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Aatmopadesasatakam - Dr. M.R. Yesodharan

Aatmopadesasatakam - Dr. M.R. Yesodharan

Aatmopadesasatakam (An ultimate Spiritual Advice)

Interpretation in Malayalam:
Dr. M.R. Yesodharan

Translation to English:
Smt. Sathyabai Sivadas

Transliteration of Malayalam in English Alphabet:
Shri. V. V. Chandran

(Hundred Verses of instructions for Self-Realisation in Malayalam
From SREENARAYANAGURU)
Published by:
Sree Narayana Mandira Samiti

ADVAITHASHRAMAM (Chapter – 9)

Sivagiri witnessed two important incidents on  the day of the installation  of Mother Goddess Sharada Devi in 1912.  The first one was that Divyasri Bodhananda Swamy and  his group of disciples, who had an independent orgainsation, came to Sivagiri and joined as disciples of the Guru.  The second one was that Divyasri  Sivalinga Dasa Swamy was nominated as the legal successor of the Guru, and the responsibility of administering  Sivagiri Mutt was  bestowed on him.  On the next day, the Guru left for  Aluva and initiated the work to  fou

NIRVANA-DARSANAM (VISION OF EMANCIPATION)-10

Darsana Mala :- NIRVANA DARSANAM (VISION OF EMANCIPATION)-10

1.  nirvanam dvividham suddhamasuddham ceti tatra yat
suddham nirvasanam tadvadasuddham vasananvitam

Emancipation is of two kinds -
What is pure and what is impure.
What is without incipient memory-factors, that is pure,
Likewise, what is qualified by incipient memory-factors is impure.

NIRVANAM,emancipation (i.e. absorbtion),
SUDDHAM-ASUDDHAM-CA-ITI,as pure and impure,
DVIVIDHAM,of two kinds,
TATRA,of these,

BHAKTI-DARSANAM (VISION BY CONTEMPLATION)-8

Darsana Mala :- BHAKTI-DARSANAM (VISION BY CONTEMPLATION)-8

1. bhaktiratmanusandhanamatma'nandaghano yatah
atmanamanusandhatte sadaivatmavidatmana

Meditation on the Self is contemplation,
Because the Self consists of bliss,
A knower of the Self meditates by the Self,
Upon the Self, for ever.

ATMAANUSANDHAMNAM,meditation on theself,
BHAKTIH,contemplation,
YATAH,because,
ATMA,theself,
ANANDAGHANAH (BHAVATI),Consists of bliss,
TATAH,for that reason,

JNANA-DARSANAM (VISION OF AWARENESS)-7

Re: Darsana Mala :- JNANA-DARSANAM (VISION OF AWARENESS)-7

1 jnanamekam hi nirupadhikam sopadhikam ca tat
ahankaridhinam yajjnanam tannirupadhikam

Awareness is one and unconditioned indeed,
There is also the conditioned.
Awareness without egoism, etc.,
That is the unconditioned.

JNANAM-EKAM NIRUPADHIKAM HI,awareness is one and unconditioned indeed,
SOPADHIKAM CA TAT,that is also the conditioned,
YAT JNANAM AHAMKARADI-HINAM,awareness without egoism,etc.,

BHANA-DARSANAM (VISION OF CONSCIOUSNESS)-5

Darsana Mala :- BHANA-DARSANAM (VISION OF CONSCIOUSNESS)-5

1.antarbahirvadasinam sada bhramaracancalam
bhanam dvidhaiva samanyam visesa iti bhidyate

Present equally within (and) without,
In constant bee-agitation,
Consciousness is of two kinds-
The generic and the specific.

BAHIRVAD ANTAH ASINAM,present as within (and) without,
SADA BRAHMARA-CANCALAM-BHANAM,in constant bee-agitation,
consciousness,
SAMANYAM VISESAH ITI,as the generic and the specific,

MAYA-DARSANAM (VISION BY NEGATION)-4

Darsana Mala :- MAYA-DARSANAM (VISION BY NEGATION)-4

1.na'vidyate ya sa maya vidya'vidya para'para
tamah pradhanam prakrtirbahudha saiva bhasate

What is not real, that is Negation,
Which by itself, as by science-nescience,
Transcendence-immanence, darkness and prime potency
Of nature, in many forms looms.

YA NAVIDYATE,what is not real,
SA MAYA,that is negation,
SA EVA,itself,
VIDYA,science,
AVIDYA,nescience,
PARA,transcendance,
APARA,immanence,

ASATYA-DARSANAM(VISION OF NON-EXISTENCE) -3

Darsana Mala :ASATYA-DARSANAM(VISION OF NON-EXISTENCE) -3

1. manomayamidam sarvam na manah kvapi vidyate
ato vyomniva niladi drsyate jagadatmani

All this (world) is of mind-stuff,
The mind, however, is not anywhere.
Therefore, like the blue and so on in the sky,
The world is seen in the Self.

IDAM SARVAM,all this (world)
MANOMAYAM,is of mind-stuff,
MANAH,the mind,
KVAPI,anywhere,
NA VIDYATE,is not,
ATAH,therefore,
VYOMNIVA,in the sky,

APAVADA-DARSANAM-2 (Sanskrit)

Re: Darsana Mala :- APAVADA-DARSANAM-2 (Sanskrit)

1. caitanyadagatam sthulasuksmatmakamidam jagat asti
cedsadghanam sarvam nasti cedasti cidghanam
This world, which is both subtle and gross,
And which has come to be from living consciousness,
If existent, then everything is existent;
If non-existent, then it exists as consciousness.
CAITANYAT, from living consciousness (i.e.the lord),
AGATAM, what has come to be,
STHULA SUKSHMATMAKAMIDAM, which is both subtle and gross,