing.) salutation, bowing, namaskAra; =i (neuter,Nom.sing.) this; x bB !  V = Masc.Dative,sing.) to dakshinAmUrti God; D d AaP %& v = (Nr.Poss.sing.) of the seed; g& D = (indec.) inside; like; = (indec.)  tv = (Masc.Nom.sing.) sprout; Aa( 2 e gp = (Neuter Nom.Sing.) world; m # fe = (Nr. Nom.Sing.) this; @ s ) q = 6in r the beginning; = unmanifested; H s %tv ! X# VWX# = (indec.) again; q u2F = (fem.Nom.sing.) illusion; = arranged, caused, created; # q 6 v = (Masc.Nom.sing.) country, place, spot, space; q 6 % # = (Masc.Nom.sing.) time; w 2FUVt= reckoning; w xy q U2F! e = varied, different; = (Past Passive Participle verb) put in the form of a pi s ture, ! X# painting VWX# zzv = (masc. Nom.sing.) magician; g& A9!= like; {Vt x

= (Verb Pr.III ) displays brilliantly;

H b = (P.sing.PP) and; ! } V 57~0 = (masc.nom.sing.) Great Yogi, ascetic; VW v & = (Masc. Nom.Sing.) He who; (indec.) ones own; g =VWX # = ( Fem.instr.sing.) by desire; VW | & 5   = (masc. poss.case.sing.) that persons;

ifestation); w #  2F TUq G= (indec.) always; = (nr.Nom.sing.) that which is within i.e.,the Reality;&2 e q 6 = appearing as unreal, unreal; = ctitious;

= gerund,Nr. Nom. sing.) throbbing state (man-

 q p = notions, meanings, wealth; f B &2 w # # x 2 e = (verb.III P.Sing. Atmn.padam) shines; = (indec.) in front of the eyes, in white and black; 2F2 e 2F = that; &b = thou; gx = are; = thus; & w# = through the saying of the Veda; V 5 Vt = x yaH(Masc.Nom.Sing.) He who; 2 # % e = (V.Pr. III P.Sing.Parasm.pada) enlightens, teaches; VW s 2 e = (Masc.Objective, Acc. case, Plural) those who have take

= Neut. Nom.sing.) that thing which;

= (indec.) here etc. (may also mean the beginning in another q   context); v = (one of the 5) sensory objects, here refers to eye;

w # #x 2 e q  B 2 e = (Ablative) by producing it in front of the eyes; = (Ablative) in white & black; sH %tv = (indec.) again; &Ux v fh 2 e D = cycle, repetition, certain times; = (verb, sing.PP) may happen; %& fh = not; =P (Masc.Nom.sing.) the cycle of births (& deaths); ! {  = (in) waters; @ % # % # = (locative) (of) great quantity, heap i.e.ocean; w  = (indec.) diverse; = (Nr. Nom.sing.) hole; s v  G = (Nr.Nom.sing.) pot; &b  v = (Masc. Nom.sing.) stomach; ! D } = ( participle,Nom.sing.) standing thing l 0 H p = (adj.) great, big; H f B = (Masc.Nom.sing.) lamp; f s B & =  p (fem.Nom.sing.) light, ame; = bright light; ApB %&p = knowledge, supreme intelligence; VW | = (Masc. Poss. Sing.) that persons (whose); 2F5  = v (indec.) emphasis; = Nr.Nom. Sing.) eye; l

# # Ya`b v = (indec.) through; &%& 2 = (indec.) outside; ApB % # I5 = (Verb Pr. III P sing.AP) throbs, vibrates; = (Verb Pr.I P.sing) know; 2FG = (Masc. Obj. Sing.) him; f B %& = (indec.) alone; %D 5hf B x = Acc. Masc.Sing.Participle noun) shining person; & ! & = (Nr.nom.sing.) this; Aa( 2 e D = entire; ` = (Nr.nom.sing.) world; m #  = (Masc.Acc.Sing) body; s @ VWX# = b (Masc. Sing. Acc.) life-breath; = (Nr.Nom.Pl.) sense organs; s bH 6XBr= and; Y5l = (adj.Fem.) changing; = (Fem.Acc. Sing.) intellect, reason, awareness;  5%&|= 9 (indec.) and; r5 v = (Masc.Acc.sing.) Nothingness, void; = (Verb) Understand, know, consider; Y Ds B 6 = v (Fem. Nom. Sing) a female; %& v = (Masc. Nom.Sing.) child; = blind; A tv

lowing); V 2F2 e

= (verb IIII P. sing. PP) shines along with that (fol-

= idiot;

= comparable; ` = emphasis; = I; gx f B %# = v thus; fhs  Dp = (gerund, Masc.Nom.Pl.) infatuated (persons); B l %& v = in vain; = (Masc. Nom. Pl. Participle noun) People who argue; ! X# VWX# = the great delusion Maya; q b v rD 6IB &= (Fem.Nom.sing.) Power, energy; q u2F = play; = created;

2F5

H ! X# v

! } =` great, big; B"! 57 &p } )  = infatuation; = (Dative case) destroyer; # ` v = (Masc.Nom.sing.) The planet Rahu; ( & Having been grasped, caught; l s D B = q  t v = sun; g%&5 v &  v = moon; ! X# VWX# = (Masc.person, thing) similar to; the delusion Maya; &! X# q# = (Fem.Nom.sing.) %# 2 e = from being covered, surrounded, eclipsed,very &2 e ! X# 2F =v Reality, Existence; q   s = lone;
= senses;

prex; &p ` =  2Ftv = withdrawn well; fhi 2 e &5 H v = became; H s ! I# D % e = awakened(after a good sleep); = (Masc.Nom.Sing.) A male; m# qe s w # =H beforehand; = well slept; gx H = thus; ! V = (Loc. Sing) at the time of awakening; VWs v He (who); Vt (Masc.Nom.sing.) rApB Vt 2 Hs x = = remembers, understands;  Y B 68 l = (Loc. PI.) during childhood; = (Loc.pl.) etc.; bH ApB ( 2 e = and; l s = (Loc.Pl.) during awakened state; = etc.; 2F # &# = 5 (indec.) likewise, in that manner; &w # &5 = (Fem. Loc. PI) in all; = states, conditions; bH =2 # and; BdQ& 5 = (Loc. Pl.) (even after the) departure (of these states %&5 D accompanied; & ! I# =%G = presence(persists, follows); D ` = I; gx

= thus;

%& v D  %& = &5 inwardly; = (Masc. Acc.Sing.) the throbbing; D &q# & = (indec.) always; Acc.Sing.) ones own; 2# = TU%&(Masc. p H q rq kj x = Self; = (Verb Pr.III P. Sing.PP) shows Himself pubs licly, openly; fhIAa 2# = Masc.Poss.Pl.) to the worshippers; VW v ! 5 VW= X# He who; fh s VWX# = (Fem.instr.Sing.) through the sign (of hand), stamp, m = (Adj.Fem.instr.Sing.) through auspicious; s H I|Qx = (Nr. Nom. Sing.) universe; P.sing.PP) sees; # q  |Q# q =  Verb  2FXVtIPr.III #

ity &of) effect; =5 ones own; w # UI &p Ya%& 2F= v master; = as related;

= (Fem.instr,sing.)(through the qual-

| the quality of) disciple; #  |= Q(fem.instr.sing.)(thro 2FVWX# = teachership; 2F  g& = (both words indec.) in that manner; bH 2F = ike; H s 2F = (Masc.Nom.sing.) Father, forefather; s = son.;

F2 TU%= # etc.; f 2Ftv = (Masc.instr.sing.) through self; = as different; & v R H = ( Mal,Loc. sing.) in dream; ApB ( x B s = (Loc.sing.) during wakeful state; VW v = (indec.) or; tv = e who; = (Male Nom.sing.) this; H s  5 tv = A male; H )"f s B I52F v = (Gerund.Male Nom.sing.) whirled(person); fhi v = (nom.sing.) earth; ! I# {r &b = (Nr.nom.pl.) water; %&6 v @r6 v = re; !  p = air; = ether; ` # R tv `b ! I# 5 v = sacricer; = moon; H s ! I# % e = Man; fB x = Verb.Pr.III P.sing.PP) shines;   = moving; 2F TUq G = not moving; = containing inwardly; gp VW | = (Nr.nom.sing.) this; = (Masc.Poss.sing.) (He) whose;

= (indec.) thus;

! i ) v  q D G = (Male Nom.sing,) embodiment, incarnate; = (Nr.Nom.sing.) eight-fold piece, poem; %& = no; %&| "(indec.) 2e q b %& = (indec.) other; r|Q2 = (Nr.Nom.sing.) some thing; r!  2 # = (Verb Pr.III P.sing. AP) exists, is present; = (masc.poss.pl.)(of those) who reect; VW w # T2 e H  w # TU2 e = (Masc.Absol.sing.) from (he) whose; = (Masc.Absol.sing.) from the Supreme being; v & Xv = (Masc.Poss.sing.) of the omnipresent Lord; = all, everything (the Universe); 2F TU2F = composed of, Manifested by the Self; gx thus; & 5 = rq  2Fp = (past Participle) made tell-tale, plain; VW w # T2 e ! 5 bT% e = from whose; = (Loc. sing.) in this; & 2 D %& = (Masc.?Loc.sing.) hymn; &| = (Masc.instr.sing.) through that person; B 2 e = (Masc.instr.sing.) through this person; s  P = (Nr.Absol.sing.) from hearing; = (Nr.Nom.sing.) meanings; ! %&% # 2 e # Q% # 2 e = (both Nr. Abso.sing.) reecting in mind; = (Nr. Abso. sing.) meditating; 

= (indec.) and;

&p q  % # =2 e good; = (Nr.Absol.sing.) from reciting it; &D all; 2F TU2F= (adj.) = the quality of the Atman, the great Self; ! } fhi x = (adj.) great, big; &`b 2FG = ashes, wealth; = along with that; w # Q2 e May there be;  2F= Verb.) = he quality of the Lord himself; &U2Ftv &b 8Q2 e = automatically; = (verb) May it materialise (for the worshipper); H s %tv = again;  # = eight-fold; H )d 2Fp = transformed into;  =  |and; 9 BdQ` 2F= !e (divine) wealth; = undivided; & H b = the banyan; &15 H = tree; fhi I5 = (Nr.Loc.sing.) in the nearness; f B ( = (fem.loc.sing.) ground, earth; @  = side; &q 6 = (Masc.Acc.sing.) the seated person; ! 57@ = of all;

= ascetic, seer;

Aa% # % # (here groups); ApB %&q # 2 # = ppeople


edge;# 

2e x fh5%& = (indec.) quickly; ( s 5  5r = (Masc.Obj.sing.) three worlds; G = (masc.acc.sing.) teacher; Master; x bB ! = i (masc.acc.sing.) ) D = (Masc.Obj.) dakshinAmUrti; G Aa%&% = (masc.acc.sing.) God; !   = birth; 5 v v = death; = suffering; x p = cutting; %&! X# = capable person, expert;

= (Masc.Obj.sing.) him who gives knowl-

= (Verb Pr. I Per.sing.PP) I salute, bow.