Thursday, December 27, 2012

Śiva-Sańkalpa-Gītikā (शिवसङ्कल्प-गीतिका): Dr.Harekrishna Meher

Śiva-Sańkalpa-Gītikā  (Song of Auspicious Resolve)
Extracted from Sanskrit Kāvya ‘Mātŗigītikāñjalih’
(English Translation by the Author Dr. Harekrishna Meher)
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(Thinking power of subtle and atomic mind is depicted
in this lyric with philosophical perspective.
Mind should always be optimistic for the well-being of the world.)
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May my mind be of auspicious resolve.  
The mind has undoubtedly the highest
and swiftest speed in the world of
movable and immovable beings. (0)
The mind is of atomic form,
is the cause of both good and bad deeds.
It is self-proved and is the reminder
of all in the moving world.
May my mind that forms the great eternal flash
among the luminaries be of auspicious resolve. (1)
Absorbed in righteousness,
the mind is the supreme divinity.
It is permeated with hope.
It forms no sand of pessimistic attitude.
May the mind stand stone-like strong
at the time of adversity
and be of auspicious resolve. (2)
May the intellect expand
for conferring welfare of the world
and never appear terrible
being reflected in the mirror of face.
May my mind fragrant with that intellect
form a soft flowery couch 
and be of auspicious resolve. (3)  
While the mind is lucid,
whole world appears pure and clear.
While the mind is resplendent,
whole world looks divine, beauteous and lighted.
The mind that forms the charming temple
with inaccessible architecture,
be of auspicious resolve. (4) 
In the chariot of physical body,
where Soul (Rathi) is seated,
may the vigorous steeds of sense-organs
endowed with the riches of abstinence
proceed on the path illumined by the charioteer
in the form of discriminative knowledge.
May my mind that is subtle and unique rein,
be of auspicious resolve. (5) 

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(Thus ends Śiva-Sańkalpa-Gītikā)
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