Salutations to Guru and Īśvara
My Salutations to that Īśvara who is limitless conscious being,
who is all pervasive, who is everywhere, who is everything,
who has total and absolute fame, wealth, compassion, knowledge, dispassion
अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् । तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥
akhaṇḍamaṇḍalākāraṃ vyāptaṃ yena carācaraṃ । tatpadaṃ darśitaṃ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ ॥
Salutations to that guru who showed me the abode of the one who is to be known, whose form is the entire universe and by whom all that is moving or not moving is pervaded.
अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया । चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥
añānatimirāndhasya ñānāṇjanaśālākayā । cakṣurunmīlitaṃ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ ॥
Salutations to that guru who opened the eye of one blind due to the darkness of ignorance with a needle coated with the ointment of knowledge.
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥
gururbrahmā gururviṣṇurgururdevo maheśvaraḥ । gurureva paraṃ brahma tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ ॥
Salutations to that guru who is the creator, the sustainer and the destroyer and who indeed is the limitless Brahman.
अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्तकर्मेन्धनविदाहिने । आत्मञ्जानाग्निदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥
anekajanmasamprāptakarmendhanavidāhine । ātmaṇjānāgnidānena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ ॥
Salutations to that guru who by bestowing the knowledge of the self burns up the bondage created by accumulated actions of innumerable births.
आकाशात् पतितं तोयं यथा गच्छति सागरम् । सर्वदेवनमस्कारः केशवं प्रति गच्छति ।।
ākāśāt patitam toyaṃ yathā gacchati sāgaraṃ । sarvadevanamaskāraḥ keśavaṃ prati gacchati ॥
Just as every rain drop that falls from the sky flows into the ocean, in the same way every prayer offered to any deity flows to Lord Kriṣṇa.