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:

विरज्य संसृतेर् हानौ साधनानि विचिन्तयेत्
अनुत्तम-सुखस्यापि सम्प्राप्तौ भृशं दुःखितः

virajya saṃsṛter hānau sādhanāni vicintayet
anuttama-sukhasyāpi samprāptau bhṛśaṃ duḥkhitaḥ

Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:

virajya—renouncing; saṃsṛteḥ—of the material creation; hānau—in renunciation; sādhanāni—methods; vicintayet—should meditate; anuttamapeerless; sukhasya—of happiness; api—also; samprāptau—atained; bhṛśam—greatly; duḥkhitaḥ—unhappy.

English translation of verse:

When a person no longer desires to enjoy the things of this world, he should consider how to finally sever all connection with this world. Only when he succeeds in that will such a person, unhappy with the world, attain peerless happiness.

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