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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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Retrieved from ” https: This simile of a pot with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy. Dakshinamurti is an aspect of Shiva as a guru of all types of knowledge, and bestower of jnana. The all-pervasiveness of the Atman is clearly expounded in the tenth verse of the hymn. Like the germ inside the seed is its part, But becomes different after development The many places and time which are before us, Are drawn by illusion in the board of life in a peculiar manner, By a great savant or an expert Siddha, Who can create them as per their will, Salutation to the God facing the south, Who is the greatest teacher.

The above stanza tells us that the world which is outside us is same as our soul but we see them as different entities due to the veil of ignorance.

He who destroys this delusion caused by maya and makes us aware of the Truth – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.

Please send your corrections Introduction shriidakshiNaamuurtii stotraM was written by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya please refer to the biography of Shankara and His other compositions of vedic stotraj.

The final understanding that there is no duality between Guru and God is the essence of religious life, according to Advaita Vedanta.

AUM yo brahmaaNaM vidadhaati puurvam. Actually, it is the realization that you are already and always Brahman. 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.

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, I offer my profound salutations.

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. The book has two volumes and over pages. This verse is usually recited at the end of the recital of the above hymn.

To the sake of which supreme Brahman, The universe is shining as self, Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects? Of water, fire, air, space, The sun, moon and 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. 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.


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The stotraM aids in the comprehension of the fact that Jiva, Ishvara and Brahman are all the same on the plane of Reality. 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 sakshinamurti my profound salutations.

Word meanings The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the reader to learn Sanskrit words. May shri daksinamurti lead us from ignorance to Truth. More on the knowledge of Atman can be found in brihadaranyaka upanishhad 4. Our body prevents us from seeing stotrqm truth the light from 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.

Their comprehension is worse than that of women, children, blind and the dull. 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 [1] by his hand, Who is personification of happiness, Who is in the state of extreme joy within daoshinamurti, And who has a smiling face.

Similar the sun existing even when there is eclipse, we exist when we are sleeping.

Shri Dakshinamurti Stotram

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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. 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.

This is a sample of the approach of negation in identifying the truth about the concept of self. This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness. The fact that one requires over pages to explain the sridakshinamurti stotra provides an idea of the depth required to understand the stotra. He by whose grace alone does one awaken to the consciousness of the Self – to that Dakshinamurti, who is embodied in the auspicious Guru, I offer my profound salutations.


The brillance of sun exists even when intercepted by Rahu during eclipse.

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. Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. Similarly, a person who awakens to the consciousness of the Self dakshinamugti his previous state of ignorance as unreal. I surrender to THAT, who projected brahma at the beginning of the creation and revealed vedas. My many thanks to Shrii Ganesan deepa tiac.

The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the reader to learn Sanskrit words. I offer my profound salutations to the auspicious Guru, who is an embodiment of Dakshinamurti, and whose grace is responsible for the illumination.

Similarly, the power of cognition only remains suspended during deep sleep. I offer my profound salutations to Shri maha dakshinamurti, the remover of the worldly samasric bonds binding us, Who is to be meditated upon as the one sitting under a banyan tree and bestowing knowledge GYana instantly on all the sages and the devoted disciples.

The universe is the reflection of a mirror.

It explains the metaphysics of the universe in the frame of stotrzm tradition of Advaita Vedanta. 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 Retrieved from ” http: The identity of the brahman and the Atman is apparent after self-illumination.

The concept of the Athma, Which stotramm 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.

The recital of this hymn, accompanied with contemplation of the meaning, is said to dakshinamurrti one to reach the plentitude of realization and become one with the Brahman.

Dakshinamurti Stotra – Wikipedia

Dakshinamkrti I salute, bow. 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.

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.