వ్యర్థం పర్యటనం

నిత్యం స్వోదర పోషణాయ సకలానుద్దిస్య విత్తాశయా
వ్యర్థం పర్యటనం కరోమి భవతస్సేవాం న జానే విభో
మజ్జన్మాంతర పుణ్యపాక బలత త్వం శర్వ సర్వాంతర
స్తిష్ఠస్యేవ హి తేన వా పశుపతే తే రక్షణీయోస్మ్యహం

— శ్రీ శంకర భగవత్పాదులు రచించిన శివానందలహరి లొ 57 వ శ్లొకం

nityam sva udara poshaNaaya sakalaan uddisya vitta ASyaa
vyartham paryatanam karOmi bhavatah sevaam na jaane vibhO!
mat janmaantara puNya paaka balata tvam Sarva sarvaantaraha
tisthasi eva hi tena vaa pasupate te rakshaNiiyah asmi aham.

O lord of all beings (pasupate), daily for providing myself the food (nityam sva udara poshaNaaya) and desiring wealth (vitta ASayaa), I wander around in vain from one place to another (sakalaan uddisya vyartham paryatanam karOmi). Vibho, I dont know how to serve thee! (bhavata seva na jaane vibho!). You, who sits always in the hearts of everyone and know everything (tvam, sarva, sarvaantaraha tistaseva) you should only save me (te rakshaNiiyosmaham) on account of the fruition of my past good deeds (as it were – if there are any!) (mat janmaantara puNya paaka balata)

— This English translation is mine and is subject to all sorts of human errors!!

This “vyartha paryaTana” is true in both the cases of:
a. in this world going around here and there as well as
b. the jeeva going through multiple births in different worlds
one after the other without reaching the ultimate TRUTH!

om tat sat

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