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9/14/2010

Verse 1a

v:d: en:ty:m:D:iy:t:a

vedo nityam adhyatm

Study the Vedas daily.

t:dedt: km: sv:n:iy:t:am:

tad uditam karma svanushthyatm

Properly perform the duties ordained by them.

t:n:S:sy: ev:D:iy:t:a

teneshasya
y vidhyatm
y
Dedicate those actions to God.

Ap:ec:et:H kamy: m:et:sty:jy:t:am:


apacitih kmye matis tyajyatm

Turn your mind away from desires.

Verse 1b

p:ap::G:H p:erD:y:t:a

ppaughah paridhyatm
Cleanse yourself completely of sin.

B:v:s:K: d:S::|n:s:nD:iy:t:am:

bhavasukhe dosho 'nusandhyatm


Recognize the limitations of worldly happiness.

A:tm:cCa vy:v:s:iy:t:a
tmecch vyavasyatm
y
y

Strive to discover your true Self.

en:j:g:ha:N: ev:en:g:my:t:am:

nijagriht trnam vinirgamyatm


Quickly escape from attachment to your home.

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Verse 2a

s:H s:ts: ev:D:iy:t:a

sangah satsu vidhyatm


Seek the company of good people.

B:g:v:t:: B:eVt:dZa|D:iy:t:am:

bhagavato bhaktir dridh 'dhyatm


Cultivate deep devotion to God.

S:anty:aedH p:erc:iy:t:a
shntydih
y
paricyatm
p
y

Develop virtues like peacefulness.

dZt:r km:aS: s:nty:jy:t:am:

dridhataram karmshu santyajyatm


Immediately give up your fondest desires.

Verse 2b

s:ean:p:s:py:t:a

sad-vidvn upasripyatm
Approach a truly wise teacher.

)et:edn: t:tp:adka s:vy:t:am:


pratidinam tat-pduk sevyatm

Offer your service at his feet every day.

b:kax:rm:Ty:t:a

brahmaikksharam arthyatm
y
Strive to discover the meaning of Om.

:et:eS:r:v:aVy: s:m:akNy:t:am:

shruti-shiro vkyam samkarnyatm


Listen carefully to the teachings of the scriptures.

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Verse 3a

v:aVy:aT:: ev:c:ay:t:a

vkyrthash ca vicryatm
Reflect on the meaning of the teachings.

:et:eS:rH p:x:H s:m:a:iy:t:am:

shruti-shirah pakshah samshryatm


Embrace the vision of the scriptures.

dst:kat: s:ev:rmy:t:a
dustarkt suviramyatm
y

Give up erroneous arguments.

:et:m:t:st:k:|n:s:nD:iy:t:am:

shruti-matas tarko 'nusandhyatm


Follow the reasoning used in the scriptures.

Verse 3b

b:asm:iet: ev:B:avy:t:am:
brahmsmti vibhvyatm

Meditate on the truth, "I am brahman."

Ahrhg:
h h v:H p:erty:jy:t:am:

ahar ahar garvah parityajyatm


Day by day, give up your ego.

dh|h m:et:,Jy:t:a

dehe 'ham matir ujhyatm


j y

Abandon the notion, "I am this body."

b:D:j:n:v:adH p:erty:jy:t:am:

budha-janair vdah parityajyatm

Give up arguing with wise people.

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Verse 4a

x:y:aeD:: ec:ektsy:t:a

kshud-vydhish ca cikitsyatm
Treat the malady of hunger...

)et:edn: eB:x::\:D: B:jy:t:am:

pratidinam bhikshaushadham bhujyatm


...by taking the medicine of alms daily.

sv:a n: t: y:acy:t:a

svdvannam na tu ycyatm
y y
Do not request delicious food.

ev:eD:v:S:at: )apt:n: s:nt:\y:t:am:


vidhivasht prptena santushyatm

Be content with whatever is obtained properly.

Verse 4b

S:it::\N:aed ev:\:t:a

shtoshndi vishahyatm
Tolerate discomforts like cold and heat.

n: t: v:T :a v:aVy: s:m:c c:ay:t:am:

na tu vrith vkyam samuccryatm


Do not engage in useless talk.

A:das:iny:m:B:ipsy:t:a

audsnyam
y
abhpsyatm
p y
Cultivate indifference.

j:n:kp:an:y:m:ts:jy:t:am:

janakrip-naishthuryam utsrijyatm
Ignore the kindness and harshness of people.

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Verse 5a

Okant: s:K:m:asy:t:a

eknte sukham syatm


Sit for meditation in a solitary place.

p:rt:r c:t:H s:m:aD:iy:t:am:

paratare cetah samdhyatm

Concentrate your mind on the supreme.

p:N:atm:a s:s:m:ixy:t:a

prntm susamkshyatm
p
y
Discover the fullness of your true Self.

j:g:edd t:aeD:t: dSy:t:am:

jagad idam tad-bdhitam drishyatm


Recognize this world is but an illusion.

Verse 5b

)aVkm: )ev:l:apy:t:a

prk-karma pravilpyatm
Reflect on your past deeds.

ec:et:b:l:aapy::rH eSl:\y:t:am:
chitibaln npyuttaraih shlishyatm

With wisdom, let go of future deeds.

)arbD: etv:h B:jy:t:am:

prrabdham tviha bhujyatm


p
jy

Exhaust your remaining karmas here.

AT: p:rb:atm:n:a sT:iy:t:am:


atha parabrahmtman sthyatm

Then at death, remain merged in brahman.