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Monday, March 22, 2010

to cross the river of desire

आशा नाम नदी मनोरथजला तृष्णातरङ्गाकुला
रागग्राहवती वितर्कविहगा धैर्यद्रुम ध्वंसिनी।
मोहावर्त्तसुदुस्तरातिगहना प्रोत्तुङ्गचिन्तातटी
तस्याःपारगताः विशुद्धमनसो नन्दन्ति योगीश्वराः।।

bharthruhari : vairagya sathakam

aasha naama nadhee manorathajalaa thrushnatharangaakulaa
ragagrahavathee vitharkavihagaa dhairyadrumadwamsinee
mohaavarthasudussaraa athi gahanaa prothunga chintha thadee
tasyaah paaragathaah vishudhdhamanaso nandanthi yogeeswaraah

ആശാ നാമ നദീ മനോരഥജലാ തൃഷ്ണാതരംഗാകൂലാ
രാഗഗ്രാഹവതീ വിതര്ക്കവിഹഗാധൈര്യദ്രുമധ്വംസിനീ
മോഹാവര്ത്തസുദുസ്തരാഅതിഗഹനാപ്രോത്തൂംഗചിന്താതടീ
തസ്യാഃപാരഗതാഃ വിശുദ്ധമനസോ നന്ദന്തി യോഗീശ്വരാഃ

The insatiable desire is an unfathomable river. Its water is made of unattainable expectations. Its waves are the uncontrollable avarice.It contains crocodiles in the shape lust and anger. The never ending doubts float along its course as birds. The river uproots self confidence as if they were the trees on its banks .The infatuations are its whirlpools. Its tall banks represent insurmountable anxiety and its depth represents the abyss of despair. However, the greathearted yogis with the absolute control over mind and actions really cross this veritable river and are enjoying on the opposite bank.