SLOKA -57 


All round Luck

THE DEVI’S SIDE-GLANCE ACTING AT A DISTANCE
RECOGNITION WITHOUT FAVOURITISM
KATAKSHA = SIDE-GLANCE.

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दृशा द्राघीयस्या दरदलित नीलोत्पल रुचा
दवीयांसं दीनं स्नपा कृपया मामपि शिवे ।
अनेनायं धन्यो भवति न च ते हानिरियता

वने वा हर्म्ये वा समकर निपातो हिमकरः



drsa draghiyasya daradalita nilopal ruca
daviyamsam dinam snapaya krpaya mam api sive
anenayam dhanyo bhavati na ca te hanir iyata
vane va harmye va samakara nipato himakarah


Word to Word Meaning 

drsa —-  by (your) look

draghiyasya —-which is farsighted

daradalita —- – slightly blossomed 

nilopal ruca— with the beauty of the blue

daradalita— the far removed onedद
inam– the poor one

snapaya —  you bathe (me)

krpaya—– compassion

mam api — me also 

sive —- Oh Shiva!!

anenayam— by this, this one (the devotee)

 dhanyo bhavati becomes blessed na ca —  and

no  te — to you 

 hanir iyata—- loss by this
vane va harmye va—- on the forest as well as the palace  

samakara nipato —- falls equally

himakarah  – the moon  


The gist of Verse 57: Oh Siva! bathe me also the far removed, poor one with compassion by (your) look which is far-sighted and is with the beauty of a slightly blossomed blue lotus. By this (look), this one (the devotee) becomes blessed, and there is no loss by this to you. The moon falls (shines) equally on the forest as well as the palace. Shankara is not leaving Devi’s eyes and he finds her grace and compassion. O, Shive! grace me, I am being far removed from you and miserable with your compassionate look which is like blue lotus. I will be blessed with your glance at me. The rays of the moon fall on the forest and palace, mountains, etc. Nothing can be done on that but we need to experience her look on us.  Shankar is asking Devi to bless him with healing love, compassionate look. Her grace also descends on the entire creation. So it is a great benefit to us when we receive her light. Shankara is conveying to us that do not ask for her compassion, love, grace. She considered everything on the earth as he child.  There is no need to ask her. We have to make ourselves receive bliss, love, and compassion. It is completely a different dimension. Make us eligible in eradicating our ignorance receive her compassion with experience.  Ramakrishna Paramahamsa cured many diseases but never tried to cure himself. One has to clear all his karma and but he healed many. Shankara did not try to cure himself but he was trying to achieve something much higher. No enlightened soul will use his siddhis on himself because the enlightened soul shall never use the siddhis got by him by the grace or gurumandala. The one who uses their siddhis will harm the sadhaka. Knowingly or unknowingly sadhaka receives the siddhis but we have to have all the control. Here comes a true sadhaka. It needs a lot of control. Without your knowledge, you have attained siddhis and you should not use it for your selfish cause. O Auspicious Amba, please look at me and I am far away from you and in miserable condition. Show your compassion on me through your beautiful compassionate eyes like fully blown like a blossomed lotus flower. It is the experience of Shankara. O Devi! you are surrounded by all gods. The essence of this verse is that there is no need to search for her. She is omnipresent. When she can look after the entire universe why do we need to be near her? She is always with the devotee of sadhaka. He seeks her grace at the place where he stands. At the same time, worshiping in a particular form falls under duality. The spiritual path begins with duality and name and form are required. Her grace and subsequent liberation are only possible in non-duality. The spiritual knowledge only makes us realize that ” WE ARE THAT”. The moon’s rays fall everywhere. We cover ourselves with ignorance. O, Devi! I am ignorant and please shower your grace and compassion on me… I have covered myself hence the grace is not falling on me. These are the essence of the highest spiritual knowledge. We should transcend beyond idol worship. As long as we confine ourselves with dualistic worship, the energy and Chaitanya and sayuja are what we need. What is present within everything is present everywhere. The cosmic energy is always compared with the moon because all the 16 Kalas are present in Mantra called Panchadasi mantra, 15 represent the fifteen days. On new moon days, she is in the form of Sodhashi. 16th Kala is not visible to us. The second reason is Sun is hot and she is always compassionate hence moon is taken. Compassionate and heat do not go together. When Moon shines its rays fall on objects without discriminating good or bad however her grace depends upon how much we think about her. We should experience her within us. True love gives us grace. She knows the difference between meditation. Proper worship leads to dhyana. The proper worship and proper contemplation of meditation are north and south pole. Her omnipresent presence is that everyone should get liberated from the pains of transmigration. The same message is conveyed in Gita. Finally, her grace is possible to attain if it is in a sought inappropriate manner. Sadhana, realizing her in you, unless the mind is cleansed we cannot achieve her grace. it is an experience that goes beyond the mind. In that dhyana, we would have transcended the perception of the mind. In meditation, we feel so many things. But since it transcends no special efforts are necessary. In this verse, Shankara is adoring her eyes and her grace and how to attain it. We must all have felt it but were unable to express it. That is what is called cleanse the mind. The illness or suffering of oneself is Prarabdha Karma. It is against the law of Dharma and devotion. One has to suffer. People who are enlightened, live carelessly and live for others. Devi is compassion incarnate. The enlightened souls are devoted to body and mind. Surrender to her.

Chanting procedure and Nivedyam( offerings to the Lord): If one chants this verse 25000 times a day for 6 days, offering honey payasam as prasadam, one will be blessed by the Goddess for good luck. 

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