Ashtaka

Svarupanusandhana Ashtakam or Vijnananauka Lyrics in English

Svarupanusandhana Ashtakam Lyrics in English:

॥ svarupanusandhanastakam vijnananauka ca ॥

tapoyajnadanadibhih suddhabuddhi-
rvirakto nrpadeh pade tucchabuddhya ।
parityajya sarvam yadapnoti tattvam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 1 ॥

dayalum gurum brahmanistham prasantam
samaradhya matya vicarya svarupam ।
yadapnoti tattvam nididhyasa vidvan-
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 2 ॥

yadanandarupam prakasasvarupam
nirastaprapancam paricchedahinam ।
ahambrahmavrttyaikagamyam turiyam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 3 ॥

yadajnanato bhati visvam samastam
vinastam ca sadyo yadatmaprabodhe ।
manovagatitam visuddham vimuktam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 4 ॥

nisedhe krte neti netiti vakyaih
samadhisthitanam yadabhati purnam ।
avasthatrayatitamadvaitamekam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 5 ॥

yadanandalesaih samanandi visvam
yadabhati sattve tadabhati sarvam ।
yadalokane rupamanyatsamastam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 6 ॥

anantam vibhum nirvikalpam niriham
sivam saṅgahinam yadoṅkaragamyam ।
nirakaramatyujjvalam mrtyuhinam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 7 ॥

yadananda sindhau nimagnah pumansya-
davidyavilasah samastaprapancah ।
tada nah sphuratyadbhutam yannimittam
param brahma nityam tadevahamasmi ॥ 8 ॥

svarupanusandhanarupam stutim yah
pathedadaradbhaktibhavo manusyah ।
srunotiha va nityamudyuktacitto
bhavedvisnuratraiva vedapramanat ॥ 9 ॥

iti srimatparamahamsaparivrajakacaryasya
sri govindabhagavatpujyapadasisyasya
sri macchaṅkarabhagavatah krtau
svarupanusandhanastakam sampurnam ॥

abhati = shines
acaryasya = Teacher’s
adarad = with respect
adibhih = and other deeds
alokane = seeing
ananda = bliss
apnoti = obtains
atma = soul
adbhutam = wondrous
advaitam = non-dual
aham = I
ajnanato = by ignorance
anantam = infinite
anusandhana = communion
anyat = other
astakam = 8 verses
asmi = .. 1.. am
atitam = transcending
atra = here
aty = exceedingly
avastha = state
avidya = ignorance
bhati = shines
bhavo = mood
bhagavat = endowed with Lordly powers
bhakti = devotion
bhaved = becomes
brahma = Spirit
brahmanistham = devoted to Truth/Spirit
buddhi = intellect
buddhya = . discrimination
ca = and
chaṅkara = Shankara
citto = heart
dana = donation
dayalum = compassionate
ekagamyam = aiming for the One
ekam = one alone
eva = only
eva = itself
gamyam = . realising
govinda = Govinda
gurum = Teacher
hinam = without
hinam = less
iha = here
iti = thus
krtau = composed
krte = having done
lesaih = a fraction
mano = mind
manusyah = . human
matya = mind
mrtyu = death
nah = to us
neti = neti ‘not this, not this’
nididhyasa = constant contemplation
nimagnah = steeped
nimittam = occasion
nirakaram = formless
nirasta = given to penance
niriham = desireless
nirvikalpam = beyond thought
nisedhe = negating
nityam = eternal
nrpadeh = kings and others
oṅkara = OM
pade = feet
param = supreme
paramahamsa = supremely discriminating
pariccheda = separation
parityajya = giving up
parivrajaka = itinerant
pathed = studies
prabodhe = . enlightened
prakasa = illumined
pramanat = .. 9.. authority
prapancah = . manifest world
prasantam = serene
puman = human
pujya = worshipful
purnam = . perfect
rupam = form
saṅga = attachment
sadyo = immediately
samadhi = deep absorption
samanandi = blissful
samaradhya = tranquil
samasta = all
samastam = everything
sampurnam = .. ends
sarvam = all
sattve = in essence
sisyasya = disciples
sivam = auspicious
sri = glorious
srunoti = listens
suddha = pure
sindhau = ocean
sphuraty = inspires
sthitanam = attained
stutim = praise
svarupa = one’s essence
svarupam = . one’s essential nature
syad = if it be
tad = that
tada = then
tapo = [tapaH] austerity
tat = that
tattvam = essence
traya = three
tuccha = trifling
turiyam = the fourth state
udyukta = motivated
ujjvalam = bright
va = or
vag = speech
vakyaih = phrases
veda = Veda
vibhum = glories
vicarya = asking
vidvan = wise
vilasah = play
vimuktam = liberated
vinastam = vanishing
viraktah = dispassionate
visnur = all pervading
visuddham = pure
visvam = world
vrttya = mental attitude
yah = who
yajna = sacrifice
yan = that
yat = that

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