mangalacharanam – prayer


इश्वरो गुरुरात्मेति मूर्तिभेदविभागिने |
व्योमवद्व्यप्तदेहाय दक्षिणामूर्तये नमः ||

ishwaro gururAtmeti mUrtibhedavibhAgine |
vyomavadvyaptadehAya dakshhiNAmUrtaye namaH ||

On this Prabodhini Ekadasi (or Utthana Ekadasi – Kartika Suddha Ekadasi) I have been instructed to write this blog. This blog largely deals with the view point of sanatana dharma (the eternal law) scriptures about
1. transcendental independence (kaivalya)
2. mastery over life and death (vedanta – the ultimate knowledge)

My work here is just “typing in” what the ancient rishis (the leaders who have practiced what they preached) spoke about the above subjects.

INSTRUCTION 1: Any such work should start with a prayer to Lord Ganesha. (To know “WHY?” follow the link to an earlier blog post)
नितान्तकान्तदन्तकान्तिमन्तकान्तकात्मजम्
अचिन्त्यरूपमन्तहीनमन्तरायकृन्तनम्
ह्र्दन्तरे निरन्तरं वसन्तमेव योगिनां
तमेकदन्तमेव तं विचिन्तयामि संततम्

nitAntakAntadantakAntimantakAntakAtmajam
achintyarUpamantahInamantarAyakR^intanam
hrdantare nirantaraM vasantameva yoginA.m
tamekadantameva taM vichintayaami sa.ntatam

Now a Prayer to Iswara – The Lord of all:

अजं शश्वतं कारणं कारणानां
शिवं केवलं भासकं भासकानाम् |
तुरीयं तमःपारमाद्यन्तहीनं
प्रपद्ये परं पावनं द्वैतहीनम् ||
aja.m shashvata.m kaaraNa.m kaaraNAnA.m
shiva.m kevala.m bhaasaka.m bhaasakaanaam |
turIya.m tamaHpAramAdyantahIna.m
prapadye para.m paavana.m dvaitahInam ||

Lord: never born, eternal, cause of all causes, auspicious, independent, light of all lights, beyond all triads (the forth), beyond all ignorance, who is beginning and endless, eternal cleanser and non-dual. I bow down to that Lord.

नमस्ते नमस्ते विभो विश्वमूर्ते
नमस्ते नमस्ते चिदानन्दमूर्ते |
नमस्ते नमस्ते तपोयोगगम्य
नमस्ते नमस्ते श्रुतिज्ञानगम्य ||
namaste namaste vibho vishvamUrte
namaste namaste chidAnandamUrte |
namaste namaste tapoyogagamya
namaste namaste shrutiGYAnagamya ||

He is the same lord who appears as this world.
He is the same lord who is beyond all this (world) as chidananda murthi.
So, it is the same lord who is the goal of karma yogi’s who are in tapas and yoga paths. It is the same lord who is the goal of all the knowledge seekers based on shruti on the path of jnana.

I pray to him repeatedly for the well being of this whole visible world and beyond!!

Note1: All the above prayers are from Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s Stotras.
Note2: This blog uses a lot of samskrutam words and some explaination in English to the best of my ability.

om tat sat

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