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From: B N SURESH 's ACCOUNT (bnsuresh_at_easi.soft.net)
Date: Tue May 04 1999 - 07:30:12 PDT
Respected members, As a gesture of respect to "sri Yamunaacharya", i would like to share with all of you, his unique and unparalleled work "Stotraratna". Daily i will write 4 slokhas. Let us relish each one of them and feel blessed. Om Namo Naraayanaaya Sri Yamunaacharya tiruvadigale sarnam. These are dhyana slokhas of the aacharya to his guru paramparaa. slokha no:1 Namo acintya adbhuta aklista jnana-vairaagya raasaye; nathaaya munaye gaadha bhagavad bhakti sindhave. Obeisance to the contemplative saint Nathamuni, who is an unfathomable ocean of divine love and the embodiment of knowledge and renunciation - unthinkable,marvellous and spontaneous. slokha no: 2 Tasmai namo madhujid-anghri- saroja-tattva- jnanaanuraaga mahimaatisayaanta-simne; naathaaya naatha-munaye' atra paratra c'aapi nityam yadiya-caranau saranam madiyam. Obeisance to that master Nathamuni, whose feet are my eternal refuge in this world and in the next, and who represents the farthest landmark of that surpassing greatness, which consists,in the true knowledge of the lotus feet of Madhujit(i.e Vishnu) and intense love for them. Slokha no:3 Bhuyo namo aparimitaacyuta-bhakti-tattva- jnaanaamrtaabdhi- parivaaha-subhair vacobhih ; Loke'avatirna-paramaartha-samagra-bhakti- yogaaya naatha-munaye yaminaam-varaaya. Obeisance again to Nathamuni, the best among those who have subdued the senses, by whose holy precepts, which are the overflow of the boundless nectar-ocean of love and true knowledge of Achyuta, the true Bhakti Yoga in its entirety has descended on the earth. Slokha no : 4 Tattvena yah cid-acid-isvara-tat-svabhaava- bhogaapavarga-tad-upaaya-gatir udaarah; sandarsayan niramimita puraana-ratnam tasmai namo munivaraaya paraasaraaya. Obeisance to Parasara, chief among contemplative saints, who mercifully composed the gem of puranas in order to present correctly the sentient, the non-sentient and Isvara, together with their real nature, and also the jiva's worldly enjoyment, final beatitude, means of attaining the two, and the path taken by the jivas. With Regards B.N.Suresh.