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November 5th


Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
शुभं करोति कल्याणम् आरोग्यं धनसम्पदः ।
शत्रुबुद्धि विनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोस्तुते ॥

Transliteration:
śubhaṃ karoti kalyāṇam ārogyaṃ dhanasampadaḥ ।
śatrubuddhi vināśāya dīpajyotirnamostute ॥

Meaning of the subhAShita:
The bestow-er of auspiciousness, fortune, health, wealth, prostrations to thee, O light of the lamp, for the destruction of the attitude of enmity.

Commentary:
A lamp is a symbol of not only light but also knowledge.  Just as it eradicates darkness where it is, the light of knowledge eradicates ignorance.  It is the ignorance of the ego which differentiates - one's from others', his from her's, mine from yours.  Where there is differentiation, there is either an inferiority or superiority complex.  That leads to jealousy, which in turn transforms into enmity.  The light of knowledge cuts out this cycle in the very bud.  For the one who is aware that there is the same light of the Supreme power in everyone, there is no room for enmity!

It is a prayer requesting 'to kill the feeling of enmity in oneself', not that 'the enemy's intellect should be killed' :).

May the light of that lamp flourish in each home and heart.  May it bestow good fortune, health, wealth and austerity to all.  May the spiritual growth and wealth of all increase abundantly now and always.

pada vigrahaH:
शुभं करोति कल्याणम् आरोग्यं धन-सम्पदः  ।
śubhaṃ karoti kalyāṇam ārogyaṃ dhana-sampadaḥ ।

शत्रु-बुद्धि विनाशाय दीप-ज्योतिः नमोस्तु ते ॥
śatru-buddhi vināśāya dīpa-jyotiḥ namostu te ॥

Alternate Transliteration:
shubhaM karoti kalyaaNam aarogyaM dhanasampadaH ।
shatrubuddhi vinaashaaya deepajyotirnamostute ॥

shubhaM karoti kalyaaNam aarogyaM dhana-sampadaH  ।
shatru-buddhi vinaashaaya deepa-jyotiH namostu te ॥

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