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ASHTAKA

ASHTAKA

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SHAREERAM SUROOPAM THATHA VAA KALATRAMYASASCHARU CHITRAM DHANAM MERU TULYAMGURO RANGHRI PADME MANASCHE NA LAGNAMTATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM
Body is handsome, wife is attractive, fame spread far and wide, wealth enormous and stable like mountMeru; but of what consequence are all these, if the mind is not riveted in devotion to the lotus feet of Guru? Really of what use is all this, what use, what use?
KALATRAM DHANAM PUTRA POUTRAADI SARVAMGRUHAM BHAANDAVAA SARVA METTADHI JAATAMGURO RANGHRI PADME MANASCHE NA LAGNAMTHATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM
Wife, wealth, son, grandson, and the like, house, relations, even if all these are there fate is certain, of what consequence is one's life if his mind is not devoted to the feet of Guru? Ascertain, what use is any possession, person or object? Of whatuse, of what use, of what use indeed?
SHADANGAADHI VEDO MUKHE SHASTRA VIDHYAAKAVITVA AADHI GADHYAM SUPADHYAM KAROTIGURO RANGHRI PADME MANASCHE NA LAGNAMTATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM
All the vedas are mastered and ever present on the lips; likewise, knowledge of all the sciences is wellgained. The ability to write prose or verse is also present. Even then, of what ultimate benefit is all this, if one's mind does not devoutly rest on the feet of Guru? by whose grace along can one's soul be liberated?Of what use, of what use, of what use indeed?
VIDHESESHU MAANYAHA SVADHESESHUDHANYAHASADHAACHAARA VRITTESHU MATTONACHAANYAHAGURO RANGHRI PADME MANASCHE NA LAGNAMTATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM
I am honored well even in far off places, held in high esteem in my own locality; in good conduct andnoble deeds there is no one to excel me. If one has occasion to think like this, of what avail is it if themind is not steeped in devotion and humility towards the feet of the Guru from whom alone can flowwisdom and immortality?
KSHAMAA MANDALE BHUPA BHUPAALA BRINDIHISADA SEVITAM YASYA PAADAARAVINDAMGURO RANGHRI PADME MANASCHE NA LAGNAMTATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM TATAHKIM
Your feet may be worshipped constantly even by the great kings and emperors of the world for reason of your greatness and scholarship; but of what real consequence is that if the mind is not graced by the blessing of unflinching devotion to the Guru, by whose loving 'touch' alone can redemption and peace berealized?
YASHO ME DHIKSHU DHAANA PRATAAPAATHJAGADVASTU SARVAM KARE YATPRASAADAATHSREE GURU ASHTAKAM

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