Saturday, April 30, 2016

Self-Reproach (ātma nindā): A Translation of a Passage from the Nama Ghosa

ātma nindā

śānta cidānanda śuddha, ananta mahimā nitya [mahimānbita?]
nirmmala tara
gacaa hīna .
a paramānanda, amtasāgare maji
ācānta nakari buddhikīa .. 98
he hari s
āraśūya, mgatṛṣṇārawajale
śrānta huā mahāmoha pāño .
āna pāna ācamana, karoho ramaa tāte
katoho upa
go tala yāño .. 99

Self-Reproach (ātma nindā)

Calm, full of blissful consciousness, pure, endowed with infinite transcendental power,
dirtless and free from waves;
sinking into such a nectar-ocean of the personality of supreme joy,
I do not purify myself, sipping this nectar; my intellect must surely be emaciated. 98
O Hari! Void of any substance, in the ocean of the water of mirages,
becoming wearied, we obtain great delusion.
Bathing, drinking, ‘purification’—we do our crude sports there;
sometimes we float on the surface, sometimes we sink down. 99

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