Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Count: one, two, three...

I was discussing this with Sunshine yesterday and putting this up on the header seems to be the perfect way to mark the new year for myself: a reminder of my blessings.

This is from Adi Shankara's Vivekachoodamani.

दुर्लभं त्रयमेवैतत दैवानुग्रहहेतुकम्
मनुष्यत्वं मुमुक्षुत्वं महापुरुषसंश्रयः

Durlabham trayamev'aitat daiv'anugraha hetukam
manushyatvam mumukshutvam mahapurusha samshrayah

Only through God's grace may we obtain those three rarest advantages - human birth, the longing for liberation, and discipleship to an illumined teacher.
(Trans. Swami  Turiyananda)

1 comment:

Shweta said...

Somewhere in my youth or childhood or past ten births...