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Guru Paduka Stotram – Meaning

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Author: ādi śaṅkarācārya

 
1. My prostration to holy sandals of mu Guru, which serve as the boat to cross this endless ocean of Samsara,
which endow me with devotion to Guru, and which grace with the valuable dominion of renunciation.

2. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which serve as the down pour of water to put out the fire of
misfortunes, which remove the groups of distresses of those who prostrate to them.

3. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, adoring which the worst poverty stricken, have turned out
to be great possesors of wealth, and even the mutes have turned out to be great masters of speech.

4. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which remove all kinds of ignorant desires, and which
fulfill in plenty, the desire of those who bow down to them.

5. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which shine like the precious stones that adorn the crown
of kings, by bowing to which one drowned in worldliness will be lifted up to the great rank of sovereignty

6. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which serve as the Sun smashing all the illusions of sins,
which are like garuda birds in front of the serpents of the three pains of Samsara; and which are like the
terrific fire that dries away the ocean of jadata or insentience.

7. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which endows one with six attributes which can bless with
permanent devotion at the feet of the Lord Rama and which is initiated with the vow of charity and selfsettledness.

8. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which bestows all the wishes of those who are absorbed in
the Self, and which grace with one’s own hidden real nature.

9. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru, which are like garudas to all the serpents of desire, and
which bless with the valuable treasure of discrimination and renumciation, and which enlighten with
bodha- the true knowledge, and bless with instant liberation from the shackles of the world.

  • http://twitter.com/Archiie0 Archie

    Very beautifully explained. Thanks a lot for this.. Appreciated highly.

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