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Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati


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Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

मायावादनिराशराशिशरणं सत्कारणाधीश्वरम्।
सद्गुण्याद्यखिलप्रभावविभवं वेदैकवेद्यं विभुम्।
ब्रह्मानन्द कदम्बपुष्पलसितं श्रीशङ्कराचार्यकम्।
याचेऽहं सततं शरण्यममलं मुक्त्यैककल्पद्रुमम्॥

"maayaavaadaniraasharaashisharaNaM satkaaraNaadhiishvaram .
sadguNyaadyakhilaprabhaavavibhavaM vedaikavedyaM vibhum .
brahmaananda kadambapushhpalasitaM shriishaN^karaachaaryakam .
yaache.ahaM satataM sharaNyamamalaM muktyaikakalpadrumam .."

'I always take refuge in Brahmananda, in Shri Shankaracharya
who is shining like Kadamba flowers,
who through the doctrine of Maya (Vedanta) gives shelter to the multitude of hopeless people,
who is the true being, the cause of creation, the Supreme Lord,
whose greatness consists in all powers beginning with the quality of goodness,
who is to be known through Veda only, who is all-pervading,
who is spotless and pure and the one wish-fulfilling tree for gaining liberation.'

- this verse, and the verses below, can to be found in the Hindi book on Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati
entitled 'Sri Shankaracharya Vaksudha', published 1947

प्रार्थना

praarthanaa

Prayer

 

वन्देऽहं यतिराजराजरमणं योगीन्द्रचक्रायुधं,
चातुर्वर्ग्य-फलप्रदं सुविहितं मोक्षच्छटाच्छादितम्।
योगानन्दतरंगतानतननं त्रैलोक्यनाथं शिवं
,
ब्रह्मानन्दसरस्वतीं गुरुवरं ज्योतिर्मठाधीश्वरम्॥१॥

vande.ahaM yatiraajaraajaramaNaM yogiindrachakraayudhaM ,
chaaturvargya-phalapradaM suvihitaM mokShachchhaTaachchhaaditam .
yogaanandataraMgataanatananaM trailokyanaathaM shivaM ,
brahmaanandasarasvatiiM guruvaraM jyotirmaThaadhiishvaram ..1..

I praise Brahmananda Saraswati, the most excellent among the gurus, the supreme lord of Jyotirmath who loves the king of the kings of ascetics, who has the chakra of the chief of the yogis as his weapon, who gives the fruits of the four classes, who is well known, who is covered with the lustre of liberation, who spreads the sounds of the waves of bliss arising from yoga (the union of the individual soul with the cosmic soul), who is the lord of the three worlds, who is gracious and kind. ..1..

  

साक्षाद्ब्रह्मपदार्विन्दयुगलं पैशल्यकल्लोलकम्
नैष्कर्म्याद्यखिलेश्वरं कृतिमता मानन्दधारान्वितम्।
ध्यानज्योतिरखण्डख्ण्डवरणैरद्वैतमानन्त्यकम्
ज्योतिष्पीठमहेश्वरं गुरुवरं प्रत्यक्षदेवं भजे॥२॥

saakShaadbrahmapadaarvindayugalaM paishalyakallolakam ,
naishhkarmyaadyakhileshvaraM kR^itimataa maanandadhaaraanvitam .
dhyaanajyotirakhaNDakhaNDavaraNairadvaitamaanantyakam ,
jyotishhpiiThamaheshvaraM guruvaraM pratyakShadevaM bhaje ..2..

I worship the great lord of Jyotishpeeth, the most excellent among the gurus, who is God present before the eyes, who with his two lotus feet appears to be Lord Brahma in person, who is a wave of tenderness, who is the universal lord, inactive in the beginning, who among the learned ones is endowed with streams of bliss, who in his meditation by going beyond the parts to the wholeness, to the light, is non-dual and infinite. ..2..

 

सर्वानन्दकरं महाप्रभुवरं साक्षाच्छिवं सात्विकं
लोकनामुपकारकं निगमतो मार्गप्रभोद्दीपकम्।
शान्तं दान्तमपीह सर्वजगतां तापत्रयोन्मूलनं
,
वन्दे तं गुरुदेवदेवसदनं ज्योतिर्मठाधीश्वरम्॥३॥

sarvaanandakaraM mahaaprabhuvaraM saakShaachchhivaM saatvikaM ,
lokanaamupakaarakaM nigamato maargaprabhoddiipakam .
shaantaM daantamapiiha sarvajagataaM taapatrayonmuulanaM ,
vande taM gurudevadevasadanaM jyotirmaThaadhiishvaram ..3..

I praise him the Gurudeva who is the dwelling place of the devas, the supreme lord of Jyotirmath, who creates bliss for all people, who is the most excellent among the great Lords, who is Shiva in bodily form, who is endowed with the quality of sattva, who helps all people, who has the light to awaken the path described by the scriptures, who is peaceful and restrained and who destroys the three afflictions of all people. ..3..

 

शास्त्रे साधुकथासुधा सुललिता कैवल्यनैर्गुणियका,
सर्वानन्दकरी सुरत्नरसनालावण्यलीलाम्बुधिः।
राराजीति विशिष्टभावगहना यस्य प्रसादाद्भुवि
,
ब्रह्मानन्दसरस्वतीं गुरुवरं प्रत्यक्षदेवं भजे॥४॥

shaastre saadhukathaasudhaa sulalitaa kaivalyanairguNiyakaa ,
sarvaanandakarii suratnarasanaalaavaNyaliilaambudhiH .
raaraajiiti vishishhTabhaavagahanaa yasya prasaadaadbhuvi,
brahmaanandasarasvatiiM guruvaraM pratyakShadevaM bhaje ..4..

I worship Brahmananda Saraswati, the most excellent among the gurus, who is God present before the eyes, by whose grace the ocean of the leela with the best salty taste, which is the nectar of the stories of the saints found in the scriptures, very charming, transcendental, beyond the three gunas, an excellent state unfathomable creating bliss for all beings --- shines brilliantly in the world. ..4..

 

यद्‌द्वारे निखिला निलिम्पपरिषत्सिद्धिं विधत्तेनिशं
श्रीमच्छ्रीलसितं जगद्‌गुरुपदं नत्वात्मतृप्तिं गताः।
लोकाज्ञानपयोदपाटनधुरं श्रीशंकरं शर्मदं
ब्रह्मानन्दसरस्वतीं गुरुवरं ध्यायामि ज्योतिर्मयं॥५॥

yad.hdvaare nikhilaa nilimpaparishhatsiddhiM vidhattenishaM ,
shriimachchhriilasitaM jagad.hgurupadaM natvaatmatR^iptiM gataaH .
lokaaGYaanapayodapaaTanadhuraM shriishaMkaraM sharmadaM ,
brahmaanandasarasvatiiM guruvaraM dhyaayaami jyotirmayaM ..5..

"At whose door the whole galaxy of gods pray for perfection day and night.
Adorned by immeasurable glory, preceptor of the whole world, having bowed down at His feet, we gain fulfilment.
Skilled in dispelling the cloud of ignorance of the people, the gentle emancipator,
Brahmananda Saraswati, the supreme teacher, full of brilliance, on Him we meditate". ..5..


 

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