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Sri Daksinamurti Stotram of Sri Sankaracarya

with the Commentary Tattva Prakasika by: Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati

Here is a critical, verse-to-verse commentary on the Sri Daksinamurti Stotram, a work authored by saint-scholar Sri Sankara glorifying äsvara, along with its Roman transliteration and translation into English. Dealing with themes like knowledge, maya and plurality of the world as given in the text, the author brings out significance of the stotram through original yet common examples.

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Year Of Publication: 2011
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 172
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 22 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

Of the monumental literature authored by Sri Sankara, the Sri Daksinamurti Stotram, comprising stotras in praise of the glory of Isvara, holds a significant place. Singing the importance of nirguna nirakara paramesvara, the text elaborates on Lord Sri Daksinamurti as embodiment of atma-dharma and knowledge and describes the essential nature of Brahman. Here, Swami Tattvavidananda offers his critical, verse-to-verse, detailed commentary on the Daksinamurti Stotram along with its transliteration in Roman script and its English translation. He explains the ultimate truth as presented in that text through a variety of experiences of the false individual caught in the web of samsara. Through original and contemporary yet common examples, he brings out the purport of the Stotram and enumerates various stages of sadhana to understand the ultimate reality and develop an attitude of witness to the inner world of feelings. Themes like creation and nature of universe, process of gaining knowledge, maya, plurality of the world and the supreme reality, the jiva are explained as given in the text. The fluent and easy-to-understand commentary incorporates ancient and modern scientific theories to explain their inadequacies and contentions of various schools of philosophy on different aspects to enable a broader understanding of the text. The work will interest scholars of ancient Indian philosophy and literature and inspire and motivate general readers keen on acquiring insights into religious and philosophical questions.

Contents

Editor’s Note
Key to Transliteration
Introduction
First Verse
Second Verse
Third Verse
Fourth Verse
Fifth Verse
Sixth Verse
Seventh Verse
Eighth Verse
Ninth Verse
Tenth Verse
Glossary
Index

Meet the Author
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Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati, a Sannyasi-scholar, is a noted teacher of the Vedas, the Vedantic literature, the epics and Sanskrit literature. His discourses and courses conducted in gurukulas have been a source of inspiration to national and international audiences. An author of several works on Hindu religion and philosophy, he has been honoured with the title of ‘Vidya Nidhi’ by Sri Sankaracharya of Pushpagiri Matha.
Books of Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati