Guru Dhyana Slokams
Naja bhootha sanga
Sadaa shiva samarambham
Ashmath acharya paryantham
Vande guru paramparaam
Mauna Vyaakhyaa Prakatita Para Brahma Tattvam Yuvaanam
Varshishthaanteva sad Rishi Ganaih Aavritam Brahma Nishthaih:
Aachaaryendram Karakalita Chinmudram Aananda Roopam
Svaatmaaraamam Mudita Vadanam Dakshinaamoorti meede
I worship Dakshinaamoorti of joyful countenance, who revels in his Self, who is the best of teachers, who bears the Chinmudra sign, who is happiness incarnate, who is youthful, who reveals the essence of the Absolute Self through silent discourse, and who is surrounded a group aged sage-disciples who are themselves established in the (knowledge of the) Self.
Vatavitapi Sameepe Bhoomi Bhaage Nishannam
Sakala Muni Janaanaam Jnaana Daataaram Aaraat
Tribhuvana Gurum Eesham Dakshanaamoorti Devam
Janana Marana Duhkha Chheda Daksham Namaami
I salute Lord Dakshinaamoorti, teacher of the three worlds, who is capable of destroying the sorrows of birth and death, who, seated on a piece of land near the forest of Banyan trees, imparts Self knowledge instantly to all sages.
Chitram Vatataror Moole; Vriddhaa Shishyaa Gurur Yuvaa
Gurostu Maunam Vyaakhyaanam; Shishyaastu Chhinna Samshayaah
Near the roots of the colorful banyan tree are the aged disciples and the young teacher. The teacher is eloquently silent, and the disciples are free from doubt.
Gurave Sarva Lokaanaam; Bhishaje Bhava Rooginaam
Nidhaye Sarva Vidyaanaam; Dakshinaamoortaye Namah
Salutations unto Dakshinaamoorti, the teacher of the entire world, who is the treasury of all knowledge, and who is the physician for the sickness of transmigration.
Om Namah Pranavaarthaaya; Shuddha Jnaanaika Moortaye
Nirmalaaya Prashaantaaya; Dakshinaamoortaye Namah
Salutations to Dakshinaamoorti, who is tranquil and pure. Salutations unto the one who is revealed by the word "OM", and is Pure Knowledge incarnate.
Aakraanthaam rathnagarbhaam danuthanu jajushaam sowgathai ramshabedhai
Sthaan sarvaan draavayithva paramatha bidurair yukti vrundaira bhedyai
Svasthaam chakretha yassa sruti kamala ravir dakshinaamoorthi roopo
Nodvaith/aachaarya/varyo bhava/janitha/bhiyaam shankarash/shankarothu
May Shankara, who with his unassailable and countless arguments (which destroy the wrong practices) chased away the Buddhists and their followers (who, being dear to Asuras had captured the world) and returned Mother Earth to her pristine state, who is to the Vedas what the Sun is to the Lotus, who is in the form of Dakshinamoorthy, being our Sadguru and the chief Guru of Advaita, confer Ananda to all who are in fear of Samsara
Nirgunam Nirmalam Shantam Jangaman Sthira-meva cha
Vyaptam Yena Jagatsarvam tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha
brahmAnandaM paramasukhada.n kevala.n GYAnamUrtim.h
dvandvA/teetam gagana/sadR^isham tattvamasyAdi/laxyam.h |
eka.n nitya.n vimalamachala.n sarvadhIsAxibhUtam.h
bhAvAtIta.n triguNarahita.n sadguru.n ta.n namAmi