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S'rî Dasâvatâra Stotra
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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

yadâ yadâ hi dharmasya
glânir bhavati bhârata
abhyutthânam adharmasya
tadâtmânam srjâmy 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

paritrânâya sâdhûnâm
vinâsâya ca duskrtâm
dharma-samsthâpanârthâya
sambhavâmi 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
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktvâ deham punar janma
naiti mâm 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

vîta-râga-bhaya-krodha
man-mayâ mâm upâsritâh
bahavo jnâna-tapasâ
pûtâ mad-bhâvam âgatâh

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 yathâ mâm prapadyante
tâms tathaiva bhajâmy aham
mama vartmânuvartante
manusyâh pârtha sarvasah

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

shloka 33

sreyân dravyamayâd yajnâj
jnâna-yajnah parantapa
sarvam karmâkhilam pârtha
jnâne parisamâpyate

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 Prthâ, finds its end in knowledge.

shloka 34

tad viddhi pranipâtena
pariprasnena sevayâ
upadeksyanti te jnânam
jnâninas tattva-darsinah

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 jnâtvâ na punar moham
evam yâsyasi pândava
yena bhutâny asesâni
draksyasy âtmany atho mayi

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

shloka 36

api ced asi pâpebhyah
sarvebhyah pâpa-krttamah
sarvam jnâna-plavenaiva
vrjinam santarisyasi

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

yathaidhâmsi samiddho 'gnir
bhasmasât kurute 'rjuna
jnânâgnih sarva-karmâni
bhasmasât kurute tathâ

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 jnânena sadrsam
pavitram iha vidyate
tat svayam yoga-samsiddhah
kâlenâtmani 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

sraddhâvâl labhate jnânam
tat-parah samyatendriyah
jnânam labdhvâ parâm sântim
acirenâdhigacchati

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 Prthâ, 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 Prthâ, 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 Prthâ, 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.

Complete version of this chapter (4) in Sanskrit, word-for-word and translation

 

     

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