Friday, June 16, 2017

ధన్యుల కర్మ

త్యక్త్వా మమ-అహం ఇతి బంధకరే పదే ద్వే
మాన-అవమాన సదృశాః సమదర్శినః చ
కర్త్రః-అన్యం అవగమ్య తత్ అర్పితాని
కుర్వంతి కర్మ పరిపాక ఫలాని ధన్యాః

--- ఆది శంకరుల ధన్యాష్టకం నుంచి

Having given up two binding words "I and mine"
being equal towards the likes of honor-dishonor as well
understood that the doer is diffent (from self) and resigning (results thereof in that doer)
performs actions of fully ripened results (as duties) - those are blessed

---  Adi Sankara's "praise of the blessed" stotram

Remembered this SlOka when I heard through various social media channels that the jagadguru of Sringeri has been dishonored at a function by an ignorant person. The results surely bind the ignorant and never touch those with wisdom. May god forgive those ignorant people.

Full dhanyAshTakam can be read: