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wine of delusion made the world mad

With the daily rising and setting of the sun, life shortens.
On account of affairs heavily burdened with manifold activities time is not felt.
At the beholding birth, death, old age, and sufferings is fear produced either.
Alas! by drinking the stupefying wine of delusion the world has become mad.
– from Vairagya Satakam

आदित्यस्य गतागतैरहरह: संक्षीयते जीवितम्
व्यापारैर्बहुकार्यभारगुरुभि: कालो~पि न ञायते ।
दृष्ट्वा जन्म जरा विपत्ति मरणं त्रासश्च नॊत्पद्यते
पीत्वा मोहमयीं प्रसाद मदिरान्मुमुत्तभूतं जगत् ॥

Kaupina Panchakam

Kaupeena Panchakam by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
This is a very short poem with five stanzas written by Shankaracharya which glorifies the life of a Sannyasi. A Sadhu renounces every thing before entering in to Sannyas, and wears only a kaupina aka kaupeena (loin cloth). That too is for the sake of the world.

Vedantha Vakhyeshu Sada ramantho,
Bhikshannamathrena trishtimantha,
Vishokamantha karane charantha,
Kaupeenavantha Khalu bhaghyavantha -1

Who is reveling in the thoughts of Vedantic declarations,
Whom does a meager portion of begged-food satisfy,
Who is walking around without a trace of sorrow
The man with just the loincloth is indeed the lucky one. -1

Moolam tharo kevalam ashrayantha,
Panidhvayam bhokthuma manthrayantha,
Kandhamiva sreemapi kuthsayantha,
Kaupeenavantha Khalu bhaghyavantha -2

Who rests (sleeps) at the roots of a tree,
Taking only two hands-full of food
Who is disregarding wealth as a torn piece of cloth
The man with just the loincloth is indeed the lucky one. -2

Swananda bhava pari thushti mantha,
Sushantha sarvendriya vruthi mantha,
Aharnisam brahma sukhe ramantha,
Kaupeenavantha Khalu bhaghyavantha – 3

Always contented in the joy of ones own self
Who is peaceful by curbing desires his senses
Who is immersed day and night in the bliss of Brahman
The man with just the loincloth is indeed the lucky one. -3

Dehadhi bhavam parivarthayantha,
Swathmana athmanyavalokayantha,
Naantha na Madhyam na bahi smarantha,
Kaupeenavantha Khalu bhaghyavantha – 4

Always witnessing the changes of his own body,
Who is seeing himself as the Self, the changeless,
And who never bothers to think about the end, middle and outside (of the world),
The man with just the loincloth is indeed the lucky one. -4

Brahmaksharam pavanamucharantho,
Brahmahamasmeethi vibhavayantha,
Bhikshashano dikshu paribramayantha,
Kaupeenavantha Khalu bhaghyavantha – 5

Always singing the sacred glory of Brahman, the eternal
Always contemplating that ‘I am Brahman’,
Who is wandering around just on alms obtained,
The man with just the loincloth is indeed the lucky one. -5

birthday song in Sanskrit

Janmadian gaanam ( birthday song)

Janmadinamidam ayi priya sakhe
sam tanotu hi sarvada mudam |

prarthayamahe bhava satayu:
eeswara sada twam ca rakshatu |

punya karmana keerthimarjaya
jeevanm tava bhavatu saarthakam ||


anwaya: artha: ca (prose & meaning )

ayi priya sakhe, janmadinam idam sam tanotu hi|
hey dear friend, let this birthday bring peace to you
satayu: bhava|
let you live 100 years

eeswara: twam ca sarvada rakshtu.|
always, may God protect you also.

punya karmana keerthim arjaya|
gain glory through meritorious acts.

jeevanam tava bhavatu saarthakam|
let your life be fruitful.

iti vayam sarvada mudam prarthayamhe |
thus we all pray happily always.

om shanti.

lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu