Sanatkumara Samhita

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The is is the english translation of the Sanatkumara Samhita. Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means “eternal youth”. Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Brahma. Sanatkumara is also the author of the Sanatkumara Samhita, which is part of the Shiva Purana, and has 59 chapters. Alternative ...

Sanskrit text and Unicode transliteration:

तद्-गुणान् भावयन् नित्यं जपन् मन्त्रम् अहर्-निशम्
मन्त्रस्यार्थं भावयंश् च प्रेमाश्रु-पुलकाञ्चितः

tad-guṇān bhāvayan nityaṃ japan mantram ahar-niśam
mantrasyārthaṃ bhāvayaṃś ca premāśru-pulakāñcitaḥ

Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:

tad-guṇān—His qualities; bhāvayan—meditating; nityam—always; japan—chanting; mantram—mantra; ahar-niśam—day and night; mantrasya—of the mantra; artham—the meaning; bhāvayan—meditating; ca—and; prema—love; aśru—tears; pulakā 24citaḥ—hair erect.

English translation of verse:

Day and night one should meditate on the Lord's qualities and chant mantras glorifying Him. Thinking of the meaning of the Lord's mantras, one should shed tears of love. The hairs of one's body should stand erect in ecstasy.

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