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raama mantra - maraaThii - 36-40

From: Shree (shree_at_usa.net)
Date: Mon Jan 26 1998 - 19:02:14 PST

ala.nkaaramaanii.n tanuu sajjaviito .
manaa darpaNii.n paahuuni ra.njaviito ..
kaLenaa jaLe sarpaNii.n ruupa te.n re .
hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 36..

You decorate your body with ornaments,
Looking at yourself in the mirror, you take mental delight,
Know you not that this body will burn on the funeral pyre, so
Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 36..

bahuu.n dravya gaa.nThii.n punhaa meLaviisii .
guru vipra ba.ndhu kase chaaLaviisii ..
duraashaa kashaalaa mashaalaa puDhe.n re .
hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 37..

Despite with plentiful wealth, you long to earn more,
Even if it means insulting your teachers, brothers, and sages,
Why this inordinate desire leading you like a torch ?
Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 37..

jarii kshiiNadeho parii vR^IddhakaaLii.n .
kariitii striyaa suuta naatuu DhavaaLii ..
dhanaa uuchakii laagataa.n guuchakii re .
hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 38..

Old age weakens the body,
And your wife, children and grand-children surround you with affectionate
chaos,
Bereft of wealth, you will be as good as excreta, 
Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 38..

ravii je ghaDii haaNito kaaLa jevhaa.n .
shruti shabda he garjatii taasa tevhaa.n ..
mhaNe kshiiNa aayushhya gele.n tujhe.n re .
hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 39..

When Time drives Death to your door,
You will hear this roar of the Vedas for hours,
This weakened life of yours is ending, know
Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 39..

kasii janmunii maaya tvaa.n vaa.njha kelii .
kasii laaja va.nshaa kuLaa laaviyelii ..
bhumiibhaara dho.nDaa pashu haa kharaa re .
hare raama haa ma.ntra sopaa japaa re .. 40..

How could you make your mother barren after you were born ?
How could you tarnish your family and lineage ?
A burden to the earth, as good as a stone, or a beast, by forgettig
Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama .. 40..
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Regards,
Shree
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