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,
ATMAVID,a knower of the self,
ATMANAM,the self,
ATMANA,by the self,
SADA-EVA,forever always,
ANUSANDHATTE,meditates upon

2. anusandhiyate brahma brahmanandaghanam yatah
sada brahmanusandhanam bhaktirityavagamyate

The Absolute is meditated upon
Because it consists of bliss.
Constant meditation on the Absolute
Is thus known as contemplation.

BRAHMA,the absolute,
ANUSANDHIYATE,is meditated upon,
YATAH,because of this,
BRAHMA,the absolute,
ANANDAGHANAM, consists of bliss,
SADA BRAHMA-ANUSANDHANAM,constant meditation on the absolute,
BHAKTIHITI-AVAGAMYATE,is thus known as contemplation

3. anandameva dhyayanti sarve duhkham na kascana
yadanandaparam dhyanam bhaktirityupadisyate

It is even bliss that all do meditate,
No one at all (meditates) suffering.
That which is meditation of bliss,
As contemplation it is thought.

SARVE,all,ANADAM-EVA,even bliss,
DHYAYANTI,do meditate,
KASCANA,no-one,
DUHKAM,suffering,
NA (DHYAYATI),does not (meditate),
YAT,that which,
ANANDAPARAM,as pertaining to bliss,
DHYANAM,meditation,
(TAT),(that),BHAKTIH-ITI,as contemplation,
UPADISYATE,it is taught

4. atmaiva brahma bhajati nanyamatmanamatmavit
bhajatiti yadatmanam bhaktirityabhidhiyate

It is the Self alone that contemplates the Absolute;
The knower of the Self
Meditates on the Self, and not on any other.
That which is meditation on the Self
Is said to be contemplation.

ATMA-EVA BRAHMA,it is the self alone that is the absolute,
ATMAVIT,the knower of the self,
ATMANAM,on the self,
BHAJATI,meditates,
ANYAM NA (BHAJATI),does not (meditate) any other,
ATMANAM,on the self,
BHAJATI-ITI-YAT,that which is meditation,
(TAT)BHAKTIH-ITI, (that) as contemplation,
ABHIDHIYATE,is said to be

5. ananda atma brahmeti namaitasyaiva tanyate
iti niscitadhiryasya sa bhakta iti visrutah

Bliss, the Self and the Absolute
Are said to be the names of this alone.
In whom there is such sure awareness,
He as a contemplative is well known.

ANANDAH ATMA BRAHMA-ITI,bliss,the self and the absolute,
ETASYA-EVA NAMA,are the names of this alone,
ANYATE,is said to be,
ITI,thus,
YASYA,of whom,
NISCTADHIH (ASTI),there(is) sure awareness,
SAH,he,BHAKTAH IVA VISRUTAH,so as a contemplative is well known

6. anando'hamaham brahma'tma'hamasmiti rupatah
bhavena satatam yasya sa bhakta iti visrutah

"I am Bliss, I am the Absolute, I am the Self."
In whom, in such forms,
There is always creative imagination,
As a contemplative he is well known.

AHAM ANANDAHA-ASMI,"I am bliss",
AHAM BRAHMA (ASMI)," I am the absolute",
AHAM ATMA (ASMI),”I am the self”,
ITI RUPATAH,in such forms,
YASYA,in whom,
SATATAM,always,
BHAVANA (ASTI),there (is) creative imagination,
SA BHAKTAH ITI VISRUTAH,as a contemplative he is well known

7. bharya bhajati bhartaram bhartta bharyam na
svanandameva bhajati sarvopi visayastitam

The wife does not merely adore the husband,
Nor the husband merely adore the wife,
It is self-bliss alone that they adore,
As lodged within every sensuous object.

BHARYA BHARTARAM, the wife,the husband,
NAKEVALAM BHAJATI, does not merely,
BHARTTA-BHARYAM,the husband the wife,
NA BHAJATI,does not merely adore,
SARVAH-API,even every,
VISHAYA-STHITAM,lodged within every sensuous object,
SVANANDAM EVA,it is even self-bliss,
BHAJATI,(they) adore

8. evam pasyati kutrapi vidvanatmasukham vina
na kincidaparam tasya bhaktireva gariyasi

For the wise man who sees
Thus at any place whatever,
There is nothing at all other than Self-bliss.
(Such) contemplation verily is the highest.

EVAM,thus,VIDVAN,the wise man(of self-knowledge),
KUTRAPI,at any place whatever,
ATMA SUKHAM VINA,other than self-bliss,
APARAMKINCID(API),(even) a little of anything else,
NA PASYATI,does not see,
TASYA BHAKTIH-EVA,his contemplation verily,
GARIYASI,is most exalted

9. lokasya pitari svasyagurau pitari matari
satyasya sthapitari ca tatpathenaiva yatari

Towards the Father of the World, to one`s
Spiritual teacher, father, mother,
Towards the Founders of Truth, and
Towards those who walk in the same path;

LOKASYA PITARI,towards the father of the world,
SVASYA,to one's,
GURAU PITARI MATARI,spiritual teacher,father,mother,
SATYASYA STHAPITARI,towards the founders of truth,
TAT-PATHENA-EVAYATARI,towards those who walk in the same path

10. niyantari nisiddhasya sarvesam hitakarttari
yo'nurago bhaktiratra sa para paramatmani

Towards those who put down evil,
And those who do good to all -
What sympathy there is, is devotion here,
(While) what here belongs to the Self Supreme is the ultimate.

NISHIDHASYA NIYANATARI,towards those who put down evil (i.e.
towards those who control (their subjects) from forbidden actions),
SARVESAM HITA KARTTARI (CA),(also) towards those who do good to all,
ANURANGAH YA,what sympathy there is,
SA BHAKTIH,that is devotion,
ATRA PARAMATMANI,what belongs to the supreme self,
SA PARA,that is the ultimate (devotion)