March 5th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
अरे भज हरेर्नाम क्षेमधाम क्षणे क्षणे
बहिस्सरति निःश्वासे विश्वासः कः प्रवर्तते
- गुरुकौमुदी

Transliteration:
are bhaja harernaama kShemadhaama kShaNe kShaNe
bahissarati niHshvaase vishvaasaH kaH pravartate
- gurukaumudI

Meaning of the subhAShita:
Oh (soul)! Chant the auspicious name of shrI hari every second. Where is the faith that the breath that has gone out will come back in?

Commentary:
One should be thinking of the Almighty (shrIman naaraayaNa) every single moment of the day, constantly. One can choose any deity, that is a personal choice. But that connection and faith, is common to all choices! The verse says, 'do not procrastinate thinking of the Lord, even for one moment. What is the guarantee that the air we breath out will come back in!' We breathe in and breathe out constantly. The one thing that is certain for every being, is death. There is no saying who will breathe their last at which moment. So can't save good deeds for another day. Every single deed, action and thought should be accompanied with 'aarpaNa bhaava' (spirit of offering). That makes life worthwhile. That makes one live life with no regrets, because every action has already been executed with a higher prospect in mind. There was no selfishness. That makes one's life satisfactory, significant and meaningful.

pada vigrahaH:
अरे भज हरेः नाम क्षेमधाम क्षणे क्षणे
are bhaja hareH naama kShemadhaama kShaNe kShaNe

बहिः सरति निःश्वासे विश्वासः कः प्रवर्तते
bahiH sarati niHshvaase vishvaasaH kaH pravartate

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