Thursday, December 27, 2012

Abhijñāna-Gītikā (अभिज्ञान-गीतिका): Dr.Harekrishna Meher

Abhijñāna-Gītikā  (Song for Recognition)
Extracted from Sanskrit Kāvya ‘Mātŗigītikāñjalih’
(English Translation by Author Dr. Harekrishna Meher)
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 (In this lyric, philosophical notions of Advaita Vedanta
are deliberated upon in view of self-consciousness.
One should recognize one’s own self
bearing a blissful figure in the mortal land of sufferings) 
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Who says you are not the divine light ?
Who announces
you are not glorified with virtues ? (0)
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Self-luminous you are like Sun,.
In the mundane cycle,
you are limitless firmament.
Who says you are not gladdening
the mortal world ?
Who says you are not the divine light ?  (1)
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In the great ocean of world,
you are the beauteous pearl.
Who says you are not auspiciously griefless ?  
Who says you are not the divine light ?  (2)
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Born with the prestigious human form,
why are you unknown ?
Don’t you recognize your own self
In the universe ?
Who says you have not removed
the veil of illusion ?
Who says you are not the divine light ?  (3)
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Are you intimidated 
and obsessed with duality ?
Both illusion and infatuation
exist in this world.
Who says you have not discarded distress ?
Who says you are not the divine light ?  (4) 
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Where have you come from ?
When shall you depart ?
In the mundane region,
all seem kith and kin due to illusion.
Who says you are not the vision of wisdom ?
Who announces
you are not glorified with virtues ?
Who says you are not the divine light ?  (5)
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(Thus ends Abhijñāna-Gītikā)
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