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S'r Dasvatra Stotra
Text and Melody: Jayadeva Gosvm
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Chapter 4:
The Yoga of Knowledge:
On sacrificing.

Shlokas 7 to 11, 33 to 39.

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shloka 7

yadā yadā hi dharmasya
glānir bhavati bhārata
abhyutthānam adharmasya
tadātmānaṁ sṛjāmy aham

Whenever and wherever it is sure that one weakens in righteousness and a predominance of injustice does manifest, o descendant of Bharata, at that time I do manifest Myself.

shloka 8

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ
vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām
dharma-saṁsthāpanārthāya
sambhavāmi yuge yuge

To liberate the seekers of truth, to take the power away from the wicked ones and to reestablish the way of the human principles I do appear age after age.

shloka 9

janma karma ca me divyam
evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma
naiti mām eti so rjuna

Anyone who knows as such of my divine birth(s) and activities will never, after leaving his body, take birth again, but will attain Me, O Arjuna.

shloka 10

vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhā
man-mayā mām upāśritāḥ
bahavo jāna-tapasā
pūtā mad-bhāvam āgatāḥ

Freed from attachment, fear and anger in the full awareness of Me, many who were purified in the knowledge of penance, have attained My transcendental love.

shloka 11

ye yathā māṁ prapadyante
tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham
mama vartmānuvartante
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ

All who surrender themselves to Me I surely award My path [of glory] that is followed by all men, o son of Prth, in all respects.

shloka 33

śreyān dravya-mayād yajāj
jāna-yajaḥ paran-tapa
sarvaṁ karmākhilaṁ pārtha
jāne parisamāpyate

Greater than the sacrifice of material things is the sacrifice of knowledge, o chastiser of the enemy; all this karma in sum, O son of Prth, finds its end in knowledge.

shloka 34

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jānaṁ
jāninas tattva-darśinaḥ

Try to understand that by exercising respect, inquiring submissively and rendering service to the ones who know, as they will initiate you into the truth of the seers.

shloka 35

yaj jātvā na punar moham
evaṁ yāsyasi pāṇḍava
yena bhūtāny aśeṣāṇi
drakṣyasy ātmany atho mayi

Knowing it so you will never fall victim to illusion again as from this you will, O son of Prth, go for the vision of the soul of all living beings, that is in Me.

shloka 36

api ced asi pāpebhyaḥ
sarvebhyaḥ pāpa-kṛt-tamaḥ
sarvaṁ jāna-plavenaiva
vṛjinaṁ santariṣyasi

Even if you are the greatest of all sinners you will, with this boat of transcendental knowledge, cross the ocean of all this misery.

shloka 37

yathaidhāṁsi samiddho gnir
bhasma-sāt kurute rjuna
jānāgniḥ sarva-karmāṇi
bhasma-sāt kurute tathā

Like firewood ablaze with fire turns to ashes, O Arjuna, so the fire of knowledge turns all of your karma to ashes.

shloka 38

na hi jānena sadṛśaṁ
pavitram iha vidyate
tat svayaṁ yoga-saṁsiddhaḥ
kālenātmani vindati

Surely there exists nothing of knowledge in this world that can compare to this purification and he who is mature in his own yoga will enjoy that in due course of time within himself.

shloka 39

śraddhāvāḻ labhate jānaṁ
tat-paraḥ saṁyatendriyaḥ
jānaṁ labdhvā parāṁ śāntim
acireṇādhigacchati

A man of faith can attain keeping close to the knowledge in the control of his senses as of that knowledge having achieved the transcendental he very soon attains to peace.

 

           

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Chapter 4:
The Yoga of Knowledge:
On sacrificing.

Verses 7 to 11 and 33 to 39

Text 7

Whenever and wherever it is sure that one weakens in righteousness and a predominance of injustice does manifest, o descendant of Bharata, at that time I do manifest Myself.

Text 8

To liberate the seekers of truth, to take the power away from the wicked ones and to reestablish the way of the human principles I do appear age after age.

Text 9

Anyone who knows as such of my divine birth(s) and activities will never, after leaving his body, take birth again, but will attain Me, O Arjuna.

Text 10

Freed from attachment, fear and anger in the full awareness of Me, many who were purified in the knowledge of penance, have attained My transcendental love.

Text 11

All who surrender themselves to Me I surely award My path [of glory] that is followed by all men, o son of Prth, in all respects.

Text 33

Greater than the sacrifice of material things is the sacrifice of knowledge, o chastiser of the enemy; all this karma in sum, O son of Prth, finds its end in knowledge.

Text 34

Try to understand that by exercising respect, inquiring submissively and rendering service to the ones who know, as they will initiate you into the truth of the seers.

Text 35

Knowing it so you will never fall victim to illusion again as from this you will, O son of Prth, go for the vision of the soul of all living beings, that is in Me.

Text 36

Even if you are the greatest of all sinners you will, with this boat of transcendental knowledge, cross the ocean of all this misery.

Text 37

Like firewood ablaze with fire turns to ashes, O Arjuna, so the fire of knowledge turns all of your karma to ashes.

Text 38

Surely there exists nothing of knowledge in this world that can compare to this purification and he who is mature in his own yoga will enjoy that in due course of time within himself.

Text 39

A man of faith can attain keeping close to the knowledge in the control of his senses as of that knowledge having achieved the transcendental he very soon attains to peace.

Bhagavad Gt of Order,  chapter 4


 

     

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