Sri Kuttalam Viswanatha Iyer who accompanied me on the mridangam is being felicitated in the presence of Bhagavanji.
THATHASTHADAA VIVEYKEYNA VINIVAARYA SDHIRAM KURU.
Meaning- When mind gets attracted to material delights and travels towards it at great speed, by using wisdom one must prevent the mind from speeding towards the material object and bring it to a halt.
39) ATHYANTHA DURLABHAA MUKTHIHI ATHYANTHA CHAPALAM MANAHA
YATHEY SHCHAAPI MANSCHITHRAM PRAVRUTTHAU PARIDHAAVATHI.
Meaning- Liberation is extremely difficult to attain. Mind is extremely unstable. Strangely even the mind of a sage turns towards material habits.
40) ABHYAASAALA SA BUDDHIRYAHA DEYHAABHI MAANAVAANNARAHA
YENAKEYNAAPI YOGEYNA SIDDHIMSA NAIVAGACHCHATHI.
Meaning- Man who is attracted to physical body and sluggish in mind can never attain spiritual enlightenment.
41) SHABDAADI VISHAYAASSARVEY MOHAAVEYSHEY MANOHARAAHA
MOHAASHAANTHAU THA EVEYHA RUCHIHEENAA BHAVANTHIHI.
Meaning- Sound, touch, vision, taste, smell and all other sensory things seem enchanting while one is emotionally charged. When the emotion subsides and cools off the same sensory objects become devoid of substance and meaningless.
42) SAMYOGEYNA VIYOGEYNA VIKAAREYNA KSHAYENACHA
YANNASHVARAM BHAVEYDVASTHU THATHKAANKSHINASSUKHAMKADHAM.
Meaning- How can one seek happiness from something that perishes due to union, separation, repulsiveness and quality of decay?
43) BHAGNAABHAVANTHI KAANKSHAASHCHA PRAATHIKOOLYAM PRAVARDHATHEY
BHAYADAM JEEVANAM KLISHTAM LOKAARAAMASYA SARVADHAA.
Meaning- One's desires are thwarted when one imagines this world to be a beautiful garden. Consequently he turns against the material things. Therefore life becomes unbearably difficult and miserable.
44) AATHMANAASHO NAKARTHAVYAHA AATHMODDHAARAM SADAAKURU
Meaning- Atma (soul) should not destroy itself. Always elevate your soul to prosperous heights. Soul can only protect soul. Therefore uplift your soul by your own efforts.
45) AATHMAANAM SATHATHAM KRUTHVAA SAAVADHAANAM PRAYATHNATHAHA
VIRAJYA VISHAYA VRAATHAATH VIMUKTHI PADAMAASHRAYA.
Meaning- Always, with great efforts and attention to your soul, detach from material pleasures and seek refuge in the path of salvation.
46) VISHYEBHYAHA PARAAVARTHYA SAMABHYASYA SHAMAADIKAM
SVALAKSHYASDHAM MANAHKRUTHVAA SVAATHMANYEVA SUKHEEBHAVA.
Meaning- Become averse to material things, practice the control of sensory desires, focus your mind on the objective called 'atma' (soul) and be blissful by attaining it ('atma'-soul).
47) VAIRAAGYENA PARAABHAKTHYAA CHINTHAYAN MAAMUMAADHAVAM
BHAVATHEE HAIVA DHANYAATHMAA SARVAANKAAMAAN SAMASHNUTHEY.
Meaning- With absolute detachment and exemplary devotion, man contemplates on Me who Am the husband of Uma and becomes most fortunate and fulfills all desires.
48) SARVAGNYAM SARVASHAKTHIMCHA VAATHSALYAADI GUNAALAYAM
KAANKSHANTHAM THEYHITHAMKARTHUM SHEEGHRAM MAAMSHARANAMKURU.
Meaning- I who am omniscient, omnipotent and the abode of love and compassion wish to take care of your wellbeing, therefore seek refuge in Me.
(END OF CHAPTER 7, TO BE CONTINUED.......)