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Dakshinamurthy Stotram. Sri Dakshinamurthy. ध्यानं. Sri Dakshinamurthy मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानं वर्षिष्ठांते. Even during his time, this stotra was difficult to comprehend and it became necessary for one of his disciples, Sureshwaracharya to write a commentary called. Both of the works, along with a lucid commentary of the dakshinamurti stotra, has been published by the Sringeri Math. The book is called ‘Sridakshinamurti.

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In the Hindu mythologyDakshinamurti is an incarnation of Shivathe supreme god of knowledge. He, whose power of Maya enables one to experience the world as multiform like teacher, disciple, father, son etc during both the waking and dream states – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, Daksinamurti offer my profound salutations.

Shri Dakshinamurti Stotram

As soon as we wake up, we realize that the dream is false and even while seeing our image in the mirror, we know that we are not seeing us in the mirror but our image. I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy, Who faces the south, Who explains the true nature of the supreme BrahmanThrough his state of silence, Who is young in looks, Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages, Whose minds are fixed on BrahmanWho is the greatest of teachers, Who shows the Chinmudhra dakshinaumrti by his hand, Who is personification of happiness, Who dakshinamurit in the state of extreme joy within himself, And who has a smiling face.

Wikipedia articles needing context from October All Wikipedia articles needing context Wikipedia introduction cleanup from October All pages needing cleanup All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December The world sees as cause and effect, The differences between us and our tsotram, The distinction between teacher and the taught, The distinction between father and son, And so the man is confused by illusion, And believes in these differences, During the times of dream and wakefulness.

Salutations to him who shines and exhibits, Himself by the beatific Chinmudhra of the hand, That he exists within the humans as dakshinmaurti, Forever and non changing, Even during the changing states of childhood, youth and old age And even during the states of sleep, dream and wakefulness.

The brillance of sun dakshinamurrti even when intercepted by Rahu during eclipse. Those great philosopherswho think that, The body, the soul and the fickle intellect, The concept of emptiness and all other nothingness, Are nothing but themselves, Are similar to the sttoram childrenblind and the ignorant. The popularity of this hymn is not just due to the poetic masterpiece but also because it encompasses the fundamental teachings of Vedanta succinctly and briefly.

Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram – Arsha Bodha Center

It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance, And wake us up from this state of deceit. Retrieved from ” https: When the net of illusion is lifted and when we reach the stage of manifestation, we would find that what we think as different is but one and the same. He by whose grace alone does one awaken to the consciousness of the Self – to that Dakshinamurti, tsotram is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.


Our body prevents us from seeing the truth the light damshinamurti outside that we are the Brahman and lets out light though the sensory organs and makes us deceive ourselves by feeling that we are happy.

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Similarly, a person who awakens to the consciousness of the Self recognizes his previous state of ignorance as unreal. It explains the metaphysics of the universe in the frame of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta.

The recital of this hymn, accompanied with contemplation of the meaning, is said to enable one to reach the plentitude of realization and become one with the Brahman. More on the knowledge of Atman can be found in brihadaranyaka upanishhad 4. Adhi Sankara has written very many great Stotras prayers but here is a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all the philosophy that he has taught.

Unlike most of the stotras of Hindu godswhich are in the form of description of anthropomorphic forms, or mythological deeds of those gods, Dakshinamurti Stotra takesform of conceptual and philosophical statements. Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. Log in Request account. It is similar to his seeing due to illusion, During the state of sleep, That the one real fact appears as many different truths, And he realizes,when he wakes up and sees the reality, That he is really the one and only one soul.

By the recital, contemplation and meditation of this hymn, the disciple attains the state of oneness with Atman and realizes his unity with the universe,thus becoming the very essence of the eightfold manifestation. The embodiment of Dakshinamurti in the Guru, by whose grace and grace alone the illumination becomes apparent is saluted in the fourth line of each sloka in the hymn.

Similar to the image of a town as seen in the mirror, When one sees the image of the world within him, The world appears as if it is outside. He, whose existence is changeless throughout the various states of the body like old, young etc and the mind waking, dreaming etcand who reveals the greatest knowledge of Atman by GYaana-mudra the joining of the thumb and the forefinger of a raised right hand – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

The final understanding that there is no duality between Guru and God is the essence of religious life, according to Advaita Vedanta. Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy, Who is the teacher of the entire world, Who is the doctor to those, Afflicted by the disease of birth and death, And who is the treasure hose of all knowledge. The concept of the Athma, Which is explained in this poem of praise, Hearing which, understanding which, Meditating which and singing which, One would attain the state of the godliness, And the great state of self realization, And also you would get the eight powers of occult, Without any problems in between.

This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra: He whose light gleams through the senses like the light emanating from a pot with holes in which a lamp is keptHe whose knowledge alone brings the state of knowing I am ThatHe whose brightness makes everything shine – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.


AUM yo brahmaaNaM vidadhaati puurvam. The fact that one requires over pages to explain the sridakshinamurti stotra provides an idea of the depth required to understand the stotra.

My many thanks to Shrii Ganesan deepa tiac. Senses, the body etc cannot be the rakshinamurti truth as they are transient. Similar to the Sun when being masked by the serpent Rahu, Knows that it was existing, once the eclipse is over That man whose senses are suppressed When he is asleep, Because of the veil of illusion, Realizes that he was in the state of sleep, When he wakes up.

There are large number of books and commentaries on this commentary itself. A person on awakening becomes aware that he was asleep earlier and the dream was unreal. Views Read Edit View history. The Truth is the supreme Brahman, dakshinamjrti one without a second. The practice of vedanta is to get rid of avidya ignorance by exercising the will over attachment to the unreal, and by overcoming fear and anxiety by finding the bliss in the eternal.

To the sake of which supreme Brahman, The universe is shining as self, Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects? The mind, senses and intellect are all able to only discern the reflection of storam Atman. This simile of a dakshinamuri with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy.

I surrender to THAT, who projected brahma at the beginning of the creation and revealed vedas. The inspiration turns my intellect towards Atman.

Of water, fire, air, space, The sun, moon dakshinamurtk the individual soul, And also to those who examine the truth behind, The meaning of this universe and find, That it Consists of nothing but, The God who is every where. The book is called ‘Sridakshinamurti stotram’ and translated by Dr. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. May shri daksinamurti lead us from ignorance to Truth. He, by whose light the unreal universe appears real, teaches the truth of brahman to those who want to know the Atman through the vedic statement tattvamasi thou art That and He Who puts an end to the samsaric cycle – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the reader to learn Sanskrit words.