Friday, August 14, 2015

Sri Adi Shankaracharya Sadācārānusandhānam Verses 31

It is a beautiful, rainy day here in Chamonix. Rain puts me in an introspective mood (more than the usual reflective mood in which I seem to be abiding lately.) This Adi Shankara​ verse of the day is quite appropriate. Thanks again to Vidyabhaskar(aka Rentsch Bhāskar Chris​) for the magnificent translation. 

Sadācārānusandhānam Verses 31

"In the bliss of reality,
in the sky of consciousness,
illusion is like a cloud
the mind is like lightning
the feeling of 'I' is like thunder
and thoughts are like the downpour of the rain.”

Śankara Bhagavatpāda,