Sloka for the day

Sloka for the day

Šloka on Guru – from Guru Ashtakam – by Sri Sankaracharya – 7/8

न भोगे न योगे न वा वाजिराजौ न कान्तामुखे नैव वित्तेषु चित्तम्
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ||7

na bhoge na yoge na vã vãjirãjau
na kãntãmukhe naiva vitteṣu cittam
gurorańghripadme manašcena lagnam
tataḥ kim tataḥ kim tataḥ kim tataḥ kim

The mind may have turned away from external delights through dispassion and from attainments like Yogic concentration, possessions like horses and the like, the enchanting face of the beloved, in short, the entire wealth of the earth; yet if one’s mind be not centered upon the lotus feet of the Guru, what then, what then, what then?

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