Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pratah Smaranam By Adi Shankaracharya

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In the morning, I remember and think of  the Soul, the Self , which is existence-consciousness-bliss, which is the goal to be attained by Paramahamsa sannyasis. The Soul always witnesses the states of waking, dream and deep sleep. The persons who are able to perceive the Soul within them are in the fourth state beyond waking, dream and deep sleep.  I am that Brahman which is indivisible and not the aggregate of the five elements, ether, air, fire, water and earth.

I worship in the morning the Supreme  Being who is described in the Vedas as unborn, changeless, and the highest, who is inaccessible to the mind and whom words cannot directly describe, but by whose blessing the faculty of speech functions, and who is described in the Upanishads by the words 'not this, not this'.

I salute (namaskar)  in the morning to the infinite, eternal Being who is known as the Supreme Being, who is beyond the darkness of ignorance, who shines like the sun, who is everything and on whom this entire universe appears in a misconception, just as a rope is misconceived as a snake.

One who reads every morning these three verses will attain the ultimate goal of mankind (moksha). 

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