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Re: raama mantra - maraaThii - 16-20

From: R Dhindhwal (AnjuliD_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Tue Jan 06 1998 - 17:06:31 PST

Shree wrote:
> 
> nako phaara ma.ntraagnichyaa ma.ntradiikshaa .
> nako jaaraNaamaaraNaadii apekshaa ..
> kaLaayukta chaaturyataa viikaLaa re .
> hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 16..
> 
> Long not for initiation, by the side of the sacred fire,
> Long not for the powers of deathly and evil incantations,
> Deceitful cleverness is no better than vomit,
> Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 16
> 
> nako yoga ashhTaa.nga to rodha praaNaa .
> nako kR^ichchhrachaa.ndraayaNii.n haTTa jaaNaa ..
> apabhra.nsha haa maarga kii.n vokhaTaa re .
> hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 17..
> 
> Bother not with the eight steps of yoga, or the control of breath,
> Stick not stubbornly to rituals of fasting,
> Corrupted practices will only lead you on the wrong path,
> Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 17
> 
> kadaapii ghaDenaa vrate.n yaGYadaane.n .
> nase dravyagaa.nThii.n karaave.n jayaane.n .
> ghaDe naa ghaDe yadyapii kaa.n phukaa re .
> hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 18..
> 
> What will vows, sacrifices, and charity accomplish ?
> Or by the hoarding of wealth ?
> Nothing prevents what is bound to happen, for free can you pray,
> Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 18
> 
> nase satya kaa.nhii.n dise do.n disaa.nche.n .
> tulaa luuTitii choraTe loka saache ..
> striyaa putra kaamaa na yetii tulaa re .
> hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 19..
> 
> Fleeting appearances reveal not truth,
> Even honest-appearing folks may rob you,
> Neither wife nor son may help you in time of need,
> Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 19
> 
> nako tuu.n kadaapii karuu.n tiirthayaatraa .
> tanuuda.nDaNii.n kshiiNataa sarva gaatraa.n ..
> karii grasta aayushhya tuu.n koNasaare .
> hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 20..
> 
> Never mind going on pilgrimages,
> Punishing the body thus, all your limbs will feel weak,
> Afflictions only will you add to your life,
> Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 20
> --
> Regards,
> Shree
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Who wrote this very nice poem?

Your servant,
anjuli