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Do you know where to go, but do not get there? - Prayer from Atmarpanastuti of Appayya DikshitarDo you know where to go, but do not get there? - Prayer from Atmarpanastuti of Appayya Dikshitar

Prayer from Atmarpanastuti of Appayya Dikshitar

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Prayer in Sanskrit 


उत्पद्यापि स्मरहर महत्युत्तमानां कुलॆऽस्मि-
    न्नास्वाद्य त्वमहिमजलधॆरप्यहं शीकराणून्।
    व्यग्रतुच्छॆष्वहह जननं व्यर्थयाम्यॆष पापः ॥ ७ ॥

Shloka as Romanized text


utpadyApi smarahara mahatyuttamAnAM kulE&smi-
    nnAsvAdya tvamahimajaladhErapyahaM shIkarANUn|
    vyagratuchChEShvahaha jananaM vyarthayAmyESha pApaH || 7 ||

(utpadya api smarahara mahat uttamAnAM kulE&smin
    AsvAdya tva mahima jaladhEr apyahaM shIkarANUn|
tvat pAdArchA vimukha hRudayash chApalAd indriyANAM
    vyagra tuchChEShvahaha jananaM vyarthayAm ESha pApaH || )

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 Oh Lord Who vanquished Kama! 
Though born in an excellent lineage / family,
though have tasted a droplet of Your ocean of glory,
without the will in the heart to worship Your feet,
in the fickle of senses - distracted into mean things.
Alas! I, the sin, am wasting my life.


1. AsvAdya - having tasted; shIkara - droplet; vyagra - distracted.
2. Is one does not know what is the destination
and does not have the right tools to get there,
the failure of that person is justifiable.
We have been fortunate enough to have the right
association of good people / scriptures that show the
glorious path to Bliss of Lord shiva. By the Lord's grace
we have been extremely fortunate to taste the glimpse
of that Bliss the Lord offers. Isn't it utter stupidity 
to get distracted into mean things loosing sight of that 
Great Reward of Lord Shiva?!
See Also:.

  1.  Complete Atmarpana stuti with music


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