SRI GURUBHYO NAMAH SRI PARAMA GURUBHYO NAMAH
SRI PARAMESHTHI GURUBHYO NAMAH
Shri Dakshinamurti stotram is composed by Jagadguru Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada.
This composition is not just a poetic masterpiece but teaches the fundamentals of Advaita Vedanta
Dakshinamurti is PARABRAHMA, GURU AND SELF, that is ATMAN, and thus establishes ONE NESS among Devata, Guru and the disciple.
The purpose of human life is to come out of avidya (ignorance) the cause of fear, anxiety and what not and finding the eternal bliss.
GURU in one’s spiritual pursuit is the embodiment of Dakshinamurthy by whose Grace the illumination becomes apparent
The understanding that there is no duality between Guru and Devata is the essence of Advaita including what is called Shaktyadvaita.
The Dakshinamurthy Ashtaka helps us the comprehension of the fact that Jiva, Ishvara and Brahman are all the same on the plane of Reality.
The recital of this hymn, with contemplation of the meaning, will enable to realise Brahman within oneself.
Sri Sureshwara acharya the first among the disciples of Shankara wrote a voluminous commentary and now it is left to our imagination about depth of these 10 verses.
It is my humble effort to explain in as simple words as possible the Dakshinamurthy Ashtaka. Before that let me recite all the verses.
VIDEO 1- INTRODUCTION:
VIDEO 2 – RECITING Stotra